by Deanna Cook
Deanna Cook’s book, “Farmers Market Create-and-Play Activity Book” is the perfect place to start- especially when the weather is getting cooler and you’re in search of fun indoor activities!
Starting at the farm, your kiddos will become more familiar with farm tools and machines, the farmer’s lifestyle, and the foods they can find on a farm. From there, they will also learn basic gardening techniques. Guiding them through these activities is a great way to encourage healthy eating habits!
Once the children are more familiar with how food is grown and produced, Cook leads them to the next link in the supply chain- stocking the shelves. She introduces the idea of produce stands and even includes a step by step guide of how to create a farm stand in your playroom. Once the shelves are stocked, the kids can practice their math skills by selling their food to family and friends!
This hands-on approach for imaginative play builds a sense of community. Besides the simplicity of the activity book, Cook captures the importance of supporting local farmers and provides a sensible way to introduce sustainable eating. Purchase the book on Barnes and Noble. Watch the book trailer here.
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