Appetite to Play https://appetitetoplay.com/ en Vegetable & Fruit Storage https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/vegetable-fruit-storage <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Vegetable &amp;amp; Fruit Storage" data-attribute-date="2587764437"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/vegetable-fruit-storage" data-a2a-title="Vegetable &amp; Fruit Storage"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=775&amp;2=favorite" token="IlyEFgWfenXonFgejV_PtOLzWCabkMzFiclXym4Sm88"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Why think about it?</h3> <p>We can do our part at home to save food from ending up in the compost pile or landfill by following a few basic principles on food storage: <br /> •    Take stock of what’s on hand and plan meals to prevent waste <br /> •    Use up produce that goes bad quickly first<br /> •    Store less perishable vegetables and fruit properly<br /> •    Frozen vegetables and fruits are great to have on hand. Be sure to keep them well-sealed and use within 6 months to  maintain their quality.</p> <h3>How to store and use produce:</h3> <p>•    Bananas, berries and melon tend to ripen quickly. Use them within 3 days of getting them home or freeze berries in a single layer on a baking sheet then bag once frozen. Peel cut-up, over- ripe bananas and freeze to use in smoothies and baking.<br /> •    Apples, pears, oranges and grapefruit tend to last longer so they can be saved in the fridge for later in the week. Be sure to store apples and pears separately from other produce as they let off a gas called ethylene which causes other produce to ripen faster.<br /> •    Lettuce goes bad quickly so use it up first and save spinach for later in the week. If spinach is starting to wilt, steam it all and squeeze out the liquid then use it in pasta, soup or eggs. Spinach can also be frozen and added to smoothies. Another good tip for reviving any wilted vegetables is to soak it in water until it perks up.<br /> •    Herbs are the best way to add flavour to your food but they can become slimy quickly. Store them in a jar of water with a plastic bag overtop with a few holes cut out. They should be kept in the fridge except for basil which will turn black, so keep it on the windowsill.<br /> •    Cucumber should get used up in 3-5 days. Cut it up for an easy and hydrating snack in the afternoon.<br /> •    Broccoli should get used up before it begins to yellow. If you’ve bought too much, blanch it in boiling water for 1 minute then dry well and freeze in an airtight bag or container.<br /> •    Dark Leafy Greens. Chard will be the first green to spoil so use it up in 3 or 4 days. Collard greens last the longest so save them in a bag in the fridge. Kale is somewhere in the middle, but if you’ve bought too much, pack it well-dried into a freezer bag then pull out to crumble into smoothies, soups, pasta, etc.<br /> •    Avocados should be purchased green and then allowed to ripen on the counter next to the bananas. They are ready when you can gently push in at the neck. Once soft, keep them in the fridge for a week or 10 days and if you only eat half, save the other half with the pit inside, covered and refrigerated for a day.<br /> •    Root veggies include carrots, turnips, potatoes, onions, garlic and squash. These have longevity! Keep them in a cool, dark cupboard or cellar and they’ll keep for two weeks or longer. If they grow sprouts or eyes, that doesn’t mean they’ve gone bad. Just cut them out when you are preparing to cook them.<br /> •    Cabbage is so affordable and underappreciated for its longevity and versatility. Once lettuce has been used up, cabbage makes a great salad base. But it’s not just for coleslaw! Cabbage is delicious braised with apples or added to soups.</p> <h3>For more information</h3> <p><br /> •    Check out <a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html?topic=ex-col-faq%20-%20food" target="_blank" title="Health Canada">Health Canada </a>for everything related to food safety and remember, when in doubt, throw it out!<br /> •   <a href="//www.halfyourplate.ca/fruits-and-veggies/store-fruits-veggies/" target="_blank" title="Half your Plate.ca">Half Your Plate.ca</a><br /> •   <a href="//www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/waste-management/food-and-organic-waste/prevent-food-waste/prevent-residence-food-waste" target="_blank" title="Residential Food Waste Prevention">Residential Food Waste Prevention</a><br /> •   <a href="//lovefoodhatewaste.ca/get-inspired/tips" target="_blank" title="Love Food Hate Waste Canada">Love Food Hate Waste Canada</a><br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 24 Apr 2020 21:40:37 +0000 Lorna Simms 775 at https://appetitetoplay.com Appetite to Play Poster Set https://appetitetoplay.com/appetite-play-poster-set <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Appetite to Play Poster Set" data-attribute-date="2582565586"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/appetite-play-poster-set" data-a2a-title="Appetite to Play Poster Set"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=749&amp;2=favorite" token="NjuDzbEtp-DvvL1JC7TgMELgyQQy0i8p0gCe9MAtGTk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Appetite to Play Poster Set!</h3> <p>The team at Appetite to Play has created some posters to display in child care centres!<br /> We have developed them around the following Healthy Eating and Physical Activity themes:</p> <p>1.    Rainbow Plate                 2.    Active Play   <br /> 3.    Kids in the Kitchen       4.    Role Modeling Play   <br /> 5.    Time to Eat                        6.    Creating Open Spaces</p> <p>See the full series <a href="https://www.childhealthbc.ca/sites/default/files/appetite-to-play-posters-feb-2020.pdf" target="_blank" title="Appetite to Play Poster Set">here</a>!</p> <p>The price  is $20.00 ( including shipping)  for the series of 11 x 17 quality print posters.</p> <p>Please email <a href=" atpinfo@cw.bc.ca" target="_blank" title="ATP info email">atpinfo@cw.bc.ca</a> to order.</p> <p><img alt="ATP Poster 1" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c3878c74-7e28-475a-8ff7-7de39d2fc2fb" height="199" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Appetite%20to%20Play%202020%20posters_Page_1_0.jpg" width="307" /><img alt="ATP Poster 2" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="761c7c70-3b50-4ef5-a9e0-8cc05fd1d779" height="198" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Appetite%20to%20Play%202020%20posters_Page_2_1.jpg" width="306" /><img alt="ATP Poster 3" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4f0f3cd5-8052-4690-ac76-a41a18b01aed" height="200" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Appetite%20to%20Play%202020%20posters_Page_3_3.jpg" width="308" /><img alt="ATP Poster 4" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2bd35cd2-46ce-4b86-9af2-db0e7f87f084" height="197" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Appetite%20to%20Play%202020%20posters_Page_4.jpg" width="304" /><img alt="ATP Poster 5" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="65508621-033d-4150-8f9b-226e5a75acca" height="198" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Appetite%20to%20Play%202020%20posters_Page_5.jpg" width="305" /><img alt="ATP Poster 6" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e21ec355-99d2-4955-b2a5-c684699ccde4" height="199" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Appetite%20to%20Play%202020%20posters_Page_6.jpg" width="308" /></p></div> </div> Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:33:06 +0000 Lorna Simms 749 at https://appetitetoplay.com Introduction to Healthy Eating Recommended Practices https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recommended-practices/introduction-healthy-eating-recommended-practices <div class="node node--type-book node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recommended-practices department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Introduction to Healthy Eating Recommended Practices" data-attribute-date="2544857862"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recommended-practices/introduction-healthy-eating-recommended-practices" data-a2a-title="Introduction to Healthy Eating Recommended Practices"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=59&amp;2=favorite" token="3W3lI10BkwiwVxpgEl8OApgtoihcLobPFhmROhu8Efc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>HEALTHY EATING EVERYDAY!</h2> <p>Early Learning environments such as preschools, early childhood education centres, family daycares and parent participation programs play a key role in helping children build healthy eating habits that can last a lifetime.</p> <p>The <strong>Appetite to Play</strong> Recommended Practices have been developed to help you create a setting that promotes and supports healthy eating and healthy child development.  These good practices will assist you whether you provide the food or it is brought from home.</p> <h2>IMPORTANT:</h2> <p>In BC, the Community Care and Assisted Living Act’s Child Care Licensing Regulation (CCLR) and Director of Licensing Standards of Practice set the requirements for all licensed child care facilities. Operators of licensed child care facilities must comply with both the regulation and the standards. This resource includes statements that directly or indirectly relate to a requirement for licensed child care facilities.   </p> <p><span class="atp-tooltip icon-heart" title="Indicates an area with specific requirements under the CCLR"><span>heart</span></span> <em>Indicates an area with specific requirements under the CCLR.</em></p></div> </div> Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:11:02 +0000 kyla 59 at https://appetitetoplay.com Introduction to Physical Activity Recommended Practices https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/recommended-practices/introduction-physical-activity-recommended-practices <div class="node node--type-book node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recommended-practices department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Introduction to Physical Activity Recommended Practices" data-attribute-date="2544813055"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/recommended-practices/introduction-physical-activity-recommended-practices" data-a2a-title="Introduction to Physical Activity Recommended Practices"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=60&amp;2=favorite" token="fBGcVdtW1XREOGSwA5MwxFdbYgaZ-v5HAYJg8kaFvwI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>MOVING MORE EVERYDAY!</h2> <p>Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines for the Early Years recommends accumulating at least 180 minutes of daily physical activity.  The average child spends seven hours a day in childcare which is about 2/3 of their waking hours.  Caregivers play a key role in helping children build lifelong physical activity habits and are responsible for facilitating physical activity for the proportion of time children spend in childcare.  The daily routine should include a variety of facilitated activities and free play.</p> <h2>IMPORTANT:</h2> <p>In BC, the Community Care and Assisted Living Act’s Child Care Licensing Regulation (CCLR) and Director of Licensing Standards of Practice (DOLSOP) set the requirements for all licensed child care facilities.  Operators of licensed child care facilities must comply with both the regulation and the standards.</p> <p><span class="atp-tooltip icon-heart" title="Indicates an area with specific requirements under the CCLR"><span>heart</span></span> Indicates an area with specific requirements under the CCLR<br /><span class="atp-tooltip icon-beachball" title="Indicates an area with specific requirements under the DOLSOP Active Play (AP)"><span>beach ball</span></span> Indicates an area with specific requirements under the DOLSOP Active Play (AP)<br /><span class="atp-tooltip icon-shoe" title="Indicates an area with specific requirements under the DOLSOP Safe Play Space (SPS)"><span>shoe</span></span> Indicates an area with specific requirements under the DOLSOP Safe Play Space (SPS)</p></div> </div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:44:15 +0000 kyla 60 at https://appetitetoplay.com Teaching Children Cooking Skills https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/teaching-children-cooking-skills <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Teaching Children Cooking Skills" data-attribute-date="2528493457"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/teaching-children-cooking-skills" data-a2a-title="Teaching Children Cooking Skills"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=396&amp;2=favorite" token="U2anVHhZNApIJEAo3JOgfWRbgktSzmnCb75_Vq4d7bg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>How to teach a child knife skills</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Teaching a child knife skills can sound a little daunting, but it’s actually a key part of safety training in the kitchen. With a little preparation, the child’s focus will pleasantly surprise you. You can tell a child is ready to learn knife skills if:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>They can stand solidly on a stool in front of a counter, and can see what they’re working on.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>They can focus on a task (and keep looking at it) with a little prompting from you.</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>How to get started:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <ul><li><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>For small children who have never handled a knife before, start by giving them playdoh and a lettuce knife or plastic knife to practice with.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Let them use a butter knife to put a spread on toast to get a sense of how it feels to hold a knife by the handle.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>You can also give them a banana and a cutting board, and show them how to peel—and then slice—the banana with a plastic knife for a snack. </span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h3><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>When you’re ready to teach them to chop:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h3> <ul><li><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><strong>Start by picking a quieter time</strong> when you can focus on the cutting board. Having a snack together first is a great idea to take the edge off any jangly nerves!</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><strong>Make sure the child is standing high enough to see the cutting board</strong>—you’ll likely need a sturdy stool. Talk the child through these basic rules: only cut on the cutting board; only cut when no one else’s hands are on the cutting board; always look where your fingers are before you cut; and never use a knife without adult supervision.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><strong>Pick a cut to practice that works for the child and the food they’re chopping:</strong> that might <span>be “the claw” (ensure the hand holding the produce has all fingers curled under like a claw) </span>or “the chop” (the hand not holding the knife has five fingers laid flat on the top of the knife to help steady it)- a great beginner’s cut!</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><strong>Prep the food they’re cutting by making it as flat and easy to cut for them as possible.</strong> If they’re cutting a cucumber or zucchini, you may find it helpful to pre-cut it lengthwise into quarters to make it easier for little hands to handle—with rounder items (like an apple), be sure to slice off the ends to make it more stable. Start with bigger, softer items: think peeled banana, cucumber, ripe pear or zucchini. Strawberries, plums, peaches and apples (slice the round ends off so they’re more stable) are next level up cutting. </span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><strong>As a bonus:</strong> If little ones have their own (clean) scissors, they also can be a big help cutting herbs into salads or sauces, or cutting the stems off green beans. This is a good way to get kids started cutting, without worrying about their fingers getting in the way. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Source: </span></span><a href="http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca"><span><span>www.bettertogetherbc.ca</span></span></a></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 08 Jun 2018 21:30:57 +0000 sana.fakih 396 at https://appetitetoplay.com Developing and Implementing a Healthy Eating Policy https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/developing-and-implementing-health-eating-policy <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Developing and Implementing a Healthy Eating Policy" data-attribute-date="2501606823"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/developing-and-implementing-health-eating-policy" data-a2a-title="Developing and Implementing a Healthy Eating Policy"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=199&amp;2=favorite" token="PRL_XTkZG4yGeVFMN1I9rPRjhdHioTzGlp0DIRNsdqA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>What is the benefit of having a healthy eating policy?</p> <p>A written policy on healthy eating helps to guide staff and families.  It provides information on the approach to healthy eating in your early years setting and helps to support an environment that encourages healthy eating.  A policy acts as a guide for making decisions and choices every day.</p> <p>For licensed providers Child Care Licensing Regulations require records of written policies and procedures respecting food and drink to be given to children.</p> <p>Things to consider when developing a policy:</p> <ul><li>Write down what you currently do.</li> <li>Review current practices and involve staff and families in the discussions.</li> <li>Write down any changes to your current practice.</li> <li>Ensure the policy makes sense for your setting.</li> <li>Consider including areas addressed in Appetite to Play recommended practices such as: <ul><li>Healthy foods and drinks</li> <li>Mealtime environment</li> <li>Learning about food</li> <li>Role modelling</li> <li>Infant feeding</li> </ul></li> </ul><p>Things to consider when implementing a policy:</p> <ul><li>Create a policy booklet</li> <li>Share policy with families</li> <li>Make the policy easily available for staff to access anytime</li> <li>Remind families about policy statements in a newsletter</li> <li>Monitor current healthy eating practices and identify practices not consistent with policy</li> <li>Identify and address any possible issues with implementing the policy</li> <li>Review all your policies regularly</li> </ul><p><em>Adapted from: Model Policies for Creating a Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Environment in Child Care Settings and A Guide to Writing Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies &amp; Procedures</em></p></div> </div> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 17:00:23 +0000 kyla 199 at https://appetitetoplay.com Cooking with Kids https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/cooking-kids <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Cooking with Kids" data-attribute-date="2501605059"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/cooking-kids" data-a2a-title="Cooking with Kids"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=186&amp;2=favorite" token="8ZXs3HJdoRFa_tsuAZBnUg1d_55QNf3C9ZiJ6bw0EY8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Children love to help in the kitchen and it’s a great way to learn about healthy eating.  Here are some tips to help make it a success.</p> <ol><li>Make sure you have all the ingredients and equipment before you start.</li> <li>Always wash your hands before and after handling food.</li> <li>Keep your mouth away from food during preparation.</li> <li>Use a separate cutting board for raw meat. </li> <li>Use caution when handling knives.</li> <li>Wear closed toe shoes.</li> <li>Walk in the kitchen and avoid fooling around.</li> <li>Be careful around hot appliances.</li> <li>Tie long hair back.</li> <li>Clean up and put everything away when you are finished.</li> </ol><p><strong>Suggestions</strong></p> <ul><li>When working with young children, have them assist by gathering cooking ingredients, passing materials, and watching the preparation.</li> <li>Engage young children by telling them what you are doing, asking them to identify food, and asking for their ideas for the next step.</li> <li>Make a poster with the rules on it and read rules with children before cooking.</li> <li>Ask the children to demonstrate kitchen safety.</li> <li>Have small groups of two or three children helping at a time.</li> </ul><p><strong>Two and three year olds</strong> are learning to use the large muscles in their arms and can help with these activities:</p> <ul><li>Wiping table tops</li> <li>Moving pre-measured ingredients from one place to another</li> <li>Playing with utensils such as mixing spoons, spatulas and other soft items</li> <li>Rinsing and tearing lettuce and salad greens</li> <li>Scrubbing and dipping vegetables and fruits</li> <li>Mixing ingredients (use an extra large bowl to contain mess)</li> <li>Kneading dough and simple shaping</li> <li>Putting trash in the garbage can</li> </ul><p><strong>Four and five year olds</strong> are learning to control smaller muscles in their fingers.  Offer experiences such as:</p> <ul><li>Setting the table</li> <li>Mashing soft fruits (bananas) and cooked vegetables with a fork</li> <li>Forming rounds shapes with hands</li> <li>Measuring ingredients</li> <li>Peeling loose-skinned oranges and hard-cooked eggs</li> <li>Beating eggs with a whisk</li> </ul></div> </div> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:30:59 +0000 kyla 186 at https://appetitetoplay.com Developing and Implementing a Physical Activity Policy https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/developing-and-implementing-physical-activity-policy <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Developing and Implementing a Physical Activity Policy" data-attribute-date="2501602643"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/developing-and-implementing-physical-activity-policy" data-a2a-title="Developing and Implementing a Physical Activity Policy"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=81&amp;2=favorite" token="B2iY14ZPlZENhAqEJFoHO32YSGzuYAlBOO7fejiXKK0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>What is the benefit of having a physical activity policy?</p> <p>A written policy on physical activity helps to guide staff and families.  It provides information on the approach to physical activity in your early years setting and helps to support an environment that promotes physical activity.  A policy acts as a guide for making decisions and choices every day.</p> <p>For licensed providers Child Care Licensing Regulations (DOLSOP Active Play) require the development and implementation of an active play policy and a screen use policy.</p> <p>Things to consider when developing a policy:</p> <ul><li>Write down what you currently do</li> <li>Review the current practices and involve staff and families in the discussions </li> <li>Write down any changes to your current practice</li> <li>Ensure the policy makes sense for your setting</li> <li>Consider including areas addressed in Appetite to Play recommended practices such as: <ul><li>Facilitated and unstructured physical activity</li> <li>Outdoor play</li> <li>Incorporation of fundamental movement skills</li> <li>Playtime environment</li> <li>Learning about physical activity</li> <li>Role modelling</li> <li>Screen time</li> </ul></li> </ul><p>Things to consider when implementing a policy:</p> <ul><li>Create a policy booklet </li> <li>Share the policy with families</li> <li>Make the policy easily available for staff to access anytime</li> <li>Remind families about policy in a newsletter</li> <li>Monitor current healthy eating practices and identify practices not consistent with policy</li> <li>Identify and address any possible issues with implementing the policy</li> <li>Review all your policies regularly</li> </ul><p><em>Adapted from Model Policies for Creating a Healthy Nutrition and Physical Activity Environment in Child Care Settings and A Guide to Writing Nutrition and Physical Activity Policies &amp; Procedures.</em></p></div> </div> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 15:50:43 +0000 kyla 81 at https://appetitetoplay.com Balloon Tennis https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/balloon-tennis <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Balloon Tennis" data-attribute-date="1590184678"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/balloon-tennis" data-a2a-title="Balloon Tennis"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=791&amp;2=favorite" token="AYU3lertQ1g1nNwUbrAHqHNofwMu1P9hnhKdDMVfLOY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Coordination</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Let’s Make Tennis Racquets</div> <div class="field__item">Balloon</div> <div class="field__item">Nylon stocking</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Coordination<br /><br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Before inflating, cover the balloon in the nylon stocking.</li> <li>Inflate the balloon.</li> <li>Use the homemade tennis racquet to keep the balloon in the air.  See <a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/lets-make-tennis-racquets" target="_blank" title="Lets Make Tennis Racquets">Let's Make Tennis Racquets</a></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Instead of hitting the balloon up and down, try and balance an object on the plate.</li> <li>For someone with a visual impairment, try to find a ball that makes a noise. Additionally, the ball can roll on the floor and the participant can stop the rolling ball with the racquet.</li> <li>For someone who has limited grip function, change the tennis racquet to have a strap on the back rather than a handle to hold. </li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Chris Wright</p></div> </div> Fri, 22 May 2020 21:57:58 +0000 Lorna Simms 791 at https://appetitetoplay.com Let’s Make Tennis Racquets https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/lets-make-tennis-racquets <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-craft-activities department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Let’s Make Tennis Racquets" data-attribute-date="1590182501"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/lets-make-tennis-racquets" data-a2a-title="Let’s Make Tennis Racquets"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=790&amp;2=favorite" token="NvXCttkjIV-8BCv1IbZsxGqBEEO1U1QZheL2DjbaE1A"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Materials</h3> <p>Paper plate<br /> Tape<br /> Popsicle sticks or cardboard tube<br /> Scissors</p> <h3>Directions</h3> <p>If using popsicle sticks, tape the stick to the back of the paper plate. <br /> If using a cardboard tube, cut slits in to one end of the tube and slide the paper plate in.<br /> Then tape the plate and cardboard tube together.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><br />  <br /> Source – Chris Wright</p></div> </div> Fri, 22 May 2020 21:21:41 +0000 Lorna Simms 790 at https://appetitetoplay.com Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/peanut-butter-banana-quesadilla <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla" data-attribute-date="1589923751"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Quesadillas are one of the first meals children can cook on their own, as they can be microwaved as an alternative to crisping them up in a skillet. But they don’t just have to be cheese, beans or veggies. Experiment with sweeter versions made with fruit! We no longer delay the introduction of allergens like peanuts so you only need to avoid them if you have a child with a diagnosed peanut allergy  and in that case,  use a different nut, seed or soy butter.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/peanut-butter-banana-quesadilla" data-a2a-title="Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=783&amp;2=favorite" token="R-Sithr6eHbHPfGoCVRAywQ4oJtCubTWXBLjvErZ8qU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">wheat, nuts</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Microwave or stove top</div> <div class="field__item">Large plate or skillet</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 4 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> large whole grain tortillas </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> bananas </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> natural peanut butter (or substitute an alternative like soy butter) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Lay out two of the tortillas on a cutting board and spread with the nut butter. <br /> 2. Slice the banana and arrange on both peanut butter tortillas. Top with the other two tortillas.<br /> 3. Heat a large skillet on medium low heat (or place quesadillas one at a time on a microwave-safe plate). Cook quesadillas one at a time until slightly crispy. If microwaving, likely a minute will provide enough to warm everything.<br /> 4. Slice and serve.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD<br /><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em><br />  </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Peanut%20butter%20banana%20tort%20TW.png?itok=fPEhc73k" width="1024" height="512" alt="Peanut butter and Banana Quesadilla" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla </span> </div> </div> Tue, 19 May 2020 21:29:11 +0000 Lorna Simms 783 at https://appetitetoplay.com Strawberry Chia Pudding https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/strawberry-chia-pudding <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Strawberry Chia Pudding" data-attribute-date="1589230758"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /> Strawberries are one of the first fruits of the season, usually in June around most of British Columbia. Celebrate the gorgeous colour and sweetness by eating them fresh, on top of a creamy chia pudding. Chia seeds are full of soluble fibre which helps to form a pudding as they soak in milk. It makes a healthy breakfast, snack or dessert.<br />  </p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/strawberry-chia-pudding" data-a2a-title="Strawberry Chia Pudding"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=782&amp;2=favorite" token="Rri9PV-ib9fCl-uWwXF8hAniqu9-_HCBV_JA8_XFgxE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">milk (or soy if using fortified soy beverage)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Large bowl or container with lid</div> <div class="field__item">Large Spoon</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> chia seeds </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> milk or fortified soy beverage </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cinnamon </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> ½ tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> vanilla </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> maple syrup </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 5 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> fresh strawberries, sliced </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Combine chia seeds with milk, cinnamon, vanilla and maple syrup in bowl, cover and allow to sit at least 2 hours in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally.<br /> 2. Once set, serve topped with strawberries. Save leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD<br /><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em><br />  </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Strawberry%20Chia%20TW.png?itok=JGMqCkqx" width="1024" height="512" alt="Strawberry Chia" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Strawberry Chia Pudding </span> </div> </div> Mon, 11 May 2020 20:59:18 +0000 Lorna Simms 782 at https://appetitetoplay.com Jump in, jump out, jump on https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/jump-jump-out-jump <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Jump in, jump out, jump on" data-attribute-date="1589230275"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/jump-jump-out-jump" data-a2a-title="Jump in, jump out, jump on"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=781&amp;2=favorite" token="p6sJkl45TvZRKxelLDgH05YVbkW5XOETpd3uFM_qvk0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Masking tape</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Jumping</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Tape a square (individual play) or two parallel lines (group play) on the floor. When adult shouts jump in, the children jump in to the square. When the leader says jump out, the children jump out of the square. When the leader says jump on, the children have to jump and land on the line.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Make this more difficult by creating more calls, such as “jump spin” where the kids have to jump and spin in to the square, or even “jump spin on” where they have to spin and land on the line as well. Alternatively, say “jump split” and see if the kids can jump and split their feet to land on each side of the square. </li> <li>Once the kids have the idea, let them create their own patterns of jumping that they can show off to their friends or have their friends copy.</li> <li>For anyone with a gross motor limitation or who may use a wheelchair, change the language to “move in”, “move out” and “move on”. This allows the participants to move in any way they to follow the directions, including stepping, wheeling or any other movement.</li> <li>For someone with a visual impairment, place a crease in the tap or provide another form of tactile boundary so they are able to feel the edge of the area.</li> <li>For someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, assign colour symbols to each movement. For example, a red cone means jump out, a green cone is jump in and a blue cone is jump on.</li> </ul><p> </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Chris Wright</p></div> </div> Mon, 11 May 2020 20:51:15 +0000 Lorna Simms 781 at https://appetitetoplay.com Games for At Home https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/games-home <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Games for At Home" data-attribute-date="1588711596"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/games-home" data-a2a-title="Games for At Home"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=779&amp;2=favorite" token="5hrfru0dQ_A3SPw2vw0sM34EQxIv8eZmFPR5ReFXyPM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Games for at home</h3> <p>Many of the activities for three to five year olds on our website can be adapted or modified to be played individually and at home. If you are looking for activities for zero to two year olds, these activities are already very individual based and should need no adaptations to be fun and engaging. Here are some of the best examples of games for three to five year olds already on our website, and ideas of how to modify them:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/stormy-seas" target="_blank" title="Stormy Seas">Stormy seas</a> – instead of a parachute, use a towel or any form of fabric that two of you can hold at the corners (for example, a bed sheet would be too big, but a kitchen towel would be great). Place a pair of socks in the middle, or any other soft item that is relatively light (like a small stuffed animal) and see if you can move it around or shake it off.</li> <li><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/nursery-rhyme-circuit" target="_blank" title="Nursery Rhyme Circuit">Nursery Rhyme circuit</a> – if you have a music streaming account, find a nursery rhyme playlist that has your favourites on. This will allow you to move with your child and encourage them to be active, rather than focusing on reading out or performing the words. </li> <li><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/keep-bucket-full" target="_blank" title="Keep the bucket full">Keep the bucket full</a> – this game can stay much the same, but change up the items to be more engaging. Perhaps stuffed animals can be used and they need to be brought back home, or a car can be used to ‘drive’ away that they need to bring back</li> <li><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/volcanoes-and-craters" target="_blank" title="Volcanoes and craters">Volcanoes and craters</a> – again, this one can be very similar. Use different size objects if you have them such as a bucket, cup cake cups, solo cups, plastic containers etc to lead in to more activities. For example, if you use plastic containers without their lids, progress this game to <a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/lid-link" target="_blank" title="Link lid">Lid Link</a>. Alternatively, if you use cup cake cups, scrunch them in to balls after the game and play <a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/snow-balls" target="_blank" title="Snow Balls">Snow Balls</a> followed by <a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/catching-cups" target="_blank" title="Catching Cups">Catching Cups</a>.</li> </ul><p>The activities listed below are games that can be played with any number of people, including one:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/sleeping-bunnies" target="_blank" title="Sleeping bunnies">Sleeping bunnies</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/here-there-everywhere" target="_blank" title="Here there everywhere">Here there everywhere</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/can-you" target="_blank" title="Can you?">Can you?</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/float-pond" target="_blank" title="Float the pond">Float the pond</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/growing-flower" target="_blank" title="Growing flower">Growing flower</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/grannys-footsteps" target="_blank" title="Grannies footsteps">Granny’s footsteps</a></li> </ul><p>All of our games can be modified through some creativity and imagination. And if you cannot think of anything, give some objects to your children and before you know it you will be playing!<br />  </p></div> </div> Tue, 05 May 2020 20:46:36 +0000 Lorna Simms 779 at https://appetitetoplay.com Physically Active Screen Time https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/physically-active-screen-time <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Physically Active Screen Time" data-attribute-date="1588354962"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/physically-active-screen-time" data-a2a-title="Physically Active Screen Time"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=778&amp;2=favorite" token="dgZ_W8EktRm25M3NDUgAbtGRpsrDGSlm1ow2VwQsIiQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>During times where we need to spend more time indoors (rainy weather, pandemics), screen use will undoubtedly increase. However, that does not mean that you need to be inactive. Below are some great resources that utilize screens to get kids moving!</p> <h2>GoNoodle</h2> <p>GoNoodle helps teachers and parents get kids moving with short interactive activities. GoNoodle caters to grades K-5, but has many great videos for the early years too.<br /> Some great videos for our younger audience to get their whole body moving and grooving are:<br /> •   <a href="https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/mcpufferson-in-infernal-galop" target="_blank" title="The Champ video"> The Champ Harmonic: McPufferson in "Infernal Galop"</a><br /> •    <a href="https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/cookie-boogie" target="_blank" title="Cookie Boogie video">Awesome Sauce: Cookie Boogie</a><br /> •    <a href="https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/rainbow-kids" target="_blank" title="Rainbow kids video">Awesome Sauce: Rainbow Kids</a><br /> •    <a href="https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/the-penguin-song" target="_blank" title="The Penguin Song">Moose Tube: The Penguin Song</a><br /> •    <a href="https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/go-bananas" target="_blank" title="Go Bananas">Moose Tube: Go Bananas</a><br /> •    <a href="https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/fabios-meatball-run" target="_blank" title="Fabios Meatball Run">Moose Tube: Fabio's Meatball Run</a><br /> •    <a href="https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/lunch?s=Channel&amp;t=Blazer%20Fresh" target="_blank" title="Blazer Fresh video">Blazer Fresh: Lunch</a><br /> •    <a href="https://app.gonoodle.com/channels/koo-koo-kanga-roo/roller-coaster?source=channel" target="_blank" title="Roller Coaster video">Koo Koo Kanga Roo:  Roller Coaster</a><br /> •   <a href="https://app.gonoodle.com/channels/koo-koo-kanga-roo/pop-see-ko?source=channel" target="_blank" title="Koo Koo Kanga video"> Koo Koo Kanga Roo: Pop See Ko</a><br /> •    <a href="https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/footloose" target="_blank" title="Footloose video">NTV: Footloose</a><br /> •    <a href="https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/jump" target="_blank" title="Jump video">NTV: Jump</a></p> <p>Check out the other videos on these channels too; they are all super popular with younger children.</p> <h2>The Body Coach TV</h2> <p>Joe Wicks is an English fitness coach that caters to getting kids moving! His YouTube channel has many different workouts and fitness activities that kids of different ages can follow along with from home. <br /> •    <a href="https://youtu.be/d3LPrhI0v-w" target="_blank" title="Kids workouts">Kids Workouts to Do at Home</a><br /> •    <a href="https://youtu.be/uqLNxJe4L2I" target="_blank" title="Active 8 video">Active 8</a></p> <p>Joe also has many great adult workouts that you can also join in with!</p> <h2>Instagram</h2> <p>Instagram has some great accounts and hashtags that link to games and activities. Check out these accounts for some great activities and videos:</p> <p> @pise_play<br />  @kenzensportskarate<br />  @recgympros<br />  @dancepl3y<br />  @motorskilllearning<br /> @physicalliteracy</p> <p>Some of the videos and ideas were created with groups in mind, so use some creativity and imagination to alter them to your own space and equipment.</p> <h2><br /> The Moblees</h2> <p>Available on CBC Gem, the Moblees embraces an anti-sedentary philosophy seeking to create a “movement movement” among young children and their families. The Moblees seek to increase physical activity and decrease sedentary behaviours among children while they are watching an informative TV program, while also instilling the importance of movement throughout the day.</p> <h2>Other ideas for TV</h2> <p>If your children are watching other TV shows, there are certain ways to encourage activity after the show has ended.  Here are a few ideas:</p> <ul><li>Print out images of the shows main characters and place them/hide them around the house/area. Then the children have to go and find them all!</li> <li>If you are watching a show about wildlife, start moving like the animals that you saw. </li> <li>For superhero shows, think about what your own superpowers might be and move around trying to stop some sort of nefarious plan.</li> <li>A nature documentary can be a great way to use different habitats to think of the animals that live in those areas.</li> <li>Print out those areas as colouring sheets, or draw them with sidewalk chalk, and then move around from location to location.</li> <li>Lots of shows include different types of vehicles. Use those to pretend you are in a city or on a highway, and they may move slowly, or quickly, or have to stop at a red light.</li> </ul><p>In general, use the screen time as a launchpad for extra activities that you or your children are able to engage in a physically active way.<br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 01 May 2020 17:42:42 +0000 Lorna Simms 778 at https://appetitetoplay.com Rhubarb Raspberry Crumble https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/rhubarb-raspberry-crumble <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Rhubarb Raspberry Crumble" data-attribute-date="1588283052"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Rhubarb is one of the first things to emerge in our gardens in BC but you can also find it fresh or frozen at the grocery store. This crumble is full of fibre because it’s packed with whole grains and fruit, but and much lower in sugar and fat than traditional recipes. Get children involved by having them mix ingredients and layer them in the pan. <br /><br /><br />  </p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/rhubarb-raspberry-crumble" data-a2a-title="Rhubarb Raspberry Crumble"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=777&amp;2=favorite" token="-NdpY3emVJt5ImDE8rzSktoO0vJgEQA7_hyVIb_GG_s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="45" class="field__item">45 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">milk, wheat</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Oven</div> <div class="field__item">9 x 9 baking dish</div> <div class="field__item">Mixing bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Measuring cups</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> rhubarb, fresh or frozen </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> raspberries, fresh or frozen </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> rolled oats </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> whole grain flour </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> hemp hearts (or other finely chopped nuts or seeds) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cinnamon </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> ¼ tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> butter and/or olive oil  </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Instructions<br /> 1.    Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease baking dish.<br /> 2.    Chop rhubarb in small pieces. Combine with raspberries in the prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer.<br /> 3.    Combine the remaining ingredients, working the butter in by hand so it is evenly crumbly, then layer on top of the fruit.<br /> 4.    Bake for about 45 minutes. Allow to cool a few minutes before serving. Top with plain yogurt if desired. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Crumble%20TW.png?itok=END7sPcm" width="1024" height="512" alt="Crumble" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Rhubarb Raspberry Crumble </span> </div> </div> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:44:12 +0000 Lorna Simms 777 at https://appetitetoplay.com Remote control https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/remote-control <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Remote control" data-attribute-date="1588281527"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/remote-control" data-a2a-title="Remote control"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=742&amp;2=favorite" token="fVsK9vliUwr8CGSnjR5AKTo7MxvTgTO9N0ZNJtWx74o"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Running, jumping, galloping </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Pretend that you have a large remote control (or make one!) and that you are pressing the different buttons to make the kids move:</p> <ul><li>Play – move normally</li> <li>Fast forward – move quickly</li> <li>Rewind – move backwards</li> <li>Pause – freeze!</li> <li>Slow motion – slow movements<br />  </li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Enhance this activity by also suggesting the type of show that you are watching.</li> <li>For example, if it is a car show the kids are all cars and they can decide what kind of vehicle to be.</li> <li>Or perhaps it is a nature show and they can be any animal they like.</li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 21:18:47 +0000 Lorna Simms 742 at https://appetitetoplay.com Frozen fish! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/frozen-fish <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Frozen fish!" data-attribute-date="1588017508"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/frozen-fish" data-a2a-title="Frozen fish!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=739&amp;2=favorite" token="CKtoXXoxsKitaL7WtU2xFDfH9HBIHUqk7qc05X2yHgg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Running, jumping, hopping</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>When the leader of the game calls GO, the players can run around and move in any way they want.</li> <li>When the leader says “5-4-3-2-1 FROZEN FIIISH”, the players must lie down and be as still as possible.</li> <li>The leader walks among the fishes, looking for movement.</li> <li>If the leader sees movement, the children get back up and move again.</li> <li>The children have to try and stay still for as long as possible to beat their own record.</li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>If lying down is difficult or unrealistic for anyone in the group, the participants can remain still in any position they like.</li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – adapted from playworks.org</p></div> </div> Mon, 27 Apr 2020 19:58:28 +0000 Lorna Simms 739 at https://appetitetoplay.com Stormy seas https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/stormy-seas <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Stormy seas" data-attribute-date="1583863712"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/stormy-seas" data-a2a-title="Stormy seas"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=732&amp;2=favorite" token="G9FboBWFLksG0gojZSEpwkod3ojfbbX6ggFOhl-jOLU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Manipulation, body control</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Parachute</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Each participant holds on to the parachute with two hands. The leader calls out three instructions in which ever order they like:</p> <ul><li>Calm seas – pull the parachute tight so it is not moving at all</li> <li>Gentle waves – gently wave the parachute so it ripples slowly</li> <li>Stormy seas! – wave the parachute as hard as you can</li> </ul><p>Repeat these instructions in different orders throughout the game. <br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li> You can add balls or make paper boats to place on top of the parachute and try and throw them off when you are doing stormy seas!</li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – Maximum Engagement In Games and Activities (MEGA)</p></div> </div> Tue, 10 Mar 2020 18:08:32 +0000 Lorna Simms 732 at https://appetitetoplay.com Learning About Ice https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/learning-about-ice <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Learning About Ice" data-attribute-date="1583189338"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/learning-about-ice" data-a2a-title="Learning About Ice"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=721&amp;2=favorite" token="pfGAuk8RYH2kBLg3xC_u--poCATHRC9qPHwSZ5El76E"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Why is it important?</h2> <p>Water is essential to life and makes up 60% of our bodies. Teaching kids about water may help them drink it regularly which is so important for their health and hydration. Learning about water’s properties is also a great first science experiment for young children. Here are some fun and safe activities to learn about water when it freezes at 0 °C.</p> <h2>How to show water freezing:</h2> <p>•    Different shapes can be a great way for children to explore ice, rather than ice cubes. Have children help fill the different shaped containers with water then place them carefully in the freezer. Check your kitchen for containers with different shapes—round, square or place cookie cutters in a container of water and then pop out the shapes. Or look for ice cube trays of different shapes, like hearts or diamonds. Children will learn that ice will take on the form of the container it’s frozen in.<br /> •    Special ice cube additions are fun for children to help with. Place clean ingredients like herbs and small pieces of fruit (chopped to reduce choking risk) on a tray and let them fill their ice cube before it gets frozen. Or even more fun—do this in popsicle molds and add a plastic or wooden popsicle stick before freezing.<br /> •    Different colours from the addition of juice, like cranberry or grape. Get the kids involved by giving them eye droppers to add small amounts of juice to water in the ice cube trays.</p> <h2>Other experiments:</h2> <p>•    Place ice cubes in a cup of water for each child and ask them what they observe ( e.g.  a hissing or popping sound, that ice floats ,that it may crack, that melts and turn back into water).<br /> •    Make shaved ice by pulsing ice cubes in the blender or food processor. Give each child a small bowl  of it to observe and eat.<br /> •    Paint with ice cubes wrapped in a paper towel to prevent little hands from getting too cold. Be sure to cover your table with plastic and wear painting smocks or aprons. Sprinkle a small amount of powdered paint on a paper and let children use the ice cube as a paint brush. This is a non-eating experiment!<br /> •    Make ice cube towers on paper towels or plates. Observe how slippery and hard to stack they are. Unless the secret ingredient..salt…gets sprinkled on the cubes, which provides some grip, just like on an icy sidewalk.<br />  </p></div> </div> Mon, 02 Mar 2020 22:48:58 +0000 Lorna Simms 721 at https://appetitetoplay.com Bugs in a rug! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/bugs-rug <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Bugs in a rug!" data-attribute-date="1583178767"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/bugs-rug" data-a2a-title="Bugs in a rug!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=738&amp;2=favorite" token="ra8xTFe-wotqYUX-mNDyZUDp3J9SyemVBQo-XHBzoOQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Dancing</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Music</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Play music and have the kids move around and dance any way they want.</li> <li>When the music stops, all the kids have to curl up as small as possible (like a bug) with their heads in to their knees so they are unable to see.</li> <li>While the children do this, select one person to be covered up by a blanket so no one can see who it is.</li> <li>Then, all the other children must stand up and guess who is under the blanket.</li> <li>Play as many times as necessary to have every child be hidden.</li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li> If curling up on the ground is difficult or unrealistic for anyone in the group, the participants can remain still in any position they like and close their eyes</li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Mon, 02 Mar 2020 19:52:47 +0000 Lorna Simms 738 at https://appetitetoplay.com Clap and Move https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/clap-and-move <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Clap and Move" data-attribute-date="1582570320"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/clap-and-move" data-a2a-title="Clap and Move"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=731&amp;2=favorite" token="Q8i78bfbaw_8tHqI12ajn2NbdlhLoAqbwozTlu4EBlI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Running, jumping, galloping</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Let the kids know that when they hear a certain number of claps (such as three in a row), they have to run to the other side of the space.</li> <li>This will develop listening and rhythm skills. </li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>You can vary the number of claps to indicate a different movement. One clap means run, three claps means jump etc.</li> <li>Instead of varying the number, change the rhythm of the clapping to indicate the signal to move.</li> <li>Once the kids have the idea, a certain clapping routine can be to move and another to stop.<br />  </li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – <a href="https://www.playworks.org" target="_blank" title="Playworks.org">playworks.org</a></p></div> </div> Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:52:00 +0000 Lorna Simms 731 at https://appetitetoplay.com Braised Cabbage & Apples https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/braised-cabbage-apples <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Braised Cabbage &amp;amp; Apples" data-attribute-date="1582568879"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Cabbage grows throughout our province, is very affordable and stores well, so it is available most of the year and keeps in the fridge. The crunchiness of cabbage can be softened for all of us, but especially for kids, by marinating in lime juice or vinegar if making a slaw. But another great side is to cook it slowly to soften and sweeten it—perfect for a winter meal!</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/braised-cabbage-apples" data-a2a-title="Braised Cabbage &amp; Apples"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=750&amp;2=favorite" token="Fkw4GRcoXnFZPni82FOwsYRX3srFhYbkgMHlN3txz2U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="14" class="field__item">14 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Stove top</div> <div class="field__item">Large skillet or pot with a lid</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife </div> <div class="field__item">Large spoon</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> large cabbage, red or green </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> apple </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> water </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Remove the outer leaves and core of the cabbage then chop into slices. Peel and core the apples and chop into small chunks.</p> <p>2. Heat a large skillet on medium heat then add olive oil. Add cabbage and apples and cook stirring often for 5 minutes. Stir in salt and water. Turn heat to low and cover.</p> <p>3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, approximately 10 minutes. Serve warm.