Along the Garden Path

March 12, 2017

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian:

Your child’s class is beginning a grand food tasting and garden adventure and will be exploring new fruits and vegetables over the next several months. The seeds of positive food experiences will be planted as we encourage the children to taste and enjoy new fruits and vegetables.

The wonderful garden spots at the imaginary Tasty Acres Farm featured in Grow It, Try It, Like It! are places your child’s class will visit. The garden path will wind past these growing places:

  • Cantaloupe Corner
  • Crookneck Squash Row
  • Peach Tree Orchard
  • Spinach Lane
  • The Strawberry Patch
  • Sweet Potato Hill

The class will experience hands-on activities that include many opportunities to touch the featured fruit or vegetable.Your child will learn how each plant grows and produces delicious fruits and vegetables. A variety of art, craft, song, video, and new food tasting experiences will be sprinkled throughout your child’s day. We will even try our hand at planting seeds.This gardening activity is a great way for children to learn about plants and how fruits and vegetables are grown.

As we work to cultivate great food tasters, we want to grow good health habits for life. Your child will learn to thoroughly wash his/her hands and properly wash fruits and vegetables prior to preparing or eating food. Your child will learn polite food tasting; polite food tasting skills encourage children to try new foods more often. Please reinforce these practices at home. It is exciting to watch the children blossom into polite food tasters enjoying many different foods.

During your child’s learning experiences, we will share information and activities with you and your family. Look for Growing at Home activity packets for updates on our adventures, recipes to try at home, and more!

Please call if you have questions or want more information.

Sincerely,

Sarah Goertz, Happy Day Academy Director

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