Make your own salsa – Make sure your little one is as involved in the preparation as is age-appropriate for them!
Build a ladybug with cherry tomatoes and black olive pieces OR use large tomato slices as wings for a butterfly!
Try a farmers’ Market scavenger hunt to find different tomatoes and colors
Read “Too Many Tomatoes” and write notes to share with others along with a basket of tomatoes
Scoop out the inside of tomatoes and use them as bowls
Count how many seeds you can find in a tomato
Make kebabs with cherry tomatoes and your choice of toppings
Play “hot tomato” to the tune of “hot potato”
Grow your own potted tomato plant
Bob for tomatoes in the summer heat (use large tomatoes )
Make your own tomato shapes with cookie cutters!
Craft a tomato with a paper plate and crayons, markers, or paint!
Feeling extra creative? Use tomato juices to make your own paint for your tomato craft or for any artwork!
Play “Find the Tomato.” Use three cups and hide the tomato under one! Mix them up and guess where it ends up!
Cut up your tomatoes or use cherry tomatoes to practice making letters! Arrange letters to learn about sounds like “t” for “tomato!
Play “red light, green light.” Elect one person to be “it” and go back and forth between green and red tomatoes being held up high. When green is in the air, run! When red is in the air, STOP!
Make your own pizzas and spread that tomato sauce together!
Tomato sauce face paint – can you both make a silly clown nose? Why not some red lipstick? How about a polk-a-dot tongue!
Squeeze a tomato together and sample fresh tomato juice? Is it sour? Sweet? Tart?
Expose, Expose, Expose! Remember, consistency is key!
🙋🏼♀️Natalie Kremer MA, CCC-SLP, CLC ( Speech-Language Pathologist/Feeding Therapist/Certified Lactation Counselor )
🙋🏻♀️Molly Stewart MA, CCC-SLP ( Speech-Language Pathologist/Feeding Therapist )
A duo of passionate therapists seeking to share knowledge and education to make mealtimes fun and functional for your family! We are here to help you and your little one(s) thrive at the table!