Growing Minds Farm to School: Veggie Crowns

In this lesson students are introduced to new fruits and vegetables by creating their own veggie crowns. The veggie crowns can be used in a variety of ways to have conversations with students about fruits and vegetables. Using seed catalogs or provided cut-outs, you can have students make crowns with various themes such as favorite fruits and vegetables or fruits and vegetables that they would like to try. If you do taste tests in your classroom, veggie crowns make a great “passport” with students adding a picture of each fruit or vegetable that they taste. Adding a picture to their crown is highly motivating for some students to try something new!
Vegetable Cut-Outs — This is a PDF of vegetable line drawing for students to cut out and glue to their crowns, but don’t let this PDF limit students’ selections of vegetable and/or fruits. You can draw more or let your students draw or cut pictures from seed catalogs.