Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Playing with Food

We completed another healthy challenge (for my family competition) with the kids yesterday.  (Read about our first challenge here.) This time they used fruits and vegetables to create some kind of food art and then had to eat their creation.  I prepped different fruits and veggies and the kids went to work.
 
We ended up with  variety of creations.  Bugaboo was lucky to get anything on his plate.  He was eating as fast as we could offer him different foods. This kid LOVES his fruits and veggies! He did carefully place the half-eaten banana inside the pepper ring.
Princess decided to make a person.  She copied from some of the other kids, but asked about having little carrot pieces for hair and decided on a strawberry "belly button."
Little Miss Sunshine created a chef.  She was thrilled when I bought mushrooms since she has been begging for them for ages.   That made a perfect hat and she got creative with other fruits and veggies and some toothpicks.
Mr. Adventure started with a plan to make a trash can containing each fruit or vegetable.  I'm not sure what message that was supposed to make. He decided to change to this person design.  Not too bad, right?
The Author made this cute little chick.  It's almost too cute to eat.
The Artist attempted to create a geek-inspired scene.  This is Loki (in the top middle) and frienemies.  There's the Hulk, Ironman, Mjolnir, bow and arrow, and the Black Widow symbol.
The next time you hear, "I'm bored!"  why not break out the food and let the kids get creative.  The only catch -- they have to eat whatever they make.  Mine all did great at the devouring part, too.  The only food left was on Bugaboo's plate, and he probably ate the equivalent of two plates snacking while sculpting.
If you happen to be looking for a great resource for produce, check out Bountiful Baskets Food Co-op to see if they're available in your area.  We have enjoyed being able to try new foods and always having a variety of produce.

1 comment:

Telisa Van Leeuwen said...

Loooove this idea!! Especially the superhero guys:)