We're starting the new year off with a delicious and sometimes a little suspicious (to kiddos, that is!) veggie- BROCCOLI. Veggie Buds Club members have received many exclusive hands-on broccoli activities in the mail (learn more here), and we are excited to share some additional kid-friendly recipes and hands-on activities here on the blog!
First of all, we like to start the month out with a list of recommended children's books featuring the veggie of the month so we hope you enjoy these great books featuring BROCCOLI! Reading about veggies is a great way to make veggies approachable, fun, and exciting for kids.
Our Veggie Buds Super Club members received the book, "Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli" by Barbara Jean Hicks this month:
In this rollicking picture book, monsters insist they don't like broccoli. They'd rather snack on tractors or a rocket ship of two, or tender trailer tidbits, or a wheely, steely stew. But boy do those trees they're munching on look an awful lot like broccoli. Maybe vegetables aren't so bad after all!
Children's Books Featuring Broccoli
"Benjamin Broccoli" by Sam Bourne
"Vegetables in Underwear" by Jared Chapman
"The Boy Who Loved Broccoli" by Sarah A. Creighton
"Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli" by Barbara Jean Hicks
"Where Does Broccoli Come From? A Book of Vegetables" by Arielle Dani Lebovitz
"There's Broccoli in My Ice Cream" by Emily MacKenzie
"Yummy, Yummy, Broccoli"
Each month, Ludavia Harvey, creator of The Preschool Workshop, develops a simple children's song for Veggie Buds Club that celebrates the veggie of the month. This is another way to make veggies fun for kids!