Thursday, January 28, 2010

Make Lunch!

I recently ran a children's program in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Breakfast in Portland, Maine. The event theme was Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, and featured two of my books: Feast for 10 and Mystery Vine. One of the nine activity stations invited children to create their own collage lunch of healthy food. I had some precut shapes, a box of scraps, scissors, glue, and paper plates. (The lunches they created turned out to be much healthier than the breakfast provided for the event!) Anyway, I thought this might be a fun activity to do at home or school, too--and might even inspire some cooking with "real" food.

Friday, January 15, 2010