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em><br />  </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Cabbage%20WEB.jpg?itok=clReru-s" width="1200" height="627" alt="Cabbage and apples" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Braised Cabbage &amp; Apples </span> </div> </div> Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:27:59 +0000 Lorna Simms 750 at https://appetitetoplay.com Motor development and play in the early years https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/motor-development-and-play-early-years <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Motor development and play in the early years" data-attribute-date="1582140274"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/motor-development-and-play-early-years" data-a2a-title="Motor development and play in the early years"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=737&amp;2=favorite" token="MFIYUmOAeFqesazH25CFjDXNoBpuKZa-6Iljasbj1uY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Children go through a number of stages of development in the early years of life, all that have important impacts on their future movement abilities. Below we discuss a couple of these stages and things to look out for and understand when engaging children in play.</p> <h2>Infancy</h2> <p><br /> In infancy, which is typically defined as between birth and the onset of walking, development of movement takes the form of learning voluntary movements. These movements range from head control and rolling to sitting, crawling and reaching. Play often involves adult engagement, such as tickling and being given objects to explore. We can enable development at this age by allowing the infant lots of tummy time and back time when they are unable to sit, encouraging the infant to roll, reach and move to objects the best they can. When sitting is achieved, providing many objects of different shapes, textures, weights and colours encourages exploration of the environment around them.</p> <h2>Toddlerhood</h2> <p><br /> When an infant learns to walk, they move in to toddlerhood. At the advent of toddlerhood, play is typically a solitary experience, even if other children are around. This solo play allows the child to explore the room or location they are in, and be curious about the objects within that space that they are interested in themselves. This type of play develops touch perception and a broad understanding of the effects of the physical world we live in. <br /> At around 2.5 years of age, we begin to see social interaction between individuals, although it is still minimal. If two children are in an environment together, their play and movements may begin to subtly mimic and copy the other child’s play. This is also the same if an adult plays with a child at this age, reiterating the importance of adult role modelling. This parallel play occurs through observation and imitation of the others movements, but little social interaction arises.</p> <h2>Early childhood</h2> <p><br /> Moving on from toddlerhood, we see early childhood. In this stage, at around 3.5 to 4 years old, children begin to engage in associative play. This form of play is characterised by a group (two or more) of children sharing toys and an awareness of each other, but with no common or group goal for the play. This is why tag games seldom work for children at this age, as the concept of the group running away from a sole person is typically beyond their cognitive ability.<br /> The final stage of play in early childhood is cooperative play. In cooperative play, social units are formed that may involve group ‘leaders’, and play is often purposeful, group oriented and begins to show elements of competition, cooperation and social recognition. </p> <p>Each of these stages has unique characteristics and developmental traits that can inform the play and social behaviours that children exhibit. By using this advice, you can begin to understand and tailor activities to the appropriate developmental abilities of the children in your setting. For example, understanding that a child at 3 years old will still be focused on their own self-interests and has little regard for social interaction enables us to program activities where each individual has a piece of equipment and individual goal to achieve. <br /> For more information on this, you can use search terms such as ‘play’, ‘motor development’ and ‘social influences’.</p> <p>Author – Chris Wright<br />  </p></div> </div> Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:24:34 +0000 Lorna Simms 737 at https://appetitetoplay.com Grated Carrot Salad https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/grated-carrot-salad <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Grated Carrot Salad" data-attribute-date="1582129547"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Children can become hesitant to try new foods and it’s essential to avoid pressuring them to taste, or to reinforce the rejection of the food with wording like “she doesn’t like carrots”. Instead keep offering the food in small amounts, but consider trying it in different forms—like this grated carrot salad instead of steamed carrot coins or roasted carrot fries. A hint of maple syrup and salt really help the carrot and orange flavours shine through!</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/grated-carrot-salad" data-a2a-title="Grated Carrot Salad"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=727&amp;2=favorite" token="YVPfSirNSPrIjcFzZFycZFmli1OE2Eo5YE4NYl_zdIA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="0" class="field__item">0 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Large bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Grater</div> <div class="field__item">Large spoon</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 4 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> large carrots, peeled </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> small orange or mandarin </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> maple syrup </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Grate carrots into the bowl. </p> <p>2. Cut orange and squeeze juice onto the carrots, removing any seeds.</p> <p>3. Stir in maple syrup and salt. Serve immediately or cover tightly and refrigerate to prevent the carrot from browning.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><br /><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em><br />  </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Carrot%20salad%20WEB.jpg?itok=3D0af_eF" width="1300" height="650" alt="Grated carrot salad" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Grated Carrot Salad </span> </div> </div> Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:25:47 +0000 Lorna Simms 727 at https://appetitetoplay.com Raise the Top https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/raise-top <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Raise the Top" data-attribute-date="1581370654"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/raise-top" data-a2a-title="Raise the Top"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=740&amp;2=favorite" token="wk_15COkN4D--8VlmXvoN4s_k3V-y9XyFbmzwLpSECw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Running</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Parachute</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Have all children hold the parachute with two hands.</li> <li>Raise the parachute up and down three times, and on the third time hold the parachute high.</li> <li>While the parachute is in the air, call out two names that have to run under the parachute and out the other side.</li> <li>Repeat this until all children have had a turn.</li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Add more people to the names that are called.</li> <li>Shout the colours of the parachute and anyone holding that colour has to move</li> <li>When you want to finish the activity, say that everyone has to try and get under the parachute!<br />  </li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 21:37:34 +0000 Lorna Simms 740 at https://appetitetoplay.com Valentine’s Beet Smoothie https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/valentines-beet-smoothie <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Valentine’s Beet Smoothie" data-attribute-date="1581363751"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A great way to celebrate Valentine’s (or any other) day with a gorgeously colourful and healthy treat.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/valentines-beet-smoothie" data-a2a-title="Valentine’s Beet Smoothie"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=724&amp;2=favorite" token="4sDYlBVSB6hXXGokfC2vmV9gYjqBjAKPO8mQqtfwscg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="0" class="field__item">0 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">milk (or soy if using unsweetened fortified soy beverage)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Blender</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> beet, peeled and quartered </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> bananas </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> frozen strawberries or raspberries </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> milk or unsweetened fortified soy beverage </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Blend all ingredients together. If it’s too thick, thin with water. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 day. Stir or blend again quickly if needed after refrigerating.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Source: </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Nicole Fetterly, RD</span></span></span></p> <p><em><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</span></span></span></em></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Beet%20smoothie%20WEB.jpg?itok=d8tGkAn2" width="1200" height="400" alt="Beet smoothie" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Valentine’s Beet Smoothie </span> </div> </div> Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:42:31 +0000 Lorna Simms 724 at https://appetitetoplay.com Songs with Actions https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/songs-actions <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Songs with Actions" data-attribute-date="1580161498"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/songs-actions" data-a2a-title="Songs with Actions"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=741&amp;2=favorite" token="2cJo7Rl1lG7_IIfTr8oNxjhdjkIaL0KKL_IhO7ExQhE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>Music and songs are an awesome way to get kids moving in creative and innovative ways. Below are some songs that have actions embedded within the lyrics:</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2>Song                                     Artist</h2> <p>Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance                  Hap Palmer<br /> Tiptoe, Gallop or March                              Andrew Holdsworth<br /> Let’s Go to the Zoo                                         Super Simple Songs<br /> Action Dance                                                     Kate Kuper and Neal Robinson<br /> The Exercise Game #1                                 Mark D. Pencil<br /> Cha Cha Slide                                                    DJ Casper<br /> Shake Your Sillies Out                                  Raffi<br /> Run Baby Run                                                   Caspar Babypants<br /> Cupid Shuffle (Radio Version)                Cupid Shuffle<br />     <br />  </p></div> </div> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 21:44:58 +0000 Lorna Simms 741 at https://appetitetoplay.com Sit, Pass, Play! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/sit-pass-play <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Sit, Pass, Play!" data-attribute-date="1580149490"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/sit-pass-play" data-a2a-title="Sit, Pass, Play!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=730&amp;2=favorite" token="VMtXxJEEpI3S_QRv2hV-CbbnV1SMN3QVv3TD75QACrw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Throwing, catching</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Large, light, soft balls such as a beach ball, paper balls</div> <div class="field__item">A bench or low barrier to pass over</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Sit some participants on one side of the barrier/bench and some on the other.</li> <li>Give all players on one side a ball (or ensure multiple balls are on each side).</li> <li>The object of the game is to pass the ball over the barrier in to space so that the other player has to move to get the ball.</li> <li>Players must be sitting in order to throw the ball over the barrier.</li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>If you have someone who uses a wheelchair and cannot reach down to the ground, have someone available to assist with picking a ball up.</li> <li>Alternatively, consider sitting most participants on chairs and designating some individuals as ‘collectors’ who go and collect the balls and pass them back to anyone sitting.</li> <li>For someone with a visual impairment, obtain a ball with a bell inside or wrap a plastic bag around another type of ball. For this individual, have the ball rolled across a textured line in order for the ball to make noise.<br />  </li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – Adapted from <a href="https://www.playworks.org" target="_blank" title="Playworks">playworks.org</a></p></div> </div> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 18:24:50 +0000 Lorna Simms 730 at https://appetitetoplay.com Baked Tofu https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/baked-tofu <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Baked Tofu" data-attribute-date="1580144591"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Tofu is a great plant-based protein to introduce to children as it’s soft and easy-to-eat and absorbs flavour so well. This method gives the tofu a great texture and the flavour can be adjusted, with the herbs and citrus, to go with other dishes on the table. Serve with whole grains like brown rice, quinoa or barley as well as vegetables, like our Simple Sauteed Greens, steamed broccoli or a  salad. Involve children in making the marinade by measuring or pouring the ingredients, juicing the citrus and even cutting the herbs with small scissors</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/baked-tofu" data-a2a-title="Baked Tofu"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=728&amp;2=favorite" token="5JXyDsCMmXiBGvEsT5MmGEPEgLAwg2d1XJPhcpmi3-M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="45" class="field__item">45 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">soy</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Oven</div> <div class="field__item">9 x 13 baking dish</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Spatula</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 packages ( 350g) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> extra firm or firm tofu </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> juice of 2 lemons or limes </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> soy sauce or tamari </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> chopped fresh herbs (e.g. cilantro, parsley, mint, basil, rosemary) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> water </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> ground black pepper </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Preheat oven to 375F. <br /> 2.    Drain water from tofu package then cut into desired shapes (e.g. 1-inch cubes, long strips, triangles)—just make sure they’re all the same so they cook evenly.<br /> 3.    In baking dish, combine all ingredients then add the tofu pieces and cover well.<br /> 4.    Bake for 45 minutes, flipping once halfway through.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food</em><br />  </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Tofu%20WEB.jpg?itok=P35nYYLz" width="1260" height="630" alt="Baked tofu" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Baked Tofu </span> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:03:11 +0000 Lorna Simms 728 at https://appetitetoplay.com To Fly or Not to Fly! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/fly-or-not-fly <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="To Fly or Not to Fly!" data-attribute-date="1579891290"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/fly-or-not-fly" data-a2a-title="To Fly or Not to Fly!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=726&amp;2=favorite" token="KUabwrl2-_8idlsPGy8JifLX8B679xQ51KWxMQXLZYE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Running</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Leader shouts out ‘ducks fly’ and all the participants run around flapping their wings.</li> <li>The leader continues to shout out things that fly such as ‘eagles fly’, ‘airplanes fly ’, ‘helicopters fly’, ‘pterodactyls fly’, ‘owls fly’ etc.</li> <li>If the leader shouts out something that does not fly, such as ‘cars fly’, ‘people fly’, ‘lions fly’ etc, the children should stop moving as quickly as they can. </li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>If you have a participant who is deaf or hard of hearing, have cue cards of different flying and non-flying things.</li> </ul><p> </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – adapted from playworks.org</p></div> </div> Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:41:30 +0000 Lorna Simms 726 at https://appetitetoplay.com Broiled Grapefruit https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/broiled-grapefruit <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Broiled Grapefruit" data-attribute-date="1579643315"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Winter is citrus season! Celebrate with tasting different citrus fruit from mandarins or clementines to blood oranges and pomelos. Some citrus can be on the sour side and may not appeal to young children. By broiling grapefruit, it makes it sweeter and a nice warm treat on a cold day!</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/broiled-grapefruit" data-a2a-title="Broiled Grapefruit"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=723&amp;2=favorite" token="E8vlwg1wmTxB0bP-hkP9hORKgXJ-Cq4Epx5XSffZ9sU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Oven</div> <div class="field__item">Baking sheet</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife </div> <div class="field__item">Grapefruit knife ( optional)</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 5 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> grapefruit </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 and 1/2 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> maple syrup </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Cut grapefruit in halves through the middle (not through the stem end). Slice a small amount off the rounded peel end of each half to help it sit flat on the baking tray. Using a grapefruit knife (or a paring knife), loosen each section to make it easier to eat.<br /> 2. Lay out all the halves on the baking tray and drizzle each with ½ tsp of maple syrup. <br /> 3. Place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes being careful not to let them brown too much. Serve immediately.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br />  </p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Broiled%20Grapefruit%20TW.jpg?itok=GKODEpvB" width="1300" height="650" alt="Broiled grapefruit" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Broiled Grapefruit </span> </div> </div> Tue, 21 Jan 2020 21:48:35 +0000 Lorna Simms 723 at https://appetitetoplay.com Vary your Veggies https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/vary-your-veggies <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Vary your Veggies" data-attribute-date="1579624539"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/vary-your-veggies" data-a2a-title="Vary your Veggies"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=722&amp;2=favorite" token="_WFYJfKG6UTCF9fNq8xVEFjJNeAhwXbuXc4gK86aUf0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Why do we need variety?</h2> <p>We all get in food ruts—familiarity, acceptability and ease of preparation can all make us serve the same vegetables, in the same way, over and over again. The Harvard School of Public Health states that vegetable variety is just as important as vegetable quantity on our plates. This is due to the different nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants that vary in each kind of vegetable. These nutrients are especially noticeable in the different colours of vegetables and why we often hear the recommendation to “eat a rainbow” of vegetables and fruit. Include them at every meal and snack to meet Canada’s Food Guide recommendations for optimal health.</p> <h2>Here are some ideas to vary your veggies:</h2> <p>•    Mushrooms can be underappreciated in North American cuisine yet provide key nutrients as well as amazing flavour! Mince and substitute them for half the ground meat in any burger, loaf, casserole or sauce recipe. Stuff button or portobello mushrooms with ground almonds, minced onion, tamari, herbs and spices for a side or centerpiece of a meal. Slice a couple of different varieties and sauté in olive oil with minced garlic and a splash of tamari and white wine then spoon onto whole grain bread or crackers. <br /> •    Avocado is filled with fibre and heart-healthy fat and can be used for so much more than guacamole. Spread it on toast with a sprinkle of cheese. Use it in place of mayonnaise in salmon, tuna or egg salad. Puree it for the base of dips and even sweet treats like brownies. Stuff a half with cooked seafood or a black bean and corn mixture for a stunning appetizer or main course.<br /> •    Cabbage comes in so many varieties and is part of the cruciferous family of vegetables, which may play a role in the prevention of some cancers. Rather than your straight-up mayonnaise slaw, make a salad with soy, sesame and cilantro for a flavourful change! Shred cabbage finely as a topping for tacos, burritos or burgers. Use more tender varieties like Napa for wrapping marinated and cooked tofu, tempeh, seafood or chicken. Slice thickly and braise or add to soups and stews.<br /> •    Squash, sweet potatoes &amp; carrots all have the gorgeous orange colour that signifies beta-carotene, an important antioxidant and precursor to vitamin A that we need every day. They all make great fritters when roasted, mashed and mixed with egg, oats, diced onion and spices. Soups, stews, curries and tagines also love the addition of these heartier and somewhat sweet veggies and pair well with warm spices like cinnamon, cumin and cloves.<br /> •    Dark leafy greens are so important to include every day for nutrients like calcium and iron. Check out our Get Your Greens post for loads of ideas: https://www.appetitetoplay.com/get-your-greens  <br /> •    Crudités or raw veggies are such a popular snack for all of us. Mix it up from baby carrots, celery, cucumber and bell peppers with fennel or jicama (pronounced hic-ama), a white-fleshed, juicy and crunchy veggie from Latin America. Or try lightly blanched (or raw) green beans and broccolini. Radishes and grape tomatoes can add beautiful colour! Be cautious of some raw vegetables with children 4 and under who may need them grated or cut smaller to reduce choking risk.</p> <h2>For more information</h2> <p><a href="https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/vegetables-and-fruits/" target="_blank" title="Harvard School of Public Health">Harvard School of Public Health</a><br />  </p></div> </div> Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:35:39 +0000 Lorna Simms 722 at https://appetitetoplay.com DIY Baby Food https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/diy-baby-food <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="DIY Baby Food" data-attribute-date="1579283819"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/diy-baby-food" data-a2a-title="DIY Baby Food"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=719&amp;2=favorite" token="69AXE2scw_MhVhwwtVpGbBfzKcvESLDY3DQoJWKPr8U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2 class="CxSpFirst"><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Why make it?</span></span></span></span></h2> <p class="CxSpMiddle"><span>Around 6 months of age, babies are developmentally ready to start eating solid food. Babies need more nutrients at this age, especially iron, and are also ready for additional textures. Although there are many baby foods available at the grocery store, it’s very simple to make your own. This allows you to quickly progress from smooth to lumpier textures as some babies have a hard time accepting additional textures if they stay on pureed food for too long. Soft and finger foods can also be started at this time. Making baby food also helps introduce your baby to the flavours, herbs and spices that are commonly used at home. To save a busy parent time, , just modify the family foods you’re making by removing their portion before adding salt, hot spices and to make texture modifications. This helps children to learn to eat what their caregivers eat. Always sit with children at meals, for safety, and also for company and role modeling.</span></p> <h2 class="CxSpMiddle"><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Here are some ideas:</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Protein foods </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">are especially important to start with as they are a  good source of iron that 6 month olds need. Cooked or canned and mashed legumes (e.g. hummus, lentil dahl), soft tofu, flaked fish, ground meats (e.g. Bolognese sauce) or mashed, hard-boiled eggs are all appropriate for infants. Add a little water or human milk when serving and use moist cooking methods like poaching and stewing. Quickly progress from pureed and smooth-mashed foods to minced, lumpy-mashed or grated and finger foods.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Avocado.</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> A great food to moisten other foods and a source of healthy fat! Cut into small cubes as a finger food, mash up with protein foods and progress to spreading on a small piece of toast or mashed with lime for guacamole <a>(grownups might want to add cilantro or garlic and a pinch of salt, not to mention some tacos!).</a></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Cooked veggies. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">It’s great to start infants with vegetables alongside fruits so they can develop a love of veggies for a lifetime! Mash soft-cooked vegetables with a bit of water or human milk. Pureed or mashed sweet potatoes or squash with cinnamon can also be used in a curry or tagine for the family. Try lightly cooked green peas or spinach mashed with mint and a splash of olive oil. Make a pureed broccoli or cauliflower soup and thicken with cooked potato or rice or iron-fortified infant cereal.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Freeze leftovers </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">in ice cube trays then pop out and store in a sealed bag or container. Babies may only eat small portions to start. Thaw them in the refrigerator or microwave, not at room temperature.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2 class="CxSpMiddle"><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>For more information</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Check out our resource on how to know when baby is ready to eat and other safety considerations: </span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/babys-first-foods  " target="_blank" title="Babys First Foods"><span><span><span>Baby's First Foods</span></span></span></a></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/te4473" target="_blank" title="Healthlink BC">HealthLink BC </a>also has more information on starting to feed babies.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p class="MsoCommentText"> </p></div> </div> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:56:59 +0000 Lorna Simms 719 at https://appetitetoplay.com Spider's Web! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/spiders-web <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Spider&amp;#039;s Web!" data-attribute-date="1579217680"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/spiders-web" data-a2a-title="Spider&#039;s Web!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=716&amp;2=favorite" token="uYjlrLUIqN2wm_ji7Mik-kpLRC2rniB-qoFWZD7YlmQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Hoop</div> <div class="field__item">Cotton Balls</div> <div class="field__item">Double sided tape</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Throwing</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>Wrap the double sided tape across the hoop to create a ‘spiders web’ inside the hoop circle. </span></span></span></li> <li>Place the cotton balls on the floor for the children to pick up one at a time.</li> <li>Hold the hoop in the air.</li> <li>On your signal, the children pick up a cotton ball and throw it towards the hoop to try and get it to stick on the tape.</li> <li>The game finishes when all the cotton balls (or flies) are on the tape (spiders web).</li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, place the cotton balls on a raised surface such as a table so they are able to reach them.</li> <li>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:34:40 +0000 Lorna Simms 716 at https://appetitetoplay.com Books that Move and Groove! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/books-move-and-groove <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Books that Move and Groove!" data-attribute-date="1578610982"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/books-move-and-groove" data-a2a-title="Books that Move and Groove!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=702&amp;2=favorite" token="POGOroJF7juz-GCsIzLRAIzkTdMMnR1OGMcVSfXJc4s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Books are a great way to have movement ideas in the palm of your hand. Through some creative thinking, many books can be adapted to invite movement. For example, any book that mentions animals can become a movement activity book by encouraging your child to move how they think that animal might. The same can be said for vehicles or dinosaurs!<br /> However, some books come with an invitation to move right in the words and pictures in them. Below are some books to add to your book shelf or loan from the library to turn story time in to play time!</p> <ul><li>Frogs Legs: A Picture Book of Action Verse – George Shannon</li> <li>Wiggle Waggle – Jonathon London</li> <li>Clap Your Hands – Lorinda Cauley</li> <li>Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi </li> <li>(Combine with the song for extra fun!)</li> <li>Barnyard Dance! – Sandra Boynton</li> <li>Move! – Lolly Hopwood, YoYo Kusters, </li> <li>Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones – Sarah Jane Hinder<br />  </li> </ul></div> </div> Thu, 09 Jan 2020 23:03:02 +0000 Lorna Simms 702 at https://appetitetoplay.com Lid Link https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/lid-link <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Lid Link" data-attribute-date="1577562410"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">1-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/lid-link" data-a2a-title="Lid Link"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=698&amp;2=favorite" token="ZF6OHwgqNEfsjezagVS5iWV_OrXswP5LRPIWBpA7IwY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Different size plastic containers and the matching lids</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Coordination, running</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Place a number of plastic containers in one area of the play space. Place the lids in another. Have the children move to the lids and try to match them with the right container lid.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>For younger children, you can place all the objects in the same location so they are able to reach and grab many objects and see if they can match the lids. It is unlikely they will match the lids, but they will enjoy trying!</li> <li>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, place the items on a raised surface such as a table so they are able to reach them.</li> <li>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Sat, 28 Dec 2019 19:46:50 +0000 Lorna Simms 698 at https://appetitetoplay.com Yummy Hot Chocolate https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/healthy-hot-chocolate <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Yummy Hot Chocolate" data-attribute-date="1576793513"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Traditionally topped with whipped cream and marshmallows and packed with added sugar, this version of hot chocolate is just as satisfying and delicious but made with wholesome ingredients. Frothed milk replaces whipped cream for a healthier version. Affordable plastic milk frothers are available at any kitchen or department store. Instead of using crushed candy canes, get the same flavour with a hint of peppermint extract or use cinnamon for a different flavour profile.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/healthy-hot-chocolate" data-a2a-title="Yummy Hot Chocolate"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=697&amp;2=favorite" token="4s5R_8ZOrbrPAKR_-cvWcOsiNg_QighNuEKouPt4O6Y"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">milk (or soy if using fortified soy beverage)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Stove top</div> <div class="field__item">Whisk or spoon</div> <div class="field__item">Heavy-bottomed medium pot</div> <div class="field__item">Heavy-bottomed small pot or microwave safe bowl</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 5 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> whole milk or fortified soy beverage </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> maple syrup </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> unsweetened cocoa powder </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> vanilla or peppermint extract (optional—can also substitute cinnamon) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">1. </span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Whisk 3 cups of milk with maple syrup and cocoa in a medium-sized pot while heating on medium low. Stir frequently to ensure milk doesn’t burn on the bottom. Heat until hot and small bubbles are forming. Do not boil. Stir in vanilla and peppermint extracts.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">2. Meanwhile heat 1 cup of milk in another small pot on medium low, stirring frequently, until hot and tiny bubbles start to form (or microwave in a safe container—check every 30 seconds). Don’t boil. Froth with frother until stiff.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">3. Divide hot chocolate into individual mugs or cups. Test to ensure it’s a safe temperature for children (add more cold milk or ice if necessary). Top with frothed milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/shutterstock_1289684434%20%283%29.jpg?itok=A5f9k-hh" width="1300" height="650" alt="Yummy Hot Chocolate" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Yummy Hot Chocolate </span> </div> </div> Thu, 19 Dec 2019 22:11:53 +0000 Lorna Simms 697 at https://appetitetoplay.com Movement to Music https://appetitetoplay.com/movement-music <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Movement to Music" data-attribute-date="1576087714"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/movement-music" data-a2a-title="Movement to Music"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=691&amp;2=favorite" token="IQkkML1Sn9y0e4Yk3nlv-Ct7SCmC2a_aFmcJB23LzyY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Moving to music is a great way to stay active, have fun and be silly! Learning how to move to the beat or in a different way when the music changes are a great way to be creative and imaginative while developing skills that will last a lifetime. Movement to music is an intentional phrase, rather than ‘dance’. Everyone can move to music, and by incorporating animal movements or other movements you are familiar with you are sure to have a great time and your child will love to see you move. Once you are comfortable, layer on some different elements such as clapping, or put a sequence of movements together.</p> <p><br /> Below is a list of songs from our friends at <a href="https://d10k7k7mywg42z.cloudfront.net/assets/581bb1e5a0b5dd05d4173aa3/Early_Years_Playlist.pdf" target="_blank" title="Be Fit for Life">Be Fit For Life</a> that have been approved for little ears:</p> <p>I Can Do It – Patty Shukla<br /> The Walking Song – The Kiboomers<br /> Stand Up, Sit Down – Patty Shukla<br /> Bean Bag Bounce – Music for Moving<br /> Jump – Patty Shukla<br /> The Freeze Dance – Music for Little People Choir<br /> Twist – Patty Shukla<br /> Animal Rap – Music for Moving<br /> S.T.O.P – Patty Shukla<br /> Wave Your Hands Up High – Music for Moving</p> <p>Source –<a href="https://d10k7k7mywg42z.cloudfront.net/assets/581bb1e5a0b5dd05d4173aa3/Early_Years_Playlist.pdf" target="_blank" title="Be Fit for Life"> Be Fit For Life</a><br /><br />  </p></div> </div> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:08:34 +0000 Lorna Simms 691 at https://appetitetoplay.com Discovery Baskets https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/discovery-baskets <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-0-to-2-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Discovery Baskets" data-attribute-date="1574965481"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">0 - 2</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/discovery-baskets" data-a2a-title="Discovery Baskets"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=687&amp;2=favorite" token="GIu5R69oyeb6fkKhQlh7gV09U1lZLX9YMMg62osgLKI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">reaching, grabbing, coordination</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">A basket</div> <div class="field__item">Between 5 and 20 items around a certain theme</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Fill the basket with items that the children can play with and discover different shapes, textures, sounds and sizes. Below are some ideas for themed baskets:</p> <ul><li>Kitchen – measuring spoons, wooden spoon, baking tray, lemon juicer, whisk etc.</li> <li>Round objects – baseball, orange, wooden ball, wool ball, rolled up socks etc (this can be altered to any shape)</li> <li>Colour basket – all items are the same colour</li> <li>Fruit basket – apples, lemons, limes, oranges, melons etc (a great idea would be to put locally grown fruits or vegetables in the basket, this is also a great opportunity to discuss the importance of locally grown produce)</li> <li>Texture basket – tin foil, paper, tissue paper, cardboard etc</li> <li>Sound basket – bells, drums, xylophones, rattles etc<br />  </li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – CBC.ca</p></div> </div> Thu, 28 Nov 2019 18:24:41 +0000 Lorna Simms 687 at https://appetitetoplay.com Autumn Scavenger Hunt https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/autumn-scavenger-hunt <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Autumn Scavenger Hunt" data-attribute-date="1574891268"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/autumn-scavenger-hunt" data-a2a-title="Autumn Scavenger Hunt"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=686&amp;2=favorite" token="cVJY02tbWPeaIro4SCF_lNNQX13dnLTAijZz4cpirvg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Running, walking</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">printable autumn scavenger hunt (See link below)</div> <div class="field__item">marker, pencil, crayons or dry erase marker</div> <div class="field__item">paper bags or baskets</div> <div class="field__item">duct tape (optional) </div> <div class="field__item">plastic page protector or laminator (optional)</div> <div class="field__item">clipboard (optional)</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Print out the Scavenger Hunt and head in to nature to find the items on the page.</p> <p>Follow this link for the PDF of the scavenger hunt<br /><a href="https://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/printable-autumn-scavenger-hunt" target="_blank" title="Scavenger Hunt">https://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/printable-autumn-scavenger-hunt</a></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    If you want to reuse the scavenger hunt again and again, you can slide the scavenger hunt into a plastic page protector or laminate it. Use a dry erase marker to mark items as you find them.<br /> -    Try putting the list on a clipboard and tying the marker or pencil to the clipboard. This makes the activity easier for kids (and parents—no more lost markers!).<br /> -    Find a basket or paper bags to hold all the scavenger hunt treasures.<br /> -    You could also make a duct tape bracelet (sticky side out) for the kids before heading out. This way, they can stick little bits of beauty they find onto a nature bracelet</p> <p>-    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the location that you select to allow them to participate. Perhaps collect a large pile of objects and bring them to a location with a hard top, such as a basketball court, and spread them out for the children to find.<br /> -    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Notes</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Source – CBC.ca</p></div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Nov 2019 21:47:48 +0000 Lorna Simms 686 at https://appetitetoplay.com Get Your Greens! https://appetitetoplay.com/get-your-greens <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Get Your Greens!" data-attribute-date="1574378390"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/get-your-greens" data-a2a-title="Get Your Greens!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=684&amp;2=favorite" token="xg7G3Nm5bO-vkSZiuwjkKXNM1-6LPU5Fo3YuTsq1N5c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dark leafy greens are one of the most important vegetables we can include every day for optimum health. Kale, chard, collards, spinach, arugula, bok choy, dandelion greens, rapini and mustard greens are some of the main types we can buy and even grow most of the year here in British Columbia. There are also many wild harvested greens that have been part of the traditional indigenous diet for centuries, like stinging nettle and wild watercress. Always ensure you know which wild plants are edible and how to harvest and consume them safely.</p> <p>Many greens, especially kale, can be frozen so that the harvest bounty can be enjoyed through our colder months. Some greens like to be quickly blanched, for 30-60 seconds, in boiling water to prevent them from breaking down and discolouring in the freezer. But kale can also be washed, dried and packed tightly into a zip-seal or vacuum-sealed bag from the raw state. You can also buy greens like kale and spinach already frozen. Look for sales at the grocery store so you can stock up. Check the ingredient list for just the greens and no added salt, sugar or other preservatives or flavourings.</p> <p>Get kids involved in preparing the food if possible to give them an opportunity to feel, smell and possibly taste the greens before they’re added. Even children as young as 1 or 2 years old can tear up leafy greens with their hands.</p> <p>Here are some easy ways to add more greens each day:</p> <p>•    Add frozen chopped kale to salmon, tuna, egg or chicken salad or even mashed potatoes.<br /> •    Add fresh or frozen spinach to a smoothie, scrambled eggs or any type of pasta dish. It can even be pureed and added to baking to make fun “Shamrock” or “Goblin” muffins.<br /> •    Add any dark leafy greens to a soup or stew. Even a canned/packaged variety can be ‘souped up’ with added vegetables and legumes. Consider reading the story “Stone Soup” to encourage them to try it.<br /> •    Make our Simple Sauteed Greens for a tasty side dish for any meal.<br /> •    Grill bok choy or kale (keep them in full leaves/large pieces) that have been marinated for an hour. Try Asian flavours for bok choy like garlic, ginger, tamari and sesame and for kale, try garlic, lemon, olive oil and yogurt.<br /> •    Add spicier arugula or mustard greens (in smaller quantities) to a salad for a little kick! Or crunchy Romaine lettuce—kids often love the texture and milder flavour.</p> <p>For more information and ideas check out the below link:</p> <p><a href="https://www.unlockfood.ca/en/Articles/Cooking/Food-Preparation/All-about-dark-leafy-greens.aspx" target="_blank" title="Get your greens">https://bit.ly/2QHXwsc</a><br />  </p></div> </div> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:19:50 +0000 Lorna Simms 684 at https://appetitetoplay.com Helping Children Play: The Adult Role https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/helping-children-play-adult-role <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Helping Children Play: The Adult Role" data-attribute-date="1574101183"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/helping-children-play-adult-role" data-a2a-title="Helping Children Play: The Adult Role"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=683&amp;2=favorite" token="umdKXUb5oIE7O2RMbirpJEn4kAd78BInueoj31i_ItU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Parents and caregivers play a huge role in their child’s physical literacy development. Not only do you provide opportunities for children to play in safe, stimulating environments, you also expose children to new skills. It’s important to be a positive, active role model, but to also let the child take charge at times and take calculated risks. Early childhood is when children learn by doing. They can only learn “to do” if they have the opportunity for active play. Parents and caregivers can help children play in a number of ways:</p> <p><strong>Set the Stage:</strong> Create an environment where the child is safe from harm, but is also able to take calculated risks. For example, if a child would like to jump from the bottom step, they can perceive that as quite high risk. If you wish to make it ‘safer’, place some pillows or cushions on the floor, but still encourage the activity.  </p> <p><strong>Give them Space:</strong> Children need enough space to run around. Even when there isn’t much indoor space, pushing back the furniture to make room often works. This signals that it’s “time to play”. If space is still an issue, encourage physical activity through different movements, such as jumping, hopping, crawling and rolling. </p> <p><strong>Use Markings:</strong> A simple and cheap way to increase a child’s physical activity is to put markings on the floor. These can be chalk markings on the pavement, or masking tape on the carpet. Straight lines, squiggles or squares all work well. The children see the markings, and spend time walking along them, jumping over them and using them as part of their games.</p> <p><strong>Provide Equipment:</strong> Simple, basic equipment is often best. A few balls, a plastic bat or hockey stick and a wheeled toy are more than enough. Cardboard boxes also work. Introduce toys that children can push and pull. Bright colours help, but aren’t necessary. It’s often better to put out a few toys, and change them every day, than to put everything out all of the time.</p> <p><strong>Join in the Play:</strong> Be active with your children and have fun with them! Let your child experience success, but also don’t let them win or succeed all the time. If you are the goalie, let some goals in, but also pull off some saves. This builds resiliency and helps to develop the cognitive capacity to overcome failure, all in fun and encouraging environment. </p> <p><strong>Don't Shy Away from Repetition:</strong> Children love repetition. Be prepared to play the same thing repeatedly. However, you can play the same game and alter the movements. For example, if you are playing What Time Is It Mr Wolf? Instead of stepping you can jump, hop, crab walk and gallop!</p> <p><strong>Chase and be Chased:</strong> Take turns with children, chasing them and letting them chase (and catch) you. Learning to take turns is an important social skill best learned through physical play.</p> <p><strong>Leave them Alone</strong>: When the child is really engaged in play on their own, let them be. Play doesn’t always have to be adult directed.</p> <p><strong>Actively Supervise:</strong> Active supervision does not have to mean being active. Offering encouraging words and specific feedback on what they are doing are great ways to do this. An easy way to do this is change the statement ‘good job’ to ‘good …’ where “job” is replaced with the movement or task (good jumping, good cleaning, good waiting etc.)</p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Source - adapted from CBC.ca</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/10-easy-ways-adults-can-help-kids-develop-physical-literacy">https://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/10-easy-ways-adults-can-help-kids-develop-physical-literacy</a></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 18:19:43 +0000 Lorna Simms 683 at https://appetitetoplay.com Meals and Snacks from Home https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/meals-and-snacks-home <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Meals and Snacks from Home" data-attribute-date="1573777084"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/meals-and-snacks-home" data-a2a-title="Meals and Snacks from Home"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=682&amp;2=favorite" token="-YXXo2HJ1yY9SZ5kkcljmpRQeYdefqppyrFeedMyXok"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /> As Early Years Providers, you have learned what are recommended foods to serve the children in your care, based on the Canada’s Food Guide approach to healthy eating.  See our post  on <a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/family-tips-eating-well-canadas-food-guide." target="_blank" title="Canada's Food Guide">Canada's Food Guide</a>.</p> <p>However, not all parents have this knowledge or experience with recommended practices for feeding children. Foods selected by parents for their children will be based on their own values and experiences with food relating to culture, economics, religion and possibly nutrition information, whether from a reputable resource or not. It’s important to respect this differing knowledge that parents provide and never to shame a child, or their family, for food sent from home.</p> <h2>Here are some ways to manage foods from home:</h2> <p>•    <strong>Sweet treats. </strong>Although we recommend that sugary treats are not provided by care centres, they may still come from home. It’s important not to shame a child for having this food in their lunch or if they choose to eat it first. It is not your role as an Early Years Provider to classify foods as ‘healthy’ or ‘unhealthy’ to children at this age. A Healthy Eating Policy for your centre can include lists of foods that should come in lunches (e.g. vegetables, fruit, whole grain foods, protein foods) and which ones should not (e.g. sugary beverages, candy, chips, choking hazards, allergenic foods that may put food-allergic children at risk).</p> <p>•    <strong>Lack of Vegetables and Fruit.</strong> There may be many reasons why a parent has not sent these important foods in a child’s lunch. It could be that they are struggling financially or are crunched for time getting to the grocery store. It could be that they have experienced the food waste that can result from picky eaters who do not want to taste certain foods. It could also be based on their own food preferences and the values they have developed around food. Consider implementing a ‘share basket’ where families who are able can contribute vegetables and fruit to share as a group or potentially allocating some funding from the centre (grant funding may also be available in your community) to buy vegetables and fruit to eat as a group. The more we can eat the same foods together, the stronger the effect of peer and caregiver influence will be on those children who may be hesitant to try a new food.</p> <p>•    <strong>Canada’s Food Guide.</strong> This reputable and easy-to-navigate resource should be displayed at your centre for staff, children and parents to see and understand. Or consider sending a copy home with each child (do NOT single out certain children or families) to encourage parents to send foods based on the <a href="https://food-guide.canada.ca/en/" target="_blank" title="Food Guide recommendations">Food Guide recommendations</a>.<br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:18:04 +0000 Lorna Simms 682 at https://appetitetoplay.com Leaf Collector https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/leaf-collector <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Leaf Collector" data-attribute-date="1573161959"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/leaf-collector" data-a2a-title="Leaf Collector"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=681&amp;2=favorite" token="tioTcoywkIDGAOa2Mlk4oYl2DiHKVKHTFhr1llNX_D0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Running, walking</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Leaves</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Find a space outside that has some trees that are dropping their leaves. Select a leaf from the ground and station yourself a small distance away from  where you choose the leaf if possible. Then ask the kids to find a leaf that is:</p> <ul><li>The same size as your leaf</li> <li>Has the same shape</li> <li>Has a different shape</li> <li>Is the same colour</li> <li>Has two different colours on it</li> </ul><p>Be creative and think of new things that the kids can find on the leaves on the ground that are similar or different to the ones on your leaf.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Read a book about falling leaves before the game.</li> <li>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the location that you select to allow them to participate. Perhaps collect a large pile of leaves and bring them to a location with a hard top, such as a basketball court.</li> <li>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.<br />  </li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Thu, 07 Nov 2019 21:25:59 +0000 Lorna Simms 681 at https://appetitetoplay.com Simple Roasted Squash https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/simple-roasted-squash <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Simple Roasted Squash" data-attribute-date="1572910726"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Known as winter squash, these harder varieties like acorn, butternut, kabochi, hubbard and of course, pumpkin, can be stored throughout the season to feed us into the spring. Packed with great nutrients and energy for busy kids, squash is a great addition to the table in the fall and winter and can make a great centerpiece for a plate. Consider roasting a couple of different varieties to allow kids to taste test the difference. Be sure to talk about how squash grow on vines along the ground and throughout most of our province. Save the seeds to roast and taste too!</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/simple-roasted-squash" data-a2a-title="Simple Roasted Squash"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=680&amp;2=favorite" token="yu3r64urmRED9l4TXwsnXDG4fmvPhYTEgbINZZo0PFI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="40" class="field__item">40 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Oven</div> <div class="field__item">Vegetable peeler</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife </div> <div class="field__item">Baking sheet</div> <div class="field__item">Spatula</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 - 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> winter squash like acorn, butternut, kabocha, hubbard </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt and pepper </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Preheat the oven to 450F.<br /> 2.    Peel the squash then cut in half and scoop out the seeds. These can be rinsed and dried, tossed with oil and a sprinkle of salt and roasted as well.<br /> 3.    Cut the squash into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes, toss with olive oil to coat, sprinkle with salt and pepper and spread in an even layer on the baking sheet.<br /> 4.    Roast for 30-45 minutes, stirring after 20 minutes, until crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em><br />  </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/shutterstock_222695038%20%282%29_0.jpg?itok=2tHJeqHa" width="1024" height="512" alt="Roasted Squash" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Simple Roasted Squash </span> </div> </div> Mon, 04 Nov 2019 23:38:46 +0000 Lorna Simms 680 at https://appetitetoplay.com Congee (Jook) https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/congee-jook <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Congee (Jook)" data-attribute-date="1572467122"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Congee is eaten in China at any meal of the day —try it as a comforting alternative to porridge or for those wanting a savoury, rather than sweet breakfast. It can also work for dinner and the egg can be replaced with another protein source, like seafood, tofu or chicken if desired.