Pin Eat Your Vegetables Day

Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day.  Here's 10 free printables  to honor this day. Inside you'll find ten dot activity pages as well as trace letter words of different vegetables. Scroll down to download it today.

National Eat Your Vegetables Day celebrates the importance of a healthy diet and the importance that vegetables play. The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans to consume 3 to 5 servings of vegetables per day. So grab your favorite veggie and share it with your favorite preschooler.

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Eat Your Vegetables Day Dot Trace Book

Ideas for Using Your Veggie Dot Trace Book

There are ten veggies used in this book: carrots, lettuce, arugula, corn, onion, celery, cucumber, mushrooms, peas, spinach, and turnips. Grab your favorite dot marker and have fun dotting your vegetables. If your preschooler has developed the ability to trace letters, then have them trace over each of the words. Otherwise trying tracing over the words with the tip of their finger.

This vegetable dot trace book is also a great excuse to have a discussion about vegetables. Talk about what vegetables you enjoy eating. Remind them of vegetables they may like to eat. Veggies are a challenge for many parents to get their toddlers to eat. But make this a fun experience and consider talking about other aspects of vegetables. Consider these ideas:

  • "My favorite vegetable are carrots. Do you have a favorite veggie?" 
  • "Is there a vegetable missing from this book that you like?"
  • "Let's trace over the letters of these words."
  • "What color is a carrot? Can we dot the carrot in orange?"

Try this:

  • Ask about colors. "What color is lettuce? What color is corn?" 
  • Compare sizes. "Which is the longest vegetable? Which is the shortest?"
  • Compare sizes. "Which vegetable is round?"
  • Explore new vegetables. Make this day an excuse to try vegetables your preschooler may never have tried. 

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