December 15 – Week 7: This week our POP kids will be playing BINGO! They will each receive a BINGO card and go out into the market answering questions about the market and its farmers as well as learning where they can find certain items. Each child will receive a different shape that they must make in order to get BINGO! Once they’ve done this they can return to the POP tent, try the two-bite and earn their $3 token!
2-Bite Club: Pears
Discover the Power of Produce and join the POP Club this Sunday!
Last Sunday, kids participated in planting beet seeds! They got hands on as they worked with soil and planted their seeds into egg cartons. They were taught how to care for their plant so they could take them home and watch them grow! This teaches them to be more responsible and to feel the joy of taking care of something other than themselves. If you haven’t yet registered, come down to the POP tent this Sunday and join the club! We’ll be doing fun activities for the kids every week 🙂
So, how does the POP Club work?
Well, the POP Club is a farmers market-based kids program. Each week children (ages 5-12 years old) will participate in fun and educational activities that will teach them about fruits and vegetables, local food systems and healthy food preparation. After that, they will be trying the 2-Bite of the week which will be a fruit or vegetable that’s in season and can be found at the market. As they try the 2-Bite we will share with them interesting facts about what they are eating. Once they finish the activity and try the 2-Bite, children receive a $3 market token that can be used towards any fruit or vegetable of their choice. They can either use their token right then or save them for bigger purchases. This teaches kids how to make healthier food choices and how to manage their money.
There is no cost to participate and the program runs every Sunday rain or shine!
Hope to see you this Sunday!