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/congee-jook" data-a2a-title="Congee (Jook)"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=678&amp;2=favorite" token="dpE8L5oNE_7ZhfE0hgX5EWZzc98D9hASc6eyuhchZD4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="120" class="field__item">120 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">egg, soy</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Sieve</div> <div class="field__item">Stovetop</div> <div class="field__item">Large pot with lid</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Saucepan</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> long-grain brown rice </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3/4 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 7 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> water or low sodium stock </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> extra virgin olive or coconut oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> garlic cloves, minced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> ginger, minced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> green onions, sliced thinly </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> gluten-free soy sauce </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> mirin </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> fresh cilantro, minced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/8 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> ground black pepper, or to taste </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> eggs, soft to hard-boiled to taste (optional) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Wash rice, then combine in a pot with salt and water or stock. Cover and bring to a boil then partially uncover to prevent boiling over. Simmer on medium low heat for 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 50-60 minutes until thickened to a chewy porridge.<br /> 2.    When congee is almost ready, heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add the garlic and green onions and stir until garlic is golden, 3-4 minutes. Add the soy sauce and mirin and cook another 1-2 minutes. Stir in the cilantro and pepper and remove from heat. <br /> 3.    To serve, spoon sauce onto bowls of congee, top with half of a peeled egg if desired.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em><br />  </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Congee_0.jpg?itok=_TXSKjki" width="1024" height="512" alt="Congee" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Congee (Jook) </span> </div> </div> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 20:25:22 +0000 Lorna Simms 678 at https://appetitetoplay.com Vital Vinaigrette https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/vital-vinaigrette-0 <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Vital Vinaigrette" data-attribute-date="1572457800"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Save money and simplify ingredients by making your own easy vinaigrette every week. It keeps in the fridge for a week so make a large enough batch to dress your salads each day. It is delicious on every kind of salad, coleslaw or drizzled over grilled or roasted veggies.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/vital-vinaigrette-0" data-a2a-title="Vital Vinaigrette"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=677&amp;2=favorite" token="2BEfvlvKwyKLq3n-4cNQBJ9ISvyWoaXm99GVfJYsCUU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">3/4 cup</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Mason jar</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> extra virgin olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 tbsps </div> <div class="double-field-second"> apple cider vinegar </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cloves </div> <div class="double-field-second"> garlic, minced or pressed </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> grainy or Dijon mustard </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 tbsps </div> <div class="double-field-second"> honey or maple syrup (optional—do not give honey to children under 1 year) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> each salt and pepper </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Combine all ingredients in a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake to emulsify (a fun job for kids!). Use immediately or refrigerate for up to one week. It will solidify in the refrigerator so pull it out 30 minutes before using and shake to re-emulsify. If short on time, run hot water over the jar to liquefy the oil then shake to re-emulsify.   </p> <p>You can also add 1-2 tablespoons of Greek or whole milk yogurt or ½ an avocado to make a creamy dressing.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em><br />  </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Vital%20Vinagrette.jpg?itok=eCnJGkTp" width="1024" height="512" alt="Vital Vinaigrette" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Vital Vinaigrette </span> </div> </div> Wed, 30 Oct 2019 17:50:00 +0000 Lorna Simms 677 at https://appetitetoplay.com Nursery Rhyme Circuit https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/nursery-rhyme-circuit <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Nursery Rhyme Circuit " data-attribute-date="1572025499"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 to 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/nursery-rhyme-circuit" data-a2a-title="Nursery Rhyme Circuit "><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=676&amp;2=favorite" token="F_JASok4bM5E_4POpGhqthyOF3R_NWihfx1NkMnIXHU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Jumping, walking, running, balance </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Tape or rope to jump over</div> <div class="field__item">Foam blocks or small step to jump off of</div> <div class="field__item">Paper stars and tape</div> <div class="field__item">Solid objects to step up and down on to</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Set up equipment for the 4 nursery rhyme activity stations. Children move around exploring the stations in the circuit, doing the various activities.</p> <p><strong>Jack Be Nimble: </strong>Children jump horizontally over the candlesticks (tape or rope on the floor)</p> <p><strong>Humpty Dumpty: </strong>Children step up on to a small step and jump off.</p> <p><strong>Wee Willie Winkie:</strong> Children step up and down stairs or step up and down on an object</p> <p><strong>Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: </strong>Children jump vertically up and touch stars taped to the wall.</p> <p><strong>The Grand Old Duke of York:</strong> Children squat down low when the men are down and stand up tall on their tip toes when they are up.</p> <p> </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others.</p> <p>-        If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</p> <p>-        For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements</p> <p>-        If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</p> <p> </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – adapted from OPHEA Early Learning Resource</p></div> </div> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 17:44:59 +0000 Lorna Simms 676 at https://appetitetoplay.com Treasure Box https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/treasure-box <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-0-to-2-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Treasure Box" data-attribute-date="1571424550"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">0 - 2</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/treasure-box" data-a2a-title="Treasure Box"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=666&amp;2=favorite" token="4W7Ov-Je0DHBUom-NAoTYeDjtKWUnEvpvO-T7bsvRRA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Sitting, reaching, grabbing</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">A box with low enough sides for a sitting child to reach in to</div> <div class="field__item">Lots of toys and objects with different textures and shapes</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Make a ‘treasure basket’ of everyday household items for your child. The basket should be large enough to store a variety of items, low enough for the sitting child to reach into and strong enough to lean on. Many household items are safe for your child to play and experiment with through banging, touching, tasting. Change the basket contents to vary experiences.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Stay with your child to create a sense of security as s/he explores and to ensure safe play.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Ideas for the treasure box:</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><img alt="Treasure box ideas" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1435d452-37c5-4db0-bb8b-fe185aef2f27" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Treasure%20box%20ideas_0.png" /></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. <br /> -    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.<br /> -    For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements<br /> -    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – adapted from A Guide to Games and Activities by Barnados</p></div> </div> Fri, 18 Oct 2019 18:49:10 +0000 Lorna Simms 666 at https://appetitetoplay.com Play-Based Learning Continuum https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/recommended-practices/play-based-learning-continuum <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recommended-practices department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Play-Based Learning Continuum" data-attribute-date="1571351233"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/recommended-practices/play-based-learning-continuum" data-a2a-title="Play-Based Learning Continuum"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=665&amp;2=favorite" token="Wba8ES4bkR69zn09wyEo5QgpnsaDxuqdEyofBUf6HkA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Through play, children build bridges between ideas and connect feelings, facts and gain new understandings about how the world works through continual, reciprocal interactions with others. Children’s play may be a catalyst to introduce specific learning activities as a bridge whereby educators and children learn together, or as opportunities for children to learn from their own play or with others. Play combined with wise amounts of intentional instruction creates important learning moments. <br /> The continuum of play-based learning allows educators to recognize and value a variety of play experiences. Free play is recognized as valuable to gather information about children’s abilities and proclivities for learning. Direct instruction is effective for specific discrete skills. Guided learning while children play is most effective for a suite of learning goals including metacognition and self-regulation (Alfieri, Brooks, Aldrich &amp; Tenenbaum, 2011)</p> <p><img alt="Play based continuum" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ecb69bf6-cbd6-4c13-a549-2281e649fd6e" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Play%20based%20learning%20chart.png" /></p> <p>Alongside the continuum of play, is a parallel continuum that defines the role of educators from non-obtrusive observation to direct instruction. Play provides a multitude of daily opportunities for intentional teaching when educators can make concrete connections between the children’s play and a specific skill or concept. Sometimes, educators will introduce something new and directly instruct children in how to use a tool or introduce a specific academic concept or skill that can then be connected to their play. In other situations, educators will support the inclusion of children with diverse learning needs by interpreting nonverbal cues or making space in a play scheme for another child. Educators can negotiate the balance of child-directed and educator-guided play depending on the group of children and families. </p> <p>Play-based learning can be described along a continuum from free play, to inquiry, collaborative play, playful learning and learning games. The continuum of play-based learning incorporates the types of play alongside strategies to maximize learning opportunities. <br /> Play that is directed by children allows them to take the lead and to engage and collaborate with each other. They take the lead and engage with the world around them. Play that is extended by conversations and educator resources can extend children’s learning. Play directed by educators with a focus on “just-in-time” instruction give children the cultural tools they need to deepen and widen their play and learning. Children and educators become a community of learners. </p> <p>The continuum of play-based learning is an alternative to simply alternating direct academic instruction with free-play periods. Instead, educators can intentionally design play-based learning experiences from across the continuum with varying degrees of child direction and educator guidance. The type of program and who the children and educators are will influence how the continuum is used. </p> <p>To learn more, see <span><span><span><a href="https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/early-learning/teach/earlylearning/play-today-handbook.pdf">https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/early-learning/teach/earlylearning/play-today-handbook.pdf</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Source: The Play Today Handbook</span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:27:13 +0000 Lorna Simms 665 at https://appetitetoplay.com Cruising Circuit https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/cruising-circuit <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-0-to-2-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Cruising Circuit" data-attribute-date="1569538320"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">1-2</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/cruising-circuit" data-a2a-title="Cruising Circuit"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=653&amp;2=favorite" token="VV6NcL_eQadaOFwoymcCzP7Wu32XqykHXVTHNv2YY3k"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Crawling, walking</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Low furniture and objects such as a chair/couch, large foam blocks and other stable objects for holding on to</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity focuses on the fundamental movement skills of balance, locomotion and coordination.</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Position the objects in a formation so that the child may be able to move from one to the other. Place toys at various places on top of the objects in order to encourage movement. Position the child to stand at the furniture, encouraging the child to move; sideways along the edge of the furniture in both directions; inside a corner; around the outside of a corner, and between two pieces of furniture. </p> <ul></ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Source – adapted from Kids at Play (Australian Capital Territory Government)</span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 22:52:00 +0000 Lorna Simms 653 at https://appetitetoplay.com Simple Sautéed Greens https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/simple-sauteed-greens <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Simple Sautéed Greens" data-attribute-date="1569537447"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Greens are one of the easiest thing to grow in gardens or containers throughout our province in the summer and even in the winter on the coast. Children can build food literacy by helping to tend the plants, harvest the leaves, wash them and tear them into bite-sized pieces. Nutritional yeast is a great way to add flavour and nutrition and minimize the use of salt. If it’s hard to find in your community, a splash of soy sauce or a sprinkle of salt works too.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/simple-sauteed-greens" data-a2a-title="Simple Sautéed Greens"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=652&amp;2=favorite" token="J091Tc-7D4ML8c4zHT3Xfz-ylhdbBY1-HyIqZZtyOBM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="30" class="field__item">30 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Stove top</div> <div class="field__item">Large skillet or frying pan</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> large bunches greens (e.g. kale, chard) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> garlic cloves, minced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> nutritional yeast </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Remove the stems from the greens and rip the leaves into bite-size pieces (a great job for kids of any age!). <br /> 2.    In large skillet, heat olive oil on medium-low then add the garlic. Stir briefly until just turning golden then add the greens.<br /> 3.    Cook, stirring frequently, until the greens are wilted and much of the water has been released and evaporated. Add the nutritional yeast and vinegar.<br /> 4.    Serve warm.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Source: </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Nicole Fetterly, RD</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</span></em></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/shutterstock_789499609.jpg?itok=ycKLP_a5" width="1000" height="667" alt="Simple Sauteed Greens" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Simple Sautéed Greens </span> </div> </div> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 22:37:27 +0000 Lorna Simms 652 at https://appetitetoplay.com Jack in the Box https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/jack-box <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Jack in the Box" data-attribute-date="1569535488"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2-4</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/jack-box" data-a2a-title="Jack in the Box"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=651&amp;2=favorite" token="U9OWk_mZ5qgDcEcut94wXwT7So1SR1NYg2yBpwqNUuM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Jumping</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Give each child a spot or place to stand. Tell the kids they are a jack in the box and have to bend down low until someone opens their lid. When all the kids are squatting, you can open all the children’s boxes at once by shouting a command or go around individually to each child to open their box by tapping them on the shoulder. </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    If a child needs assistance, hold their hands for support in jumping. <br /> -    After the first box is opened, add more jumps when the box opens the next times to build numeracy skills and difficulty<br /> -    Change the movement to hopping<br /> -    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, encourage the child to jump to the best of their ability. This could be by getting low in their chair and sitting back up, pushing out of their seat or other explosive movements (depending on function).<br /> -    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Source – adapted from Kids at Play (Australian Capital Territory Government)</span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 26 Sep 2019 22:04:48 +0000 Lorna Simms 651 at https://appetitetoplay.com Here, There, Everywhere! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/here-there-everywhere <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Here, There, Everywhere!" data-attribute-date="1568831552"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/here-there-everywhere" data-a2a-title="Here, There, Everywhere!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=647&amp;2=favorite" token="pDY3e3o6CF3Tgp2ODxf0PkjMsQjQlSTD1Lq3BuE3ukc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Walking, running</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>On the command <strong>"Here"</strong> the children walk or run to you.<br /> On the command <strong>"There"</strong> the children walk or run in the direction where you point to.<br /> Finally, on the command <strong>"Everywhere"</strong> the children run around wherever they like. </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    Add in movement task before the instructions, such as ‘Jump here’, ‘Gallop there’ and ‘Walk backwards everywhere’.<br /> -    Change the speed of the movements before the instructions, such as ‘Slow here’ and ‘Fast there’.<br /> -    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.<br /> -    For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, make sure to use your whole body to indicate the intended locations, such as pointing at your head for ‘here’, both arms pointing the same direction for ‘there’ and waving arms and jumping up and down for ‘everywhere’.<br /> -    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – modified from OPHEA Early Learning Resource (2017)</p></div> </div> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:32:32 +0000 Lorna Simms 647 at https://appetitetoplay.com Salmon Pasta Salad https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/salmon-pasta-salad <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Salmon Pasta Salad" data-attribute-date="1568146667"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Canned salmon is one of the best pantry staples to keep on hand for a convenient and fantastic source of protein, healthy fats and also calcium if it contains the bones (they become completely soft and mashable in the canning process). Many people in British Columbia have relied on salmon for centuries—we’re so lucky to have this natural resource. Adding in vegetables and whole grain pasta make this a perfectly balanced meal that will appeal to kids and grown-ups! Swap out the vegetables for what’s in season or available in your community (arugula adds a lovely peppery flavour).</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/salmon-pasta-salad" data-a2a-title="Salmon Pasta Salad"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=644&amp;2=favorite" token="jRGRDJy0XEyNwp4W8N37oCJlgY4xz9PWA71IWZTz0UM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="12" class="field__item">12 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">wheat, fish, milk</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Stove top</div> <div class="field__item">Large pot</div> <div class="field__item">Strainer</div> <div class="field__item">Knife </div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Large bowl</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 bag </div> <div class="double-field-second"> (~500 g) whole grain pasta </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> lemons, zested and juiced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 Tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> chives or herbs, chopped finely </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cans </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salmon, drained </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> yellow or red bell pepper, seeded and diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> long English cucumber, diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> broccoli florets, diced </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Cook pasta according to package directions then drain and cool.<br /> 2. Combine oil, yogurt, lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper and chives or herbs in a large measuring cup. Set aside.<br /> 3. Mash salmon lightly in the large bowl to break up any skin, bones or large pieces. Add chopped pepper, cucumber and broccoli. Top with half of the dressing and mix in the pasta.<br /> 4. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days. Serve with remaining half of sauce for those that desire.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br />  </p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/shutterstock_353641031%20%282%29.jpg?itok=uBk7sYDi" width="1024" height="512" alt="Salmon pasta salad" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Salmon Pasta Salad </span> </div> </div> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:17:47 +0000 Lorna Simms 644 at https://appetitetoplay.com Being a Physically Active Parent https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/being-physically-active-parent <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Being a Physically Active Parent" data-attribute-date="1567711449"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/being-physically-active-parent" data-a2a-title="Being a Physically Active Parent"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=641&amp;2=favorite" token="ybjTpw-gtmTSfLeQNbSuqv6-xTB05KRuCIJoJ7b1v3A"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As a parent, finding time for regular physical activity can be a challenge. It is not always easy to balance family and professional responsibilities while taking time for YOURSELF. Too often, the easiest solution is to forget about your own needs. As you probably know, being physically active can protect you from health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, some forms of cancer and depression. In addition, regular physical activity improves the quality of your sleep, gives you energy and helps you manage your stress and anxiety. It can only help you be a better parent!</p> <h2>Tips and advice</h2> <p>There are many benefits to adopting a physically active lifestyle, but you must keep at it. The following tips can help you and your family stay motivated.</p> <p>• Replace certain sedentary activities connected with sitting in front of a screen with short daily sessions of games and exercises adapted to your child’s abilities. Five, 10 or 15 minutes a day are enough to reap the benefits of physical activity.<br /> • Take advantage of daily tasks to keep the whole family active: Do your errands on foot or by bicycle; let your child help you garden, rake the yard or shovel snow, providing appropriate tools, etc. Take every opportunity to get moving.<br /> • Play outside: Go for a walk with the stroller or a sled, follow an obstacle course at a local park, go for a swim, go sliding, etc. A word of advice: choose a pleasant, stimulating setting you would like to visit again.<br /> • Choose a variety of enjoyable seasonal activities.<br /> • Involve your child in the choice of family activities by asking his/her preference:<br /> a game of hockey, a hike through the woods, etc.<br /> • Invite friends or neighbours to participate in your activities.<br /> • Find information about:<br /> - programs and services available in your municipality, in community centres or physical fitness centres: cardio-stroller, water fitness, drop-in daycare etc.<br /> - places where you can rent the equipment required to practice physical activities with a child: baby carriers for hiking, bike trailers for small children, baby sleds, a harness for cross-country skiing, etc </p> <p>Because children learn through imitation, they copy your behaviour and that of others around them. In order to help your child develop a culture of physical activity early on, provide an environment that will give him/her a taste for a physically active lifestyle.<br /> Here’s how:<br /> •   by being physically active yourself<br /> •   by giving your child as many opportunities as possible to play and move vigorously to burn off excess energy<br /> •    by making time, in daily life, for spontaneity and new discoveries in order to appreciate how much fun it is to be active <br />  </p> <h2>For more information</h2> <p><a href="http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/site_web/documents/loisir-sport/Jeux_Exercices_Depliant_VA.pdf" target="_blank" title="Exercise and Have Fun">http://www.education.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/site_web/documents/loisir-sport/Jeux_Exercices_Depliant_VA.pdf</a></p> <p>Source – Exercise and Have Fun! Games and Exercises for Parents and Children<br />  </p> <p> </p></div> </div> Thu, 05 Sep 2019 19:24:09 +0000 Lorna Simms 641 at https://appetitetoplay.com Plant-based Proteins for Children https://appetitetoplay.com/plant-based-proteins-children <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Plant-based Proteins for Children" data-attribute-date="1567535413"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/plant-based-proteins-children" data-a2a-title="Plant-based Proteins for Children"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=640&amp;2=favorite" token="p9FZ3GycvIjIYk9eHVfBPYDZg8gby4Y9eA3_3R_kjZg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The new Canada’s Food Guide recommends we <a>choose protein foods that come from plants more often. Eating plant-based foods regularly can mean eating more fibre and less saturated fat which can have a positive impact on health.</a></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">  As well serving more meals made with plant-based proteins like beans and lentils can be less expensive than those that feature meat and poultry. Introduce children to a wide variety of plant-based protein foods early on (starting at 6 months) and serve them regularly to help them develop a love for them.</span></span></span></span></p> <h2>What to choose:</h2> <ul><li> <strong>Legumes and pulses </strong>(e.g. beans, peas and lentils) are the most sustainable and affordable protein sources on our planet. Legumes add nitrogen to the soil when they grow, making the earth healthier Try making hummus or refried beans or simply snack on edamame (young soybeans). Green peas are also a good source of protein and are come into season in the spring! Add them to pasta dishes, soups or simply pop them in your mouth one by one. Saskatchewan is the world’s largest producer of lentils—try them braised, curried or in soup or salad. Dried legumes are more affordable (keep them away from young children in dried form as they could be choking hazards) but canned are more convenient and just as nutritious. Drain and rinse to help remove added salt and gas-producing starches.</li> <li><strong>Nuts and seeds </strong>are good sources of protein, fibre, healthy fats, and assorted levels of certain vitamins and minerals. Do not give whole nuts and seeds to children under 4 years old as they can be choking hazards. Chop them finely and add them to cereal, porridge, yogurt, baking or as breading. Nut and seed butters are also great but should be spread thinly on crackers, bread or banana as a large chunk of nut or seed butter can form a “plug” that can block the airway. If you are a caregiver, check with the parents before serving nuts to a child. </li> <li>Note:  New recommendations regarding the prevention of food allergies suggest that introducing commonly allergenic foods, like peanuts, earlier (around 6 months) seems especially helpful for reducing the risk of developing allergies to these foods. Suggestions on how to prepare peanut and tree nuts for babies can be found <a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthy-eating/reducing-baby-food-allergy-risk" target="_blank" title="Healthlink Allergy Baby">here</a>.</li> <li>Whole grains like quinoa, oats, buckwheat, barley, wheat, spelt, rye and millet also contain some protein (about 5-6 grams per cup cooked) which can help supplement protein from other sources. <br />  </li> </ul><h2>For more information:</h2> <p><a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/prevent-choking-baby-child https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthy-eating/reducing-baby-food-allergy-risk " target="_blank" title="Healthlink">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/prevent-choking-baby-child</a></p> <p><a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthy-eating/reducing-baby-food-allergy-risk " title="Healthlink Allergy">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthy-eating/reducing-baby-food-allergy-risk </a><br />  </p></div> </div> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 18:30:13 +0000 Lorna Simms 640 at https://appetitetoplay.com Pumpkin Bowling https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/pumpkin-bowling <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Pumpkin Bowling" data-attribute-date="1566501995"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/pumpkin-bowling" data-a2a-title="Pumpkin Bowling"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=679&amp;2=favorite" token="FIfZKPAxSMYugfr6S_1151jDRVODbHZYLrB1Xn1H930"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Throwing, running</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Orange balls (or small pumpkins if available)</div> <div class="field__item">Orange buckets or cups</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Stack or line up the buckets/cups about 2 metres away from a ‘bowling’ line. Participants then roll the ball (or pumpkin) towards the target to knock it down. Encourage the kids to stand the buckets up themselves and move farther away from the target if they were successful.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    Draw faces on the buckets/cups to make them look like jack-o-lanterns<br /> -    Play this game with a larger group by giving each child one bucket/cup and seeing how many times they can knock it down with the ball. <br /> -    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be ready to assist in picking the balls up so they are able to try again.<br /> -    For a participant that has any gross motor limitation that affects their throwing, consider using a ramp for the ball to roll down, wheeling in to a larger ball or kicking a ball. <br /> -    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </p></div> </div> </div> Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:26:35 +0000 Lorna Simms 679 at https://appetitetoplay.com Feeding Toddlers https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/feeding-toddlers <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Feeding Toddlers" data-attribute-date="1566324712"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/feeding-toddlers" data-a2a-title="Feeding Toddlers"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=639&amp;2=favorite" token="R2uQbeUpQDvgV7jNtb0CKbV8BPHSfe2AKY4C5d9tMDc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Children between ages 1-3 are actively developing their relationship with food. Neuronal pathways in the brain are increasing rapidly at this age from every new experience. Provide children with frequent opportunities to explore and taste a wide variety of foods. Canada’s Food Guide is designed for children over 2 years old but the concept of a balanced plate can apply before—always offer vegetables and fruit along with iron-rich protein foods and whole grains.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>What are some challenges?</span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Picky eating can be common at this age as children assert their independence. This is normal. The Division of Responsibility is a way of feeding that can help you support children with their eating and maintain a positive environment at meal time. We have numerous resources on our website, on this topic including helpful phrases you can use. See </span></span></span><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/picky-eating" target="_blank" title="Picky Eating">https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/picky-eating</a></p> <h2><span><span><span>What foods to consider:</span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>•    Family foods, potentially prepared in a slightly different way, are best as children learn what to eat from watching their caregivers and peers. Let older toddlers pick which foods to put on their plate from the foods served. Be mindful that toddlers can sometimes be wary of unfamiliar foods, including mixtures and sauces. Teach children how to politely leave behind unwanted foods on their plate. Consider offering sauces on the side rather than mixed in, if you are serving a new dish to a group of cautious eaters.  Also, be mindful of foods that are choking hazards for those younger than 4—they may need to be cut differently, cooked longer or avoided altogether.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    Finger foods and self-feeding. Children are learning hand-eye and hand-mouth coordination at this age and enjoy eating with their fingers and practicing self-feeding with a spoon. Offer bite-sized pieces of soft finger foods such as cooked legumes, boiled eggs, fish cakes, whole grain well-cooked pasta, whole grain pancakes/muffins, cooked vegetables, avocado and soft fruit (remove pits/seeds). Foods that are easier for toddlers to eat with a spoon tend to “stick to the spoon” Try cooked oatmeal, hummus, congee, lentil dal, squash stew, pureed soups, mashed potato, applesauce, plain yogurt and polenta.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    Iron-rich foods should be offered at each meal to reduce the risk of iron deficiency. Iron rich foods include beef, chicken, turkey, pork and fish,  beans lentils, chickpeas, tofu, eggs, fortified grains, peanut, tree nut and seed butters. Daily consumption of foods rich in vitamin C, such as vegetables and fruit, help to increase the absorption of iron from plant-based sources and eggs.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>•    Breastmilk and breastfeeding continue to provide many benefits to both toddlers and mothers and is recommended for two years and beyond. Support breastfeeding mothers to provide their toddler with expressed breastmilk or to breastfeed or pump on site.  When starting solids, breastmilk can be used to mash new foods into an appropriate texture providing a familiar taste and more nutrition than mashing with water. Breastfeeding can continue to contribute to a toddler’s nutrition, immunity, and feelings of security long after solid foods and cow’s milk have been introduced.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>For more support:</span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/prevent-choking-baby-child" target="_blank" title="Health link prevents choking"><span><span><span>https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/prevent-choking-baby-child</span></span></span></a></li> <li><a href="//www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/iron-health " target="_blank" title="Healthlink and iron health"><span><span><span>https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/iron-health </span></span></span></a></li> </ul><p> </p></div> </div> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 18:11:52 +0000 Lorna Simms 639 at https://appetitetoplay.com Hop, Hop, Hop https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/hop-hop-hop <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Hop, Hop, Hop" data-attribute-date="1565989354"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/hop-hop-hop" data-a2a-title="Hop, Hop, Hop"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=638&amp;2=favorite" token="Hypn8Kui4ZL4w5jKaCXLiDYSrx7lJR9tdmybGoo1-Vg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Jumping, hopping</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Hoops, mats or other pieces of equipment to jump/hop on</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Place 3 hoops in a line, followed by a line of 3 sets of two hoops side by side.<br /> Teach the kids the following poem and then ask the children to hop (one foot) through the single hoops and jump (two feet) through the double hoops:</p> <p>Hop, hop, hop if you feel you want to. <br /> Hop, hop, hop if you feel you can. <br /> Hop, hop, hop if you feel you want to. <br /> Hop, hop, hop if you feel you can. <br /> Change the word of each verse from “hop” to “jump”. </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    If a child needs assistance, hold their hands for support in jumping. <br /> -    After the first box is opened, add more jumps when the box opens the next times to build numeracy skills and difficulty<br /> -    Change the movement to hopping<br /> -    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, encourage the child to jump to the best of their ability. This could be by getting low in their chair and sitting back up, pushing out of their seat or other explosive movements (depending on function).<br /> -    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – adapted from Kids at Play (Australian Capital Territory Government)</p></div> </div> Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:02:34 +0000 Lorna Simms 638 at https://appetitetoplay.com Mexican Corn on the Cob https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/mexican-corn-cob <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Mexican Corn on the Cob" data-attribute-date="1565634440"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">A fun new take on corn-on-the-cob that is absolutely packed with flavour! Cotija cheese is a Mexican white cheese that crumbles like feta. </span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/mexican-corn-cob" data-a2a-title="Mexican Corn on the Cob"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=636&amp;2=favorite" token="sjZQIHfVt8Hs_oSQ8DPEaQMFR-tfWzK9wsmkW1XoOaU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="40" class="field__item">40 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">Milk</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Oven or BBQ</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cobs corn in their husks </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2T </div> <div class="double-field-second"> butter </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cotija cheese (or feta) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> bunch of cilantro, chopped </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> limes, juiced </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><br /> 1. Preheat oven to 350° F  or put barbecue on medium heat. Cook corn in the husk for 40 minutes until tender. Remove from oven and remove husks (corn will be hot so be careful). Cut each cob in half to make 12 servings.</p> <p>2. Rub each cob with butter then sprinkle with cheese, cilantro and lime juice. Serve warm.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em><br />  </p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Mexican%20corn%20for%20web.png?itok=hNW5xXxk" width="1024" height="512" alt="Mexican Corn on the Cob" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Mexican Corn on the Cob </span> </div> </div> Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:27:20 +0000 Lorna Simms 636 at https://appetitetoplay.com Summer Salad https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/summer-salad <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Summer Salad" data-attribute-date="1565285216"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Adding fresh herbs to salad brings the flavour of the garden right into your bowl! Children especially love doing the harvesting. Get colourful with edible flowers like nasturtiums.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/summer-salad" data-a2a-title="Summer Salad"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=634&amp;2=favorite" token="zcGVc6ZA1mV6jAn2UpfE6KS6_lffMKlAw-swcoezwA4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Salad bowl</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> various lettuce or spinach leaves </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> assorted fresh herbs like dill, mint, basil or cilantro </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> other vegetables as desired </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Wash and dry all leaves, herbs and vegetables. Tear or chop into bite-size pieces.<br /> 2. Toss or serve with Vital Vinaigrette or another favourite salad dressing.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Summer%20Salad%20TW.jpg?itok=fo83UOlK" width="1024" height="512" alt="Summer Salad" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Summer Salad </span> </div> </div> Thu, 08 Aug 2019 17:26:56 +0000 Lorna Simms 634 at https://appetitetoplay.com Choosing Milk https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/choosing-milk <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Choosing Milk" data-attribute-date="1564166316"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/choosing-milk" data-a2a-title="Choosing Milk"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=630&amp;2=favorite" token="5yBycaPwvRSwentTGH3C_2ojHZsGwOXZrJN-3P-9hVQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Milk provides important nutrients for a child’s healthy growth and development so it’s important to know about the different types available .  Limit cow's milk and its alternatives to no more than 3 cups (750 mL) per day for children 9 to 24 months old.</p> <h2>How they compare</h2> <p>•    <strong>Breastmilk</strong> is the only food a baby needs for the first 6 months. It has the perfect amount of protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins and minerals for growing babies and contains antibodies that help protect babies against infections. It’s the easiest milk for baby to digest and changes as baby grows to meet their needs. Breastmilk can continue to be offered until age 2 years and beyond along with complementary foods started at about 6 months of age. Give babies and toddlers a vitamin D supplement of 400 IU per day if exclusively or partially breastfed. Store-bought infant formula is the only acceptable alternative to breastmilk prior to 9 months.</p> <p>•    <strong>Pasteurized cow’s milk</strong> is a great source of protein, calcium and vitamin D (which is added in by law). It can vary by fat content from skim or fat-free up to 3.25% fat. At 9-12 months, if baby is eating iron-rich foods, pasteurized whole (3.25%) cow’s milk can be offered in an open cup. Lower fat milk can be given to children over age two years. Choose unsweetened milk over flavoured milks to avoid added sugar. </p> <p>•    <strong>Pasteurized goat’s milk</strong> is also a great source of protein and calcium and an acceptable alternative to cow’s milk when it is not tolerated. Offer pasteurized whole goat milk if it is fortified with vitamin D and folic acid. </p> <p>•    <strong>Fortified soy beverage</strong> is another good source of protein and has added calcium, vitamin D and sometimes vitamin B12 for children over 2 years of age. Choose unsweetened varieties to avoid added sugar. </p> <p>•     <strong>Grain, nut and seed beverages</strong> like almond, cashew, hemp, coconut, oat and rice are low in protein compared to milk and have varying levels of other added vitamins and minerals like calcium. They are not recommended for young children as they do not provide sufficient nutrition and research shows they can have a negative impact on the growth and health of children. </p> <p> </p> <h2>Further Support</h2> <p>Check out HealthLink BC for more information:</p> <p><a href="//www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/babys-first-foods" target="_blank" title="HealthLink BC">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/tn9212 </a></p> <p><a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/babys-first-foods" target="_blank" title="HealthLink BC 2">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/babys-first-foods</a><br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 26 Jul 2019 18:38:36 +0000 Lorna Simms 630 at https://appetitetoplay.com Picky Eating https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/picky-eating <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Picky Eating" data-attribute-date="1563918593"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/picky-eating" data-a2a-title="Picky Eating"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=629&amp;2=favorite" token="UVn5q5Wtwdq7t-Nq3kfTUg9lyymdhtdie_07QUKIBvA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Picky Eating</h2> <p><br /> There are so many reasons why kids refuse to eat. Timing and teething are two big ones, but also age! Usually between 18 and 24 months of age, toddlers start to assert their new-found independence and assertiveness at the table. They also become more cognitively mature and are able to analyze and process detail like colour, texture and taste more than they could previously. So, if your once fantastic eater has suddenly developed picky eating habits, don’t be surprised. It’s completely normal and there is something you can do about it!</p> <p>Setting mealtime rules and boundaries is important in ensuring that the feeding dynamics are clear and that the <a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/ellyn-satters-division-responsibility-feeding" target="_blank" title="Division of Responsibility">division of responsibility</a>  is followed. Your responsibility as a parent is to provide the where, when and what as it relates to feeding. It is your child’s responsibility to decide if and how much food they consume. This allows eating times to be pleasant and positive, while allowing your child to grow predictably.</p> <p>Here are four phrases you can use to help your child become more confident at the dinner table:</p> <p>•    “What was your favourite part of the day?” Take the focus off the food. As soon as you start encouraging your child to eat, the sooner they will start to do the opposite. Instead, keep the pressure off. Ask them about their day and hopefully they will open up — you never know what you might learn! </p> <p>•    “It’s okay if you don’t want to eat, but you still need to come to the table. Meal time is also about family time.” Invite your child to the table for family time — this will help them feel at ease at the dinner table. It’s important to remember that they’re still only little humans. Try viewing food through toddler eyes. If the food you’re offering is new, it might also be overwhelming to your child. Imagine seeing a kiwi for the first time! Don’t become a short order cook or cater to your picky eater, but do remember that food can sometimes be a little scary to kids.  It is a good rule of thumb to always include a food you know your child will eat at every meal. </p> <p>•    “Would you like to serve yourself tonight?” Serving meals family style in serving bowls and allowing children to serve themselves (with help, when necessary) sets the stage for more relaxed and enjoyable family meal times.   Allowing kids to serve themselves takes the pressure off and puts the kids in control of how much they eat.</p> <p>•    “How does your tummy feel?” This question allows your child to communicate if they’re hungry, full or even nervous! The part that parents often find frustrating is actually listening to their child when they say they’re hungry or full. It’s up to your kids to determine if they need more food or if they are done. </p> <p> </p> <p><br /> Source:<br /> Adapted from : <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/parents/learning/view/five-phrases-you-can-use-to-get-your-picky-eater-eating-on-their-own" target="_blank" title="Picky Eating">https://www.cbc.ca/parents/learning/view/five-phrases-you-can-use-to-get-your-picky-eater-eating-on-their-own</a><br />  </p></div> </div> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:49:53 +0000 Lorna Simms 629 at https://appetitetoplay.com Underwater Moves https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/underwater-moves <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Underwater Moves" data-attribute-date="1563229424"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/underwater-moves" data-a2a-title="Underwater Moves"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=628&amp;2=favorite" token="r1YX2-IjS1l6o1tCzykoD-kEgT4U_3FbRh0m4_7_0RY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Balance, body control</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Music</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>Children lie down and relax as they listen to soft music that would give the feeling of being underwater. Children listen to feel the soft, light quality of the music, slowly raising different body parts and letting them drift gently back to the floor.</li> <li>Ask them: "What might you see underwater? What would you feel?" Then, children pretend to listen for the bubble rising up to the surface of the water and make their hands follow the bubbles.</li> <li>Ask the children to pretend their hands are fish and make the fish swim. Ask them: "How do the fish move?" Next, children glide smoothly, quietly around the room, following hands, as the fish swim.</li> <li>Encourage them to move as if they were in an aquarium. Ask children what they will be in the aquarium. Encourage children to move in their own space and explore different ways of moving.</li> <li>Children work in groups of three or four to create an underwater world. They can watch other groups, looking into different aquariums.</li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </li> <li>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</li> <li>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements</li> <li>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – OPHEA Early Learning Resource (2017)</p></div> </div> Mon, 15 Jul 2019 22:23:44 +0000 Lorna Simms 628 at https://appetitetoplay.com Yummy Peach Toast https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/peach-toast <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Yummy Peach Toast" data-attribute-date="1562968104"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Nothing says summer like peach juice dripping down your chin! And we grow an abundance of peaches in BC in the summer. This dish adds whole grains alongside fruit which helps to round out a snack. For a larger meal or a more luxurious dish, consider pairing with our Homemade Ricotta Cheese</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/peach-toast" data-a2a-title="Yummy Peach Toast"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=627&amp;2=favorite" token="-zM9hyx8C23UFF3t48ifkSlqD9TyrODfpksdCpTqZJE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">wheat, milk (if cheese is included)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Oven</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 12 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> 1/2 slices of whole grain baguette </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> ripe peaches, pitted and sliced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> lemons, juiced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> fresh basil or mint (optional) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> Pinch </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt and pepper </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Preheat oven to 350F or put barbecue on medium heat. Grill bread lightly on both sides (2-4 minutes).<br /> 2. Mix together remaining ingredients and spoon onto bread slices<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Peach%20toast%20twitter.png?itok=RdlMKzCT" width="1300" height="650" alt="Peach toast" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Yummy Peach Toast </span> </div> </div> Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:48:24 +0000 Lorna Simms 627 at https://appetitetoplay.com Noodle Hockey https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/noodle-hockey <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Noodle Hockey" data-attribute-date="1562966663"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/noodle-hockey" data-a2a-title="Noodle Hockey"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=626&amp;2=favorite" token="O-uL-Zg-q-DCscUImGODbWLhlytQSR2cF-9IJkmI830"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">gross motor skills, coordination</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Pool noodles</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p><br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Give children a pool noodle and light weight ball. <br /> 2.    Have them try moving the ball around the space with the pool noodle.<br /> 3.    Set up targets for them to try and knock down with the ball.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    Use shorter pool noodles that are easier to control.<br /> -    Try passing the ball between a small group of children.<br /> -    For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. <br /> -    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.<br /> -    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – Adapted from Have a Ball Together <a href="//haveaballtogether.ca/noodle-hockey/" target="_blank" title="Noodle Hockey">https://haveaballtogether.ca/noodle-hockey/</a></p></div> </div> Fri, 12 Jul 2019 21:24:23 +0000 Lorna Simms 626 at https://appetitetoplay.com Build a Fort https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/build-fort <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Build a Fort" data-attribute-date="1562361213"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">0 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/build-fort" data-a2a-title="Build a Fort"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=624&amp;2=favorite" token="WMzrgtzQv8EZVoedSuksuwNZdna1j5pZigaFOmfxIrM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">gross motor skills, self-discovery, creative play, problem solving </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Cushion or pillows</div> <div class="field__item">Blankets or sheets</div> <div class="field__item">Chairs</div> <div class="field__item">Boxes</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Help the children build a fort using cushions, pillows, blankets and more. <br /> 2.    Take turns playing and climbing through the form. <br /> 3.    Take down, and rebuild another day. <br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    Build a fort outdoors with tarps and ropes.<br /> -    Add physical challenges crawl under a chair, slither through a tunnel, in and around the fort.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – Adapted from Have A Ball Together <a href="//haveaballtogether.ca/build-fort/" target="_blank" title="Have a Ball Togethor"> https://haveaballtogether.ca/build-fort/</a><br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 05 Jul 2019 21:13:33 +0000 Lorna Simms 624 at https://appetitetoplay.com Nature Scavenger Hunt https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/nature-scavenger-hunt <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Nature Scavenger Hunt" data-attribute-date="1562102320"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/nature-scavenger-hunt" data-a2a-title="Nature Scavenger Hunt"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=623&amp;2=favorite" token="ybGFiP-aS_mXYVsrKRQKvR6SH9WhVT_-uxSxcob8w9Q"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Language skills, gross motor skills</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Pieces of nature</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Running, Jumping, Balancing</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Collect different pieces of nature from around the outdoor space (e.g. types of leaves, dandelions, pine cones, pebble).<br /> 2.    Lay the items out and have the children go find that item in the space.<br /> 3.    When they find the item, they bring it back and match it up with the items that have been laid out.