Monday, January 10, 2011

Eat Your Veggies

It's a new year, a chance to make changes and do things better! What do you plan to do to make 2011 a great year? I'm thinking about ways for children to learn good health habits and will be sharing some poems about this. I have already shared one, Get Moving, encouraging exercising. You can read it here.

This poem is intended to help encourage proper nutrition. Guardian Angel Publishing, the publisher of my Animal Sound Mix-up, has a section of books on Health & Hygiene that I hope you will check out here.

Eat your carrots, eat your peas,
Eat your veggies, would you please?
Eat your corn and every bean,
Eat until your plate is clean.
Eating Veggies can be fun.
As you eat them, count each one.
See how many you can eat.
You can eat them with some meat.

Eat bananas, eat pineapples,
Eat good fruit, some grapes and apples,
Watermelon, orange, pear,
There's enough for you to share.
Fruits are such a tasty treat,
Some are crunchy, some are sweet.

God made fruits and veggies too.
All of them are good for you!

© Connie Arnold, 2011


Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Very cute, Connie! I could so see a kindergarten performing this in a play format! :-D

Lydia Kang said...

That was so sweet!
And crunchy!

Lenny Lee said...

hi miss connie! wow im just real happy your back. i hope you had really nice holidays. im a veggie eater and my most favorite is brussel sprouts but for sure i hate asparagus. ack! that poem is really neat and it makes veggies sound fun and that could make kids wanna eat them.
...hugs from lenny

Janet Johnson said...

What a fun poem! You make me want to eat healthier for sure. :)

Julie Musil said...

Connie, your poem is adorable! My new year's resolution should be to eat more veggies, but I mostly like them cooked with butter and salt. That's horrible!

Terri Tiffany said...

We are certainly trying harder here:)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Connie .. love this poem .. the words just run along .. then there's the learning, the tasting, smelling their scents, spelling etc .. a rolling off your tongue poem .. lovely - thanks Hilary

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

oh I love this poem! Gorgeous

T. Powell Coltrin said...

This is the cutest poem. I would have read it to my kiddos when they were little that's for sure. But maybe I would have changed the last line to Eat them, none of them are good for you. I'm just saying.... :)

You are so talented.


L. Diane Wolfe said...

I like fruits and veggies! Of course, I'm a vegan.

Pamela said...

Oh I love the poem and can't wait to read it to my grandsons. They will love it!