Whether you’re looking for vegetable activities for preschool, printable lesson plans on vegetables for kindergarten and preschool, or just some fun ideas for teaching about vegetables, there is a ton of inspiration in this collection in this collection of vegetable activities for kids. Vegetable math, science, literacy, art projects, recipes…there’s a little bit of everything here. I hope these ideas are helpful as you plan your own vegetable theme for preschool and kindergarten.
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Math & Science Activities for Teaching About Vegetables
Create your own family market with this Montessori-Inspired Vegetable Unit.
Use this fun Vegetable Math Game to help your kids practice counting, sorting, and so much more.
Use your next trip to the grocery store to teach your kids about math with this Grocery Store Math activity.
Use fruits and vegetables to explore the different senses with this Exploring our 5 Senses Fruits and Vegetables activity.
If your kids love the Runaway Radish book, they will love this fun Runaway Radish Book Activity and Experiment.
Carrots tops might not seem like a place to start when growing vegetables, however this Carrot Top Experiment will prove you wrong!
See how much your carrot tops grow with this Measuring Carrot Tops activity.
Experiment with natural dyes with this fun Natural Dyeing experiment.
Your kids will love pretending to be a farmer at the farmer’s market with this Vegetable Stand Pretend Play.
Vegetable Art Projects & Sensory Activities
Who says you can’t play with your food! Your kids will love creating a Real Mr. Potato Head out of vegetables.
You don’t need paint brushes to make beautiful paintings in the classroom! Instead use this fun Painting with Vegetables Collaborative Art activity.
Using old vegetables from your fridge, you can make this fun Vegetable Stamping Activity with Natural Dyes.
This Peas in a Pod Craft is perfect for little learners or preschoolers!
Make your own homemade vegetable soup that is kid-friendly with this Salt Dough Vegetables Book Activity
Turn your broccoli into a fun Broccoli Paint Brush with this activity.
Make your own fun vegetable rainbow with this Gluing a Vegetable Rainbow craft.
Your kids will love playing with corn cobs and kernels with this fun Sensory Fun with Corn Cobs activity.
Your kids will love making their own handmade garden signs with these Vegetable Garden Rock Signs.
If your kids love to paint without a brush, they will love this Garden Vegetable Printing activity.
Book Related Vegetable Activities
If your kids love the Little Peas book they will love this fun Little Peas All Around the Classroom activity!
Explore the fun and interesting foods that rabbits eat with these creative Rabbit Food activities.
This fun Gimme Cracked Corn and I Will Share counting activity is a great way to let your little ones learn their numbers in a fun way.
Learn about new vegetables and the alphabet with this Eating the Alphabet activity.
If you are doing a Peter Rabbit theme in your classroom, you can’t go wrong with these Peter Rabbit activities.
Teach your kids about where vegetables come from with this fun Growing Vegetable Soup book activity.
Your kids will love this creative The Carrot Seed book activity!
This P is for Peas activity will help your kids with their fine motor skills, language, and early reading skills!
Grow Your Own Veggies with Kids
Growing potatoes are shockingly easy! If your kids have ever wanted to grow a vegetable, this fun Growing Potatoes Science Experiment is a great place to start.
Potatoes are a fun and versatile vegetable to grow with your kids! Use this activity to teach them How to Grow Potatoes.
Growing Carrots with your kids will not only get them excited about vegetables, but they may just eat them too!
Your kids will love discovering just how easy Growing Peas in their own home can be!
This activity is All About Growing Zucchini! This has everything you need to know about growing and harvesting your own zucchini.
Eat Your Veggies: Fun Tips and Recipes
Your kids will love making funny faces with this All About Me Edible Face Healthy Lunch.
Your kids will love learning about “ugly vegetables” with this fun Vegetable Alphabet Soup.
Get your kids in the kitchen with this easy Zucchini Slice recipe.
If you have picky eaters, they will love this Veggie Crunching Contest activity!
Teach your kids about the importance of veggies by eating The Vegetable Food Group.
If you wish your kids would eat more carrots, try sneaking them into this fun Muffin Tin Sneaky Carrot Lunch.
If your children love pancakes, they will love these sneaky Carrot Cake Pancakes.
Get your kids to try something new with this Sneaky Sweet Potato recipe.
If you are looking for something simple that your kids can make, and has vegetables, you can’t go wrong with this Pierogi recipe!
Vegetable Inspired Literacy Activities & Free Printables
This Lettering Gardening activity is a great way to learn about vegetables and the alphabet!
If you are planning a vegetable theme, consider incorporating some of these amazing vegetable books!
This fun Free Food and Nutrition Unit will teach your kids all about healthy eating.
Combine literacy and science with this fun Syllable Sorting Activity.
This Garden Preschool Pack is a great place for some fun vegetable activities for your kids!
These Fruit and Vegetable Matching Cards make a really fun matching game for kids.
That’s the end of V is for Vegetables series. You can also follow along with our Letter V Pinterest Board where I’ll be pinning new activities related to this theme as I find them.
GET A FULL WEEK OF VEGETABLE THEME LEARNING AND PLAY
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
1) Vegetable Emergent Reader (2 versions)
2) Syllable Sorting Activity
3) Vegetable Photos (color and B/W)
4) Vegetable Letter Puzzles (color and B/W)
5) Vegetable Stand Pretend Play Signs
6) Vegetable Number Cards (Color and B/W)
7) Shopping for Vegetables Counting Game
8) Vegetable Cards with and without labels (color and B/W)
9) Vegetable Sink or Float Predictions and Results Recording Sheets (color and B/W)
10) Vegetable Taste Test Recording Sheets (color and B/W)
11) Design a Vegetable Garden Planning Sheet (2 versions)
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