The informal word for vegetables is veggies. These ‘vegetables charts’ that I will be sharing in this post is a useful resource for preschool classrooms and as a visual graph for toddlers to learn the name of vegetables.
These charts can be used for discussions on gardening and health.
When you show these colorful vegetable charts to your child, she will be excited to tell the names of vegetables. You can also point at the picture of a vegetable and ask its name.
If you have real vegetables at home, use them. Ask the child to pick up the real vegetable and identify its picture in the chart. You can also discuss the color of the vegetables.
Discuss the vegetables.
Which vegetable is used during Halloween celebrations?
Let your child answer the question and point towards the vegetable.
When your child point at the pumpkin, tell your child a few things about pumpkin. Pumpkin is a large, round orange-colored vegetable. It has a thick shell. We carve faces on it during Halloween.
Please note that pumpkin and tomato are actually fruit but used as vegetables so we put them under the category of vegetables.
You can also discuss the root vegetables with your child. Carrot, onion, turnip, potato, ginger, beetroot, garlic, radish, celery, etc. grow under the surface of the earth.
If you are looking for a book that focuses on vegetables, I would recommend Mrs. Peaknuckles vegetable alphabet book. It is perfect for ages 2-6 years. The illustrations are lovely and bright and the text is informative and interesting.
After going through these charts, you can discuss green vegetables. Ask your child to name as many green vegetables as they can. You can sort vegetables based on color.
Discuss fascinating things about certain vegetables.
Do you know a plant with pale green, juicy stems that are cooked and eaten as a vegetable?
Which was the first vegetable to be grown in outer space?
What are French fries made of?
Which veggie makes mommy cry?
Which veggie do bunnies love?
These fun facts will make your lessons interesting and help children remember vegetables.
I have created similar charts for animals. Do check them.
These charts are free for subscribers to download.