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    Use pictures of things in nature (e.g. tree, bird, pine cone, stump) and have children find the item.</p></div> </div> </div> Tue, 02 Jul 2019 21:18:40 +0000 Lorna Simms 623 at https://appetitetoplay.com Loose Parts Play https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/loose-parts-play <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Loose Parts Play" data-attribute-date="1560804444"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/loose-parts-play" data-a2a-title="Loose Parts Play"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=620&amp;2=favorite" token="q9FfEQT4swiSxev_W8Yz7eydy2we2Fi6Z6EZOxLKVDo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Loose parts are materials that can be moved, carried, mixed together, sorted and assembled.  They can be used alone or combined with other loose parts.  There are no directions for loose parts play.</p> <h2>Ideas for how to incorporate loose parts into your centre</h2> <p>Try laying a few loose parts out and then wait. Although they may be ignored at first, avoid moving the items closer or starting the interaction. Children will eventually respond to the items in their environment and your loose parts will become a part of their play. The loose parts will spark an idea and provide an opportunity for child-centred play. </p> <h2>Some common items to use as loose parts:</h2> <p><br /> •    Recycled materials<br /> •    Measuring cups<br /> •    Ropes<br /> •    String and twine<br /> •    Magnifying glasses<br /> •    Pulleys<br /> •    Pots and pans<br /> •    Baskets<br /> •    Wooden blocks<br /> •    Paint brushes<br /> •    Dried clay<br /> •    Tree cookies<br /> •    Watering cans<br /> •    Logs<br /> •    Rocks<br /> •    Sand<br /> •    Mounds of snow<br /> •    Planks <br /> •    Treasure tray<br />  </p> <p> </p></div> </div> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 20:47:24 +0000 Lorna Simms 620 at https://appetitetoplay.com Healthy Grilling https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/healthy-grilling <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Healthy Grilling" data-attribute-date="1560797771"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/healthy-grilling" data-a2a-title="Healthy Grilling"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=619&amp;2=favorite" token="P3PCAnlgj32_JmSH45aAEwVGDsbWsOeEV7TD6Uxzw7Y"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As the weather warms up and summer is on the horizon, our love of cooking outdoors awakens from a winter slumber of slow-cooked, comfort foods like stews and casseroles. Cooking over an open fire (or grilling on the barbecue) is what makes human cooking and eating different than other animals. We can eat in a shorter time by cooking our food—most animals have to spend the majority of their day eating raw foods.</p> <p>That said, grilled foods can sometimes be less healthy because of the charring that can occur and the types of foods we often choose to barbecue. The following suggestions can help keep us focused on health while still speaking to our roots as human who love to cook over fire.</p> <h2>How to make grilling healthier:</h2> <p><br /> •    Half your plate (or half your grill!) should be vegetables. Think grilled asparagus spears, bell pepper halves, whole mushrooms, eggplant slices, zucchini boats, tomato halves, cauliflower—the list is endless! Simply brush and sprinkle lightly with olive oil, salt and pepper. For smaller vegetables, consider using a grill basket to keep them from falling through the cracks.</p> <p>•    Choose healthier proteins more often like fish, seafood, chicken, veggie burgers or tofu.</p> <p>•    Make your own burgers from lean or extra lean ground beef. Wild and game meats are also healthier choices. Eating processed meats like wieners, smokies and sausages increases the risk of cancer.</p> <p>•    Marinate protein foods. Using acidic ingredients like lemon juice or vinegar helps protect against the formation of carcinogenic compounds in grilling. And cook on a lower temperature.<br /> •    Kids love food that comes on a stick. Try kebabs made using vegetables like zucchini, tomatoes, onion and mushrooms and proteins like chicken or shrimp.</p> <p>•    Be sure to use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of your proteins to and ensure a safe temperature is reached to avoid foodborne illness. </p> <h2>FOR MORE INFORMATION</h2> <p> </p> <p>Visit HealthLink BC for more information on healthy grilling and food safety:</p> <p><a href="//www.healthlinkbc.ca/hlbc/files/healthyeating/pdf/eating-guidelines-for-cancer-prevention-meat-nitrates-and-barbequing.pdf " target="_blank" title="Healthlink BC ">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/hlbc/files/healthyeating/pdf/eating-guidelines-for-cancer-prevention-meat-nitrates-and-barbequing.pdf</a></p> <p><a href="//www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/te5036" target="_blank" title="Healthlink BC">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/te5036</a><br />  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p></div> </div> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 18:56:11 +0000 Lorna Simms 619 at https://appetitetoplay.com Food-Themed Decorations https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/food-themed-decorations <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Food-Themed Decorations" data-attribute-date="1560790059"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/food-themed-decorations" data-a2a-title="Food-Themed Decorations"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=695&amp;2=favorite" token="mWaLWGwqy8F-O7JKmXkbdEFrr-dU_cty_ISBr2WA04Q"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>WHY DO WE CELEBRATE?</h3> <p>Whether adding festive aromas or colours to your home or tree, using food has been a traditional decoration for holidays across cultures for centuries and is especially common during the darker days of winter when we need more light and colour in our homes.</p> <h3>WHICH FOODS CAN YOU USE FOR DECORATIONS?</h3> <p>•    Cranberries* are grown in abundance in BC and are in season in the early winter. Cranberry strands add beautiful colour to a tree or in a window. With a grown up controlling the needle, thread clear fishing line then have children help pass the cranberries to be speared with the threaded needle. Children can then help push the cranberries along to the end of the strand.<br /> •    Popcorn* strands are a classic addition to a tree. Use unbuttered popcorn (best if it’s sat out for an hour or two so it doesn’t crack) and thread with a needle and fishing line like the cranberry strands above. Keep an eye on children 4 and under who might want to sneak a taste and are at risk of choking.<br /> •    Clove-studded*oranges or mandarins add a wonderful aroma and have been used for centuries to bring strength, good fortune and ward off illness. They are sometimes called pomanders. Children can poke the cloves into the orange peel and a grown up can add a ribbon or fishing line loop for hanging to the top of the orange. If necessary pre-form the holes for the cloves with a toothpick to make it easier for children to add the cloves. For older children, try making patterns with the cloves—like stars, hearts, bells or smiley faces!<br /> •    Cinnamon stick shapes and characters can be created by threading twine through 5 sticks into a star shape or hot gluing on googly eyes and painting on a Santa hat and white beard. Or create a pattern with cinnamon sticks and dried orange slices threaded on twine or ribbon—it provides a great festive aroma! If all that’s too complicated, simply tie ribbon on cinnamon sticks and hang around your space for the wonderful warming aroma.<br /> •    Crisped rice balls coloured in red and green are a beautiful addition to a tree that won’t break if they get knocked off by a pet or small child! Simply add crisped rice cereal to melted marshmallows then add food colouring. Have children form balls (then wash their very sticky hands!), allow to harden then add a ribbon or fishing line loop for hanging.<br />  </p> <p>*Cranberries, popcorn and cloves are potential choking hazards.  Keep an eye on children 4 and under who might want to sneak a taste and swallow them.</p></div> </div> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 16:47:39 +0000 Lorna Simms 695 at https://appetitetoplay.com No Sugar Cranberry Sauce https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/no-sugar-cranberry-sauce <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="No Sugar Cranberry Sauce" data-attribute-date="1560707563"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Native to North America, cranberries grow in abundance here in British Columbia and come into season in the fall, adding a gorgeous hue of ruby red colour to our holiday meals and tables. Most canned or homemade cranberry sauces are full of added sugar to balance the tartness of the cranberries. This recipe brings sweetness naturally from pureed dates. Use this sauce on your holiday tables alongside turkey or a plant-based protein. Or for a festive snack, put a dollop on a whole grain pita chip, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and pop under the broiler for just a minute to melt the cheese.</p> <p>Be sure to engage children about how cranberries grow in bogs on woody vines. These bogs which are then flooded at harvest time to allow the fruit to float to the surface for easy collection . Check out this <a href="https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/cranberries-how-does-it-grow" target="_blank" title="How Cranberries Grow">video</a> for more information.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/no-sugar-cranberry-sauce" data-a2a-title="No Sugar Cranberry Sauce"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=693&amp;2=favorite" token="-aOaqkV6S81fGzaU9SYtouGptGR6-sw6nwSTckbOzTI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="0" class="field__item">0 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Food processor</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> pitted Medjool dates </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> fresh cranberries </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> orange, peeled and seeded </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><br /> 1.    Place dates in the food processor and just cover with boiling water. Allow to soak for 15 minutes then blend into a smooth paste. <br /> 2.    Add the cranberries and orange and puree until smooth.<br /> 3.    Serve immediately, warm on the stovetop if desired, or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD<br /><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/shutterstock_1318144886.jpg?itok=lFD8lpcN" width="1000" height="667" alt="No Sugar Cranberry Sauce" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> No Sugar Cranberry Sauce </span> </div> </div> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 17:52:43 +0000 Lorna Simms 693 at https://appetitetoplay.com Festive Fruity Treats https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/festive-fruity-treats <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Festive Fruity Treats" data-attribute-date="1559771263"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>December is our darkest month and so we celebrate with a variety of cultural and religious holidays from light festivals and the winter solstice to Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. Kids love to get excited for the possibility of snow and the change of season from fall to winter. This festive season is often a time when sugary treats are in abundance wherever we go. Keep the added sugar out of a childcare setting, while still engaging kids with fun foods like these snowmen on a stick.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/festive-fruity-treats" data-a2a-title="Festive Fruity Treats"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=689&amp;2=favorite" token="6eQgobZmz-4xpx7RqAr-wROQT520zbhUmA10Qj8nSC4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child sized portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="0" class="field__item">0 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">wheat if using pretzels (optional)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Tray</div> <div class="field__item">12 Wooden skewers (use blunt ones; if only pointy are available, make sure the point is at the holding, not the eating end)</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 4 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> bananas </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> strawberries </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> carrot </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 24 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> raisins </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> unsweetened dessicated coconut </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> pretzel sticks (optional) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p> </p> <ol><li> Peel the bananas and slice them into ½ inch rounds. Slice the strawberries in half lengthwise into the shape of a pointy hat. Peel carrot and chop into very small cubes for a nose. Chop raisins into quarters (or smaller if they are very large—ensure they are not choking hazards for children 4 and under).</li> <li> Give each child their own plate. Have kids layer 1 strawberry half (point at the top) then 3 banana circles to form a snowman.</li> <li> Have kids place 2 raisin pieces for eyes, a carrot cube for a nose in the top-most banana circle and then a few raisin pieces for buttons in the second and third banana circles. If using pretzels, add them as arms. Let them dust their snowman with coconut ‘snow’ then enjoy immediately!</li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Source: </strong>Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/shutterstock_534312889%20%281%29.jpg?itok=xYXg6Uwb" width="1024" height="512" alt="Festive Fruity Treats" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Festive Fruity Treats </span> </div> </div> Wed, 05 Jun 2019 21:47:43 +0000 Lorna Simms 689 at https://appetitetoplay.com Do You See What I See? https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/do-you-see-what-i-see <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-0-to-2-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Do You See What I See?" data-attribute-date="1559153928"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">0-2</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/do-you-see-what-i-see" data-a2a-title="Do You See What I See?"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=618&amp;2=favorite" token="WfD7hp70zGLjBftY9PnJdThaRN3ECOq-4q1gQ3WsrT0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">vision development; head movement; neck and shoulder muscle strengthening</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Select a toy that has high contrast  (back and white) or is brightly coloured).<br /> 2.    Slowly move the object from one side to the other side while the infant is lying on their back.<br /> 3.    The infant’s eyes will try to follow the object as it moves. <br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    Encourage the infant to reach and grab the object<br /> -    Switch the infant to a tummy time position. <br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – Adapted from Have a Ball Together <a href="https://haveaballtogether.ca/do-you-see-what-i-see/" target="_blank" title="Source – Adapted from Have a Ball Together">https://haveaballtogether.ca/do-you-see-what-i-see/</a></p></div> </div> Wed, 29 May 2019 18:18:48 +0000 Lorna Simms 618 at https://appetitetoplay.com Baked Apples https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/baked-apples <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Baked Apples" data-attribute-date="1559149637"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A classic camping treat that doesn’t involve marshmallows! Bring the fun of camp food indoors with this nutritious dessert or breakfast. Get kids involved by having them fill their own apples. Apples are the number one fruit grown in BC and come in so many different varieties, colours and tastes.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/baked-apples" data-a2a-title="Baked Apples"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=617&amp;2=favorite" token="g8XP8i_8klAumVbwKoIfqHdMJ2aBafIk0gD9DMmtPDY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="30" class="field__item">30 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Oven</div> <div class="field__item">Aluminum foil</div> <div class="field__item">Baking sheet</div> <div class="field__item">Knife </div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 5 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> apples </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> raisins (chop these for children 4 and under to prevent choking) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> shredded unsweetened coconut </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> rolled oats or granola (read labels to choose nut-free if needed) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cinnamon </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Preheat the oven to 375F. Cut apples in half and carve out the core, creating a hollow in the middle of the apple half.<br /> 2.    Place each apple half on a square of aluminum foil. Lay out the toppings in bowls and have kids fill their apple hollows with raisins, coconut, oats and cinnamon. Help them fold their foil into a sealed packet and consider marking with their name.<br /> 3.    Place foil packets on the baking sheet and bake for approximately 30 minutes until the apples are soft and you can pierce them easily with a fork. Allow to cool slightly before serving.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p> </p> <p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Baked%20apple%20Twitter_0.jpg?itok=U_q6bhV4" width="1024" height="512" alt="Baked apples" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Baked Apples </span> </div> </div> Wed, 29 May 2019 17:07:17 +0000 Lorna Simms 617 at https://appetitetoplay.com Promoting the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines in your Centre https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/promoting-24-hour-movement-guidelines-your-centre <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Promoting the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines in your Centre" data-attribute-date="1558120194"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/promoting-24-hour-movement-guidelines-your-centre" data-a2a-title="Promoting the 24-Hour Movement Guidelines in your Centre"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=609&amp;2=favorite" token="UPMqGVTZnPNK0NM4XfDWxSp4yYykCJICgzA2sKDcTGA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>All types of movement matter, and a balance of moving, sleeping and sitting is required for best health. Even if a child is getting enough physical activity in a day, the health benefits can be reduced by too little sleep, or too much sedentary behaviour—especially if that time is spent in front of screens.</p> <p>Share the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines with the caregivers of the children in your centre to help build the best day for their child. Following these guidelines will lead to brains that are more active and better able to learn, think, and have healthy growth. </p> <p>Parents might find the <a href="https://participaction.cdn.prismic.io/participaction%2Feeac3199-872a-4548-8910-c6fa34c6d1f1_participaction-24hour-guidelines-early-years-0-4-general-fact-sheet-en.pdf" target="_blank" title="Fact sheet for 24 Hour Movement Guidelines">fact sheet</a>, <a href="https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/benefits-and-guidelines/early-years-0-to-4" target="_blank" title="Info G for 24 Hour Movement Guidelines">infographic </a>or <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD9jiIISC0c" target="_blank" title="Video link for 24 Hour Movement Guidelines">video </a>helpful for understanding how to build the best day for their child. <br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 17 May 2019 19:09:54 +0000 Lorna Simms 609 at https://appetitetoplay.com Easy Granola https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/easy-granola <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Easy Granola" data-attribute-date="1558115587"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This recipe is easily adaptable if you have children with nut allergies. Compared to store-bought granola, this version is much lower in sugar and fat yet fully packed with flavour and good food.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/easy-granola" data-a2a-title="Easy Granola"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=606&amp;2=favorite" token="GXIGng5BzmtML7zQEvW0EBPoRcPwNn6wyclvPkQwWjI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="40" class="field__item">40 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none unless adding nuts</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">oven</div> <div class="field__item">Large bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Baking sheet(s)</div> <div class="field__item">Spatula</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> slow or rolled oats </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 - 2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> unsweetened, shredded coconut and other chopped seeds or nuts (e.g. pumpkin seeds, pecans) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> brown sugar or maple syrup </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1Tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cinnamon </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 Tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> canola oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cup dried fruit (optional—not recommended for children 4 and under due to choking risk) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">1. Preheat oven to 325F.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">2. Ensure all nuts and seeds being used are chopped small enough to prevent choking in children 4 and under. Mix all ingredients except dried fruit and spread in an even layer on two baking sheets (or if you only have one, cook half at a time).</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">3. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden, stirring every 10 minutes.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">4. Add dried fruit if using. Allow to cool completely before storing in air-tight bag or container. Keeps well in refrigerator for up to 1 month.</span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD<br /><br />  </p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Granola%20twitter.jpg?itok=1VoHvEmK" width="1024" height="512" alt="Easy granola" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Easy Granola </span> </div> </div> Fri, 17 May 2019 17:53:07 +0000 Lorna Simms 606 at https://appetitetoplay.com Overnight Oats https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/overnight-oats <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Overnight Oats" data-attribute-date="1557440159"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>This refreshing breakfast is a nice change from hot porridge as the weather warms up and is a great way to highlight our local and seasonal fruit, like the apples, berries, peaches and plums we grow throughout BC.</span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/overnight-oats" data-a2a-title="Overnight Oats"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=600&amp;2=favorite" token="SlO4JzBPCIS4cdhPf2QnJuf4jlUU2YACinBLWNFZidc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">milk </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Large bowl or container with lid</div> <div class="field__item">Grater</div> <div class="field__item">Large Spoon</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> slow or rolled oats </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> apples, grated ( unpeeled) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> unsweetened shredded coconut </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 tsps </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cinnamon </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 tsps </div> <div class="double-field-second"> pure vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 5 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> milk, yogurt or kefir (*yogurt may need to be thinned with water) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 5 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> additional fresh fruit, like berries, peaches or plums </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Place oats, grated apple, vanilla, cinnamon and milk/yogurt/kefir in a large bowl or container.</p> <p>2. Ensure there is enough liquid to cover the oat mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for a few hours.</p> <p>3. Serve topped with more fresh fruit or consider layering it into a parfait.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Overnight%20oats.jpg?itok=72WL6Q0Y" width="1000" height="658" alt="Overnight Oats" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Overnight Oats </span> </div> </div> Thu, 09 May 2019 22:15:59 +0000 Lorna Simms 600 at https://appetitetoplay.com Mud Kitchen https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/mud-kitchen <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Mud Kitchen" data-attribute-date="1557437973"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2-5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/mud-kitchen" data-a2a-title="Mud Kitchen"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=599&amp;2=favorite" token="jI6BtF9P-6CwIvVY3CJHkN2nKtJz2sNo_IpggaTyIhQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Gross motor skills, imaginative play</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">bowls</div> <div class="field__item">water source (watering can, hose, tap)</div> <div class="field__item">stir sticks</div> <div class="field__item">chalk</div> <div class="field__item">jelly molds</div> <div class="field__item">recyclable containers</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span>1.   Set up the items for the mud kitchen. </span></span></p> <p><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>2.   Leave the children to explore, play and experiment with mud</span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Change it Up/Adaptations/Additional Options<br /> -    Put different ingredients out in the play area (e.g. flowers, leaves, pine needles, wood chips) for children to discover.<br /> -    Set up flat surfaces to be used for preparation of potions.<br /> -    Get different sized containers, bowls, strainers, recycled goods to introduce.<br /> -    For instructions on how to build a mud kitchen visit: <a href="https://earthday.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/How-to-Build-a-Mud-Kitchen.pdf." target="_blank" title="How to build a mud kitchen">https://earthday.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/How-to-Build-a-Mud-Kitchen.pdf.</a><br />  </p></div> </div> </div> Thu, 09 May 2019 21:39:33 +0000 Lorna Simms 599 at https://appetitetoplay.com Mother's Day! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/craft-activities/mothers-day <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-craft-activities department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Mother&amp;#039;s Day!" data-attribute-date="1556907540"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/craft-activities/mothers-day" data-a2a-title="Mother&#039;s Day!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=589&amp;2=favorite" token="AysCCGcOHpCowx8uBJkK5lxg1LTg6fye6P7fRS82Hb8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Celebrating our moms</h2> <p><br /> We should tell our mothers how much we appreciate them and all they do for us every day of the year, but especially on Mother’s Day. This special day occurs on the 2nd Sunday of May in Canada and is classically celebrated with breakfast-in-bed or going out for brunch as well as with handmade cards, gifts and/or bouquets of spring flowers.</p> <h2>Creating Cards</h2> <p><br /> Get children’s creativity flowing by having them brainstorm all the things they love about their moms and the things mothers do each day to take care of their families. Have them draw this in a card or booklet (consider adding captions in the children’s own words that explain the drawing they’ve made). For a food-focused card, have each child draw their favourite dishes or foods mom makes then put them all together in a booklet to send home.</p> <h2>Keepsake Flowers</h2> <p><br /> Help children use tissue paper to make flowery gifts that won’t fade after a few days. Check out this video to see how easy and beautiful they can be: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K59404x4D5w " target="_blank" title="Tissue paper flowers">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K59404x4D5w </a></p> <h2>Edible Gifts</h2> <p><br /> Anything in a mason jar decorated with a ribbon is special! <br /> •    Spice mixes—think Cajun mix or a rub for chicken or fish<br /> •    Hug in a mug--mix seeds like fennel, cardamom, peppercorns, star anise, cinnamon stick and cloves. Add boiling water in a French press or use a strainer. Hot water can be added directly to a mason jar as long you also have a metal spoon in it to conduct the heat so the glass doesn’t break<br /> •    Homemade granola (check out our recipe)<br /> •    Foot or body scrub (although you wouldn’t want to eat that!)—mix equal parts coarse salt and sugar plus coconut oil and a few drops of an essential oil like lavender<br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 03 May 2019 18:19:00 +0000 Lorna Simms 589 at https://appetitetoplay.com Promoting Unstructured Play https://appetitetoplay.com/promoting-unstructured-play <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Promoting Unstructured Play" data-attribute-date="1556231084"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/promoting-unstructured-play" data-a2a-title="Promoting Unstructured Play"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=585&amp;2=favorite" token="qaIMPgc_XozyI48U4pvw6kA0_ZJAFaNN4aYeZ4yTAo8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Unstructured play </em>happens when children follow their instincts, ideas, and interests without an imposed outcome. It may include challenging forms of play, and provides opportunities for exploring boundaries that allow children to determine their own limits in a variety of natural and built environments. Adults may facilitate unstructured play but not prescribe it. The benefits associated with active outdoor play, a component of unstructured play, have been described in the 2018 position statement by ParticipACTION and are supported by the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health.</p> <p>Unstructured play provides a variety of benefits for child health and well-being:</p> <p>•    Physical health and gross motor skills<br /> •    Mental and emotional health<br /> •    Social health and team work<br /> •    Learning and attention at school<br /> •    Resiliency and risk management skills</p> <p>The Canadian Public Health Association has created infographics to share with parents/caregivers that highlight the research about the benefits of unstructured play for healthy child development. </p> <p>Source: Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA). Children’s Unstructured Play Position Statement. March 2019. Available at <a href="https://www.cpha.ca/childrens-unstructured-play" target="_blank" title="Unstructured play">https://www.cpha.ca/childrens-unstructured-play</a>.</p> <p><br />  </p></div> </div> Thu, 25 Apr 2019 22:24:44 +0000 Lorna Simms 585 at https://appetitetoplay.com Floor Squares https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/floor-squares <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-0-to-2-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Floor Squares" data-attribute-date="1556058201"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">0-2</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/floor-squares" data-a2a-title="Floor Squares"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=580&amp;2=favorite" token="fgwjAatDFDWkgc_pm67Md9EZe5Xpr5_JAoRoWN-1I18"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Reaching, crawling</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Tape, squares of fabric in different textures</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Tape squares of fabric in different textures to the ground. <br /> 2.    Children move and explore their environment.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Use carpet swatches, pieces of felt, wash clothes, artificial grass, plastic placemat, fabrics.<br /> 2. Ask children to find a square that is a certain colour or texture.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source –Adapted from <a href="https://haveaballtogether.ca/floor-squares/" target="_blank" title="Have a Ball Together">Have a Ball Together </a></p></div> </div> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:23:21 +0000 Lorna Simms 580 at https://appetitetoplay.com Egg Muffins https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/egg-muffins <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Egg Muffins" data-attribute-date="1556056464"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>These muffins are packed with protein and vegetables and make a convenient, nutritious snack or addition to a meal. Get children involved by having them layer the veggies in the muffin cups and sprinkle the cheese on top. Have an adult pour the egg mixture as it’s easy to overfill the cups.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/egg-muffins" data-a2a-title="Egg Muffins"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=579&amp;2=favorite" token="ZoiDRkc3RvPN-hwsm93mrjAJNJS3_mygVFtsp0PIH04"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="25" class="field__item">25 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">eggs, milk</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Muffin tin and liners</div> <div class="field__item">Mixing bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Grater</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1-2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> large russet potatoes or yams, grated </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> small zucchini, diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> red bell pepper, seeded &amp; diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> yellow pepper, seeded &amp; diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> medium-size tomato, diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2-3 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> fresh spinach, chopped (can also use frozen) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp each </div> <div class="double-field-second"> oregano, thyme, pepper and salt, or Italian seasoning mix </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6-8 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> large eggs </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> milk </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3/4 - 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> grated cheese (sharp cheddar, mozzarella, feta) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease muffin tin or line with silicone cups.<br /> 2.    Layer vegetables of choice, starting with grated potato/yam. <br /> 3.    Whisk together eggs, milk and seasonings and pour slowly over veggies.<br /> 4.    Top with grated cheese. <br /> 5.    Bake for 25-30 minutes, until muffins are light brown, puffy and the eggs are set.<br /> 6.    Let muffins cool for a few minutes before removing from muffin pan.  Loosen gently with knife.  Eat immediately or let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 3 days.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</em></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Egg%20Muffin%20Twitter_0.jpg?itok=rVF9UXL2" width="1300" height="650" alt="Egg Muffins" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Egg Muffins </span> </div> </div> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:54:24 +0000 Lorna Simms 579 at https://appetitetoplay.com Love the Earth: Eat Legumes https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/love-earth-eat-legumes <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Love the Earth: Eat Legumes" data-attribute-date="1555437706"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/love-earth-eat-legumes" data-a2a-title="Love the Earth: Eat Legumes"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=575&amp;2=favorite" token="BlMUcdEl4oJUEcPWDp9_eGkg3LU8P-vysDP91rIlqak"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Earth Day falls on April 22nd each year and is a perfect time to celebrate the bounty the earth provides to us and how we must all do our part to keep it a healthy and thriving place for us to live for generations to come. See our post on <a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/earth-day-activities-april-22nd" target="_blank" title="Earth Day activities">Earth Day activities</a> for ideas to bring this theme into the curriculum for 0 to 5 year olds. Below you’ll find ideas for eating well for the earth!</p> <h2>The best foods for the earth:</h2> <p>•    Legumes and pulses (e.g. beans, peas and lentils) are the most sustainable and affordable protein on our planet. Legumes add nitrogen to the soil when they grow, making the earth healthier. Other farming can deplete the soil of nutrients which need to be added back in the form of fertilizer. Try making hummus or refried beans or simply snack on edamame (young soybeans). Green peas are also coming into season in the spring! Add them to pasta dishes, soups or simply pop them in your mouth one by one. </p> <p>•    Buckwheat is a grain-like seed that has been consumed for centuries and is especially prevalent in the Eastern European and Russian diet. It has a nutty flavour and can be consumed as a grain like rice or oats or ground into a flour and added to pancakes. It is a quick-growing cover crop that suppresses weeds and attracts beneficial insects like honey bees! Check out our post on <a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/birds-bees-butterflies" target="_blank" title="Pollinators">pollinators</a> to learn more about their importance to our food system and environment.</p> <p>•    Eat local and in season. The more we support our local food system, the stronger and more sustainable it can be, helping to ensure we have access to healthy fresh food for generations to come. . Small scale farmers tend to produce a greater variety of foods and use more sustainable farming practices that have fewer negative impacts on the environment. Depending on the spring weather in BC, foods that are starting to grow in our climate are spinach and rhubarb. Other storage crops might also still be local like apples, carrots and onions. Don’t forget about what grows naturally on our lands, in our forests and seas—stinging nettles, dandelions and many seaweeds may be harvested and eaten in the spring. Check with an expert before picking anything wild!</p> <h2>For more information on what’s in season in your area:</h2> <p><a href="http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/fresh-market/whatsinseason " target="_blank" title="What's in Season for Farmer's Markets">http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/fresh-market/whatsinseason </a></p></div> </div> Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:01:46 +0000 Lorna Simms 575 at https://appetitetoplay.com Accessing Dietitians https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/accessing-dietitians <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Accessing Dietitians" data-attribute-date="1555098840"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/accessing-dietitians" data-a2a-title="Accessing Dietitians"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=569&amp;2=favorite" token="Q1ip4CpwiSEWUul_yCtNy3dV6iKF7NDxZZAEFsrJ8QA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Getting credible information</h2> <p>Not all nutritionists have the same education and training. To be sure you’re accessing credible information, always look for a Registered Dietitian (RD). Registered Dietitians attend post-secondary education for 5 years including a hospital or community-based internship. They also have to be members of the College of Dietitians of British Columbia, a governing body that ensures public safety.</p> <h2><br /> Call 8-1-1</h2> <p>Health Link BC Dietitian Services are available for free from anywhere in the province. Call Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and speak to a Registered Dietitian. They even have specialists in pediatrics, allergy and cancer. Their resources on nutrition and eating are also available on their website: <a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/" target="_blank" title="Health Link BC">www.healthlinkbc.ca </a></p> <h2><br /> Other ways to access Registered Dietitians:</h2> <p>•    Try your Public Health Unit—some have Registered Dietitians that are focused on infants, children and youth. They may be able to provide support if you have a child with special nutrition needs in your care.</p> <p>Private Practice Dietitians—these consultants may be able to provide support in meal planning or give talks for parents.</p> <p>Visit <a href="https://www.dietitians.ca/Your-Health/Find-A-Dietitian/Find-a-Dietitian.aspx" target="_blank" title="Dietitians of Canada's Find a Dietitian">Dietitians of Canada’s Find-A-Dietitian</a> database to find support in your community.</p> <p><br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 19:54:00 +0000 Lorna Simms 569 at https://appetitetoplay.com Healthy Poutine https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/healthy-poutine <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Healthy Poutine" data-attribute-date="1554738711"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Poutine is a classic Quebecois dish now served all over Canada in as many variations as you can imagine! The traditional recipe is simply French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy and is often eaten after a day at the Quebec City Winter Carnival. This version uses oven-baked fries, a lighter vegetarian gravy and part-skimmed mozzarella cheese but tastes just as decadent.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/healthy-poutine" data-a2a-title="Healthy Poutine"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=568&amp;2=favorite" token="Hxj_CoG6wXlYszvJnGK2BP-FSGtswqIf_Zg8F2xMCPM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="25" class="field__item">25 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">milk, soy</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Oven</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Large saucepan</div> <div class="field__item">Large spoon</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 4 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> large Russet potatoes </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> Dash </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt and pepper </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cloves garlic, minced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> small onion, minced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> vegetable stock </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cornstarch or flour </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 and 1/2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> part-skim mozzarella cheese, cubed </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Preheat oven to 375F. <br /> 2. Cut potatoes into small wedges or sticks. Toss with 1 Tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Lay out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden, flipping once. <br /> 3. Meanwhile, make the gravy by heating a medium saucepan or skillet on the stovetop. Add the other 1 Tbsp olive oil then the minced garlic and onion. Saute until lightly golden, approximately 5 minutes. Mix the cornstarch into the hot stock then gradually add it into the onion and garlic mixture, whisking constantly until thickened. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed.<br /> 4. Once potatoes are cooked, top with mozzarella cubes and return to oven to just melt the cheese. Serve immediately with gravy drizzled over the cheesy fries (or give children a choice if they want the gravy—some kids don’t like sauces).<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Poutine%20post%20Twitter.jpg?itok=f0v-Hiqg" width="1024" height="512" alt="Healthy Poutine" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Healthy Poutine </span> </div> </div> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 15:51:51 +0000 Lorna Simms 568 at https://appetitetoplay.com Let's Make a Story Walk! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/craft-activities/lets-make-story-walk <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-craft-activities department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Let&amp;#039;s Make a Story Walk!" data-attribute-date="1554502597"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/craft-activities/lets-make-story-walk" data-a2a-title="Let&#039;s Make a Story Walk!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=567&amp;2=favorite" token="x6Dg62zgAaD6eVqMH2-qfoQElRMFzBPGCuNPKWbZUmI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Materials:</h2> <p>A children’s book (or photocopies of a children's book)<br /> Laminator<br /><em>Optional: Something to stick the photocopy page in the ground with</em></p> <h2>How to:</h2> <p>1.    Separate the pages from a book or photocopy the book, then laminate the pages.<br /> 2.    Place the laminated pages on a stick (or something you can put in to the ground with).<br /> 3.    Place those sticks around the yard/outside area/walking trails and read the book as you go find the pages around the space.<br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 22:16:37 +0000 Lorna Simms 567 at https://appetitetoplay.com Canada Day https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/canada-day <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Canada Day" data-attribute-date="1554318838"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/canada-day" data-a2a-title="Canada Day"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=621&amp;2=favorite" token="Kk3luUNMB_355wjgT7Cy7XY4pQd8dQB1m1SwenjS-qI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Celebrate our beautiful nation!</h2> <p>On July 1st every year, we come together as Canadians to honour the history of our country and the day of Confederation or sovereignty (independence) from England. It’s the first official holiday of summer and is marked with picnics, barbecues, outdoor activities and usually an evening of fireworks.</p> <h2>Red &amp; White: our national colours</h2> <p>Our Canadian flag honours our national tree, the maple, with a maple leaf and the colours red and white. Bring these celebratory colours into your centre or celebration with the following ideas:</p> <p>•    Decorate the room—use flags or make your own to adorn the room in red and white<br /> •    Dress in red and white—get everyone wearing matching colours and take a group photo!  <br /> •    Facepaint—paint red maple leaves on cheeks or arms<br /> •    Red &amp; white ribbons or flags—make theme crafts to fly in the air and wave around <br /> •    Learn about Canada—talk about our history as a country from our indigenous populations to settlers from Europe and the eventual establishment of the nation of Canada<br /> •    Sing and play—stand up to sing our national anthem O Canada and consider adding instruments or marching like a band</p> <h2>Fun, healthy foods for Canada Day:</h2> <p>•    Make red and white food—from strawberry &amp; yogurt parfaits to tomato &amp; bocconcini skewers, be sure to choose the colour red from the bounty of red vegetables and fruit <br /> •    Frozen treats—make your own popsicles! Freeze diluted yogurt or milk in popsicle molds, mason jars or paper cups with strawberry chunks or raspberries in them<br /> •    Barbecue/picnic fun without the hotdogs—enjoy classic foods like corn-on-the-cob, potato salad and deviled eggs<br />  </p></div> </div> Wed, 03 Apr 2019 19:13:58 +0000 Lorna Simms 621 at https://appetitetoplay.com Where is it? https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/where-it <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-0-to-2-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Where is it?" data-attribute-date="1553885751"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">1 - 3 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/where-it" data-a2a-title="Where is it?"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=553&amp;2=favorite" token="P1dcPVcbGcSgM1sai7RAwHZSXnrFEWPm6opcw92p39A"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Focusing on Communication and literacies, Focusing on Well-being and belonging</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">A ball and a 3 or more buckets</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Running, hopping, galloping</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Ask the children to stand in a line at one end of the play space.<br /> 2.    At the other end, place the 3 (or more buckets) upside down. Place a ball underneath one of the buckets and move the buckets around. <br /> 3.    Ask the children to move to the bucket they think the ball is under either by running, hopping, galloping, etc. Reveal the answers and start again.<br /> 4.    Next time there is the option to change the movement.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. <br /> -    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.<br /> -    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><br /> Source – Adapted from <a href="https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/167-play-activities-for-12-to-24-months " target="_blank" title="Where is it game"><strong>https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/167-play-activities-for-12-to-24-months</strong> </a><br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 18:55:51 +0000 Lorna Simms 553 at https://appetitetoplay.com Onigiri https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/onigiri <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Onigiri" data-attribute-date="1553880476"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Onigiri</strong><br /> These Japanese rice balls are a favourite of Japanese children and any others who try them. They’re also perfect to get kids involved in food preparation—just be sure they wash their hands well! To build food literacy, talk to children about where and how rice grows and the many cultures around the world that rely on rice.<br />  </p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/onigiri" data-a2a-title="Onigiri"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=552&amp;2=favorite" token="1MzKFqyfQnIiiuRSDpltS4iry-riuCjy8BBQKHuYoDk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="45" class="field__item">45 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">sesame, soy (if using tofu)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Stove or rice cooker</div> <div class="field__item">Medium sized pot</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> brown rice (short grain is preferable) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> Salt </div> <div class="double-field-second"> for sprinkling hands </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> sesame seeds </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> Fillings </div> <div class="double-field-second"> For ex,steamed carrot, diced smoked tofu and/or avocado </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Cook rice according to package directions or in a rice cooker. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.<br /> 2. Wet clean hands and sprinkle lightly with salt. Take 1-2 tablespoons of rice and form into a ball (ping-pong ball size).<br /> 3. Take a piece of filling and stick it into the middle of the ball then gently reshape. Roll the ball in sesame seeds.<br /> 4. Add a small strip of seaweed if desired to hold the ball. Place on a tray lined with wax paper and refrigerate until ready to eat.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Adapted from Food Flair Manual, p. 149</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Rice%20ball.jpg?itok=j6DEoQZx" width="1300" height="731" alt="Japanese rice ball" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Onigiri </span> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 17:27:56 +0000 Lorna Simms 552 at https://appetitetoplay.com Split Pea Soup https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/split-pea-soup <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Split Pea Soup" data-attribute-date="1552691249"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>This traditional soup from Quebec was eaten by early French Canadian explorers and woodsmen because the nutritious ingredients traveled well without need for refrigeration. The soup was flavoured by cooking it with salt pork or in more recent times, a ham bone. This vegan version uses smoked salt or liquid smoke (look for a brand with ingredients that are just smoke and water, not a bunch of other additives) to replace the ham bone. However, even without adding a smoky flavour, this soup still tastes great. Split peas have protein, iron and fibre and are a great food for children to get use to eating regularly</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/split-pea-soup" data-a2a-title="Split Pea Soup"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=537&amp;2=favorite" token="Pm5Un2SjMQGL9nNbr_ETb5UuoLDhc6oDGwwKCSU-4So"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="60" class="field__item">60 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none (or soy if using soy sauce)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Stove</div> <div class="field__item">Large pot</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Large spoon</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> onion, diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 stalks </div> <div class="double-field-second"> celery, diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 large </div> <div class="double-field-second"> carrots, diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> yellow or green split peas </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 8 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> vegetable stock (or water) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> bay leaf </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> smoked salt (or 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp liquid smoke or 2 tsps soy sauce) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium low heat. Add onion, celery, carrot and garlic and saute, stirring often, until softened, approximately 5 minutes. <br /> 2. Add split peas, stock and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover partially and simmer, stirring occasionally, until peas are soft, approximately 40 minutes.<br /> 3. Add salt (or salt and smoke or soy sauce). Adjust flavours as needed and thin with more hot water if it’s too thick.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><span><span>Note: Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Split%20pea%20soup%20post%20ATP%20Mar%2015_%2019.jpg?itok=WDZxoJQ9" width="1300" height="867" alt="Split Pea Soup" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Split Pea Soup </span> </div> </div> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:07:29 +0000 Lorna Simms 537 at https://appetitetoplay.com Save the Savannah https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/save-savannah <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Save the Savannah" data-attribute-date="1552689976"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5 years old</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/save-savannah" data-a2a-title="Save the Savannah"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=536&amp;2=favorite" token="BWBFwpPR-MJhvlFl7nQH3eKyr2PZoFqZv6ZBcz97P4c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Focusing on communication and literacies</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Animal cards, with two of each animal (pairs)</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>Running, Jumping, Galloping, Side Shuffling</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Pass out an animal card to each child.<br /> 2.    The children then have to move around like that animal until they find another child with their matching card.<br /> 3.    When the children find their match, they can balance on one leg (or another movement) until all the matches have been found.<br /> 4.    Give the participants a different card and play again.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    For a modification to this game, have one person move like the animal and one person make the noise of the animal, then try to find their match.<br /> -    For children with gross motor limitations or who are unable to move like the animals, suggest making the noises of the animal instead.<br /> -    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – Adapted from Live 5210 Multicultural Outdoor Activities</p></div> </div> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:46:16 +0000 Lorna Simms 536 at https://appetitetoplay.com Feed the Face https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/feed-face <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-0-to-2-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Feed the Face" data-attribute-date="1551993762"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">1 - 3 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/feed-face" data-a2a-title="Feed the Face"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=534&amp;2=favorite" token="mLm_ljwedwgjPfsZKAML4r4D81WWvjC9s7Bnx0ndWIM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Focusing on engagement with others, materials and the world</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Large piece of paper</div> <div class="field__item">A bucket or shoebox</div> <div class="field__item">Colourful balls or beanbags</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Running</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Place the a variety of colourful balls or beanbags at one end of the room<br /> 2.    