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
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
Free Vegetable Nomenclature Cards from Montessori for Learning
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)
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 from Slide Share
Seed Collection Matching from Little Schoolhouse in the Suburbs
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
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!
My latest healthy food post (with lots and lots of resources) is Free Eat a Rainbow Printables and Montessori-Inspired Activities!
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