Today Ms. Soo's 1st graders identified fruits and vegetables that were donated by Gelson's Markets. They then made a class ABC book of fruits and vegetables and had a snack.
The fruits and veggies included celery, lettuce, kale, mango, avocado, blueberries, banana, radish, beet, tomato, yellow pepper, jalapeno pepper, pear, peach, star bruit, grapefruit, lemon, watermelon, yellow carrots, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, sweet potato, onion and green onion.
Each child then got a paper with a different letter and drew vegetables or fruit that started with it.
They enjoyed a snack of mango and carrot when they were finished!
At the end of the class, one girl said she appreciated us for teaching them about healthy fruits and vegetables. She said that if she had a party that she'd like to serve fruit or vegetables. I've listed a recipe idea for a fruit kebob below.
Fruit on a Stick
shredded dried coconut
grapes (both red and green)
Wash fruit and cut into chunks. Separate into bowls and let children place on skewers or place on skewers for them. Roll fruit in yogurt and then in coconut.