Make a large, friendly face on a piece of paper and place it at the other end of the room. Then, place the bucket or shoebox where the “mouth” should be. <br /> 3.    When you say “Feed the Face”, ask the children to pick either a ball or a beanbag and run over to put it in the “mouth” either by walking, running, hopping, etc.<br /> 4.    To make the activity more difficult, ask the children to pick a beanbag or ball that is the same colour as a stated food object. For example, when you say “carrot”, the children will pick an orange object to put in the shoebox or bucket (the mouth).</p> <p> </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p> </p> <ul><li>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </li> <li>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</li> <li>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Thu, 07 Mar 2019 21:22:42 +0000 Lorna Simms 534 at https://appetitetoplay.com Feeding Animals https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/feeding-animals <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Feeding Animals" data-attribute-date="1551986727"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/feeding-animals" data-a2a-title="Feeding Animals"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=533&amp;2=favorite" token="HvDnwoQ-vf1osIvRerfV8nzQ2A7KGQHdIWO1Aul-Wuk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Animals eat too</h2> <p>Building food literacy in the 0-5 age group involves teaching children where food comes from and how it is produced. Raising animals is an important part of food and culture around the world and can be a great activity for kids. Some animals eat meat (carnivores), some eat plants (herbivores) and some eat both (omnivores), just like humans. Animals eat differently than people do—they don’t use cutlery. Explore different ways animals eat.</p> <h2>Consider the following ways to incorporate this theme:</h2> <p>•    Visit a farm.  A dairy or chicken farm is so much fun for children and helps  connect them to where their food comes from.<br /> •    Invite a farmer, or even a neighbor who raises chickens, to visit and discuss what and how the animals are fed.<br /> •    Read books and sing songs. From classics like “Old McDonald Had A Farm”, build in concepts around what the animals eat.<br /> •    Arts and crafts. Draw or paint pictures of animals and what they eat. <br /> •    Matching game. Print out photos of real animals and the food they eat and make a game of matching the food to the animal (e.g. horses and oats or apples; fish and seaweed; birds and seeds; rabbits and lettuce, etc.). <br /> •    Play acting. Have one or two children act as farmers while the other children act like various animals. The farmers have to feed the animals using cut outs of different animal foods.<br /> •    Remember to water! Water is essential to animals’ lives just as it is to humans. </p> <p><br /> More resources:<br /> Enjoy reading this book with children to learn more about what animals eat. “Do Cows Eat Cake? A Book About What Animals Eat” by Michael Dal (2003).<br />  </p></div> </div> Thu, 07 Mar 2019 19:25:27 +0000 Lorna Simms 533 at https://appetitetoplay.com Broccoli or Cauliflower Soup https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/broccoli-or-cauliflower-soup <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Broccoli or Cauliflower Soup" data-attribute-date="1551814196"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Winter is the perfect time for a warming bowl of soup. This basic soup formula can be used for most vegetables so check to see what’s on sale or what needs to be used up from the fridge. The key element of a soup is the base called a “mirepoix”—diced onion, celery and carrot—that is sautéed to build flavour. Then the main ingredient and stock or water are added and any other flavourings like spices. Finally depending on the type of soup, different ingredients can be added to make it thick and creamy like milk, flour, potato, short grain white rice or simply blending half or all of the soup.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/broccoli-or-cauliflower-soup" data-a2a-title="Broccoli or Cauliflower Soup"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=523&amp;2=favorite" token="twDf_xnPuZGYMeAnXM7tbvDvp7EYXriYDtfCvKz_VHg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="30" class="field__item">30 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">milk</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Large pot</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting Board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Large spoon</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 bunch </div> <div class="double-field-second"> broccoli (or 1 head cauliflower) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 stalks </div> <div class="double-field-second"> celery, diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 large </div> <div class="double-field-second"> carrot, diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cloves garlic, minced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> flour </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> stock (or water) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> dried thyme </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> bay leaf </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> milk </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> black pepper </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> grated Cheddar cheese </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Cut broccoli tops into florets. Peel remaining stems and cut into chunks.<br /> 2. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in onion, celery, carrot and garlic and cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Sprinkle with flour and stir until absorbed. Slide pan off the heat and add stock a little at a time stirring after each addition to avoid lumps.<br /> 3. Return pot to heat. Add broccoli stems (or all the chopped cauliflower), thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered and stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove bay leaf. If desired, puree in a blender then return to pot. <br /> 4. Heat soup until hot then stir in broccoli florets. Simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in milk, salt and pepper. Heat another 5 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with a generous sprinkle of cheese.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p>Note: Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/broccoli-V2.jpg?itok=fpfmAk6_" width="1300" height="867" alt="Broccoli in ladle" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Broccoli or Cauliflower Soup </span> </div> </div> Tue, 05 Mar 2019 19:29:56 +0000 Lorna Simms 523 at https://appetitetoplay.com Can you...?? https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/can-you <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Can you...??" data-attribute-date="1551396241"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">18 months - 5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/can-you" data-a2a-title="Can you...??"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=531&amp;2=favorite" token="lIBi0kxV99gVZIbfP26f3Fl5KUz3G-HEGsp9JxrjPOs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Focusing on Well-being and belonging</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Running, jumping, galloping, side shuffling, balancing</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    The leader challenges the children to do different activities by saying “Can You…?”:</p> <p>•    Jump<br /> •    Stand on one foot<br /> •    Run and touch all four walls<br /> •    Squat<br /> •    Jump like a frog<br /> •    Make a star with your body etc.</p> <p>2.    Choose a child to be the leader and ask them to create some “challenges”.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements.</li> <li>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </li> <li>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</li> <li>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – MEGA</p></div> </div> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 23:24:01 +0000 Lorna Simms 531 at https://appetitetoplay.com Carrot Jump https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/carrot-jump <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Carrot Jump" data-attribute-date="1550862855"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3 - 5 years old</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/carrot-jump" data-a2a-title="Carrot Jump"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=522&amp;2=favorite" token="nphahcbTZRVU3Np1Iz3vfhwAjP3ilD3hCi9w5O2E2Ns"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Focusing on engagement with others, materials and the world</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of balance, coordination, and locomotion (jumping, hopping).</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or Outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span>Everyone stands in a circle.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>One child is selected to pick a vegetable or fruit.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>The selected child says the vegetable or fruit and a movement, such as “Carrot Jump”, and then everyone performs that movement.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>The next person has to think of another vegetable or fruit and another movement, such as “Potato Run”.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Continue until everyone has had a turn.</span></span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>To make this easier, have pictures of the vegetable or fruit to remind the children what to say. Also, if the children cannot think of movements, the leader can add the movement after the child has said the piece of food.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – Adapted from Live 5210 Multicultural Outdoor Activities</p></div> </div> Fri, 22 Feb 2019 19:14:15 +0000 Lorna Simms 522 at https://appetitetoplay.com Let's Make Colouring Pages https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/craft-activities/lets-make-colouring-pages <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-craft-activities department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Let&amp;#039;s Make Colouring Pages" data-attribute-date="1550793752"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/craft-activities/lets-make-colouring-pages" data-a2a-title="Let&#039;s Make Colouring Pages"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=529&amp;2=favorite" token="QuwwlwoAxWJuLk_3SsbA5q3hyE6aCLUEGUHeY8v6EMo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong><a href="http://www.letsplaybc.ca/resources/play-colour-lets-play-colouring-book" target="_blank" title="Let's Play Colouring Pages">Let‘s Play</a></strong> has created colouring pages about different parasports (e.g. wheelchair rugby, sledge hockey, power soccer, and more) which can be printed and used in early years settings. </p> <p>These colour pages can help start the conversation, even with children in the early years, about diversity and inclusion of all people of all abilities in physical activity. </p> <p>Try printing off the colouring pages <strong><a href="http://www.letsplaybc.ca/resources/play-colour-lets-play-colouring-book" target="_blank" title="Let's Play website">here</a></strong> !</p> <p>Try having a conversation with children about how our bodies and abilities can be different from each other. That means we might play games and activities differently from each other, but we will all still have fun! It’s important to emphasize that there are a lot of things that make each other similar too, and incorporate that into the conversation. </p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Source – Let’s Play BC</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:02:32 +0000 Lorna Simms 529 at https://appetitetoplay.com Vegetables and Fruits https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/fruits-and-vegetables <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Vegetables and Fruits " data-attribute-date="1549051570"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2 - 5yrs</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/fruits-and-vegetables" data-a2a-title="Vegetables and Fruits "><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=524&amp;2=favorite" token="f8W1RLss9KMS016RDPr1iPCPM9zdGzxr5S61cyypgsE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Focusing on Well-being and belonging </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">A line long enough for everyone to stand on (can be any shape)</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Jumping</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p><br /> 1.    All children stand on the line.<br /> 2.    Designate one side of the line to fruit and one to vegetables.<br /> 3.    The leader calls out either “Fruit” or “Vegetable” and the children jump to that side of the line. You can change the movement if you like to running, hopping or any other type of movement. <br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>-    To make the game harder, you could shout out a particular type of fruit or vegetable and they would jump to the side they think that food is. For example, calling out “carrot” they would jump to the vegetable side.<br /> -    For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. <br /> -    If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.<br /> -    For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements.<br /> -    If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – Adapted from Live 5210 Multicultural Outdoor Activities    <br />  </p></div> </div> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 20:06:10 +0000 Lorna Simms 524 at https://appetitetoplay.com Three Bean Chili https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/three-bean-chili <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Three Bean Chili" data-attribute-date="1549046552"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>A hearty meal packed with plant-based protein and fibre, veggie chili is sure to satisfy.</span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/three-bean-chili" data-a2a-title="Three Bean Chili"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=521&amp;2=favorite" token="Zc5u0EVyjGFYrB_EczQpqtIH6yykrNlIzMXbgAJHKBQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="35" class="field__item">35 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none (or milk if topping with shredded cheese)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Large pot</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Large spoon</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> onion, diced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> ground cumin </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> chili powder </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cloves garlic, minced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 can (28 oz/796mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> diced tomatoes </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> sliced mushrooms </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 large </div> <div class="double-field-second"> carrots, grated </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> quinoa, optional </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> kidney beans, drained and rinsed </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> black beans, drained and rinsed </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> pinto beans, drained and rinsed </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 Tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt, optional </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>1. Heat olive oil in a large pot on medium-heat. Add onion, spices and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, stirring often. Add tomatoes, mushrooms and carrot and cook another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>2. Add quinoa if using and cook 10 more minutes then add the beans and salt.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>3. Cook for 10 minutes or up to 1 hour to let flavours develop.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>4. Serve warm with grated cheese and/or a dollop of plain yogurt and some corn chips.</span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>Source: </strong>Nicole Fetterly, RD</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Father%20and%20daughter%20making%20meal.jpg?itok=HuBC9hNv" width="1300" height="887" alt="Parent making meal with daughter" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Three Bean Chili </span> </div> </div> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 18:42:32 +0000 Lorna Simms 521 at https://appetitetoplay.com Energy Balls https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/energy-balls <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Energy Balls" data-attribute-date="1548460087"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Make a sweet treat without refined sugar by using soaked and pureed dates—nature’s candy! These can be adapted to anything you have on hand in the pantry. They store best in the freezer but are safest for children 4 years and under if they are cut up into small pieces once slightly defrosted.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/energy-balls" data-a2a-title="Energy Balls"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=514&amp;2=favorite" token="HTSQLlJJGihWRcUEUGMwfPwEPAt3xW44P_FwVkLuJns"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-sized portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="20" class="field__item">20 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="0" class="field__item">0 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">dependent on seeds or nuts used</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Food processor</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> pitted dates or prunes </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> unsweetened shredded coconut </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> hemp hearts or sesame seeds </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cocoa powder </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> rolled oats </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> seed or nut butter (dependent on any allergy restrictions) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Soak the dates in boiling water for 30 minutes then drain (reserving the liquid) and puree in a food processor, adding the soaking liquid as needed to form a puree.<br /> 2. Add all remaining ingredients to the dates and process until a thick dough is formed.<br /> 3. Roll into balls (this can be fun to have kids help with!) and put on a tray to eat!<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Note</strong>:  Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/chocolate-balls-824638_1920.jpg?itok=ihMR3Dx0" width="1300" height="1300" alt="Date energy balls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Energy Balls </span> </div> </div> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 23:48:07 +0000 Lorna Simms 514 at https://appetitetoplay.com Cucumber Avocado Soup https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/cucumber-avocado-soup <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Cucumber Avocado Soup" data-attribute-date="1548101474"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Veggies become creamy and refreshing in this chilled soup. Serve with low-sodium corn chips or crackers.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/cucumber-avocado-soup" data-a2a-title="Cucumber Avocado Soup"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=508&amp;2=favorite" token="aKb_5nXhcbLkbcF_GZaXyFh_l2QgWVcoe1hMRjTBKZw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="45" class="field__item">45 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">Milk (optional if yogurt is omitted)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Blender</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board and knife</div> <div class="field__item">Large bowl or pitcher</div> <div class="field__item">Ladle</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> avocados, pitted &amp; peeled </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 large </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cucumber, peeled &amp; seeded if not an English cucumber </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> lemons or limes, zested &amp; juiced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 bunch </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cilantro or mint, stemmed &amp; chopped </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cold water </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> plain yogurt (optional) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1.5 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> ground black pepper </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>1. Cut one avocado and ½ of the cucumber into a small dice. Set aside. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>2. Place all remaining ingredients in blender and puree until very smooth. Transfer to serving bowl or pitcher then mix in the diced avocado and cucumber. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>3. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes until chilled.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>   </span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>Source: </strong>Nicole Fetterly, RD</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/cucumbers-849269_1920.jpg?itok=1URkNM1a" width="1300" height="861" alt="Cucumbers" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Cucumber Avocado Soup </span> </div> </div> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 20:11:14 +0000 Lorna Simms 508 at https://appetitetoplay.com Chocolate Fruit Pops https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/chocolate-fruit-pops <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Chocolate Fruit Pops" data-attribute-date="1548100055"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Keep frozen treats wholesome by making them yourself with fruit and dark chocolate, instead of buying those with artificial colours, flavours and tons of refined sugar<em>.</em></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/chocolate-fruit-pops" data-a2a-title="Chocolate Fruit Pops"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=507&amp;2=favorite" token="c0MF_O2cl109PZOWO4TAIcXhaCjy-HdD2ScoIz-DFio"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="45" class="field__item">45 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">Check the ingredient list on the chocolate!</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Baking sheet (that fits your freezer)</div> <div class="field__item">Parchment paper</div> <div class="field__item">Popsicle sticks or wooden skewers (look for ones that don’t have a sharp end)</div> <div class="field__item">Microwave-safe bowl or double-boiler</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> fruit (e.g. strawberries, pitted cherries, black or raspberries, banana, pineapple) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 ounces </div> <div class="double-field-second"> dark chocolate </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> coconut or canola oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 8 ounces </div> <div class="double-field-second"> Shredded coconut, unsweetened (optional) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1. Prepare fruit by cutting, peeling or pitting if necessary. Assemble by placing either one large piece of fruit, like half a banana, on a popsicle stick or by skewering multiple pieces onto a skewer. Lay on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 15-20 minutes.<br /> 2. Meanwhile, melt chocolate with oil in microwave or over a double-boiler. Lay out coconut in a shallow dish if using.<br /> 3. Remove fruit from freezer and roll or drizzle in chocolate then coconut if using. Freeze again for 30 minutes or until set.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Source:</strong> Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Frozen%20fruit%20popsicles.jpg?itok=WF1BSvWq" width="1300" height="975" alt="Frozen fruit popsicles" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Chocolate Fruit Pops </span> </div> </div> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:47:35 +0000 Lorna Simms 507 at https://appetitetoplay.com Zucchini Ribbons https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/zucchini-ribbons <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Zucchini Ribbons" data-attribute-date="1548099475"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/zucchini-ribbons" data-a2a-title="Zucchini Ribbons"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=506&amp;2=favorite" token="D8OulR18OORdgct9xylUoJDjhhqN9QJ-FxO4VNK5GJ4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Peeler or spiralizer</div> <div class="field__item">Large bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Tongs</div> <div class="field__item">Juicer</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 4 small or 2 small </div> <div class="double-field-second"> zucchini </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> lemon juice or vinegar (apple cider or white wine vinegar work best) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> ½ tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> fresh, chopped herbs (e.g. mint, parsley, dill), optional </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>1. Using the peeler or a spiralizer, process the zucchini into long noodles or ribbons. Top with vinegar or lemon. Allow to sit in refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>2. Season with salt and fresh herbs if using.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>Source: </strong>Nicole Fetterly, RD</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/zucchini-1719561_1920.jpg?itok=SklHW21v" width="1300" height="867" alt="Zucchini slices on plate" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Zucchini Ribbons </span> </div> </div> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:37:55 +0000 Lorna Simms 506 at https://appetitetoplay.com Bundles of Fun with Peaches & Plums! https://appetitetoplay.com/bundles-fun-peaches-plums <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Bundles of Fun with Peaches &amp;amp; Plums!" data-attribute-date="1548097766"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/bundles-fun-peaches-plums" data-a2a-title="Bundles of Fun with Peaches &amp; Plums!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=505&amp;2=favorite" token="8gBUEQ1d1Xwvb-m7adKiXWYIO90nwtIHui9YyqnrY18"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Food literacy is about developing positive attitudes, skills and knowledge about food. Children learn through all 5 senses (touch, smell, sight, hearing, and taste). You can use a defined theme, like Peaches &amp; Plums, and incorporate several of the senses to help children learn about food…and it becomes a bundle of fun! </p> <p><img alt="Peaches and Plums" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="88126c44-7efe-402b-8477-872df359abc3" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Peaches%20and%20Plums.png" /></p></div> </div> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:09:26 +0000 Lorna Simms 505 at https://appetitetoplay.com Family Day! https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/families/family-day <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-families department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Family Day!" data-attribute-date="1547618431"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/families/family-day" data-a2a-title="Family Day!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=519&amp;2=favorite" token="jshFTZzNQ2PiOA7sj0KgQUwHu__UYU8Ln1uRQ9lfoN8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Cook &amp; share a meal together!</h2> <p>Spend quality time as a family, away from screens, by deciding on a recipe and cooking it together. Cooking with children is a great way to teach language, math and science as well as develop food literacy. The more children are involved in selecting and preparing their food, the more likely they will eat well at that meal and develop into healthy eaters for a lifetime. Plus you can make some special memories and start some new or maintain some past traditions.</p> <h2>Cookbooks for kids to get inspired:</h2> <p>1. <strong>The Little Cookery</strong>    By Lottie &amp; Eli Aldarwish (2017, Little Cookery)</p> <p>Age 2+ years</p> <p>Why try it: The cookbook was co-created with the author’s son Eli, so the recipes are guaranteed child-friendly. Graphic recipes make it easy for kids as young as two years to get into the kitchen.</p> <p>Recipes also include ingredient substitutions for children with allergies.</p> <p><br /> 2. <strong>Cook by Colours    </strong>By Brent Currie &amp; Jessie Jarden (2015, Cook By Colours Inc.)</p> <p>Age 2+ years</p> <p>Why try it: Graphic recipes and colour-coded measuring cups make it easy for little ones. The colourful illustrations and fun facts keep cooking fun for children.</p> <p>Each recipe includes additional steps that teach important kitchen lessons like washing the dishes afterwards! This cookbook includes over 60 yummy, child-friendly recipes. </p> <h2>For more support on getting kids in the kitchen</h2> <p>Check <a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/cooking-kids" target="_blank" title="Resource tips for getting kids in the kitchen">here</a> for our resource on tips for cooking with children including what sorts of tasks are appropriate by age. <br />  </p></div> </div> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:00:31 +0000 Lorna Simms 519 at https://appetitetoplay.com Cheese Fondue https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/cheese-fondue <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Cheese Fondue" data-attribute-date="1546991829"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>From the French word “fondre” meaning “to melt”, fondue is a classic Swiss dish perfectly comforting for a cold day. Although classically made with wine, this recipe substitutes milk or stock and lemon juice to provide the acidity necessary to keep the cheese from clumping up. Dip veggies, fruit and whole grain bread for a well-balanced meal or snack.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/cheese-fondue" data-a2a-title="Cheese Fondue"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=525&amp;2=favorite" token="ZY0X3yKjV6LVXrG4l7CFqJ1LmyibKoIZZWpAs-g4EV0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">milk</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Stove</div> <div class="field__item">Double boiler (or a pot with a metal mixing bowl that fits on top)</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> milk or vegetable stock </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> clove garlic, minced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 4 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cheese (e.g. Gruyere, Emmenthal, Swiss and/or cheddar), grated </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsps </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cornstarch </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> juice of one lemon </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> Apples, cut into small pieces </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 5 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> Whole grain bread slices, cut into pieces </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 20 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> Grape or cherry tomatoes, cut lengthwise and into small pieces </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> Green beans or broccoli florets, raw or lightly steamed </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Place an inch or so of water in the pot and heat to boiling. Place the bowl on top, lower the heat then add the milk and garlic to the bowl. Heat very gently over the pot on the stove top until tiny bubbles just start to form. Don’t let it boil.<br /> 2.    Meanwhile, toss the cheese with the cornstarch. Once the milk is warm, add handfuls of the cheese, stirring to melt between additions. Once all the cheese is added and just melted, add the lemon juice.<br /> 3.    Serve immediately with a tray of veggies, fruit and bread to dip. Give children a scoop of fondue in their own small bowl as dipping into a hot pot could be dangerous and messy!<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p>Note:  Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/fondue-708185_1920.jpg?itok=Dpy7r8wG" width="1300" height="865" alt="Cheese Fondue" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Cheese Fondue </span> </div> </div> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 23:57:09 +0000 Lorna Simms 525 at https://appetitetoplay.com Infused Water https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/infused-water <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Infused Water" data-attribute-date="1546628779"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Hydration station! Make a special drink of the day using fresh, local herbs, fruit or vegetables to add fun flavor and colour. <em>Children can help choose the flavour of the day as a reward.</em></span></span></span></p> <p>Water is essential to life and is recommended as the beverage of choice for all of us, especially children. Make refreshing cold water available throughout the day and ensure kids bring a water bottle during outings.</p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/infused-water" data-a2a-title="Infused Water"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=501&amp;2=favorite" token="uhGMEga5fMkW9mqCcI2MX1XZvYQnaxgRlTqOrUu6ELM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="0" class="field__item">0 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">A large drink container or pitcher(s)</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 12 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cups of water </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> Some </div> <div class="double-field-second"> ice cubes </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> Some </div> <div class="double-field-second"> fruits, herbs, or vegetables (see more information in &#039;Instructions&#039; section) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><ul></ul><p><span><span><span>1. Fill container or pitchers with whichever fruit, vegetables or herbs you’d like to try. </span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span>For the fruits, herbs or vegetables, choose from:</span></span></span></h4> <ul><li><span><span><span>Sliced orange (dentists are recommending against lemon/lime due to their high acidity and effect on tooth enamel)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Fresh mint or lemon balm</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Berries or watermelon, sliced to prevent choking</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Cucumber, sliced</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>2. Top with ice then water.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Nicole Fetterly, RD</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/orange-3036097_1920.jpg?itok=Hf0_eteu" width="1300" height="867" alt="Sliced orange that can be used for making infused water." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Infused Water </span> </div> </div> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 19:06:19 +0000 sana.fakih 501 at https://appetitetoplay.com Jack and Jill https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/jack-and-jill <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Jack and Jill" data-attribute-date="1546627130"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/jack-and-jill" data-a2a-title="Jack and Jill"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=500&amp;2=favorite" token="YmBQxHgRz6X-dpftSEs_tpeDBYueDioHN3-fsAINxwI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being and belonging (physical activity); gross motor skill development.</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Bean bags</div> <div class="field__item">Buckets or hoops</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of balance, locomotion (walking, running), and coordination.</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Place beanbags (or other soft objects) around the room.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Have the children stand in a circle and place a bucket in a central location.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Ask the child to find a beanbag and place the beanbag on their head.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>With the beanbag on the child’s head, ask them to walk to the bucket and dump the bean bag in.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>The goal is to work as a team to collect all the beanbags and fill the bucket.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different than other participants.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide an auditory signal to show them where the bucket in the middle of the space is.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Notes</div> <div class="field__item"><h2><strong>Change it Up/Adaptations/Additional Options:</strong></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different than other participants.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide an auditory signal to show them where the bucket in the middle of the space is.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movement</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Source: H</span></span></span><span><span>op, Skip and a Jump</span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 18:38:50 +0000 sana.fakih 500 at https://appetitetoplay.com Arbor Day https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/arbor-day <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Arbor Day" data-attribute-date="1546383916"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/arbor-day" data-a2a-title="Arbor Day"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=511&amp;2=favorite" token="7mRLAs6qQq_LXUIqtg_3QtTrXC57qlHK5i3nuAM2_w4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Tu B’Shevat</h2> <p>Jewish communities in Canada and around the world celebrate Tu B’Shevat on the 15th day of the month of Shevat in the Jewish calendar. In 2019, it falls on January 21st. It is known as the New Year for Trees and it is common to eat fruit and in some parts of the world to also plant trees.</p> <h2>Here are the fruits most commonly eaten:</h2> <p>•    Dates—these could be a choking hazard for children 4 years and under. Consider soaking and pureeing them to use as a base for a healthy dessert like Energy Balls (see our recipe section).<br /> •    Grapes symbolize beauty. Cut grapes lengthwise and into small pieces for children 4 years and under. <br /> •    Pomegranates are the majestic fruit. If the seeds are too challenging for younger children, consider using the bright pink flesh to ‘colour’ water <br /> •    Figs symbolize endurance or longevity.<br /> •    Olives and especially their oil are considered the foundation of life.  Cut pitted olives lengthwise and into small pieces for children 4 years and under. Or serve extra virgin olive oil as a dip for whole grain bread.</p> <h2>Celebrate protecting the earth</h2> <p><br /> Many communities organize ecological activities and events that express dedication to protecting the earth and the bounty it provides. Consider an arts and crafts project around trees! Have children draw, paint or cut and glue to create a beautiful tree. Show pictures of how the above fruits are grown and harvested from trees or vines. Learning where our food comes from is a key aspect of food literacy for 0-5 year olds.</p></div> </div> Tue, 01 Jan 2019 23:05:16 +0000 Lorna Simms 511 at https://appetitetoplay.com Chinese New Year https://appetitetoplay.com/chinese-new-year <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Chinese New Year" data-attribute-date="1546383365"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/chinese-new-year" data-a2a-title="Chinese New Year"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=510&amp;2=favorite" token="O96vQICqAVv_5QoyzGxoXvOVNPdEhftOit5Ib_Pj0X8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Gung Hay Fat Choy!</h2> <p><br /> Chinese New Year occurs between January 21st and February 20th (in 2019 it falls on February 5th) and is the most popular holiday celebration in China and in Chinese communities around the world, including our large Chinese population here in British Columbia. Celebrate this 3,000 year-old tradition with decorations and delicious food that is full of symbolism. Many foods are chosen because the word for them sounds similar to words for luck, prosperity and good fortune or their shape is symbolic.</p> <h2>Decorate with red</h2> <p>Red is the colour of joy and good fortune and is used in abundance in New Year celebrations. String up red lanterns and other red paper cut-outs of auspicious symbols like grains which represent a good harvest. Hand out pretend paper money in red envelopes. Dress up in red clothes.</p> <p>Enjoy these traditional foods:</p> <p>•    Mixed vegetables symbolize family harmony.<br /> •    Lettuce dishes sound like the words “to make money”.<br /> •    Noodles symbolize longevity.<br /> •    Dumplings symbolize wealth and togetherness due to their shape like an ancient gold nugget.<br /> •    Sticky Rice symbolizes unity.<br /> •    Oranges, mandarins, kumquats and pomelos represent wholeness due to their round shape.</p> <h2>Celebrate food and agriculture</h2> <p>On the eighth day of the New Year, it is common to celebrate the importance of food and agriculture. Family feasts are key as is visiting farms to learn about crops and cultivation. It may be a challenge to visit a farm in BC in February so look at photos or a book about farming. Or if you’re in an urban area, visit the city’s Chinatown—Victoria has the oldest one in Canada and it is a National Historic site.</p> <p>For more ideas and to learn about the Chinese calendar:<br /><a href="https://chinesenewyear.net/" target="_blank" title="Chinese New Year">https://chinesenewyear.net/ </a><br />  </p></div> </div> Tue, 01 Jan 2019 22:56:05 +0000 Lorna Simms 510 at https://appetitetoplay.com Valentine's Day https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/valentines-day <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Valentine&amp;#039;s Day" data-attribute-date="1546382486"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/valentines-day" data-a2a-title="Valentine&#039;s Day"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=518&amp;2=favorite" token="ej2m4-jgv8ZfQQx9lfgbquFG7osRa3NYlnPo72f0pWY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Share the love!</h2> <p>Always celebrated on February 14th, this day began as a feast to honour St. Valentine. Over the last few centuries, it’s become a cultural celebration of love around the world, mostly involving the giving of Valentine’s cards to loved ones. It’s also often a time of candies and chocolates. Here are some ideas for ways to bring in the spirit of love and Valentine’s day without the need for a lot of sweet treats.</p> <h2>Here are a few ideas to celebrate:</h2> <p>•    <strong>Red and pink </strong>are the colours we most associate with love. Dress up in red or pink or paint faces with hearts. </p> <p>•    <strong>Heart decorations</strong> are a great craft activity for kids. They can make Valentine’s cards to take home to their families.</p> <p>•    <strong>Make red and pink food.</strong> Healthy food can still be celebratory in the theme of Valentine’s Day. Beets produce the most beautiful colour—use them in baking, soup, hummus or even to colour mashed potatoes. Layer strawberries and raspberries with plain yogurt for a pink parfait or make a smoothie: see recipe <a href="//www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/fruity-smoothie" target="_blank" title="Pink Parfait Smoothie Recipe">here</a>. </p> <p>•    <strong>Heart shaped pancakes</strong> can be made by putting pancake batter into a squeeze bottle. Squeeze out the pancake batter in a shape of a heart onto a lightly greased griddle. Or make toast with an egg heart in the middle—simply cut a heart out of the center of the bread then place in a frying pan, crack the egg in the heart and cook until done. Serve with the heart cut out too!</p> <p>•    <strong>Make a heart fruit and veggie platter.</strong> Arrange fruits and veggies by colour in the shape of a heart. Or, try making a friendship fruit salad. Children can bring their favourite uncut or canned fruit from home to contribute to a fruit salad. </p></div> </div> Tue, 01 Jan 2019 22:41:26 +0000 Lorna Simms 518 at https://appetitetoplay.com Carnival de Quebec https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/carnival-de-quebec <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Carnival de Quebec" data-attribute-date="1546122027"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/carnival-de-quebec" data-a2a-title="Carnival de Quebec"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=517&amp;2=favorite" token="F0CZdUPSNFp3-sgP_mnJrKxMJPrggLp7Zjtt35jlC0E"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2>Celebrate the Quebec Winter Carnival</h2> <p>One of the largest winter celebrations in the world, this event has been happening in Quebec City for almost 125 years! In previous years, up to 1 million people have attended the week-long festival of winter activities, food and fun. In 2019 it runs from February 8-17th. Teach children about our 2nd national language of French and the rich history and culture of Francophones in Canada.</p> <h2>How to bring Carnival to BC:</h2> <p>•    Bonhomme Carnival—this mascot is central to Carnival. A giant snowman (“bonhomme de neige”) with a red cap and a striped sash. Look at photos and create an art project drawing or painting Bonhomme. <br /> •    Boules de Neige—bring the fun of snowballs inside by scrunching up white paper from the recycling bin to toss around or to build into a snow fort! Throwing and catching paper balls is a great way to learn these key fundamental movement skills without getting hurt by a harder ball (or breaking a window!).<br /> •    Make Carnival delicacies! These include “Beaver Tails” and poutine. We’ve created a Healthy Poutine recipe to try (see recipe section).<br /> •    Learn about Maple Syrup. Called “Sirop D’Erable” in French, most of the maple syrup in the world is produced in Quebec. Teach children how we harvest and produce maple syrup from trees and let them have a tiny taste of the real stuff (not table syrup) over plain yogurt, fruit or whole grain pancakes.<br /> •    Play in the snow—if you do have snow on the ground in your area, get children out in it. Even walking in deeper snow can get your heart rate up quickly! Try making a snow fort or ice palace.<br /> •    Sing and dance—a classic children’s song “Bonhomme, Bonhomme, sais-tu jouer?” which means Snowman, Snowman, do you know how to play? You can find the music, words and translation <a href="https://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&amp;p=4756 " target="_blank" title="Bonhomme children's song">here</a>.</p> <p>Click <a href="https://carnaval.qc.ca/fr " target="_blank" title="Carnaval de Quebec info">here </a>for more ideas and information.<br /><br />  </p></div> </div> Sat, 29 Dec 2018 22:20:27 +0000 Lorna Simms 517 at https://appetitetoplay.com Terrific Turkey Taco https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/terrific-turkey-taco <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Terrific Turkey Taco" data-attribute-date="1545418669"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Turkey is a great source of protein and iron and can have less saturated fat (which is linked to heart disease) than ground beef. Turkey is also a more sustainable meat, as beef production is one of the contributors to the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Tacos are a Mexican specialty, most often served in corn tortillas, that can have a variety of different fillings from meat and fish to refried beans. You can make tortillas with masa harina (corn flour) and water. See our recipe for Bean Heads if you want to make tortillas instead of buying them.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/terrific-turkey-taco" data-a2a-title="Terrific Turkey Taco"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=497&amp;2=favorite" token="33lngnl2Q79ftc-bs16mW1bia5hbC5xt8_CDQEkYs1U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="8" class="field__item">8 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">milk</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Grater</div> <div class="field__item">Large saucepan</div> <div class="field__item">Large spoon</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 lb (454 g) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> lean ground turkey </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> ½ tsp (2 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> ½ tsp (2 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> pepper </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 10 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> corn tortillas (check ingredients—some corn tortillas also contain wheat) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> ½ cup (125 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> shredded cheese </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup (250 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> chopped tomatoes </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup (250 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> shredded lettuce </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> ½ cup (125 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> mild salsa </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">1. In large saucepan on medium-high heat, cook turkey until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">2. Place the tortillas between 2 non-metallic plates and microwave for 1 minute or warm in an oven in aluminum foil.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">3. Divide the turkey among the tortillas. Top with the shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce and salsa.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>Source: </strong>Food Flair Resource Manual, p. 162</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/tacos-1904921_1920.jpg?itok=1kkzddma" width="1300" height="891" alt="A picture of tacos on a plate." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Terrific Turkey Taco </span> </div> </div> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 18:57:49 +0000 sana.fakih 497 at https://appetitetoplay.com Connect to a... https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/connect <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Connect to a..." data-attribute-date="1545416955"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/connect" data-a2a-title="Connect to a..."><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=496&amp;2=favorite" token="iAC-FP34y037BaI9e8iSeT3eFusVQ_UvqJXCftyX_d0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Physical health and well-being; Language and vocabulary development</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running), and coordination (jumping, skipping, hopping, etc.).</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span><span>Play this game in an area surrounded by trees or other landmarks such as a playground. </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>Begin to move around in the locomotor movement indicated by leader (e.g. walk, jump, gallop, shuffle, hop, etc.).</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>When the leader says a body part and an object, children must find that object and place the indicated body-part on the object as fast as they can (e.g. elbow, knee, back, foot etc. to something red, tree, slide etc.).</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p><span><span><span><span><span>Note: You can also play this game indoors, as long as there is enough space and there are things in the room that a child can “connect to”. </span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements and locations.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different than other participants. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide textured objects to provide a tactile sensation for certain locations (e.g. a cup of sand for the sand box, a leaf for the tree etc).</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the locations that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: MEGA</p></div> </div> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 18:29:15 +0000 sana.fakih 496 at https://appetitetoplay.com Mango Lassi https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/mango-lassi <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Mango Lassi" data-attribute-date="1544830855"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Lassis are creamy, yogurt-based drinks popular in India and other South Asian countries. Mango is very common as a fruit native to the region, but other fruit like local BC berries or banana could easily be substituted. This recipe is a great way to use up fruit before it goes off! For 10 servings, it might be necessary to use 2 blenders or divide the ingredients in half to make 2 batches.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/mango-lassi" data-a2a-title="Mango Lassi"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=492&amp;2=favorite" token="f-HVtOYKHLTEr5Xz8mwjAi39v6I6CvSCWypBA2F-2xE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="0" class="field__item">0 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">Milk</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Blender</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 5 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> frozen mangos (or if using fresh, add some ice cubes!) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 5 cups (1.5 L) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> plain yogurt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2.5 cups (625 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> milk </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup (60 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> honey (omit if serving to a child under 1 years old, or use maple syrup) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cardamom </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">1. Put all ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy with friends!</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><strong>Source: </strong>Better Together BC </span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><a href="https://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/recipes/single/it-takes-two-to-mango...lassi">https://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/recipes/single/it-takes-two-to-mango...lassi</a></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/mango-lassi-ArtificialOG_pixapay.jpg?itok=O-PN6qj3" width="1300" height="867" alt="Mango lassi in a glass" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Mango Lassi </span> </div> </div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:40:55 +0000 sana.fakih 492 at https://appetitetoplay.com Sleeping Giants https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/sleeping-giants <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Sleeping Giants" data-attribute-date="1544829315"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/sleeping-giants" data-a2a-title="Sleeping Giants"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=491&amp;2=favorite" token="g7ZCfpgpXcO7jj8Hs7bK6WYd6l9mQYzwt7w2S_j5XwA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being and belonging (physical activity); Language &amp; literacy (vocabulary development), Creativity</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (r<span><span><span>unning) and coordination (jumping, hopping, skipping, side shuffling, crawling, galloping).</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span><span>Get the children to run around. When you say, “Go to sleep, giants!” the children need to stop where they are, lie on the floor and pretend to sleep by lying VERY still.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>While they are lying there, tell them they are dreaming about jumping around like a bunny or kangaroo.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>When you say – “WAKE UP SLEEPING GIANTS!!”, they are to get up really fast and do the action they were “dreaming” about.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>Change the movement each time they wake up.</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements and allow them to have their eyes open while ‘sleeping’.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different than others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>MEGA</p></div> </div> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:15:15 +0000 sana.fakih 491 at https://appetitetoplay.com Treasure Hunt https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/treasure-hunt <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Treasure Hunt" data-attribute-date="1544725803"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/treasure-hunt" data-a2a-title="Treasure Hunt"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=574&amp;2=favorite" token="E-qHSA7X-Dezw-l0n2R7etCvVKwUZ-jtEgBowhk9fKc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Children love to search for treasure of all kind. At Easter, it can be common to hunt for chocolate eggs, jelly beans or other candies. Rather than focus on the sweets, consider setting up a hunt for healthier items. With children of different ages and abilities, consider a rule that asks everyone to pool their findings to be distributed evenly so the older kids don’t find everything first before the younger ones.