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Montessori-Inspired Vegetable Unit

I always loved to visit the farmer’s market with my kids. A vegetable unit is great at any time, but I especially love it when it’s the season to find produce at the farmer’s market.

My family always enjoyed finding fresh versions of our favorite vegetables, such as sweet corn, carrots, beets, and string beans. But we often liked to try a new vegetable or even pick up some fresh flowers to add to our table. It’s awesome whenever you can add activities that will make the most of your farmer’s market experience.

Here are links to Montessori-inspired vegetable printables and activities you can use to add to your family’s farmer’s market experience (or your own gardening experience):

Montessori-Inspired Vegetable Printables

Leaf Vegetable Picture Cards (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

Leaf Vegetable Picture Cards (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

Vegetable Cards (a number of different types available for purchase) from Montessori Print Shop

Types of Vegetables Nomenclature Cards (available for purchase) from Montessori for Everyone

Parts of a Pea Cards Age 3 to 6 (Image from Montessori Helper)

Parts of a Pea Cards Age 3 to 6 (Image from Montessori Helper)

Vegetable Cards Age 3 to 6 and Pea Nomenclature Cards Age 3 to 6 (available for purchase) from Montessori Helper

Free Fruit and Vegetable 3-Part Cards from Homemade Montessori (with download page at Homemade Montessori Free Downloads)

Free Vegetable Cards from Jojoebi

Free Vegetable Nomenclature Cards from Montessori for Learning

Free Fruit and Vegetable Matching Cards and Free Vegetable Match Game from The Helpful Garden

Free Montessori Botany Materials for a Gardening Unit (my roundup post)

Humans and Plants (Botany Elementary Sample Lesson), including activities for exploring fruits and vegetables from North American Montessori Center

Montessori-Inspired Vegetable Activities

Montessori-Inspired Food Art (my post using fruits as examples, although vegetables could be used)

Potato Mashing (Photo from The Moveable Alphabet)

Potato Mashing (Photo from The Moveable Alphabet)

Montessori-Inspired Food Preparation for Preschoolers (my roundup post, which includes a number of activities with vegetables) Photo from Potato Mashing Makes a Smash Hit at The Moveable Alphabet.

Montessori-Inspired Gardening Unit (which includes activities related to vegetable gardens)

Sensorial Activity: A Basket Full of Fruits and Vegetables from Montessori DOTNET

Fruit and Vegetable Sorting by Kylie from How We Montessori at Modern Parents Messy Kids

Discovering the Butternut (squash activities) from Caminem Plegats

Fantastic Fruitty Fruit (and Veggies Too)! (with ideas for encouraging kids to eat healthy foods) from Kathy’s Montessori Life

Healthy Food Activities the Montessori Way: Getting Children to Taste New Foods by Jocelyn Scotty at Kids Activities @ Suite 101

P is for… … Peas! from The Good Long Road

Matching Seeds to Vegetables (Photo by Shana McCarty-Ebler at United Montessori Association)

Matching Seeds to Vegetables (Photo by Shana McCarty-Ebler at United Montessori Association)

Science Theme: Fruit, Vegetable, and Herb Garden by Shana McCarty-Ebler at United Montessori Association

Seed Collection Matching (Photo from Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs)

Seed Collection Matching (Photo from Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs)

Seed Collection Matching from Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs

Gluing a Vegetable Rainbow by Julie from The Adventures of Bear

Gluing a Vegetable Rainbow by Julie from The Adventures of Bear

Gluing a (Vegetable) Rainbow from The Adventures of Bear

Guest post: Loving the Greens – Montessori and Dogme, Guest post: Loving the Greens – Montessori and Dogme Part 2, and Guest post: Loving the Greens – Montessori and Dogme Part 3 (posts showing a vegetable unit) by Yitzha (Icha) Sarwono at The Teacher James

Preparing Food Dyes from Vegetables, Vegetable Cards and Vegetable MatchingVegetable Vocabulary Cards, Parts of a Plant That We Eat, Food Groups, and Fruits, Vegetables, and Purple Cows at Just Montessori

I’d love to hear if your child has some favorite vegetable activities (or favorite vegetables)! :)

UPDATE: I also have a Montessori-inspired fruit unit!

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month’s theme was farmer’s markets.

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