Activity:

Create a Rainbow of Healthy Food

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What You Need:

What You Do:

  1. Discuss what colors make up a rainbow. Tell her the order of the rainbow’s colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). Color the rainbow.
  2. Have her cut fruits and vegetables from the grocery ads. You might want to have her trim them smaller so they fit onto the rainbow. Try to find a healthy fruit or vegetable for each color of the rainbow.
  3. Let her name the fruits and veggies, and glue them onto the correct color of the rainbow. For example, strawberries and red bell peppers would be glued onto the red section of the rainbow, while oranges and butternut squash would be glued onto the orange part.
  4. Make puffy clouds to complete the picture by stretching each cotton ball and gluing it into place on the rainbow drawing.
  5. Now hang the rainbow on your refrigerator to remind your child (and family!) to eat all the colors of fruits and vegetables.
  6. Use the graph to show the different colors of fruits and vegetables that your child eats during the week. Beginning at the bottom of the bar graph, color a box for each color of fruit or vegetable eaten. For example, if you eat a carrot stick, color an orange box.

Can your preschooler eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables this week? Try it and see!

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