Spring fever? MyPlate has activities and resources to help you enjoy the warmer weather. If you’re spending time outside, check out our tips for being active as a family and for planning your next picnic. Consider planting a vegetable or herb garden or exploring your local farmers’ market.
Check out these videos for inspiration:
Looking for an indoor activity? Make food fun for kids by creating a healthy snack together. Follow the steps below to build a spring scene out of foods from each of the five MyPlate food groups. For detailed instructions, click here.
Before getting started, be sure to wash your hands.
- Collect your supplies.
- Chop up your fruits and veggies.
- Now, create your spring scene! Make flowers using cheese sticks (or celery sticks) for the stems, cucumber slices as leaves, and slices of strawberries as buds and petals.
- Experiencing a rainy day? Make a spring shower using popcorn to form clouds and sunflower seeds for rain drops. Want a sunny day instead? Use an orange slice and some quartered carrot slices to create a vibrant sun.
- Have fun and use your favorite foods to make your own unique spring scene. Try other fruits and veggies to make colorful flowers. Use hummus or low-fat plain yogurt for clouds – and as a dip for fruits and veggies. Enjoy your tasty treat!