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If It Does Not Grow Say No; Eatable Activities for Kids

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This activity book shows children of all ages what writing, creativity, and imagination can do when brought together; and the wondrous things they can discover with the addition of activity. The goal is to teach through encouragement, inventiveness, and movement; as together they can pique the interest of all children.

26 pages, Paperback

Published January 26, 2016

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Kerry Alison Wekelo

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264 reviews3 followers
February 28, 2018
If It Does Not Grow Say No Eatable Activities for Kids by Kerry Alison Wekelo
This is a fun healthy-eating workbook that pairs beautifully when teaching youth about healthy living and mindful eating. A classroom could incorporate the activities (easily adapted for various age groups) during healthy eating month. March is National Nutrition Month and September is National Breakfast month, but I found that there are a large variety of food related “holidays” every month. I am enamored with helping kids receive the information they need to make healthy choices and this is a great book to make the learning fun and meaningful.
I was really inspired by this book and found a couple of websites that would really fill in the information. I look forward to creating a great class to include in my youth yoga program. It is recommended for preschool and school-aged children but I can adapt all this information through teens. This book is great!
There is a website dedicated to the book http://www.doesnotgrowsayno.com. It is absolutely full of very useful information!
For even more information, check out eat right. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Nutrition Month® Celebration Toolkit https://www.eatright.org/food/resourc...
86 reviews9 followers
June 15, 2016
This was very good to help children to eat healthier, however the title of the book is not really addressed within the pages. Also some possible answers to some of the activities would be helpful unless the children using the book are already knowledgeable in what is healthy and what is not. For example the whole grain activity page even left me wondering. The page first shows a diagram of a whole grain, listing it's part and what is taken away in processing. Then the reader is told to show examples of the healthy versus processed samples of this procedure. One example is provided - whole wheat bread versus white bread. The problem is, and perhaps I just don't know much about this and didn't get it from the book, the only other example even I can come up with is brown rice versus white rice. Even providing some examples of different grains would be helpful, and there was none.
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238 reviews4 followers
May 30, 2016
If you find yourself continuously struggling to get your young one to eat their veggies, this is the book for you! Kerry Alison Wekelo did a phenomenal job writing this kids activity book to help encourage them to eat their "rainbow foods"! From coloring and drawing, to answering questions and activities to eat, you and your child are sure to find various ways to the positives of eating veggies!!! This writer definitely took her time in writing this book in a perfect fashion to attract kids' attention and give them the want to a healthier, yet fun lifestyle! Your child will love this perfect activity book and learning new ways and styles to eat!!!

This book is highly recommended for anyone with children in my opinion!!!
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May 25, 2016
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43 reviews1 follower
June 4, 2016
If It Does Not Grow Say No is similar to the nutrition activity hand outs they sometimes have at the fair for kids, only this had more blank spaces for drawing instead of coloring in pictures. I wish there had been more pictures of different fruits and vegetables to help expose children to all the different types instead of expecting children to come up with it on their own. This may be a good book to bring to the grocery store to get ideas with while parents are shopping. I found the book to be thin / small for the suggested price ($12.95 US)
I liked the idea of the Fruit Tasting Challenge & the Vegetable Tasting Challenge in the book as it encourages children to try new things and make tasting notes on them.

I received a copy of this from goodreads giveaways.
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1,351 reviews67 followers
October 13, 2016
This would make a good supplemental activity book for homeschooling. It's also suited well for learning experiences such as camps and children's groups as several of the activities lend themselves towards self-guided discussions with one another.

The one problem with it is that the activities on are a wide-range of learning levels.

I received a complimentary copy of this book via a Goodreads giveaway. Many thanks to the author and publishing team for this opportunity.
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175 reviews7 followers
July 17, 2016
I received this free from Goodreads Giveaways.

What a great little workbook to show children the importance of grown food! My children enjoyed it.
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14 reviews
November 6, 2016
Awesome activities for children and my granddaughter and I can do this. Thank you so much..
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