In conjunction with the Kittitas County Public Health Department and the Ellensburg Farmer’s Market, FISH presents:
Kids Eating Right – Nutrition and Exercise for Life!
During all the Saturdays of the summer – June 22 – August 24 – FISH is bringing KERNEL to the Ellensburg Farmer’s Market! KERNEL is a great program to help kids learn about the world around them through nutrition, gardening and exercise. Each week we will have a different activity for kids at our booth at the market. After trying out the cool things we’re doing, they will get a coupon for $2 to use on fruits and vegetables in the market!
Check out all the cool activities below!
6/22: Bee Dance
Kids will dance away while they learn about bee communication.
6/29: Eat the Rainbow
Kids will learn about the great nutrients that come from colorful fruits and vegetables.
7/6: Companion Planting
Kids will learn about companion planting while transplanting basil plants.
7/13: Parts of a Plant
Kids will learn about the parts of a plant while choosing roots, stems, leaves, flowers, seeds and fruits from a pile.
7/20: Farmer’s Market BINGO
Kids will get BINGO cards and look for clues throughout the Market about the Vendors and what they have to offer.
7/27: My Plate Investigation
Kids will learn about My Plate recommendations for various food groups. Drawing included!
8/3: Seed Match
Kids play a card matching game to learn about seeds and their plants.
8/10: Meet the Tubers!
Kids will learn about tubers while trying to guess what is in the mystery box.
8/17: Market Detective
Kids will look for produce with Vitamin A using magnifying glasses.
SNAP Monies and curriculum by Catholic Charities helped make this program possible.
We’re Still Looking for Volunteers!
If you’re interested in helping with one or more of these activities – contact Elise Warren at [email protected] Start early – you will need to go through FISH’s orientation process before you can volunteer.
Would you like to help another way? This program could still use your monetary support to make it great. Donate below or send your check to PO Box 85, Ellensburg WA 98926. Make sure to put KERNEL in the memo line. Thank you!