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© 2018 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 34, No. 40

Looking for a healthier sort of
snack? Give these a try as a fun
way to eat more veggies!

any experts believe that school
gardens offer a powerful
_______________ to the sugary
path leading to childhood obesity.
Growing food in a school garden not only
teaches students where food comes from
and how it grows, but also helps kids to
establish _______________
eating habits. The fruits
and vegetables grown can
even become part of a
school’s __________ program.

You don’t even need a plot of land
to grow plants. Window boxes or
__________________ can easily
provide a start for early learners. A
__________________ garden or a
water garden also provide learning
opportunities.

Draw a line from each vegetable
picture to its name. How many can
you identify correctly? Check your
answers below and score 3 points
for every one you get right. Give
yourself an extra 3 points for each
of these vegetables that
you have eaten in the
last 10 days.

But gardens can provide other _________,
too. When kids grow gardens, they learn
about plants, soil, __________________
and water management, and the fields of
biology, ecology and environmental
studies. They will probably pay closer
______________ to the weather.

A classic: Spread a little
peanut butter on a celery stick
and top with some raisins. For
a new taste treat, try using
different kinds of berries
as your “ants.”

Crush up some bran flakes or
other whole-grain dry cereal
into “sand.” Mix in raisins
(ants) and stir. Use
strawberries as ladybugs.

Standards Link: Visual Descrimination: Find similarities and differences in common objects.

Here’s an
easy way to start a garden of your
very own. You’ll need an adult helper,
a sunny window and patience!

With an adult’s
help, cut the top
off an empty milk
carton.

Punch five small
holes in the
bottom of the
carton for
drainage.

Fill the carton with soil
about an inch from the
top. Plant three to five
seeds and gently push
them into the soil.

What fraction of each type of vegetable is growing in this
school garden?

Standards Link: Number Sense: Identify fractions.

Chop carrots into sticks.
Brush them with a little
olive oil and sprinkle with
rosemary. Bake them at 425°
for 20 minutes or until carrots
are tender.

On one page of the
newspaper, find the
letters that spell these
vegetables that
gardeners like to grow.
Connect the dots that
spell each word.
onion
raddish
kale
cabbage
carrot
artichoke
beet
broccoli
Place your planter on
pepper
zucchini
a plate in a window
and dampen the soil
with water.

ARTICHOKE
BROCCOLI
CUCUMBER
LETTUCE
APRICOT
RADISH
GRAPES
CELERY
MELON
PLUMS
PEARS
KALE
LIME
FIGS
CORN

Mash up a banana. Spray an
ice cube tray with a little nonstick cooking spray. Place the
mashed banana into the tray
and cover with plastic wrap.
Freeze overnight. Dip the
frozen cubes in yogurt
for a cool treat.

Find the words by looking up,
down, backwards, forwards,
sideways and diagonally.

B E A T O C I R P A
T R T O C E L E R Y
C G O E C U T T E L

Complete the grid by using all the letters
in the word GARDEN in each vertical
and horizontal row. Each letter should
only be used once in each row. Some
spaces have been filled in for you.

A R K C N L I F B P
P A A O C C L I M E
L P L D H O N G U A
U E E O I R L S C R
M S K L O S Y I U S
S E G C R O H W C N
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

Ode to
Fruit

Sounds Good

To crop a picture is to cut away, change the
size or eliminate parts that detract from the
overall image. Cut out ten pictures from the
newspaper. Crop each picture until you
have an image you think is just right.

Write a poem about your
favorite kind of fruit.

Standards Link: Visual Arts: Understand what makes different art
techniques effective in communicating ideas.

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