</p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Things to hide:</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Use hinged, plastic eggs to put smaller non-edible items in like stickers, temporary tattoos or craft supplies like pom poms. It’s not recommended to put food in these eggs as the plastic quality is not food-safe. Save the plastic eggs for next year to reduce the impact on the environment.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Hard-boiled, painted eggs (keep them refrigerated until just before the hunt). Be sure to use baskets or bags to collect them so they don’t get dropped and broken.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Flower blossoms or paper flowers that can be used in a craft afterwards.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Fruit that comes in a peel like citrus fruit (e.g. oranges, mandarins, grapefruit), bananas, kiwi, mango, lychee or dragon fruit. After they are all found, wash the fruit and make a fruit salad to share! It is not recommended to hide fruit that doesn’t get peeled (e.g. berries) because they might collect dirt from the hiding spot or children’s hands and they’re easier to smush. Food should not be hidden in any areas that could be contaminated with animal feces (pets, wild animals, rodents). </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Cereal—create little bundles (e.g. decorated paper bags) of whole grain cereal like O’s or shredded wheat. Have children wash their hands after the hunt and before eating their bundle of cereal. For children over 4, you could also hide small bags of popcorn, seeds or dried fruit—for children 4 and under, these foods could be choking hazards.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 18:30:03 +0000 Lorna Simms 574 at https://appetitetoplay.com Sleeping Bunnies https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/sleeping-bunnies <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Sleeping Bunnies" data-attribute-date="1544652220"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">1 - 5</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/sleeping-bunnies" data-a2a-title="Sleeping Bunnies"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=570&amp;2=favorite" token="vubyKLR4hYE25goP0CHqZAiIiQcv8_V35wabtsDlaPI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Language skills, gross motor skills</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span>Hopping, jumping</span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.    Sing the following lyrics and move as identified. </p> <p><em>See the little bunnies, sleeping until noon (children curl up in a ball on the floor)<br /> Come let us wake them, with a merry tune<br /> See how still, are they ill?<br /> Wake up little bunnies and hop, hop, hop (children stand up and hop around)</em></p> <p>2.    Repeat the song using different animals and motions: horse and prance, elephant and stomp, cheetah and run, snake and slither, kangaroo and jump, eagle and soar.<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p>1.   Ask the children for ideas for animals and movements. <br /> 2.   For children with gross motor limitations or who are unable to move like the animals, suggest making the noises of the animal instead.<br /> 3.   If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications<br />  </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source – Adapted from <a href="https://haveaballtogether.ca/sleeping-bunnies/" target="_blank" title="Have a Ball Togethor link">Have a Ball Together</a></p></div> </div> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:03:40 +0000 Lorna Simms 570 at https://appetitetoplay.com Squash or Pumpkin Fritters https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/squash-or-pumpkin-fritters <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Squash or Pumpkin Fritters" data-attribute-date="1544212002"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Pumpkins and squash grow along vines on the ground and are harvested mostly in the Fall here in British Columbia. Their seeds are also edible—just rinse off the orange bits, dry, toss in olive oil and a pinch of salt and roast at 325F for 15 minutes until golden. Pumpkins are not just for jack-o-lanterns! They are a high-fibre, mineral rich veggie that are great in muffins, breads, soups and stews, but the ones we cook with are the smaller sugar pumpkins. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Fritters or savoury pancakes are a great way to get in some extra veggies. They can be served on their own or with a tzatziki or yogurt dipping sauce.</span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/squash-or-pumpkin-fritters" data-a2a-title="Squash or Pumpkin Fritters"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=489&amp;2=favorite" token="5c9txNaLO0vRXFKsKBBKj0t6ITIB7lsoecxoEkCfBRk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="8" class="field__item">8 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none (unless substituting wheat flour)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Baking sheet (unless using canned pumpkin)</div> <div class="field__item">Medium-sized bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Large spoon</div> <div class="field__item">Masher</div> <div class="field__item">Large skillet</div> <div class="field__item">Spatula</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> medium-sized squash (e.g. acorn, butternut, sugar pumpkin) or 2 cans (398 mL) canned pumpkin </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> chickpeas, drained and rinsed </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> lemon (juice of 1 lemon) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> chickpea flour (or can substitute whole wheat flour) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cinnamon </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> ground cumin </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Set aside for roasting if desired. Place squash halves skin side down on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil. Bake for 30-40 minutes until the flesh is easily pierced with a fork. Remove from oven and let cool. This step can be done up to 2 days in advance (keep cooked squash in the fridge).</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>2. Meanwhile, place chickpeas in bowl and mash, then add lemon juice, flour, salt and spices. Scoop the squash out of the skin and add to the bowl, mashing it up. Stir it all together to combine well.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>3. Heat a skillet on medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of oil. Scoop approximately 1.5 tablespoons of squash mixture into the pan and flatten slightly into a fritter. Repeat forming another 9 small fritters. Cook approximately 2-3 minutes then flip and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan to a paper-towel lined plate and keep warm in the oven.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>4. Add remaining 1 Tbsp of oil to pan and cook remaining 10 fritters. Serve warm with dipping sauce if desired.</span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Source: </strong>Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/shutterstock_512079607.jpg?itok=bLYFYBBt" width="1300" height="867" alt="Child with pumpkin" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Squash or Pumpkin Fritters </span> </div> </div> Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:46:42 +0000 sana.fakih 489 at https://appetitetoplay.com Where Are You? https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/where-are-you <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Where Are You?" data-attribute-date="1544209752"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/where-are-you" data-a2a-title="Where Are You?"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=488&amp;2=favorite" token="JSTJPW52i0VhqqFK9LoWPmUpn9Z8oKMz-_gOazSOTGQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being and belonging (physical activity); Language &amp; literacy (vocabulary development)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to build the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running) and coordination (jumping, crawling, hopping, skipping, galloping).</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span>The Leader stands on the opposite side of the room or space from the children. Cue the children to ask, “Where are you?” </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Respond with “I am in Germany” (for an example). Use different places around the world or local town each round. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The children then repeat where you said you were. “Germany!” They then say, “How do we get there”? </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Respond with a mode of transportation. For example, you can say you traveled there in an airplane, rode on a motorcycle, in a bus or a submarine, train, swam etc. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The children do that action to cross the room to join you.  More examples: jump like a frog, stomp like a dinosaur, swim like a fish, walk like a penguin etc. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Once all the children have joined you, have them run back to their side of the room. Play again by having the children ask “Where are you?” again. Try different places from around the world where the children might be from, or where they might have family members. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Once children understand the game, have them take turns responding with a location and movement.</span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different than others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide an auditory cue to signal they are getting closer to the leader.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>Hop, Skip and a Jump</span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 07 Dec 2018 19:09:12 +0000 sana.fakih 488 at https://appetitetoplay.com Bannock https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/bannock <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Bannock" data-attribute-date="1544136363"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Bannock is a main staple of many Indigenous communities in Canada. It’s a simple bread that can be cooked in a pan, in the oven or over a fire. Top with butter, nut butter, jam or you can even melt a cube of cheese inside the dough.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/bannock" data-a2a-title="Bannock"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=336&amp;2=favorite" token="oKRo9U1xrVwn9qYgWnzzIbjQxsetQObt3aV-LcQNXt4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="45" class="field__item">45 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">Wheat/gluten; milk (can omit butter to be dairy-free; use olive oil instead)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Measuring cups and spoons</div> <div class="field__item">Large bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Fork</div> <div class="field__item">Frying pan(s) or baking sheets</div> <div class="field__item">1 or 2 spatulas</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> flour (use half whole grain flour) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> baking powder </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> butter, melted </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 and 1/2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> water </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span>Measure flour, salt, and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir to mix.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Pour melted butter and water over flour mixture. Stir with fork to make a ball.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead gently about 10 times. Pat into a flat circle 3/4" to 1" thick.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Cook in a greased frying pan over medium heat, allowing about 15 minutes for each side. Use two lifters for easy turning. May also be baked on a greased baking sheet at 350° F (175° C) for 25 to 30 minutes.</span></span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Bannock is a great summer campfire favourite. You can mix it all up in advance and add water at the campsite, wrap it around a stick and cook it over the fire.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Consider pretending to go camping inside the childcare centre or at home during the winter months. Make a pretend campfire from paper towel rolls and coloured tissue paper, then eat the bannock sitting around and telling stories or singing camp songs.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong>Safety Tips</strong></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span>Help your child to wash her hands with soap and water before and after preparing food. 
</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Supervise your child when using knives or other kitchen utensils. 
</span></span></span></span></li> </ul></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Source: </strong>Better Together BC</p> <p><strong>Photo Credit</strong>: Food Fitness Families</p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/bannock-2580464_1920.jpg?itok=3UPqAl0l" width="1300" height="975" alt="Bannock." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Bannock </span> </div> </div> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 22:46:03 +0000 sana.fakih 336 at https://appetitetoplay.com Let’s Skate https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/lets-skate <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Let’s Skate" data-attribute-date="1544131675"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/lets-skate" data-a2a-title="Let’s Skate"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=328&amp;2=favorite" token="elP7BoIrADNVpi3n6D0EQVt3lV1yQsJqwe8c92ZGESI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Pieces of paper (2 per child)</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Vigorous play, developing body control and spatial awareness; cooperative play </span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Inside</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span><span>On a carpeted area, clear some space to make a “rink” </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>Provide each child with two pieces of paper (8 ½” x 11”) and have them put one under each foot. Stride forward and backward as if skating on ice.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Have skating races, create a path to follow, or skate to music.</span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span>To make this activity easier, only put a piece of paper under one foot, so they have a foot available to push off with.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>If children are having difficulties, or are uncomfortable on slippery surfaces, hold their hands and encourage them to move their feet back and forth as much as they can to get used to the feeling.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>Have a full size outline of an ice skater (use a child as a template) and have groups of children colour it or have children decorate their “skates”.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>Trace the children’s feet or paint foot prints before doing the activity, and use the paper as their skates.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>For a child with a disability that limits their locomotor skills, start by providing one piece of paper and push off with the other foot.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>For a child that uses a wheelchair, place the paper under the wheels of the chair and have an adult move the chair sideways. This provides a sliding sensation in a different direction to normal.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide a large, visible space for them with a textured boundary around the edge of the play space, such as a rope or cones.</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Notes</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of: balance, locomotion (agility, sliding), and coordination.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Source – Hop, Skip and a Jump</span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:27:55 +0000 sana.fakih 328 at https://appetitetoplay.com Puddle Jumping https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/puddle-jumping <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Puddle Jumping" data-attribute-date="1544122006"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/puddle-jumping" data-a2a-title="Puddle Jumping"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=378&amp;2=favorite" token="9tff-LGWLT_88mvIUzG2rUlRGHSJxHL2noEeAg46h9U"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Exploring nature</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Waterproof boots</div> <div class="field__item">Muddy buddy</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of balance, coordination, and locomotion (jumping, hopping).</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>Take it in turns to jump in puddles! Challenge each other to see who can make the highest splash, or who can find and jump in the biggest puddle!</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>Read the book ‘Messy Jessy Gets Active’.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with a disability, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:46:46 +0000 sana.fakih 378 at https://appetitetoplay.com Snow Storm https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/snow-storm <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Snow Storm" data-attribute-date="1544121188"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/snow-storm" data-a2a-title="Snow Storm"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=334&amp;2=favorite" token="A6Z48ejRAv73rKZNg6VbrnzI6gZ7jAOA1AdQq3S-d2s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Social Skills: team work, patience, sharing.</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Parachute or bed sheet</div> <div class="field__item">Cotton balls</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Vigorous play, developing body control and spatial awareness; cooperative play.</span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Inside</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span>Place cotton balls (all white if possible) on top of the parachute/bed sheet. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Wave the parachute/bed sheet up and down to create a snow storm! </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Collect the cotton balls and place the snow back on the parachute/bed sheet and do it again!</span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>For a child with a disability that limits their locomotor skills, provide a support worker to assist in collecting the cotton balls before passing them to the child to put on the parachute/bed sheet. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child that may be sensitive to the texture of the cotton balls, make sure to have other options available for them to place on the parachute/bed sheet, such as light foam balls or beach balls.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide a ball that makes noise as it bounces on the parachute/bed sheet.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Notes</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity works to develop the fundamental movement skills of: coordination (flexibility and throwing). </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Source – Adapted from Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities    </span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:33:08 +0000 sana.fakih 334 at https://appetitetoplay.com Freeze! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/freeze <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Freeze!" data-attribute-date="1543706076"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/freeze" data-a2a-title="Freeze!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=337&amp;2=favorite" token="108yTGYHhzkFAGgRehj4Gyrvmcr4qOJOcdsvbnVxDWE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Social skills: teamwork, patience</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>Physical activity links: Vigorous play, developing body control and spatial awareness; cooperative play.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span>Children move around until the leader says “FREEZE!”</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>When the leader says FREEZE all the kids stop and stand still until the leader says THAW. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>When the leader says THAW the children melt to the ground before moving around the space again. Repeat.</span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>Challenge the kids by having them balance on one leg (or some other balancing pose) before thawing.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a disability that limits their balance, provide a support structure for them when they are frozen, such as the wall or an adult. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child who is deaf or hard of hearing, provide visual cues such as holding up a large piece of paper or ball to show when to freeze.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Notes</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity works on the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running), balance, and coordination.</p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Adapted from Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> Sat, 01 Dec 2018 23:14:36 +0000 sana.fakih 337 at https://appetitetoplay.com Pathfinder https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/pathfinder <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Pathfinder" data-attribute-date="1543518789"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/pathfinder" data-a2a-title="Pathfinder"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=487&amp;2=favorite" token="PVHyh7qkHza451Cz5FLiushwJ_78CUKv6phP83I-HE8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being and belonging (physical activity); Language &amp; literacy (counting, numbers, comprehension)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Beanbags</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to build the fundamental movement skills of coordination (jumping, leaping, skipping, galloping, hopping), and locomotion (walking).</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span><span>Beanbags are scattered around the playing area.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>Children choose a beanbag to stand at, and this becomes their “home” beanbag.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>The leader calls out numbers. Children must then move around and touch the number of beanbags that were called out, before returning back to their “home”.</span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, provide a large sign of the number that is called.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, ensure there is enough space between the objects for the individual to wheel around and through the space.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>MEGA</p></div> </div> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 19:13:09 +0000 sana.fakih 487 at https://appetitetoplay.com Apple Dutch Pancake https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/apple-dutch-pancake <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Apple Dutch Pancake" data-attribute-date="1543517961"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Celebrate the Fall apple (or pear) harvest! Apples and pears grow on trees throughout our province, especially in the Okanagan. Although different varieties are harvested starting in late spring and early summer, most are harvested in the early fall. With all whole grains and only a bit of honey, this naturally sweet snack, dessert or breakfast is a healthy dose of energy and fibre. Top with a Berry Lemon Sauce, fresh fruit and/or plain yogurt if desired.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/apple-dutch-pancake" data-a2a-title="Apple Dutch Pancake"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=486&amp;2=favorite" token="_EDE5A55IxhhNZQ6Q0KkUZhiAOddpY5wIKeFJcC3pNk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="30" class="field__item">30 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">wheat/gluten, milk, egg</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Cutting Board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Mixing Bowl and Spoon</div> <div class="field__item">2 Skillets (oven-safe) or a 9 x 13 baking dish</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> large apples, thinly sliced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> eggs </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1.5 cups (375 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> milk or fortified soy beverage </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1.5 cups (375 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> whole grain flour </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 + 2 tsp (5 + 10 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cinnamon </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> pinch of salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 Tbsp (90 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> butter </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 Tbsp (90 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> olive oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsp (30 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> honey (swap for maple syrup if desired or if feeding children under 1 year old) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>1. Heat oven to 400F. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, flour, 1 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt until smooth.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>3. Heat the skillets on the stove on medium heat then add half of the butter and oil to each pan. Add half of the sliced apples, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1 Tbsp honey to each pan. Cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes until soft. Turn off heat and spread the apples in an even layer.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>4. Pour half of the batter into each pan, swirling to make sure it is distributed evenly over the bottom. Bake for 20 minutes then reduce heat to 300F and bake an additional 10 minutes or until brown.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>5. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before slicing into 6 pieces per skillet and serving.</span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><strong>Source: </strong>Nicole Fetterly, RD</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/4131d7e265da14d5f2255afd75d16d8ad4d71721-shutterstock_526923982.jpg?itok=unU9AgvK" width="1300" height="813" alt="Apples" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Apple Dutch Pancake </span> </div> </div> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 18:59:21 +0000 sana.fakih 486 at https://appetitetoplay.com Fat is Good for Children https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/families/fat-good-children <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-families department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Fat is Good for Children" data-attribute-date="1543516774"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/families/fat-good-children" data-a2a-title="Fat is Good for Children"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=485&amp;2=favorite" token="cBpcccxN0NwbaIQhHdjD1hjNBHv-YioLhFViiub5AJI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Why do kids need fat?</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span>Fat is an important source of energy and other essential nutrients, which are needed to help young children grow.  Omega-3 fats are needed for brain development and vision.  A good source of fat should be included each time a child is fed. Offer children foods that contain omega-3 fats each day. </span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Good sources of fat include:</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Oil and soft non-hydrogenated margarine</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Avocado </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Ground nuts/seeds or nut/seed butter </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Tofu </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Breastmilk </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Store bought infant formula </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>3.25% homogenized whole milk </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Pasteurized cheese </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span>Yogurt (4% M.F. or higher). </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Food sources of omega- 3 fats include:</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Canola oil </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Ground chia and hemp seeds </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Ground flax seeds </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Soy oil </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Soybeans </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Ground walnuts or walnut butter </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Tofu </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Omega-3 enriched products like some eggs and margarine. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Oily fish such as herring, salmon, mackerel and trout.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><span>Pay attention to the fat content of milks and beverages </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Lower-fat milks (2%, 1% and skim) and fortified soy beverages are not recommended before 2 years of age due to their reduced fat content. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span><span>Do not give coconut, rice or nut and seed beverages before 2 years of age. These drinks do not have enough nutrients to meet a growing child’s needs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>For more information</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>HealthLink BC has more information on:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Feeding infants and children: <a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthy-eating/your-age-and-stage/children">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthy-eating/your-age-and-stage/children</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Dietary fats and your health: <a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/hlbc/files/documents/healthfiles/hfile68f.pdf">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/hlbc/files/documents/healthfiles/hfile68f.pdf</a></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 18:39:34 +0000 sana.fakih 485 at https://appetitetoplay.com Learning about food from elders https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/learning-about-food-elders <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Learning about food from elders" data-attribute-date="1542910544"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/learning-about-food-elders" data-a2a-title="Learning about food from elders"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=479&amp;2=favorite" token="HJzqt19PXekcBTg4VWkTS7xDQ15b9Xbl9aoSUIemZU8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Why consider this?</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>The traditions in many cultures of sharing knowledge through writing and recipes, songs and celebration, and especially through eating traditional foods, is so important for understanding where our food comes from, how it’s grown or produced, and how we’ve eaten it for sustenance, medicine and celebration.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Elders and grandparents are a wealth of traditional knowledge that needs to be passed on to future generations. Encourage them to share this knowledge and experience with children. Not only will it benefit the children, but also show our elders the respect we have for their wisdom and life experiences and help them feel appreciated and included.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Consider the following ways to engage elders:</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Invite an elder from one of the children’s families into a centre. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">They might speak to the relationship they had with food as a child or adult, how the food landscape has changed or how the availability of foods may be different in other parts of the world. Perhaps they can share a unique food or dish from their culture. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Make a family or centre recipe book. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Have elders send in a traditional family recipe and children can make a picture to accompany the recipe. Be sure to make some of the recipes to try together, ideally getting the children involved in the food preparation!</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Get gardening</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">. Many people have not learned the important skill of growing their own food. Many elders still have this incredible knowledge to share and keep our food system more sustainable. They also often have more time to spend in the garden with children, teaching them about different plants and helping them plant and tend a seed.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Create arts and crafts.</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> Draw pictures of family meals and celebrations—who is around the table and which foods and dishes are eaten for different events? </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Learn about one culture.</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> Consider learning about a certain culture during one of their holidays (e.g. Indian foods and Diwali, North American foods and Thanksgiving or traditional foods served for celebrations such as Hanukkah or Eid). Read books about this culture, sing songs or listen to music in the language of the culture, draw pictures of cultural foods and hopefully sample some.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 18:15:44 +0000 sana.fakih 479 at https://appetitetoplay.com Family-Style Dining https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/families/family-style-dining <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-families department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Family-Style Dining" data-attribute-date="1542909827"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/families/family-style-dining" data-a2a-title="Family-Style Dining"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=478&amp;2=favorite" token="g-fkHvJEpHqLLV_LtiFy6fq5Wrhrp0ip-ApztY0pPT8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span>Help create meal and snack times that are relaxed and happy times for everyone!</span></p> <p><span>You are a role model to show children how to enjoy healthy food and conversation. Help children pay attention to eating. When you serve healthy, appealing foods in a pleasant setting, children will be more likely to enjoy foods and eat what they need.</span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>How do you eat family-style?</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span>To encourage family-style dining, adults can sit and eat with the children. Children who need more help are seated near an adult.  Set out placemats, plates and cups. Offer a variety of foods at the table and ask children to serve themselves giving help when needed. When children bring food from home to child care, the meal can still be enjoyed family-style. </span></p> <p><span>Always serve some foods that are familiar and liked by the children. Present new foods in an enthusiastic manner. For example, model eating broccoli with your fork and show you enjoy eating it. Ask children if they would like “little trees” (broccoli). Allow children to serve themselves small portions. Help those who need help and offer more food if children are still hungry. Let children feed themselves even if they do it slowly and make a mess. Expect children to spill and drop food and respond calmly and patiently.</span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Children’s role:</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Children are responsible for <strong>how much</strong> and <strong>whether </strong>to eat the foods put before them. Children can:</span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Serve themselves when they are able. They can start by taking small amounts, knowing they can have more if they like. This gives them control over the amount of food on their plate and how much they eat.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Eat until they are no longer hungry and are given the time to do so. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Explore food through their senses by looking, feeling, mashing, smelling and tasting.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Can refuse to try or taste a food.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Learn to help set the table and clean up.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Caregiver’s role:</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Caregivers are responsible for what, when and where to feed children. Caregivers can:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Help children pay attention to eating.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Respect toddlers</span></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>’</span></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span> messiness and slowness with eating.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Acknowledge children</span></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>’</span></span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>s individual food likes and dislikes. This promotes their self- esteem. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Let children decide whether and how much they will eat from what is presented to them. <strong> </strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong>Other important tips for caregivers:</strong></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Do not pressure children to taste a new food, eat any number of bites, or clean their plate. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Do not praise or scold children for the amount of food they eat.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Do not make deals using food. Using food as a bribe, pacifier or punishment sends children the wrong message. Depriving children of food is never acceptable.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Respect the children’s family situation by not making comments to them about the food their parents have provided. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Table Talk Topics:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Looking for ideas of what to talk about during meal time? Check out our resource on Table Talk Topics: <a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/talking-during-meals-and-snacks">https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/talking-during-meals-and-snacks</a> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Here is another link from Better Together:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://bcdairy.ca/uploads/bettertogether/Lets_Talk_Cards_for_Toddlers,_Preschoolers_VIHA_Full_Set_Final_2015_09_17.pdf">Let’s Talk… Mealtime Conversation Cards for Toddlers &amp; Preschoolers</a></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Source:</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Food Flair Manual, p. 57</span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 18:03:47 +0000 sana.fakih 478 at https://appetitetoplay.com Keep the Bucket Full https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/keep-bucket-full <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Keep the Bucket Full" data-attribute-date="1542908224"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/keep-bucket-full" data-a2a-title="Keep the Bucket Full"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=477&amp;2=favorite" token="StoOf-JfXGdPQaiJT5vEWnp7p9QLvIToeKQIyKh9Vos"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being and belonging (physical activity)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Balls</div> <div class="field__item">Bucket/container</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running) and coordination.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span><span>The adult has a large number of small balls in a bucket/container, and throws them all over the place as fast as possible.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>Encourage the children to run after them and have them place the balls back in the container before it is empty.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>Children can only bring back one ball at a time.</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol><p><span><span><span><span><strong><span>Safety:</span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Make sure they have a clear and safe path the balls without any obstructions in the way.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span>Provide rules for the children to ensure safety when playing this game:</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <ol><li><span><span><span><span><span>Do not throw the ball and hit other children.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>When retrieving the balls remind children not to step on balls in case they might slip, or run into other children when trying to place the ball back in the container. </span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Adaptations:</strong></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to move as fast as they can, understanding that it may be slower than others. Ensure that the child has enough time to collect a ball and bring it back.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide a ball that has a bell in it that they can chase after.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be aware that they may need assistance to pick the ball up off the floor.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Source - </span></span></span><span><span>MEGA</span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 17:37:04 +0000 sana.fakih 477 at https://appetitetoplay.com Frogs to Cheetahs https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/frogs-cheetahs <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Frogs to Cheetahs" data-attribute-date="1542907299"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/frogs-cheetahs" data-a2a-title="Frogs to Cheetahs"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=476&amp;2=favorite" token="-IEcURv1z1agHo_JQLnTxG3t-XbhwNsnbx-UZvpCLXo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being and belonging (physical activity); Language &amp; literacy (vocabulary development)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to build the fundamental movement skills of locomotion and coordination (running, jumping, wheeling).</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span><span>The leader acts as a “magician”, and the children start as “jumping frogs.”</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>When the leader says, “Abracadabra!”, the children turn into “cheetahs” and run fast until the leader says “Abracadabra” once again and turns them back into frogs. Repeat!</span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>Draw a circle ‘pond’ out of chalk that the frogs can jump towards, and the ‘desert’ on the outside of the pond where children run as cheetahs.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Change the animals after a few times around:</span></span></span> <ul><li><span><span><span>Horses (gallop) and flamingoes (balance on one leg)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Penguins (shuffle) and elephants (big, stomping steps)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Crabs (side shuffle) and bears (crawl)</span></span></span></li> </ul></li> </ul><p><strong>Adaptations</strong></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions with the child or provide pictures of the animals and ask the child how they think this animal moves.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, with the understanding that it may look different than others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, think of ways that the child can perform similar actions (depending on function), such as</span></span></span> <ul><li><span><span><span>Pushing up so their bum comes off seat</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Backwards wheeling</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Wheeling with alternating arms (one arm at a time)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Pivot by pushing forward with one hand and pulling back with the other to stay in one spot.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Driving forward and stopping on command</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Wheeling forward and pulling back to stop</span></span></span></li> </ul></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide a tactile boundary so they know where they should be jumping to.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Source - MEGA</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 17:21:39 +0000 sana.fakih 476 at https://appetitetoplay.com Fermented Foods and Probiotics https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/families/fermented-foods-and-probiotics <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-families department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Fermented Foods and Probiotics" data-attribute-date="1542312545"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/families/fermented-foods-and-probiotics" data-a2a-title="Fermented Foods and Probiotics"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=470&amp;2=favorite" token="EZqd961bDL34Z5qIqSdLb2dXfXCoB1CkA6Gr8G_OLMQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Why do we need them?</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span>Probiotics are bacteria that help keep the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestines. The normal human digestive tract contains about 400 types of probiotic bacteria that promote a healthy digestive system and reduce the growth of harmful bacteria . The largest group of probiotic bacteria in the intestine is lactic acid bacteria, of which <em>Lactobacillus acidophilus</em>, found in yogurt with live cultures, is the best known. </span></p> <p><span>It has been suggested that fermented foods and probiotics be used to treat problems in the stomach and intestines. But only certain types of bacteria or yeast (called strains) have been shown to work in the digestive tract. It still needs to be proved which probiotic bacteria work to treat diseases. </span></p> <p><span>Many people use probiotics to prevent diarrhea, gas, and cramping caused by antibiotics. Antibiotics kill beneficial ("good" ) bacteria along with the bacteria that cause illness. A decrease in beneficial bacteria may lead to digestive problems. Consuming fermented foods and probiotics may help to replace the lost beneficial bacteria. This can help prevent diarrhea. Probiotics may also be used to help with other causes of diarrhea and  help prevent infections and inflammation in the digestive tract.</span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Which foods are fermented?</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Yogurt and kefir. </span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Yogurt and kefir (a yogurt-like drink) are made with lactic acid bacteria that break down the lactose sugar found in milk. These are a great source of protein and calcium and a good choice for children over 6 months who  are also consuming iron-rich foods. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Sourdough breads.</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span> Many bread products from cultures around the world, like<em> Injera</em> from Ethiopia, are made by fermenting grain rather than adding yeast for leavening (rising). </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Tempeh and miso. </span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Tempeh originated in Indonesia and is a cake of fermented soybeans. Miso is a Japanese fermented soy paste used to make soups, sauces and as a condiment.<strong>  </strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Sauerkraut and kimchi</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>. These are fermented cabbage condiments common to Eastern Europe and Korea, respectively. Kimchi is made with hot peppers and can be very spicy.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Kombucha</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span> is a fermented tea that has become very popular. The caffeine and sugar content of many kombuchas are not rigorously tested and so are not recommended for children. </span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><span>For more information</span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>HealthLink BC has more information on probiotic bacteria: <a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/tw2302spec" target="_blank"><span><span>https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/tw2302spec</span></span> </a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Before giving a child a probiotic supplement consult your health care provider or call 8-1-1 toll free in BC and ask to speak with a registered dietitian at HealthLink BC.  </span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:09:05 +0000 sana.fakih 470 at https://appetitetoplay.com I am falling rain https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/i-am-falling-rain <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="I am falling rain" data-attribute-date="1542311438"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">1-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/i-am-falling-rain" data-a2a-title="I am falling rain"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=469&amp;2=favorite" token="cY7knQW1VKvbNvvCF-aQNnODpkSplTNEoRSuN4RxX_A"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Physical health and well-being; Language and cognitive development; Creativity</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>This activity focuses on developing the fundamental movement skills of coordination (rolling, flexibility), locomotion (hopping, walking, jumping, skipping, running), and balance.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>1. Find your own personal space. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>2. Using a nature theme, ask your child to try acting out the following phrases: </span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Rain falling. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Wind gusting. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Snowflakes dancing. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Waves rolling. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Clouds floating. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Leaves swaying. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>A flower growing. </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Note: If a child does not want to create their own movements, ask them to copy you while you demonstrate the action phrases.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>3. Ask your child(ren) about other things in nature that they would like to act out. For example, rumbling thunder, or crashing waves. Make up different nature phrases together.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>Choose a new theme like animals or sports that the child might enjoy acting out. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Share time with the child reading the books<em> I’m Growing! and Up!</em> to discover many things that children can do.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide textured objects to provide a tactile sensation for certain elements/objects (a leaf for swaying), as well as auditory cues (rain stick for rain falling).</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: MOVE</p></div> </div> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:50:38 +0000 sana.fakih 469 at https://appetitetoplay.com Black Bean Fuente https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/black-bean-fuente <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Black Bean Fuente" data-attribute-date="1542304806"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Black beans are a wonderful food to introduce to children as they are packed with key nutrients like fibre, protein and iron. Discussion topics could include that black beans are also called “turtle beans” and they are eaten frequently in the Caribbean and Central and South America. You could also discuss cabbage and how it is grown in abundance in British Columbia and different varieties of it are found in cuisines from all over the world. In this recipe, you could use either red or green cabbage or a combination of both.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/black-bean-fuente" data-a2a-title="Black Bean Fuente"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=468&amp;2=favorite" token="43BPPhVY5oZ_cNOmIqp8XmpFfbAdU7L5tRsQ-8tgS20"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">10 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="8" class="field__item">8 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">Milk</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">3 medium-sized bowls</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Grater</div> <div class="field__item">Large saucepan</div> <div class="field__item">Large spoon</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cans (28 oz./796 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> tomatoes, diced or chopped </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cans (19 oz./540 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> black beans, drained and rinsed </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 can (12 oz./355 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> corn kernels, drained </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp (5 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> pepper </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp (5 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> paprika </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp (5 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> chili powder </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3 cups (750 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> finely chopped cabbage </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> ½ cup (125 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> plain yogurt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> ½ cup (125 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> shredded cheese </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">1. Place chopped cabbage, shredded cheese and yogurt each in a bowl.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">2. In a large saucepan, put tomatoes, beans and corn and heat on medium-high for 5-8 minutes, letting the mixture bubble. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">3. To serve, put approximately 1/3 cup of cabbage in each child’s bowl, then top with ½ cup of the bean mixture. Garnish with a large spoonful of yogurt and cheese.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>Source: </strong>Food Flair Resource Manual, p. 168</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/red-cabbage-1931731_1920.jpg?itok=VXOzlmpk" width="1300" height="842" alt="Cabbage that can be used in Black Bean Fuente." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Black Bean Fuente </span> </div> </div> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:00:06 +0000 sana.fakih 468 at https://appetitetoplay.com Children Need Iron-Rich Foods https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/families/children-need-iron-rich-foods <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-families department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Children Need Iron-Rich Foods" data-attribute-date="1541721522"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/families/children-need-iron-rich-foods" data-a2a-title="Children Need Iron-Rich Foods"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=466&amp;2=favorite" token="ollLaCFjeuaIO0AxZLd3_HxDP8o28QwSxS4ytn97P6c"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Why do kids need iron?</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Iron is important for growth, brain development and learning. It carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. </span></span></span>Iron-rich foods should be included in a child’s diet every day starting at about 6 months of age. </span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Iron –rich foods include:</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Meats: beef, pork, lamb, veal</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Cereals: iron- fortified cereals </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Poultry: chicken, turkey</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Fish</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Beans, peas, and lentils </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Tofu (cooked) </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Eggs </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Blackstrap molasses. