Good nutrition plays a major role in building a healthy body and immunity in children. Parents play a major role in promoting healthy eating. One of the best ways for parents to encourage healthy eating habits in their children is by being a good role model. We bring to you a nutritional food theme for preschooler kids to inculcate good and healthy eating habits.
1. Monday Activity – Story about the Hungry Caterpillar:
Read the story aloud to your little one. Talk to them about how healthy the caterpillar grew when eating healthy (Strawberries, Plums, Oranges, Apples, Pears) and how the caterpillar eats his way through cherry pie and sausage until he is large and has an upset stomach. Are those kinds of things healthy for a butterfly? Are they healthy for us to eat?
2. Tuesday Activity – Teaching them about Food pyramid
The food pyramid teaches children about the importance of a healthy meal from the basic five food groups. Food Pyramid is extremely important for toddlers and preschoolers as they need to understand what food to eat everyday to help them in their growing years.
It also teaches children about the importance of a balanced meal that is comes for eating foods from each of the food groups.
3. Wednesday Activity – Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Food Sorting
This sorting activity has preschool children work on their fine motor skills as well as their sorting skill on these two printable forms!
First, let your child identify the food on each printable whether it is healthy or unhealthy. Then, ask him/her to mark the proper foods with clothespins upon the printable (healthy foods on the healthy printable and unhealthy foods on the unhealthy printable).
4. Thursday Activity – Preparing a Healthy Fruit Salad:
Before beginning to make anything, explore the fruit and vegetables with your preschooler kid getting them to feel them smell them and taste them.
They can help with the peeling, cutting and coring of the fruit or vegetables. Make a simple fruit salad with them with a variety of fruits such as bananas, apples, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, pears, etc. instead of choosing junk foods.
5. Friday Activity – Healthy Eating Song:
Listen to this fun song with your kids.
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