I have been trying to get the kiddos a little more involved in selecting the food we eat for our meals and eventually assisting in preparing the meals. This activity ended up being a perfect way to get them excited about what they are eating and helping out.
How To Start
Step 1: Have your child write each letter of the alphabet down the side of a sheet of paper. ~ We were only able to get halfway through the alphabet with my kindergartner.
Step 2: Then have your child write down a food for every letter on the paper ~ It was fun to have both kids creating their alphabet lists at the same time because they were able to brainstorm together. They took many trips to the pantry to get inspiration when they got stuck on a letter, which I thought was a great idea!
Step 3: Once you have your list, try to have them come up with meals that will allow everyone to eat the alphabet as much as possible. We used a cookbook that had great pictures to help inspire some meal ideas from the kiddos.
Step 4: Shop for your food and enjoy everything you made from the alphabet!
Here are some meal ideas we came up with:
Crockpot Fake Cheese Pizza – Ingredients: Cheese, Tomato sauce, Noodles, Hamburger, Seasoning
Tacos- Ingredients: Bell peppers, Roma Tomatoes, Avocado, Lettuce, Chicken, Onions
Fish & Potato Wedges – Ingredients: Fish and Potatoes
German Pancakes with Grapes – Ingredients: Eggs, Milk, Flour, Butter, Grapes