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Fruit and Vegetable Stamping

by on Jan 18th, 2011

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I don’t think it’s right to play with food and put it to waste. But if playing with it means the kids get to go through a unique learning experience, then I don’t think it was wasted at all.

After having our fun making fruit kebab and vegetable salads, it was time to use the leftover fruits and vegetables for some art! This stamping activity is so easy to do that you can just leave the kids to do it as they please!

Be sure to select fruits and vegetables with a variety of shapes and sizes to make it more fun.

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What you will need:

  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Okra (Lady’s Fingers)
  • Apple
  • Orange
  • Eggplant
  • Paint (Make sure not to mix in too much water)

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TEACHER’S PREPARATION

Slice the fruits and vegetables in the way you want it. For the apple, it would be much better to slice vertically because of the center. Some fruits and vegetables looked better when cut vertically while others looked better cut horizontally. Try experimenting which ones you like best.

Place the paint on small plates or any flat container for easy dipping

Layout some old newspapers on the table to prevent the paint and fruit juices from scattering all over

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KID’S TURN

Take the fruits and vegetables and dip it in the paint. Make sure to be gentle, else you might squeeze out the juice.

Stamp them on your paper.

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Enjoy your work

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Other things you can do:

  • The kids could also have a sorting activity by stamping all the fruits on one side and the vegetables on the other.
  • The kids may also have a color matching game by dipping the fruit or vegetable into the correct color.

About

Cheryl Golangco is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of LittleRunningTeacher.com. On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes various articles to WhenInManila.com. Follow her on Twitter

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