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Iron is best absorbed when eaten with foods rich in vitamin C including many fruits and vegetables like: </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Oranges, grapefruits and their juices, </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Kiwi, mango, papaya ,melons, strawberries</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Sweet potato, sweet peppers and broccoli</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Vegetarian eating</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>The word vegetarian means different things to different people. Lacto-ovo vegetarians don't eat meat, fish, seafood and poultry, but will have dairy products and eggs. Vegans are vegetarians who avoid all animal foods. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Vegetarian diets can be healthy for all ages and meet a</span></span></span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span> child’s nutrition needs for growth and development. However, it can be challenging to get enough iron in some vegetarian diets. Dietitian Services at HealthLinkBC provides free nutrition information and resources for BC residents. <strong>Call 8-1-1</strong> and ask to speak to a registered dietitian to determine if a vegetarian or vegan child is getting enough iron.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Further Support</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Only give an iron supplement to a child when recommended by your health care provider. Too much iron can be harmful.  </span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>Check out HealthLink BC for more information: </span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/hlbc/files/documents/healthfiles/hfile68d.pdf">HealthLInkBC File #68d Iron in Foods</a></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/iron-health">HealthLinkBC File #68c Iron in Health</a></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 23:58:42 +0000 sana.fakih 466 at https://appetitetoplay.com Orienteering https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/orienteering <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Orienteering" data-attribute-date="1541720315"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/orienteering" data-a2a-title="Orienteering"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=465&amp;2=favorite" token="lTG-OJKasTzt4O4t_ai_T13TDLoO31trsmi-WWvMo74"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Pictures/photos placed in different areas</div> <div class="field__item">Map</div> <div class="field__item">Clipboards</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>This activity focuses on the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (walking, running).</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Anywhere</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><strong><em><span>Preparation</span></em></strong><em><span>: Prepare and photocopy maps that show checkpoints; hide pictures or objects at checkpoints. </span></em></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This activity is best suited for small groups of children.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1. Explain that orienteering is an activity where you use clues on a map to find your way to a sequence of checkpoints. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>2. Give each child a map attached to a clipboard. The map can be the same for each child or the sequence of checkpoints can be put in a different order on different maps (to encourage the children to follow their own map rather than each other).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>3. Help each child locate where they are on the map. Explain that their task is to read the map to figure out where they need to go first (i.e. checkpoint #1).</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>4. At the checkpoint, have the child(ren) find the object or picture you previously left or hid there. They then each draw the object or picture on their map sheet at the appropriate checkpoint number.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>5. Orientate to the next check point, and so on.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>Play “Clever Clues”: Instead of using a map for orienteering, provide oral cues to the location of the objects or pictures (for example, “behind the smallest bush”). For older children, directions can have multiple cues (for example, “Under the box that’s behind something growing taller than a giraffe”.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, ensure that the pictures or objects are placed in locations that everyone can access. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide textured objects to provide a tactile sensation for locations on the map (e.g. a cup of sand for the sand box, a leaf for the tree, etc.).</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the locations that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: HOP</p></div> </div> Thu, 08 Nov 2018 23:38:35 +0000 sana.fakih 465 at https://appetitetoplay.com Black Bean Dip https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/black-bean-dip <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Black Bean Dip" data-attribute-date="1541528391"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">An easy flavourful dip, ready in 5 minutes! Beans should be a regular part of all of our diets to add fibre, plant-based protein and important minerals like iron.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/black-bean-dip" data-a2a-title="Black Bean Dip"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=464&amp;2=favorite" token="tRf5Mc5F-PRWAkFTp4_hCAEPg1l-z6zUMToPmANlFv0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">3 cups</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="0" class="field__item">0 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">Milk</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Food processor</div> <div class="field__item">Spatula</div> <div class="field__item">Bowl</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> black beans, drained and rinsed </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 3/4 cups (175 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> mild salsa </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 Tbsp (15 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> Greek yogurt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp (2 mL) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Blend ingredients in a food processor until smooth.</span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Great for accompanying the </span></span></span><a href="https://www.appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/cat-skeleton" target="_blank" title="Cat Skeleton Recipe">Cat Skeleton Recipe</a>!</p> <p> </p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>Source: </strong><a href="http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca">www.bettertogetherbc.ca</a></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/black-beans-14522_640.jpg?itok=xrUz8jcz" width="640" height="480" alt="Black beans" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Black Bean Dip </span> </div> </div> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 18:19:51 +0000 sana.fakih 464 at https://appetitetoplay.com Choo-Choo Clean-Up https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/choo-choo-clean <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Choo-Choo Clean-Up" data-attribute-date="1541527226"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">0-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/choo-choo-clean" data-a2a-title="Choo-Choo Clean-Up"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=463&amp;2=favorite" token="p7acN9zdykqGhwMhw7lko7kjfUvrpWyfYvg4Bwqu6d4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Physical health and well-being; social responsibility (working with others, express positive regard for environment/property).</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Any toys or things that need to be cleaned up</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (walking), balance, and coordination.</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Anywhere</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>1. The “clean-up train” is made up of at least one adult and one toddler, with no more than four people in total. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>2. Each person holds on to the shirt or waist of the person in front of them to hold the train together. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>3. The front person acts like the engine while holding a small bucket or basket. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>4. The train chugs along through a room (or outdoors) looking for toys to put away. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>5. The front person stops and picks up the toys, and then places them in the bucket. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>6. The whole train moves to put the toys away where they belong. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>7. Let everyone have a turn being the “engine.”</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>To do this with a larger group, create more trains or give each train a specific type of toy or colour of toy to pick up.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, ensure the participants behind the chair do not hold on to the chair as this will make wheeling the chair very difficult. Or, the child behind could assist by pushing the wheelchair.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span> If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source: MOVE</p></div> </div> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 18:00:26 +0000 sana.fakih 463 at https://appetitetoplay.com 1, 2, 3, Jump! https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/1-2-3-jump <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-0-to-2-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="1, 2, 3, Jump!" data-attribute-date="1541460344"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">0-2 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/1-2-3-jump" data-a2a-title="1, 2, 3, Jump!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=462&amp;2=favorite" token="vo_4xCKXazWPHaR9KDQqbH0KxdczJdaZoELngNaX_pU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Physical health and well-being; language development; numeracy.</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Some form of elevated surface (e.g. a single step)</div> <div class="field__item">Blue mat or sheet (optional)</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of jumping (coordination), and balance.</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><em><span>If you have a blue mat or sheet, place it below the step to represent a lake or puddle.</span></em></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1. Stand or kneel on the floor and hold hands with the child (who is on the first step or any elevated surface). </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>2. Read the action rhyme “Jump” to the child (below)</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>3. After you say “1-2-3 jump,” the child can jump down from the step — knees should be bent at the start of the jump and on the landing. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>4. After jumping down into the “lake”, pretend you are swimming — move your arms in forward circles.</span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><span>Rhyme:</span></span></span></span></h4> <p><strong><span><span><span>JUMP </span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span>Jumping, jumping 1-2-3, (adult/caregiver can show fingers to count) </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Don’t forget to bend your knees.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Jumping, jumping 1-2-3, </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>You can do it, now let’s see! </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1-2-3 JUMP! (toddler jumps from the step)</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>To play with a larger group, set up other obstacles the children can move around, before coming back to the step to jump.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions with the child or provide pictures or signals for when they should jump.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills that would limit jumping off the step, go through the same actions on the floor, or use a trampoline to aid bouncing.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, think of ways that the child can perform similar actions (depending on function), such as</span></span></span> <ul><li><span><span><span>Pushing up so their bum comes off seat</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Backwards wheeling</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Wheeling with alternating arms (one arm at a time)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Pivots  - stationary but pushing forward with one hand and pulling back with the other</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Driving forward and stopping on command</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Wheeling forward and pulling back to stop</span></span></span></li> </ul></li> </ul><ul><li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, hold their hands while jumping down off the step until they become comfortable with the distance and feeling of the game.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Source - MOVE</p></div> </div> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 23:25:44 +0000 sana.fakih 462 at https://appetitetoplay.com Cat Skeleton https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/cat-skeleton <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Cat Skeleton" data-attribute-date="1540589594"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Make veggies more fun by arranging them into a shape or pattern, like this cat! This is a fun way to include the theme of Halloween without sugary treats.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/cat-skeleton" data-a2a-title="Cat Skeleton"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=457&amp;2=favorite" token="vT7I-Ol-EIgmYFK8VLqPGzC7GwE585t5gUmFQuCjETk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">8 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="20" class="field__item">20 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="0" class="field__item">0 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">none (depending on dip)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Tray or cutting board for presentation</div> <div class="field__item">Small bowl</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cucumber, sliced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 4 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> grape tomatoes </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> orange or red pepper, sliced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 4-5 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> medium to large white mushrooms </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 6 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> small pieces of broccoli florets </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> celery sticks cut into 8 lengths </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1-2 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> carrots cut into sticks—enough for 16 pieces, plus three coin slices for the face </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> small bowl of black bean dip </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2-3 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> basil leaves for the ears and mouth </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><img alt="cat skeleton!" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bcabed10-304e-4d66-9965-1b816b70cc92" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/cat%20skeleton%21.jpg" /></p> <ol><li><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Following the image, cut and arrange veggies to make a cat skeleton.</span></span></span></li> </ol><ul><li><span><span><span><span>Cucumbers: tail</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Grape tomatoes: knees</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Pepper slices: ribs</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Mushrooms: spine</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Broccoli: shoulders, hips and paws</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Celery: legs </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Carrot sticks: claws</span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">2. Pour dip into small bowl to form the head. Use carrot coins and basil leaves to form the features of the face and the ears.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Source: </span></strong><a href="http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca"><span>www.bettertogetherbc.ca</span></a></span></span></p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/cat-972603_1920.jpg?itok=pO8H-UZF" width="1300" height="975" alt="Cat outside the Halloween moon." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Cat Skeleton </span> </div> </div> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 21:33:14 +0000 sana.fakih 457 at https://appetitetoplay.com Thanksgiving https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/thanksgiving <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Thanksgiving" data-attribute-date="1538764477"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/thanksgiving" data-a2a-title="Thanksgiving"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=461&amp;2=favorite" token="YcM9sl8LDogVaKXY7ywOGSTcOh7ZB98t7FgRLtvHT7w"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Celebrating our fall harvest</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span>Thanksgiving is not only a statutory holiday on the 2nd Monday in October in Canada, but a long-standing tradition of at least 140 years, for giving thanks and celebrating the bounty of our fall harvest with family, friends and community. Appreciate the natural flavours of our local bounty of foods and give thanks for the farmers, ranchers and other producers who keep our local food system sustainable and flourishing.</span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Which foods are traditionally eaten at Thanksgiving?</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Turkeys </span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>are raised all over BC and Canada. Turkeys are always free-range, meaning they’re not kept in cages like some poultry. Turkey is usually roasted and served with stuffing and gravy for Thanksgiving. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Squash and pumpkin </span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>grow on vines and have been grown for centuries in North, Central and South America by our indigenous populations. They are rich in fibre and vitamin A and are delicious roasted and added to a variety of dishes like soups, pies, muffins, bread and rice.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Root vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots </span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>are grown throughout BC and come in so many different sizes, shapes, colours and textures. They are often mashed or roasted for Thanksgiving.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Cranberries</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span> grow abundantly in British Columbia, and are harvested in the fall. They are often turned into a cranberry sauce to accompany the Thanksgiving meal but can also be used in baking or dried and added to trail mix, cereal or salad (Note: dried fruit can be a choking hazard for children under 4 years old). </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Thanksgiving activities and crafts</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Cornucopias </span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>are common decorations for this holiday, in North America, and historically at European Harvest festivals. They are also known as ‘horns of plenty’ and signify abundance and nourishment. They are horn-shaped containers filled with fruit, nuts, squash and sheaths of wheat and corn. Make a real one for decoration (don’t let children eat it!) or create one as a craft with photos or coloured paper or colouring sheets.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Visit or create a pumpkin patch, corn maze or apple orchard. </span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Learn what these vegetables, grains and fruits look like when they’re growing. Build children’s food literacy by talking about different parts of plants that we eat and how they grow differently, like pumpkins on vines and apples on trees.<strong> </strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:34:37 +0000 sana.fakih 461 at https://appetitetoplay.com APPLE Model https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/apple-model <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="APPLE Model" data-attribute-date="1538168891"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/apple-model" data-a2a-title="APPLE Model"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=450&amp;2=favorite" token="8los3Rh9dSrzKL3YOXu-XQgaAb3LOgvZ7TiMtAeW-lY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The APPLE (Active Play and Physical Literacy Every day) model was designed by Mount Royal University’s Centre for Child Well-being and shows how closely the concepts of physical literacy align with active play. The model illustrates how the influence of environmental stimulus and the decisions that early years providers make in terms of programming can have a profound effect on the child’s ability to develop physical literacy.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>In the model, physical literacy forms the core of the apple, with the skin of the apple representing factors that early years providers can influence.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br />  </p> <img alt="APPLE Model graphic" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="660ac44f-debe-44ea-87b2-83c95c16493c" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/APPLE%20MODEL.jpg" class="align-center" /><h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Environment</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Creating an environment that allows for exposure to different movements, and opportunity to try things new, as well as allowing for curiosity over movement and how things work. This can be done by providing elements of different heights for climbing and jumping, pieces of equipment that wobble and move and lots of time to play.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Play</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>When children are playing, the play should encourage exploration of the environment and equipment, involve lots of repetition of movements (for example, by consistently providing the same equipment like a hockey stick and ball) to allow for practice, with the emphasis on fun and participation.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Engagement</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Staff and all adults should have an engaged involvement with the children’s play. This means actively supervising the children during play, making suggestions to the children about different ways to move (“have you tried doing that backwards?”). This also means that the staff/adults should try to role model a healthy, active lifestyle, as well as the movements the children are trying to achieve. This can be achieved through active participation in games and activities, as well as structuring and leading games and activities.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Relationships</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The relationships formed through play and with play should be child-led, with adults providing options for the child to challenge themselves. This can be by running faster, jumping further or hitting a smaller object. The adults should also provide encouragement and feedback on movements so that the child can learn and build confidence. Feedback should be specific, and avoid general statements such as “good job”.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>If these elements are put in to practice, the children will develop confidence in movement, the ability to move well and the motivation to keep moving, which is physical literacy.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>For more information, go to </span></span></span><a href="http://www.earlyyearsphysicalliteracy.com"><span><span><span>www.earlyyearsphysicalliteracy.com</span></span></span></a> </span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 21:08:11 +0000 sana.fakih 450 at https://appetitetoplay.com Bundles of Fun with Tomatoes! https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/bundles-fun-tomatoes <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Bundles of Fun with Tomatoes!" data-attribute-date="1538167320"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/bundles-fun-tomatoes" data-a2a-title="Bundles of Fun with Tomatoes!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=449&amp;2=favorite" token="sJpqT-NTPx6ltaWZPq7p2oIPuy5w5z2CB45T9QUjmxI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Food literacy is about developing positive attitudes, skills and knowledge about food. Children learn through all 5 senses (touch, smell, sight, hearing, and taste). You can use a defined theme, like Tomatoes, and incorporate several of the senses to help children learn about food…and it becomes a bundle of fun! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <img alt="Bundle of Fun with Tomatoes." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d3bffab8-d13c-4a59-b1cf-42bdf2fd466b" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Bundle%20of%20Fun%20with%20Tomatoes.JPG" class="align-center" /><p> </p></div> </div> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 20:42:00 +0000 sana.fakih 449 at https://appetitetoplay.com Float the Pond https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/float-pond <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Float the Pond" data-attribute-date="1537563495"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/float-pond" data-a2a-title="Float the Pond"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=448&amp;2=favorite" token="eQeFNsNy-PbkngMAP9zc2NKvt1F9124vF92UOlnbTrw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Paper or juggling scarves</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of balance and coordination.</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span>Give each child two pieces of paper or juggling scarves. </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Children move across the room while only placing their feet on the pieces of paper provided. </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Children must step from paper to paper and cannot shuffle their feet.</span></span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Make it more difficult by providing smaller pieces of paper, or placing only one foot on each piece of paper at a time</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, provide support in the form of an adult or wall.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>For children who may use a wheelchair, provide large pieces of paper that they are able to wheel on to and support them in moving the paper forward.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:58:15 +0000 sana.fakih 448 at https://appetitetoplay.com Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/whole-grain-blueberry-muffins <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins" data-attribute-date="1537562127"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Celebrate the fresh BC berries of summer with wholesome, homemade muffins. Feel free to experiment with whichever berries are in season in your community. If you’re able, get the children involved in picking or selecting the berries. <em>Children can help measuring and mixing the ingredients and scooping into the muffin cups.</em></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/whole-grain-blueberry-muffins" data-a2a-title="Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=447&amp;2=favorite" token="bbIXV4cC9523_4EksA3jGFq0aI9pYONf3ymmCN9kK-M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="15" class="field__item">15 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="20" class="field__item">20 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">wheat, milk, egg</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Muffin tin</div> <div class="field__item">Measuring cups and spoons</div> <div class="field__item">Large bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Medium bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Mixing spoon</div> <div class="field__item">Toothpick to test for doneness</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 and 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> whole wheat flower </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 and 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> quick-cooking oats </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> ground flax </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> baking powder </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> baking soda </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> ground cinnamon </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/4 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> applesauce </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> honey </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> buttermilk (or add 1 and 1/2 tsp vinegar to 1/2 cup milk and let stand for 10 minutes) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 Tbsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> vegetable oil </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> egg </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> blueberries (if you&#039;re using frozen, let them thaw before adding) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>Instructions</strong></span></span></span></p> <ol><li><span><span><span><span>Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly grease or line a muffin tin.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, flax meal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>In another bowl, mix together the applesauce, sugar, buttermilk, vegetable oil and egg.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Gently shake the dry ingredients into the wet, giving the mixture a stir every few shakes. Stir in the blueberries.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Pour the batter evenly into the muffin tin cups, filling only two-thirds of the way, and pop them in the oven for 20 minutes. They're done when they're firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.</span></span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><strong>Source:</strong> <a href="http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/recipes/single/whole-grain-blueberry-muffins">http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/recipes/single/whole-grain-blueberry-muffins</a></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/blueberry-1326154_1920.jpg?itok=VA-ATj9d" width="1300" height="867" alt="Blueberries in small cartons." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Whole Grain Blueberry Muffins </span> </div> </div> Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:35:27 +0000 sana.fakih 447 at https://appetitetoplay.com Homemade Ricotta Cheese https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/homemade-ricotta-cheese <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Homemade Ricotta Cheese" data-attribute-date="1536962024"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>This recipe is a perfect science experiment for teaching kids how cheese is made (the curds get separated from the whey). It’s also a fantastic way to use up milk that’s close to its best before date. Serve with whole grain crackers or bread as well as a ½ cup of veggies or fruit per child.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/homemade-ricotta-cheese" data-a2a-title="Homemade Ricotta Cheese"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=444&amp;2=favorite" token="ZNKmzOyshTm0UrvK0n2YdGANIWS3jnVoo23ag065KZM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">12 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="20" class="field__item">20 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">Milk</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Cheese cloth</div> <div class="field__item">Large (heavy-bottomed) pot</div> <div class="field__item">Large spoon</div> <div class="field__item">Lemon juicer</div> <div class="field__item">Large bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Strainer</div> <div class="field__item">Thermometer (optional)</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 12 cups (3L) </div> <div class="double-field-second"> whole milk </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 4 </div> <div class="double-field-second"> lemons, juiced </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> salt </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> zest from lemons (optional) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 tsp </div> <div class="double-field-second"> fresh herbs (e.g. dill, rosemary, parsley) </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>Instructions</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>1. Line a strainer with 3 layers of cheesecloth. Place over large bowl so you can save the whey (great for smoothies, baking and soups!). </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>2. Put milk in large pot over medium-high heat and cook, stirring regularly and watching closely to keep from scorching, until milk bubbles up sides of pot and temperature reaches 165⁰F (74⁰C). If you don’t have a thermometer, just heat for 8-10 minutes until small bubbles are forming. Don’t let it boil fully.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>3. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Stir gently to combine and watch for the white curds to separate from the yellowish whey. If it doesn’t start separating, add an additional 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or white vinegar and stir gently.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>4. Once separated, gently pour through the cheesecloth (staff task!), allowing the whey to drain into the bowl. You may need to stir and scrape it gently from the cloth to allow all the whey to get through. Add the salt, stirring gently to avoid breaking the curds.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>5. Let sit for 10 minutes to drain until it reaches desired consistency. Scoop it out of the cheesecloth into a serving bowl and add optional ingredients if using. Serve on crackers or bread with fruit on the side (or could be a topping for pasta!)</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Recipe: </strong>Nicole Fetterly, RD</p> <p><strong>Photo:</strong> John Ong (Flickr)</p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/Ricotta%20-%20John%20Ong%20%28Flickr%29.jpg?itok=DY1eAiE1" width="1300" height="975" alt="Ricotta cheese on a cracker with spinach." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Homemade Ricotta Cheese </span> </div> </div> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:53:44 +0000 sana.fakih 444 at https://appetitetoplay.com 24 Hour Movement Guidelines https://appetitetoplay.com/24-hour-movement-guidelines <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-families department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="24 Hour Movement Guidelines" data-attribute-date="1536961485"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/24-hour-movement-guidelines" data-a2a-title="24 Hour Movement Guidelines"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=443&amp;2=favorite" token="UBh0zVIDDAJ2SHvw_rRTYTuMtsjSWKY_tl7Dey5UEKs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span>All types of movement matter, and a balance of moving, sleeping and sitting is required for best health. Even if a child is getting enough physical activity in a day, the health benefits can be reduced by too little sleep, or too much sedentary behaviour—especially if that time is spent in front of screens. Here are some tips:</span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span> <span><span>For infants, supervised activities could include reaching and grasping and crawling.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span>The older children get, the more energetic play they need.</span></span> <ul><li><span><span>For toddlers, energetic play could include running, dancing and playing outside.</span></span></li> <li><span><span>For preschoolers, energetic play could include hopping, swimming and bike riding.</span></span></li> <li><span><span>For healthy sleep, have a calming bedtime routine, go to bed and wake up the same time each day, and avoid screens before bed.</span></span></li> </ul></li> </ul><p><span><span> </span></span><span><span>Sedentary behaviours are those that involve very little physical movement while children are awake, such as:</span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span>Sitting or reclining for prolonged periods in a stroller, high chair, or car seat</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Sedentary screen time such as watching television or playing with non-active electronic devices including video games, tablets, computers or phones</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Although not all sedentary behaviour is harmful—like reading or storytelling with a caregiver—excessive screen time before age five is, as it’s linked with language delays, reduced attention and lower school readiness.</span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span>Following these guidelines through the early years is associated with:</span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span>Healthy growth</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Better learning and thinking</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Improved motor development</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Higher fitness levels </span></span></li> <li><span><span>Increased quality of life</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Reduced injuries</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Fun!</span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For more information, please go to </span></span></span><a href="https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/thought-leadership/benefits-and-guidelines/0-4"><span><span>ParticipACTION</span></span></a></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 21:44:45 +0000 sana.fakih 443 at https://appetitetoplay.com Fishing Frenzy https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/fishing-frenzy <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Fishing Frenzy" data-attribute-date="1536342554"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">1-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/fishing-frenzy" data-a2a-title="Fishing Frenzy"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=442&amp;2=favorite" token="6okSXHO9t1Y_rL2wU_LfcbQ_IiDvYkatUlxc-tq5fX8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being and belonging (physical activity)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Small fish net</div> <div class="field__item">Sponges</div> <div class="field__item">Buckets</div> <div class="field__item">Water</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skill of coordination.</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span>Fill one bucket up with water, and have another bucket a distance away that is empty. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Place the Sponge Fish in the bucket with water. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Have the children scoop the fish out of the water with a small aquarium fishing net and place them in the empty bucket.</span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, ensure the bucket of water is placed in a location that they can access, such as on a low table to minimise the distance.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> </div> Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:49:14 +0000 sana.fakih 442 at https://appetitetoplay.com Fruit-Frenzy Ice Cream https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/fruit-frenzy-ice-cream <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Fruit-Frenzy Ice Cream" data-attribute-date="1536341817"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>If you make it yourself, a frozen dessert can be cold and refreshing and still give you a full serving of fruit. This dish is best made with ripe, local fruit that has been prepped and frozen at its peak. By freezing the fruit, you don’t need an ice-cream maker and it will be ready to eat within 30 minutes of making. Without all of the sugar, fat and additives of store-bought ice cream, it doesn’t have the same shelf-life in the freezer so eat it up the day you make it!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em>Children can help in measuring and blending the ingredients.</em></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/fruit-frenzy-ice-cream" data-a2a-title="Fruit-Frenzy Ice Cream"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=441&amp;2=favorite" token="DLiDS8RtTJkJ1nFKs-Zw0Gc4epEqauZS4MBbLK2ZZgw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">Fruit-Frenzy Ice Cream</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="5" class="field__item">5 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="30" class="field__item">30 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">Milk (optional if dairy-free beverage is used)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Food Processor (or a good blender)</div> <div class="field__item">Small freezer-safe bowls </div> <div class="field__item">Tray</div> <div class="field__item">Ice cream scoop or large spoon</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 5 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> frozen fruit (e.g. berries, mango, banana, watermelon, pear) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 2 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> milk or fortified soy beverage </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>1. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth, adding more liquid if necessary for a smooth puree.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>2. Divide evenly into bowls and place on tray in freezer for 30 minutes until set. Serve immediately.  </span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><strong>Source:</strong> Nicole Fetterly, RD</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/strawberry-ice-cream-2239377_1920.jpg?itok=qAw0O752" width="1300" height="731" alt="Fruit frenzy ice cream in a bowl." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Fruit-Frenzy Ice Cream </span> </div> </div> Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:36:57 +0000 sana.fakih 441 at https://appetitetoplay.com Bundles of Fun with Watermelon! https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/bundles-fun-watermelon <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-food-activities department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Bundles of Fun with Watermelon!" data-attribute-date="1535734800"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/food-activities/bundles-fun-watermelon" data-a2a-title="Bundles of Fun with Watermelon!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=438&amp;2=favorite" token="U0OQFM0uGbFNCo-v-1IbooSMCR9I6xTcW0TCs64qUuI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span>Food literacy is about developing positive attitudes, skills and knowledge about food. Children learn through all five senses (touch, smell, sight, hearing, and taste). You can use a defined theme, like <em>watermelons</em>, and incorporate several of the senses to help children learn about food…and it becomes a bundle of fun! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <img alt="Bundle of Fun with Watermelon." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="350af5fa-57e0-4209-9eed-849634207a07" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Bundle%20of%20Fun%20with%20Watermelons.JPG" class="align-center" /><p> </p></div> </div> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:00:00 +0000 sana.fakih 438 at https://appetitetoplay.com One Fish, Two Fish, Starfish, Blue Fish https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/one-fish-two-fish-starfish-blue-fish <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-0-to-2-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="One Fish, Two Fish, Starfish, Blue Fish" data-attribute-date="1535733317"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">1-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-0-2-yrs/one-fish-two-fish-starfish-blue-fish" data-a2a-title="One Fish, Two Fish, Starfish, Blue Fish"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=437&amp;2=favorite" token="xmGOWnXdGn17kVVxB2Mjx42fC6Qbv_MiaPjAYe4WoCs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Physical health and well-being; Language and cognitive development</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Red starfish and blue fish made from paper.</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to build the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running) and coordination (jumping).</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span>Print out or create images of red starfish and blue fish (between 6 and 10 of each). </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Place the images around the room in locations that are visible to the children. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Children explore the room trying to find all the images. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>When a starfish is found, the children lie down on the floor and make a star with arms and legs spread out straight. When a blue fish is found, children jump up and down. </span></span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Try reading this book with this activity: <em>One Fish, Two Fish, Three, Four, Five Fish!</em> by Dr. Seuss</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>When a starfish and blue fish are found together, children do jumping jacks</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Add more fish to the game, using different colours and different actions when found — finding an orange jellyfish might mean children lies on their backs and wiggle their legs and arms in the air. </span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><strong><span>Adaptations:</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, make sure to cut the fish and starfish in to those specific shapes, allowing the individual to feel which object they have found. Alternatively, place different textured surfaces on fish and starfish to signal which one is which.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate. Instead of lying on the ground, they could stretch their arms out to make a star.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Adapted from MOVE.</p></div> </div> Fri, 31 Aug 2018 16:35:17 +0000 sana.fakih 437 at https://appetitetoplay.com Birds, Bees & Butterflies https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/birds-bees-butterflies <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Birds, Bees &amp;amp; Butterflies" data-attribute-date="1535488663"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/birds-bees-butterflies" data-a2a-title="Birds, Bees &amp; Butterflies"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=436&amp;2=favorite" token="1H2UjBL83nSD1uIz6pliZg1HxLhyc11ggaZpGpHgThI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Learn about our pollinators</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>To build food literacy in the 0-5 age group, children can learn about the importance of certain creatures and their role in our food system. We depend on these creatures! Honey bees, for example, pollinate approximately one-third of the food we eat.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>What is pollination?</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Creatures like hummingbirds, bees, beetles and butterflies travel from one flower to another. When they are on a certain part of the flower, called the stamen, they pick up pollen on their legs and bodies. When they land on the next flower, some of that pollen falls off and fertilizes the next flower, allowing it to produce fruit and seeds. They don’t do this on purpose; they are after the sweet nectar (like a juice) in the flowers, which bees then use to make honey.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Here are some activity ideas to learn about pollination:</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Go on a nature walk</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">. Search for bees, beetles and butterflies. Get children to look for flowers that attract bees, especially purple ones like lavender and foxglove. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Create a pollinator-friendly garden. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Plant species of plants that attract butterflies to create a magical outdoor space. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Play pollinator tag or relay race. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Divide the group into bees, birds and/or butterflies and have them collect pollen (use yellow construction paper) from one flower (use sidewalk chalk) and deposit it in a different one. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Honey taste test. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">For this test children must be older than 1 year of age. Bring in a few types of honey and give children the opportunity to taste. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Arts &amp; crafts.</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> Create pollinator masterpieces, drawing or colouring pictures of colourful gardens or beautiful butterflies. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>For more ideas and resources</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Learn more about pollination: <a href="http://cwf-fcf.org/en/resources/for-educators/educational-units/pollinators-from-flowers-to-food-to-our-future/" target="_blank">http://cwf-fcf.org/en/resources/for-educators/educational-units/pollinators-from-flowers-to-food-to-our-future/</a> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Create a pollinator-friendly garden: <a href="https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/create-pollinator-friendly-garden-birds-bees-butterflies/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">https://davidsuzuki.org/queen-of-green/create-pollinator-friendly-garden-birds-bees-butterflies/</span></a></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 20:37:43 +0000 sana.fakih 436 at https://appetitetoplay.com Water Wonder https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/water-wonder <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Water Wonder" data-attribute-date="1535487813"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/water-wonder" data-a2a-title="Water Wonder"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=435&amp;2=favorite" token="BIa0hs4ulIsBx5qhSgmlQQC1xVWN-wPH5yq3FYx_x2s"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being and belonging (physical activity); Language &amp; Literacy (numeracy; counting; estimating; verbal communication)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Two large buckets or containers</div> <div class="field__item">Smaller buckets or cups</div> <div class="field__item">Water</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running) and coordination.</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Fill a large bucket or container full of water, and place it some distance away.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Give each child a small bucket or cup to scoop the water up.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Tell the children that all the water needs to be taken to the other container within a time limit (be generous with the amount of time). </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Children fill their cups up and move the water to the empty container. See how much water they can successfully transfer from one space to the other in the time limit.</span></span></span></span></li> </ol><h4><span><span><span><span>Try reading this poem with the kids with the following actions:</span></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span>WET, WET, WET </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Water, water everywhere,</span></span></span></em><span><span><span> (Touch water with hands)</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>On my hands and in my hair.</span></span></span></em><span><span><span> (Shake hands around, then touch hair)</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>Water, water, wet, wet, wet.</span></span></span></em><span><span><span> (Make 3 little splashes – one for each “wet”)</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>I love to play in it – I’m not done yet!</span></span></span></em><span><span><span> (Make “no” gesture by shaking your head side to side)</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><strong><span>Change it Up/Additional Options</span></strong></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Have objects that float and sink in the water container after they have transferred all the water</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Adaptations</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>If a child does not like getting wet, offer an alternative option of the same game with sand or rice.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, ensure the bucket of water is placed in a location that they can access, such as on a low table to minimize the distance.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Adapted from MOVE.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 20:23:33 +0000 sana.fakih 435 at https://appetitetoplay.com Going on a Picnic! https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/going-picnic <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Going on a Picnic!" data-attribute-date="1535487455"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/going-picnic" data-a2a-title="Going on a Picnic!"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=434&amp;2=favorite" token="pejk4bXiQtOLL_9LgKZKmI0WlU5vSbyYI843ecOh6rY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Summer is for eating outdoors</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>What a fun adventure it is to take a picnic lunch to the park or beach on a beautiful day. Everything tastes better when you’re eating it surrounded by nature and some friends. If you don’t have the ability to take the kids very far, even an outdoor area or yard can be transformed for a summer lunch with a few blankets or tablecloths.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Here are a few ideas for what to bring:</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">A tablecloth and/or blanket. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">To provide a clean surface, spread a tablecloth on a picnic table. If there are no tables spread a blanket on the ground and then place the tablecloth on the blanket.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Frisbee, balls and other activities</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">. Work up an appetite before eating by doing some structured and unstructured games.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Sun protection. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Be prepared for limited shade and bring an umbrella or pop-up tent, hats, light/long-sleeved shirts and lots of sunscreen.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Sanitizer/wipes.</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> In case there is a lack of running water, bring hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes for before and after eating.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Don’t forget the good food!</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Veggies &amp; fruit </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">can still make up half your plate, even on a picnic, and are so refreshing on a hot day! Bring along a big platter to share or have everyone contribute a different type of cut-up produce.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Protein foods</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> like meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy are the higher risk items on a hot day. Be sure these foods are kept cold with ice packs and not left out for more than 1 hour. Safer protein foods are legumes (beans, peas and lentils) so pack some hummus or black bean dip to enjoy with the veggie platter.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Drink up. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Make water the drink of choice and bring at least 0.5 litre per child. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Pack it out.</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> Be sure to leave your picnic spot cleaner than you found it by picking up any garbage, compost and recycling.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Food safety is always important on a picnic</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Check out our resource and HealthLink BC to keep your picnic foods safe from food-borne illnesses: <a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/summer-food-safety" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/summer-food-safety</span></a></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 20:17:35 +0000 sana.fakih 434 at https://appetitetoplay.com Queen/King Bees on Flowers https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/queenking-bees-flowers <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Queen/King Bees on Flowers" data-attribute-date="1535486938"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">1-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/queenking-bees-flowers" data-a2a-title="Queen/King Bees on Flowers"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=433&amp;2=favorite" token="UyvhsDp6HZNk8dIy3x6YZ9F6W0qbEZ-r-X40bqNrhXg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being and belonging (physical activity)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Music (Flight of the Bumblebee)</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running) and balance.