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MyPlate Spring Food Fun

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.

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 carrot
  • 3-4 strawberries
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 low-fat cheese stick
  • 1 cup air-popped popcorn
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • cutting board
  • knife for cutting up fruits and veggies
  • plate (for your canvas)


  1. Collect your supplies.
  2. Chop up your fruits and veggies.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!


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