Paper-Plate Meals

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 30-40 months

Duration of activity: 30 minutes


  • Paper plates
  • Magazines
  • Scissors
  • White craft glue

Help your child learn about nutrition and balanced meals with this activity. You may wish to introduce the concept of the basic food groups here.

  1. Go through the magazines with your child and help him select food pictures that he wants to include in his "meal."
  2. Assist your child in tearing or cutting out the selected pictures.
  3. Show your child how to glue the food onto the plate to create a meal. Your child may enjoy doing a separate plate for each meal of the day.

From The Everything Toddler Activities Book Copyright © 2006, F+W Publications, Inc. Used by permission of Adams Media, an F+W Publications Company. All rights reserved.

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