Reading Is SO Delicious!

Since life has prevented me from blogging much lately, I wanted to share my guest post from last week at Teaching Good Eaters.  If you have picky eaters you should check out some of Julie's great tips.  Things seem to maybe, kind of, just a little slowing down here, and I hope to be posting a little more this week.  :)

So here's a recap of some of our school related "food adventures". 

One of our most recent adventures took us to the beach with The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss, where we had a hot dog roast and marshmallow toast just like the Sneetches.

We visited a Medieval Castle with a feast of Beef Wellington after reading The Duchess Bakes a Cake by Virginia Kahl.  (We also upped the adventure on this one by going to dinner at Medieval Times as well.)
After reading The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer we had a delicious meal of butterflies, ladybugs, banana slugs, robin sandwiches, and rainbow fruit pizza.
We loved reading Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf so much that we had a different variety of oatmeal every day for a week, made scones and Scotch Broth, and tried oatcakes and potato farls.
We had a picnic with Harold and his purple crayon.
Since we don't get much snow in our part of California, we got out every snow themed book we owned, and made snowman pizza and had a paper snowball fight.
This year we also had our birthday party with The Nutcracker complete with castle and magical trees.
We've also had a few simpler muffin tin adventures, with books like The Tale of Peter Rabbit where everything in our tin came from Mr. McGregor's garden.
We had blackberries, peas, a "goldfish", green beans, fried potatoes, and dried currants.
Most of our meals don't have a theme, but when I do prepare a literary meal I like to add in a new food or preparation method.  My children will normally eat just about anything you put in front of them, but if there's something they're not wild about, they are usually willing to try it if their favorite character likes it, or if it's presented in a different way.

To me healthy eating and reading are two of the most important things for a child, so why not combine them, and have your own food adventure?!

All of a Kind Family  – (July 1, 2012 at 8:45 PM)  

Lots of reading fun and yummy food! I'm really going to have to look into some muffin plates :)

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