January 12 – Week 10: This week our POP kids will be participating in an activity called My Farm Web. Children will be learning about the role of agriculture in our daily lives and understand how most of the necessities of life can be traced back to the farm. On the worksheet they will make the connections between the pictures. Then on the display board, they will use yarn to make connections between the images to get a better understanding of how it all works.
2-Bite Club: Delicata Squash
Discover the Power of Produce and join the POP Club this Sunday!
Last Sunday, the POP kids participated in a cooking demo making carrot coleslaw! Cooking with kids teaches them life long valuable skills. They engaged in grating carrots, making sauce and then got to enjoy the food that they made! 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!
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