It’s World Vegetarian Day! 4 Playtime Tips for Kids

Break out the broccoli, because October 1st in World Vegetarian Day!  Even if you’re not a vegetarian or a vegan, you can still use this as a learning opportunity with your kids: Explore healthy foods, and some new nutrition tips with these four fun crafts.

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1) Craft up some vegetables.  Use construction paper, glue and markers to make tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, strawberries, grapes, and more.  Smiley faces optional, but absolutely recommended.

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2) Explain what a vegetarian meal is in simple terms.  Like “A vegetarian meal is a meal without meat.  So that means it doesn’t have any chicken, beef, pork, or fish!” 

3) Have your child create his or her own vegetarian meal with a Make-a-Meal Sticker Pad.  Kids can pick out their own placemats and choose which foods to add to their meals.  Talk about what picked and ask your child to point out his or her favorites.

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4) Eat some veggies!  Even young children can help by rinsing off snap peas and baby carrots.  You can ask your child to be a little daring and try something new, like quinoa or avocado.

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Do you have other ideas for celebrating World Vegetarian Day?  Leave them below in the comments!