I really wanted to do a “Vote V” but the idea was too abstract for my 23 month old, however I would encourage older children to clip pictures of candidates out, make mini ballots and go for it! Also it may seem like taking the kids along to vote tomorrow is a hassle but it’s a great education for them, if I was able to vote I’d be tagging my little man a long with me!
- Gather your materials. You will need a sturdy piece of construction paper or card board ( cereal box) , some white paper, crayons, glue and scissors.
- Start by making a big V on the cardboard.
- Draw 4-5 vegetables , if your child is able to have them do this. I try only to do the steps that my child can’t.
- Have your child color the vegetables if you drew them, talk about what they all are, ask if they like them etc…
- Time to color the V ! Don’t forget to talk about the letter itself, if your child is old enough ask them what starts with V and what sound does it make.
- While your child is doing that cut out the colored veggies. My son grabbed the mushroom and decided he didn’t like it, another reason for making 5, some may be subject to harsh toddler treatment!
- Add glue and add the vegetables to the V, let dry.
- Cut out and if you want glue it to another piece of paper.
” Eating the Alphabet” by Lois Ehlert is an alphabet book extrodinare! Wonderful paintings of fruits and vegetables seem ultra simple and it is but somehow the way the author has pieced this simple book together is brilliant. Maybe it’s that children learn about food at the table multiple times a day and feel proud being able to identify not only some of the letters but some of the pictures too! From a teaching standpoint I love that there are both upper and lower case letters on each page! This book will grow with your child, and beware it will also make you
Additional Activities Here are a few other fun art activities for a vegetable theme :