123 Fruity ABC DVD and resources
"123 itís a fruity abc" uses a mixture of synthetic phonics and fun fruit and vegetables images to bring on children's reading skills while building their familiarity with healthy foods in a gentle way.
The site offers some free resources to use, such as an alphabet song video, and lots of images to use, but also offers a phonics learning DVD, very reasonably prices online course materials plus posters and downloadables.
There are some free downloadable worksheets on the site which you can sign up to print off, they include some letter tracing sheets using foods and animals, and some great images of vegetables and fruits beginning with different letters of the alphabet.
Colouring Fruit and Vegetables We found these great food colouring sheets on Today I Ate A Rainbow. Children need to find out about different colours of foods and why they are important for our health, and grouping them by colour in these sheets can help them to recognise fruit and vegetables by matching what colours they are. The example in the picture below are all 'Red' - strawberries, cherries, apples, raspberries and tomatoes, but there are sheets for other colour groups ...
Fruity Heart Kebabs Lots of Valentine's snacks are heavy on the processed sugar, so here is a sweet treat which uses fun shaped fruit instead from Babble.com This recipe uses heart shaped cookie cutters to make fruity hearts to thread on a kebab stick. Children love food on skewers, so why not use get them to help you make a fruity snack for Valentine's Day. The recipe uses variety of fruit such as melon, apples, or pears. Don't forget,i...
Frozen Grape Lollies (Popsicles) We found this cool and simple idea on the lovely Make and Takes website. It's incredibly simple - basically a grape fruit kebab - but by freezing it, you make a sweet treat which can replace an iced lolly. The site uses detailed photo instructions on what to do, showing the children making their own popsicles so your children can look at the article and do this themselves without much adult help. You can find the recipe h...
Square Foot Gardening Guide Square Foot gardening is a system which was developed by an American engineer called Mel Bartholomew, and it is a great way to fit lots of vegetables into a small space. It is also great for schools because it makes it much easier to build maths and English activities into the garden. Children can compare the output from different squares and they can take full part in the planning. Older children can do lots of maths comparisons between crops and spac...