Literacy, Food and Fun!
My daughter Andi and I are part of a Toddler Book Club in Decorah. Each month we meet up with good friends to read books, play, create masterpieces, and eat yummy snacks. Last month our host read the book Lunch by Denise Fleming. We were able to combine literacy, healthy foods, and fun! The book follows a very hungry mouse as he fills his tummy with delicious vegetables. After reading the story the kids pretended to be little mice, using their fingers to scurry across paper with paint colors coinciding with the vegetables in the story.
Explore healthy eating habits through literacy with these fantastic books for young children. Use these entertaining stories to spark your child’s imagination and open his/her mind to healthy foods. Happy reading!
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
How Did that Get in My Lunch Box? by Chris Butterworth
The Boy Who Loved Broccoli by Sara Creighton
Tyler Makes Spaghetti by Tyler Florence
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious by Jacqueline Briggs
The Peanut Pickle by Jessica Jacobs
Yum! Yum!! by Joanne Fitzgerald
To Market, To Market by Nikki McClure
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
Picky Peggy by Jennifer Dussing
The Monster Health Book by Edward Miller
Healthy Eating Tip: Kids should have 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day!