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Back to school time means learning the alphabet, letters and beginning sounds. So I thought we’d read a book about the alphabet this week for our literacy snack. We will be reading, Eating the Alphabet Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert.
This book introduces the letters of the alphabet and fruits and vegetables from around the world that begin with each letter. This is a fantastic book to also talk to the students about making healthy eating choices and trying new fruits and vegetables.
For our snack today, the kids will be sampling all different types of fruits and vegetables that they have seen in the book.
The snack part is totally up to you. You can choose to have as many or as few choices of fruits and vegetables to try. I left some whole so they could be passed around, felt and smelt. A great way to tie into a lesson on the five senses as well. And then some of the fruits and vegetables we cut up and ready to be snacked on. Today I chose to use, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, carrots, onion, cucumber, banana, broccoli, lime, nectarine, and an orange.
This would be a great time to grab some fruits and vegetables that the kids have probably never seen. Jicama, dragonfruit and leeks would all be fun options.
While the kiddos are enjoying their healthy fruits and vegetable snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. I made two different versions so choose which is best for your class. The first option is for the students to draw in a fruit or vegetable that begins with the letter in the box. The second version allows them to choose the letter they want and draw a fruit or vegetable that begins with that letter.
You can download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store below.
I hope your students enjoy getting to try to some new fruits and vegetables they may not have had before while learning the letters of the alphabet!
See you next time!