We're having fun featuring a new letter each week in our house, and since this is Veggie Buds Club plenty of our activities feature healthy veggies! Below find 9 activities that teach your preschool-aged kids about the letter "B" (and that veggies are fun and tasty!).
1. Read Books!
Enjoy our recommended "B" books featuring veggies and fruit (and honey!):
2. Paint with Broccoli
Simply dip broccoli florets in washable paint and use them as "paintbrushes" and/or slice broccoli florets in half to make "tree stamps". So simple and so fun!
3. Letter "B" Tracing
Download this FREE letter "B" tracing sheet from Veggie Buds Club.
4. Bake Some Beet Brownies!
5. Letter "B" Coloring Pages
Download these FREE letter "B" coloring pages from Veggie Buds Club.
6. Bake Some Broccoli Nuggets
Enjoy this delicious kid-approved recipe that was included in Veggie Buds Club's "Kids Love Broccoli" box! You can find the recipe on on our blog here.
7. Make Beet Watercolor
8. Broccoli Activity Sheets
Have fun with these Broccoli activity sheets! Create the letter "B" by using dot stickers or dot paint with Activity Sheet #1. Fill in the letter "B" with broccoli florets with Activity Sheet #2 (bonus if you have a laminator!).
9. Play Bean Tic Tac Toe
Make a Tic Tac Toe board out of green beans and use two different types of dry beans as the X's and O's! You can also go a step further and create the letter "B" with dry beans and greens beans. Be sure to eat some green beans as a snack while you play!
The other day I did a fridge forage for dinner, and this one happened to be delicious (i.e. both kids devoured it- 4 year old asked for seconds- and it included quinoa, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts so I WILL be making this again!). I posted some pics on Instagram and received enough inquiries about the recipe that I have decided to make a blog post about it, recipe included.
Like any good fridge forage, first I checked out what we had on hand in our fridge and pantry and gathered supplies. I knew I wanted to make a vegetarian meal for #meatlessmonday and it was a chilly fall day so some type of casserole seemed like it would hit the spot. I had a partially used bag of pre-cut broccoli and cauliflower florets so I also wanted to use these up before they went bad. So without further ado, here's a satisfying vegetarian Quinoa and Roasted Veggie Casserole that works great as a side-dish but also as a main-dish if you eat enough of it;)
Quinoa and Roasted Veggie Casserole