I realized that having a go-to combination of reliable yumminess helps me eat my greens when I’m feeling like Bleh. I’m pretty sure that’s nearly every day these days. But I can handle anything for a few more weeks, right? Especially with yummy greens. Continue reading
My kids never tire of banana ice cream. Which is good. Banana Ice Cream is easy and versatile. And I have a huge crush on recipes that are easy and versatile. Continue reading
I admire teachers who are willing to break up instruction with a bit of physical activity. They must have seen the benefits described in this report from Continue reading
I love hummus. My kids like hummus. These little hummus boats were my attempt at getting them convert over to “love” status. They love celery and mini bell peppers. If the hummus was already on their crunchy favorites – well – maybe? Continue reading
My 6yo just finished a unit on adjectives. This got me thinking, “What is the easiest way to learn about adjectives?” FOOD.
Salty. Crunchy. Sweet. Tart. Bitter. Soft.
Munching green foods and describing them is a natural extension activity for classrooms.
Getting kids to munch on raw veggies isn’t always easy. It’s especially difficult if they’re faced with an enormous bowl of veggies and instructed to chomp. Or Else.
That’s why I try to make veggies fun. When the focus is on play, it takes the pressure off. The pressure is off, but magically vegetables in their hands and there is no battle. Nearly always Continue reading
The coolest dinosaurs were herbivores. This coincidence makes it convenient to call any veggie by a dinosaur name. Asparagus can quickly become Stegosaurus Spikes. Broccoli is suitable for Brachiosaurus Bites. And any leafy green can be proclaimed, “Dinosaur Leaves!”
If you’re willing to put aside your pride and play in the kitchen you might have results like this: Continue reading