</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span>Play the song <em>Flight of the Bumblebee</em>.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Children run around “flapping their wings” like bees to the music.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>When the music stops, the leaders freeze in a pose and everyone else must copy.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements. Have a visual signal to indicate the music has stopped.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, explain with your voice the movements that you are making while demonstrating them.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Source: Maximum Engagement in Games and Activities</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Tue, 28 Aug 2018 20:08:58 +0000 sana.fakih 433 at https://appetitetoplay.com At the Seaside https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/seaside <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="At the Seaside" data-attribute-date="1534195651"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">1-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/seaside" data-a2a-title="At the Seaside"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=429&amp;2=favorite" token="AwlvOIWQQeGuTBz0WE0t7gjXuoFdAfzhxvKYmLqfXzc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being and belonging (physical activity); Language &amp; literacy (vocabulary development)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of locomotion and coordination (running, jumping, side shuffling, hopping, galloping), and balance.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Talk to the children about the ocean and what they might find. Link each thing the children say with a specific movement, for example:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Star fish </span></span><span><span>– stand with legs and arms out wide</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Shell </span></span><span><span>– curl up small</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Crab </span></span><span><span>– move sideways </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Sea horse </span></span><span><span>– gallop around the space</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Shark </span></span><span><span>– run</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Whale </span></span><span><span>– move slowly</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Dolphin </span></span><span><span>– run and jump</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Sun bather – lie flat on the ground</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Swimmer – swing arms round and round</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Surfer – Stand on a pretend surfboard</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Place pictures of the objects around the space to create a beach and do the corresponding movements when you ‘discover’ the animal.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>Adaptations</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide textured objects to provide a tactile sensation that is similar to the picture.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Adapted from Do and Discover.</p></div> </div> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 21:27:31 +0000 sana.fakih 429 at https://appetitetoplay.com Fruit Salad https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/fruit-salad <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Fruit Salad" data-attribute-date="1534193792"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">2-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/fruit-salad" data-a2a-title="Fruit Salad"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=428&amp;2=favorite" token="IipEG9UY0HfLUdrl-s1_9lg_n48uB75HM-17uSWM61M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Well-being &amp; belonging (physical activity); Literacy (vocabulary, numeracy).</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">4 different coloured objects such as pieces of paper or blocks</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to develop the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running), coordination (jumping, hopping), and balance.</p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><ol><li><span><span><span>Designate each corner of the room as a different fruit and its corresponding colour, e.g., apples (red), oranges (orange), bananas (yellow), grapes (green).</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Assign each child a fruit that was chosen in Step 1. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Have children go to the corner of the room that is designated for their specific fruit (e.g. oranges go to the orange corner).</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>When you call out a specific fruit, everyone in that corner runs to the centre of the room, completes a specific skill the number of times requested as fast as they can, and returns to their corner.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Repeat this process using different skills and different combinations of fruit, e.g., jump 5 times, spin in a circle 5 times, hop on one foot 5 times.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>When you yell out “fruit salad!” all the children run to the centre as fast as they can, complete a specific skill the number of times requested and return to their designated corners.</span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span>Put pieces of fruit in plastic bags, then in paper bags around the room; have the children go get a bag (hint: putting the fruit in a plastic bag first will stop the paper bag from getting wet and soggy) . On the outside of each bag have instructions (e.g. spin in a circle 5 times, etc.). After they have completed the instructions, they get to reach in to the bag without looking and try to guess the fruit.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>For younger children you may want to post pictures of the fruit in the corners and give them fruit shaped or fruit coloured name tags to help them understand which corner they should start at. </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span>For older children you may use more difficult skills in the centre such as rolling around, galloping, bouncing, throwing and catching a ball, etc. </span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Get more people active by switching the game around and have the corner that is called stay where they are and all other corners come to the middle to perform the task.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>Adaptations</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements as well as pictures to indicate which corner was called.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to perform the movements as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For a child with a visual impairment, provide textured objects to provide a tactile sensation in the corner, such as the fruit themselves or a different object in each corner.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications.</span></span></span></li> </ul></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Adapted from Hop, Skip and a Jump.</span></span></span></p></div> </div> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:56:32 +0000 sana.fakih 428 at https://appetitetoplay.com Summer Food Safety https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/summer-food-safety <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Summer Food Safety" data-attribute-date="1534193192"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/summer-food-safety" data-a2a-title="Summer Food Safety"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=427&amp;2=favorite" token="t2yCsAzVtpb6Nw3Rr-zmH7zeqlERRH1vkGMhSj6NwFE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Reduce the risk</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>The risk of food borne illness is higher in the summer months because the hot and humid weather creates prime conditions for bacteria to grow and thrive. As well, people are less likely to follow food safety guidelines like hand washing and keeping food cool when eating outdoors.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Here are some things to consider:</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Keep it cool</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">. Include an ice pack in packed lunches to keep food cool and safe to eat. Temperatures can get hot inside the classroom/centre during the summer months. If you have the fridge space, The best place to keep lunches is in the fridge, if you have the space, where food can stay between 0 and 4⁰ C. When outside, store lunches out of the hot sun, ideally in the shade and in a cooler with ice packs. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Clean surfaces. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Use sanitizer and hot soapy water (if available) to clean tables before and after eating and food preparation.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Wash hands. </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Hot soapy water is always best but in a pinch, if eating outdoors with limited water access, bring along hand sanitizer and antibacterial wipes to use before and after eating.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Keep it covered.</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> Prevent flies and other bugs landing on open food or birds attacking from above by keeping food covered and sealed when unattended.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">First Aid.</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> Bring along your first aid kit for scrapes and stings. Be sure any child with an allergy has their epinephrine auto-injector. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>For more information:</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>HealthLink BC can help you learn more about food-borne illnesses and how to prevent them. <a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/summer-food-safety">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-feature/summer-food-safety</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>HealthLink BC also has an article on food safety in children older than 1 year here:<a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthy-eating/foodborne-illness-children" target="_blank"> </a><a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/hlbc/files/healthyeating/pdf/food-safety-children-preventing-foodborne-illness.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthy-eating/foodborne-illness-children</a></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:46:32 +0000 sana.fakih 427 at https://appetitetoplay.com Hydration for Kids https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/hydration-kids <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Hydration for Kids" data-attribute-date="1534192614"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/hydration-kids" data-a2a-title="Hydration for Kids"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=426&amp;2=favorite" token="TazsN673szlBEGS9qaXaCN6F8h71ZyOqsTaTekXfeRk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Be sure children are consuming enough water</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Water is essential to life and is recommended as the beverage of choice for all of us, especially children. Make refreshing cold water available throughout the day and ensure kids bring a water bottle during outings. Dehydration can be dangerous, especially for young children, and is much more likely in the hot summer months.  Have frequent water breaks.</span></span></span></p> <h3><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Children from ages 1-5 need at least 1.3-1.7 litres (5-7 cups) of water per day and more if it’s hot and when they are active.</span></span></span></span></h3> <h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Watch out for these signs of dehydration:</span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Thirst or dry mouth</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—by the time our bodies register the feeling of thirst, we are already short on fluids. Encourage water regularly to prevent getting thirsty.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Fatigue or listlessness</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—especially if accompanied by flushed cheeks from exertion or fever.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Irritability or dizziness</span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Dark-coloured or infrequent urine</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—children should need to urinate or have a wet diaper every 3 hours.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><span>Here are a few ideas for making fluids more fun:</span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Infused water</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—see our recipe section. Add fruit, veggies or herbs to add some colour and fresh flavour.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Ice cubes with fruit inside</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—can make water more refreshing on a hot day!</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Fresh fruit and veggies</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> also have a lot of water. Consume them at every meal and snack.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Frozen fruit</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—freeze on popsicle sticks for easy eating and a healthy alternative to sugary frozen treats.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Add bubbles</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—unsweetened sparkling water is also a good choice. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Get a special dispenser or pitcher</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—look for one that children can use independently.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>For more information:</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>HealthLink BC has more information on drinking water <a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/abk5466">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/abk5466</a> and  dehydration <a href="https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/dehyd">https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/dehyd</a></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 20:36:54 +0000 sana.fakih 426 at https://appetitetoplay.com BC Day https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/bc-day <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="BC Day" data-attribute-date="1532721008"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/bc-day" data-a2a-title="BC Day"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=421&amp;2=favorite" token="szY9geCuSrNxkmbTP3UdNPBdF3BPm0PhYqSU39hrIlo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Celebrate the bounty of BC!</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>In honour of our provincial holiday, feast upon the foods we grow and harvest throughout our province. August is the peak month of our harvest with the most availability of local foods in all regions of our beautiful province.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Celebrate and show respect for the farmers, ranchers, fish and seafood harvesters by talking with the children about the hard work they do in producing the food we depend upon. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Here are a few ideas for seasonal foods for BC Day:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Green (or Yellow, Purple) Beans</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—kids can help trim the ends with scissors. Steam lightly or enjoy raw. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Carrots</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—they taste so much better when fresh! Explore the rainbow of carrots, beyond just orange. To prevent choking in kids under 4 years of age, offer well- cooked carrots before trying grated raw carrots. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Dark leafy greens</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> (e.g. kale, chard, mustard greens, spinach)—when kids can create their own salad, they are more likely to eat it. Let them choose from an assortment of leaves. Or try our recipe for Kale Chips!</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Fresh herbs</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> (e.g. mint, parsley, dill, chives, basil)—let the children experiment with the fresh flavours of local herbs. Try them on their own, in a salad or chop to add to a yogurt dip for other veggies.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Corn on the cob</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—let the children help with shucking the corn then cut the cobs in half for a more appropriate child-friendly portion. Some may even prefer to have the corn removed from the cob. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Stone fruits</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—what says <em>summer</em> more than peach juice dripping down your chin? Sample a selection of different, cut-up stone fruits like peaches, plums and nectarines.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Berries</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">—grow in abundance throughout our province and many are the traditional food of our Indigenous people. Sample a selection of local berries from your area, both cultivated and wild —blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, salal berries, salmonberries, huckleberries, gooseberries, etc.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>For more ideas specific to your region of the province</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>BC Farmers Markets are a great way to connect to producers in your region for the most local and seasonal food. <a href="http://www.bcfarmersmarket.org/fresh-market/whatsinseason" target="_blank" title="BC Farmers Market - What's in Season"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">www.bcfarmersmarket.org/fresh-market/whatsinseason</span></a></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 19:50:08 +0000 sana.fakih 421 at https://appetitetoplay.com Dancing Bees https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/dancing-bees <div class="node node--type-activity node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-games--activities-3-to-5-yrs department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Dancing Bees" data-attribute-date="1532718948"> <div class="field field--name-field-age field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Age</div> <div class="field__item">3-5 years</div> </div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/games-activities-3-5-yrs/dancing-bees" data-a2a-title="Dancing Bees"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=420&amp;2=favorite" token="V4XAzuPunMPgCrCexyar7zNwJB8NP4lN6Dcl4YyIzZg"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-child-development field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Child Development</div> <div class="field__item">Language/literacy links: action words; visual cues; rhyming sounds; pretend play. </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">None</div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-physical-activity field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Physical Activity</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This activity aims to build the fundamental movement skills of locomotion (running), balance, and coordination (jumping, dancing).</p> <p> </p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-where field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Where this can be played</div> <div class="field__item">Indoors or outdoors</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-how-to-play field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">How to Play</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span>Read the “Bee Dance” poem by Helaine Becker (see table below) and work through the individual or group dance actions together. Repeat several times.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><img alt="Dancing Bees Poem and Actions (table format)" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="51905e8e-4901-4ca8-a4a5-a90c3a8d285d" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Dancing%20Bees%20Poem_0.JPG" /></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-additional-options field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options</div> <div class="field__item"><ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Try these books to explore books about bees: <em>Dumpy La Rue</em> by Betsy Lewin &amp; Elizabeth Winthrop; <em>Barnyard Dance</em> by Sandra Boynton; <em>The Life and Times of the Honeybee</em> by Charles Micucci.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Put on music and invite the children to invent their own dances and move to the music in their own way.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children who are deaf or hard of hearing, act out the actions or provide pictures of the intended movements.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>For children with impairments in flexibility or gross motor skills, encourage them to move and stretch as much as they can, understanding that it may look different to others. </span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a participant who uses a wheelchair, be intentional around the movements that you select to allow them to participate.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>If you have a child with another type of disability not mentioned above, they may be able to participate in this activity without adaptations or modifications</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><img alt="cartoon bee" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="244c194f-cc26-46ba-97c7-57d1017799a7" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/bee-705412_1280.png" /></span></span></span></p></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Souce: HOP</p></div> </div> Fri, 27 Jul 2018 19:15:48 +0000 sana.fakih 420 at https://appetitetoplay.com Let's Make a Pool Noodle Abacus https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/craft-activities/lets-make-pool-noodle-abacus <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-craft-activities department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Let&amp;#039;s Make a Pool Noodle Abacus" data-attribute-date="1532113095"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/craft-activities/lets-make-pool-noodle-abacus" data-a2a-title="Let&#039;s Make a Pool Noodle Abacus"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=419&amp;2=favorite" token="H-jeXenfdGVoWsjr9SH6wtT1BDTY0zNDLwjK5MQZ8bQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Materials</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span>Different colours of pool noodles</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Rope</span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span><strong><span>How to</span></strong></span></span></h2> <ol><li><span><span><span>Cut the pool noodles in to different lengths. Then cut the pieces length ways to create a slit through to the central hole.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Tie the rope to two safe and sturdy objects (such as a tree) and slide the noodle pieces on to the rope.</span></span></span></li> </ol><h2><span><span><strong><span>Let’s Play</span></strong></span></span></h2> <p><span><span>Move the noodle pieces along the rope to develop coordination skills. If the rope is tied at an angle you can develop throwing skills by launching one noodle piece up to the top of the rope.</span></span></p> <p>Source: <span><span><span><a href="https://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/"><strong><span><span>https://happyhooligans.ca/backyard-play-space-ideas/</span></span></strong></a></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:58:15 +0000 sana.fakih 419 at https://appetitetoplay.com One Piece of Chalk, 8 Active Games https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/one-piece-chalk-8-active-games <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="One Piece of Chalk, 8 Active Games" data-attribute-date="1531507374"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/one-piece-chalk-8-active-games" data-a2a-title="One Piece of Chalk, 8 Active Games"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=417&amp;2=favorite" token="WsWISufIcAEM364bzs4KFuDi3ok1kxKCASsCcccboEM"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Sidewalk chalk is a spring and summer playtime staple for many children. Whether it’s used to practice letters, write messages for family and friends, draw great masterpieces, or for other creative games, chalk is a colourful and inexpensive toy.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Find a safe spot in a driveway, a schoolyard, or on a sidewalk, and try these different games with sidewalk chalk: </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>1. Hopscotch</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The </span><a href="http://activeforlife.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/lp_hop_3.3_hoop_hop_hopscotch.pdf"><span>rules</span></a><span> are simple and kids can either draw their own course with the chalk or have an adult help. Use your imagination and draw the boxes to be jumped into in various colours and shapes. Use the chalk as the marker or find stones, beanbags, buttons or small plastic toys. Once your children have conquered hopping the course, see if they can double hop on each box or use different types of feet movements for hopping on the way up and the way back the course.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Skills Developed: Hopping, throwing, balance, coordination.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>2. Avoid the Shark</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>With different colours of chalk, draw “beaches” various distances apart. Use blue chalk to draw water and shark fins between the beaches and have kids jump from beach to beach to avoid the “sharks” in the “water.”</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Skills developed: Hopping</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>3. Chalk Bullseye</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Use various colours of chalk and draw concentric circles with a bullseye in the middle. Within each circle, write point values if kids want to brush up on their math skills or simply use markers to see who can throw an item closest to the bullseye. For markers, use chalk, stones or on hot summer days, wet sponges or water balloons.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Skills developed: Throwing</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>4. Four Square</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Four Square is extremely popular in many schoolyards at recess. Draw your own 4 Square court with chalk, mark a number from 1 to 4 in each square, and use a bouncy ball to play this fun game. Each player stands in each of the squares, and the player in square 4 starts by bouncing the ball in their square and then hitting it towards one of the other squares. The receiving player then hits the ball to any other player. The ball must bounce in the receiving player’s square once and they must hit it to another player before it bounces a second time. If the player misses a square or the ball bounces a second time before they hit it, they are “out”. If there are more than four players, the player who is out goes to the end of the line of waiting players. If there are only four players, the player who is out would move to the next lowest position, with 4 being the highest square.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Skills developed: Striking</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>5. Chalk Maze</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Have kids design their own web of squiggly lines, circles, and other lines with chalk to design a maze through which others can walk, run, cycle, or scooter. The bigger, more colourful, and more intricate the maze, the more fun kids will have working their way through.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Skills developed: Running</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>6. Alphabet Hop</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Use chalk to make 26 squares or circles fairly close to one another and write the letters of the alphabet in each. For kids just learning their alphabet, call out letters to hop from one to another. For kids who are able to spell, call out words to spell and have them hop using one or two feet from one letter to another. During the summer months, this is a not-so-subtle way to work on spelling skills while having fun.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Skills developed: Hopping</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>7. Sidewalk Twister</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Create your own chalk twister board with at least four colours and four shapes and have another child or parent call out instructions as to where children should place their right hands, right feet, left hands and left feet. Keep the traditional rules of Twister by having kids balance while moving each hand and foot to different coloured shapes without falling over, or make your own rules. Have kids roar like lions on blue squares or hop like bunnies on a green circle. Ask them to laugh like their moms on a yellow triangle or stand as tall as a tree on a red squiggle.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Skills developed: Depends on activities chosen</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span>8. Corners</span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>This game requires at least three players but can be played with many more. Draw a large square court with smaller squares drawn in each corner in different colours. Draw a circle in the middle of the court. One person is designated the “counter” and stands in the circle in the middle of the court. The counter closes their eyes and counts to ten. While their eyes are closed, the other players skip around the court and choose a corner to stand in (more than one person can stand in one of the corners). With their eyes still closed after counting to ten, the counter calls out one of the four corner colours. Whoever is standing in that colour is out. The game continues until all players are out.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Skills developed: skipping</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Head to your nearest yard, driveway, or sidewalk and prepare for your kids to spend endless hours of active fun with one piece of “equipment"! </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>By: Susan Scandiffio</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>This article has been edited for length. To read the original, please visit Active for Life: </span></span><a href="https://activeforlife.com/8-active-chalk-games/"><span><span>https://activeforlife.com/8-active-chalk-games/</span></span></a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Active for Life is a national initiative created to help parents raise physically literate children. At </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><a href="https://activeforlife.com/"><span><span><span><span><span>activeforlife.com</span></span></span></span></span></a></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>, parents, educators, and coaches will find fun activities, engaging articles, and free resources to get kids active, healthy and happy. Sign up for Active for Life’s monthly </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><a href="https://activeforlife.com/active-for-life-enewsletter-sign-up/"><span><span><span><span><span>newsletters</span></span></span></span></span></a></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>. Connect with Active for Life on </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/activeforlife/"><span><span><span><span><span>Facebook</span></span></span></span></span></a></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>, </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/activeforlifeca/"><span><span><span><span><span>Instagram</span></span></span></span></span></a></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>, and </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><a href="https://twitter.com/activeforlife"><span><span><span><span><span>Twitter</span></span></span></span></span></a></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:42:54 +0000 sana.fakih 417 at https://appetitetoplay.com Snacking on Vegetables & Fruit : A Rainbow of Choices https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/snacking-fruit-vegetables-rainbow-choices <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Snacking on Vegetables &amp;amp; Fruit : A Rainbow of Choices" data-attribute-date="1531506645"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/snacking-fruit-vegetables-rainbow-choices" data-a2a-title="Snacking on Vegetables &amp; Fruit : A Rainbow of Choices"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=416&amp;2=favorite" token="5dyOFNBeM8j-oHrDClev0RkjXUyCt0MPeML8yUuUFcA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Everyone knows the old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Even so, many Canadians could still include more vegetables and fruit in their diets.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Vegetables and fruit provide vitamins, minerals and fibre, essential for proper growth and development in children. A diet abundant in vegetables and fruit protects against heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some cancers. Everyone can benefit from the fibre and water in vegetables and fruit that fill you up and keep your digestive tract working well.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>To boost the amount of vegetables and fruit in children’s diets, make the foods more available, easy to eat and accessible, and model healthy habits yourself. The following are some tips for success:</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Start early. </strong>Introduce fruits and vegetables to children when they’re young, and continue serving fruits and vegetables with every meal and snack. Preschoolers need five servings of vegetables and fruit daily.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Be prepared.</strong> Always have a supply of cut, prepared vegetables and fruit in the refrigerator for easy snacking. Store them in clear containers at eye level.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Pack them up. </strong>Include washed, single servings of vegetables or fruit in your child’s lunches every day. Try packing a variety of colour.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Focus on vegetables and fruit. </strong>Instead of drinking juice, eat fresh, frozen or canned fruit. Most options are easy to pack and take with you anywhere.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Trade up. </strong>Substitute fruit or a salad for a side of fries when eating out.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Add them in. </strong>Add extra vegetables to foods you prepare from scratch or to prepared foods. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Set a good example by eating and serving fruits and vegetables every day. This is important in an age of fast food and intense food advertising aimed at children. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Vegetables and Fruit Make Easy Snacks!</strong></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span>Steamed baby carrots and yogurt dressing</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Apple or orange wedges</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Cucumbers and cheese</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Applesauce</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Pepper strips</span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><strong>Source: </strong>Healthy Beginnings Preschoolers</span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:30:45 +0000 sana.fakih 416 at https://appetitetoplay.com Go for Grains https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/go-grains <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Go for Grains" data-attribute-date="1530902444"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/tips-ideas/go-grains" data-a2a-title="Go for Grains"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=412&amp;2=favorite" token="IQDl0OwmLA-zPaR69nCtYh9EN_NkH83qAwxspaqERsc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Whole-grain breads and cereals are packed with fibre, vitamins, minerals, and flavour. They keep you feeling full longer, and they have many benefits for disease prevention and healthy digestion. Examples of whole grains are whole wheat, cracked wheat, barley, oats, rye, brown rice, whole cornmeal and millet.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span>You can help young children enjoy whole grains by following these tips:</span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span>Serve whole grain breads, breakfast cereals, brown rice, bulgur, barley and oats.</span></span></li> <li><span><span>When purchasing whole-grain cereals and breads, read the label to be sure that a whole grain is the first or second ingredient listed and that the product has at least 3 grams of fibre per serving.</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Know that not all whole-grain (ready-to-eat) breakfast cereals are equally nutritious. Many cereals labelled whole grain are also very high in sugar. Choose cereals that are low in sugar (5 grams or less) per serving. </span></span></li> <li><span><span>Set a good example by serving whole grains with meals and snacks.</span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span><span>Examples of ready-to-eat cereals with high fibre or low sugar:</span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span>Cheerios – 3 g fibre, 1 g sugar</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Total – 3 g fibre, 5 g sugar</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Wheaties – 3 g fibre, 4 g sugar</span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span><span>Here are some final tips:</span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span>Flavour and fibre: Get it all with whole grains, like brown rice, barley, oats, cornmeal, quinoa and buckwheat.</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Processed grains, like white rice and white bread, do not have as many good nutrients, especially fibre.</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Breakfast is a great time to try whole grains (e.g. cereals, waffles or whole grain bagels)</span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><strong>Source: </strong>Healthy Beginnings Preschoolers</span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 18:40:44 +0000 sana.fakih 412 at https://appetitetoplay.com Teaching the Fundamental Movement Skills https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/teaching-fundamental-movement-skills <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-tips--ideas department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Teaching the Fundamental Movement Skills" data-attribute-date="1530901399"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/tips-ideas/teaching-fundamental-movement-skills" data-a2a-title="Teaching the Fundamental Movement Skills"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=411&amp;2=favorite" token="gQ2Y5rqd-E79iXdhJ5JNe1kiAk2R5CNA072KsRMqgeQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Playing games and encouraging active participation in activities is a great way to develop skills in children that may not naturally occur, as well as improving the ‘technique’ of skills that do. Take throwing as an example: Children naturally begin to throw objects at around 18 months old, and this typically takes the form of an underhand toss. We can encourage this movement by providing targets, especially targets that fall over! To develop throwing further, we can remind children to point their finger and throw overhand like they are high fiving a friend, and demonstrate the action ourselves. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>There are many simple, easy ways to teach children the fundamental movement skills and offer quick reminders for ‘technique’. Technique is not important in the early years, but reminders of good technique is always a positive approach that will build more confidence and competence in the movement at a later stage. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Below are some examples of how to do this, but your imagination can inspire you to develop many ways to do the same!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Idea: Animal cards – print off and laminate different animals on card stock (more durable). Each animal moves in different ways, and is a fun an engaging way to get kids moving in many different ways:</span></span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="Chart of movement and animal reminders" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="06a76b3b-8fc5-4f7c-bdea-d8149e63fda7" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Animal%20Chart%20-%20Fundamental%20Movement%20Skills_0.JPG" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span>There are many more animals, either throughout the world or local, that you can use for these same movements or others. You can also suggest an animal and have the children use their imaginations to come up with movements. Perhaps draw a new, inventive creature and have the children act out their creatures movements! There are so many possibilities but the key is to have fun and get kids moving!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Source: Chris Wright, Appetite to Play Master Trainer</span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 18:23:19 +0000 sana.fakih 411 at https://appetitetoplay.com Salad People and Animals https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/salad-people-and-animals <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Salad People and Animals" data-attribute-date="1530298386"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Not sure eating salad gets more fun than this!</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/salad-people-and-animals" data-a2a-title="Salad People and Animals"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=410&amp;2=favorite" token="lVntaoh4hChQIFdcZWsu11HnPHHvdUDI_0db3JhIGXI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">8 child-size portions </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="0" class="field__item">0 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">milk, nuts (optional)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> <div class="field__item">Several small bowls</div> <div class="field__item">Vegetable peeler</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> A variety of </div> <div class="double-field-second"> vegetables (e.g. cucumber, peppers, carrots, grape tomatoes, green beans, broccoli) </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> Some </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cheese </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> Some </div> <div class="double-field-second"> cooked/canned beans </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-instructions field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Instructions</div> <div class="field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong>Directions</strong></span></span></span></p> <ol><li><span><span><span><span>Wash, chop, dice, peel or otherwise prepare raw veggies in an assortment of shapes and sizes.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Place veggies and other ingredients in bowls for kids to select.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span>Invite kids to make a picture with their food ingredients!</span></span></span></span></li> </ol></div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-notes field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="a &quot;salad person&quot; being made of different vegetables" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5b9a30f4-bcba-4fe6-9447-25c644ddf4a2" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/salad%20people.jpg" class="align-left" /></p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-acknowledgements field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Source: </span></span></span></strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span><a href="http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca">www.bettertogetherbc.ca</a></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Note: </strong> Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/max_1300x1300/public/recipes/shutterstock_355921244.jpg?itok=uXbMZcUO" width="1300" height="863" alt="Fish made out of fruit on a white plate." typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-max-1300x1300" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field__item"><span class="visually-hidden p-name"> Salad People and Animals </span> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:53:06 +0000 sana.fakih 410 at https://appetitetoplay.com Let's Make Pom Pom Hockey Sticks https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/craft-activities/lets-make-pom-pom-hockey-sticks <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-craft-activities department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Let&amp;#039;s Make Pom Pom Hockey Sticks" data-attribute-date="1530296632"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/craft-activities/lets-make-pom-pom-hockey-sticks" data-a2a-title="Let&#039;s Make Pom Pom Hockey Sticks"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=409&amp;2=favorite" token="5Thjv5fnt1JDe7MuD9gdDnjczHGa_6zeHSDbzBgYj9g"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Materials</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span>Pompoms (or small pieces of scrunched up paper)</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Masking tape</span></span></li> <li><span><span>Paper plates </span></span></li> <li><span><span>Cardboard tubes</span></span></li> </ul><h2><span><span><strong><span>How to</span></strong></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>To make the scoops we just cut the paper plate with 3 straight edges and stuck it onto the end of the cardboard tube with masking tape.  We also made square shape boxes on the floor with the masking tape as the goals for the pompoms.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><strong><span>Let’s Play</span></strong></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Using your new stick, move as many pompoms into your square as possible! Only the scoop can be used to move the pompoms around the floor and into the squares.</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><strong><span>Change it Up/Adaptations/Additional Options</span></strong></span></span></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span>Sort the pompoms in to different colours in different squares</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Place a number card into each square match the number of pompoms to the square. </span></span></span></li> </ul><p><img alt="Child playing pom pom hockey" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7300a759-07a7-437f-aabf-6a7ad522d424" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Pompom-Hockey1.png" class="align-left" /></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span>Source: </span><a href="https://www.learning4kids.net/2012/06/24/pompom-hockey/"><strong><span>https://www.learning4kids.net/2012/06/24/pompom-hockey/</span></strong></a></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Photo Credit: Kayte Terry (Flickr), under Creative Commons License:  <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/ " target="_blank">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/ </a></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 18:23:52 +0000 sana.fakih 409 at https://appetitetoplay.com Getting the most out of Playground Time https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/families/getting-most-out-playground-time <div class="node node--type-page node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-families department-physical-activity ds-1col clearfix" typeof="schema:WebPage" data-attribute-name="Getting the most out of Playground Time" data-attribute-date="1529709864"> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/physical-activity/families/getting-most-out-playground-time" data-a2a-title="Getting the most out of Playground Time"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=404&amp;2=favorite" token="g35afmvxidzHg9QGHqnbQlcNsR5jNt9FEGsXMTY5R70"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The playground is a parental lifesaver. It’s free, its outdoors, there are usually other adults for you, and kids for them.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Playgrounds are a place for children to work on growing physical skills and increase their independence. And though just setting them loose in the playground is a great start, there are ways you can build skill development, especially when they are young:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>1. Find the parks that work for you</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>An important thing to consider is the “age range” of the park. Take a look at several neighbourhood parks to see which ones will work best for your child’s age and stage. Many modern parks try to incorporate activities for a wide age range. But if, for example, the park is close to a road or parking lot, and your little one is a runner, you’re never going to be able to take your eyes off them for a moment, or be unafraid. That’s no good for you or your child.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>For younger children, try to find a park with lots of greenery and wide spaces to run. This is ideal for developing walking and running skills, playing catch, and stirring the imagination: think like a child and try to create “an enchanted forest”. Let them explore their senses, truly getting engaged in identifying squirrels, pointing out birds, and feeling the rocks, grass, and trees.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>2. Choose the right paths</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Look for parks with pathways. You can practice army walking with them, encourage tricycle/toy car time, or just let them feel the different terrain.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The more comfortable they are with all the nooks and crannies of the park that they find when exploring, the safer they feel. The less fear, the more fun and skill-enhancing activities they’ll be excited to take on.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>3. Set them free</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The next thing to do is to take a deep breath, two if you’re the nervous type. Then — and this may be the hard part for some — take a step back. Allow your child to play freely. Put that propeller away, take a sip of your coffee, and watch them try something.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>But don’t watch too obviously. Stop yourself from running to their side at the first sign of difficulty. Be nearby, but resist the urge to rescue. Now that your child is old enough to play more independently at the park you probably need to get used to this new phase as much as they do. Don’t worry, you’ll know when you need to be right there, guiding them towards that next exciting new challenge.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>4. Be part of the fun</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>This part may seem obvious, and possibly counter to the “back off” advice above, but try to experience the park with them. It takes a tuned-in parent to see when they need to stand back and when they need to get into the sandbox with their child and play.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Talk to them about what they’re doing, encourage them by asking what it was like to jump that puddle, or climb the jungle gym. It’s helpful for kids to be able to connect their physical experiences with words.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>The playground is a wonderful place to create great memories with your child. When they connect those happy times in the park with their parent, both being active, you set a lifelong connection between activity and fun.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>So, yes, encourage them to play by themselves and with other kids, too, but if your child wants to play hide and seek, figure out a good spot and count to 10. It’s great for both of you.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>By: Lori Fireman</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This article has been edited for length. To read the original, please visit Active for Life: </span></span></span><span><span><span><a href="https://activeforlife.com/preschoolers-playground-time/"><span><span>https://activeforlife.com/preschoolers-playground-time/</span></span></a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Active for Life is a national initiative created to help parents raise physically literate children. At </span></span><a href="https://activeforlife.com/"><span><span><span><span>activeforlife.com</span></span></span></span></a><span><span>, parents, educators, and coaches will find fun activities, engaging articles, and free resources to get kids active, healthy and happy. Sign up for Active for Life’s monthly </span></span><a href="https://activeforlife.com/active-for-life-enewsletter-sign-up/"><span><span><span><span>newsletters</span></span></span></span></a><span><span>. Connect with Active for Life on </span></span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/activeforlife/"><span><span><span><span>Facebook</span></span></span></span></a><span><span>, </span></span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/activeforlifeca/"><span><span><span><span>Instagram</span></span></span></span></a><span><span>, and </span></span><a href="https://twitter.com/activeforlife"><span><span><span><span>Twitter</span></span></span></span></a><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 23:24:24 +0000 sana.fakih 404 at https://appetitetoplay.com Yum Bite Bars https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/yum-bite-bars <div class="h-recipe node node--type-recipe node--view-mode-rss subdepartment-recipes department-healthy-eating ds-1col clearfix" data-attribute-name="Yum Bite Bars" data-attribute-date="1529704694"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-introduction field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span>Most people struggle with granola bars because they crumble so often. These granola bars will stick like glue because of the peanut butter and honey but if they don’t cool long enough they won’t stick and they may crumble. These bars make a great snack! You could also have them for breakfast or dessert.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="group--actions"> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://appetitetoplay.com/healthy-eating/recipes/yum-bite-bars" data-a2a-title="Yum Bite Bars"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save">Share this page</a></span><a href="" class="atp-print-link">Print/Download</a><drupal-render-placeholder callback="flag.link_builder:build" arguments="0=node&amp;1=403&amp;2=favorite" token="u3SLsRmhBHnp7rgxpF0nWWwdTzjIOt7LnTqfJR1KEJE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> <div class="group--quick-info"> <div class="field field--name-field-yield field--type-string field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Yield</div> <div class="field__item">16 child-size portions</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-preparation-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Preparation Time</div> <div content="10" class="field__item">10 minutes</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cooking-time field--type-integer field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Cooking Time</div> <time content="35" class="field__item">35 minutes</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-common-allergens field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Common Allergens</div> <div class="field__item">nuts (can replace with seeds/seed butter if necessary)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-equipment field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Equipment List</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item">9 x 13 casserole dish (lined with parchment)</div> <div class="field__item">Food processor</div> <div class="field__item">Mixing bowl</div> <div class="field__item">Measuring cup (microwave-safe)</div> <div class="field__item">Wooden spoon</div> <div class="field__item">Knife</div> <div class="field__item">Cutting board</div> </div> </div> <div class="double-field-unformatted-list field field--name-field-ingredients field--type-double-field field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Ingredients</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> almonds or other nuts or seeds </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1.5 cups </div> <div class="double-field-second"> oats </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> raisins </div> </div> <div class="container-inline field__item"> <div class="double-field-first"> 1/2 cup </div> <div class="double-field-second"> chocolate chips, semi-sweet <