It’s Tuesday so you know what that means…
Today I am sharing how I paired up a children’s book and fun food craft! Let’s read Night of the Veggie Monster and make some Veggie Monster Face Pizzas with the kiddos!
I teach a preschool cooking class once a week, so I am constantly looking for fun books that can be paired up with cooking in the kitchen. We checked Night of the Veggie Monster out from our local library. It’s a cute children’s book about eating your veggies! The kids and I talked about where vegetables come from, our favorite vegetables, and trying new veggies. Then we practiced slicing veggies (with kid-safe knives) and grading mozzarella cheese for our pizzas. Each child made their own monster faces using the veggies they had prepared. We popped them in the oven for about 8-10 minutes at 200* and they were ready to eat!
There is a list of ingredients we used to make our Veggie Monster Face Pizzas, but feel free to be as creative as you want!
Pizza or spaghetti sauce
Bell peppers (sliced)
Black olives (sliced)
Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
I think it’s so important to get our kiddos in the kitchen… to teach them about the foods we eat, how to make healthy food choices, how to prepare foods and so on. My five year old loves to cook, bake, prepare food, and she even loves to wash the dishes! Start them young, make it fun, and it won’t be a chore later on down the road.
Let’s teach our kiddos out to cook healthy meals! Do you bring your kids into the kitchen with you? What are your favorite things to cook or bake with your kids?
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