Do you children love to play in water? A great way to combine nutrition education; motor skill development; sensory development and family fun is to turn your kitchen sink into a water table without the additional cost. In our home, we accomplish food preparation and processing by using the water table concept. We have fun and get work done in the process.
Today, I boiled a 1/2 bushel of local tomatoes and dumped them into an ice water bath. Once they where cool enough to handle, I unleashed my children. They had a blast for over an hour. Not only did they take part in canning local tomatoes but they learned so much about water buoyancy, color, texture, smell, temperature and nutrition.
In fact, they even took a bite of a raw tomato. This is a great way to introduce children to vegetables without added pressure. It is also a great way to get your children involved in kitchen activity with age appropriate activities.