Garlic is a nutritional powerhouse and we have a fun and simple game and song to teach your children about the health benefits of garlic! Pair this game with one of the tasty kid-friendly garlic recipes from Veggie Buds Blog and we guarantee that your children will love (or at least try...!) garlic. Search "Garlic" in our blog archives to find your new favorite garlic recipe.
The Awesome Power of Garlic
Garlic helps your body in lots of ways! Here are just a few:
Garlic Buddy Body Game
"Onion Fun & Garlic Yum!"
This month we're featuring onions and garlic at Veggie Buds Club! Teach your kids that onions and garlic are fun and tasty with our "Onion Fun & Garlic Yum!" Box. Inside you'll find hours of onion and garlic crafts, games, growing projects, recipes, and more!
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!
We created this fun FREE printable for you to do at home with your kids! Memory is a classic game that's appropriate for a wide-range of ages. Use fewer matching cards for younger kids and increase the amount of matching cards for your older children. Why not make veggies the star by playing a "Veggie Memory Game"?!
Make this activity more robust by first reading a book featuring veggies, here are some of our suggestions:
"Eating the Alphabet" by Lois Ehlert
"Growing Vegetable Soup" by Lois Ehlert
"We're Going to the Farmers' Market" by Stefan Page
Veggie Memory Game Printable
Simply print both sheets out at home, cut out the cards (bonus if you can laminate them), and play!
Veggie Buds Club includes a fun game called "Counting Kernels" in their "Kids Love Sweet Corn" kit. This is such a wonderful and simple game for kids to practice their counting skills and number recognition. We recommend a popcorn snack while they play!
We modeled this game off of a great activity on the I Heart Crafty Things blog, they even have a free printable! You simply need the printed game board from I Heart Craft Things, yellow Avery 3/4-inch round stickers (or any other sticker will do!), and 2 dice.
Counting Kernels Game Rules
ONE PLAYER RULES