I took a little blogging hiatus for the past ten days or so because when we get snow (even just a little bit of snow) here in the South, things. shut. down. And because the outside temp stayed below freezing for TEN DAYS (not something we have happen often), that little bit of snow didn't melt away, meaning our schools were closed for seven straight days in a row. I had the kids home with me all day for ten days with no where to go, and let me tell you, I was so happy to send those little angels to school this morning! Bless them.
Where do you buy your food? We have a dizzying amount of choice when it comes to food shopping - big box grocery stores, farmer's markets, food delivery services, so many ways to get food into our homes and onto our plates! My kids are true city kids. Aside from a few school field trips, my kids have never been to a working farm to truly see where our food comes from, so instead, we have to read about how our food is made.
"Food doesn't grow in stores! So where did it come from before it was in the store?"
In How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?, the reader goes through a journey that explores how typical lunchbox foods are made. We learn how bread, cheese, tomatoes, apple juice, carrots, clementine oranges, and even chocolate chips are made. I like how the explanations for the process of making each food is very thorough but also very easy for young children to understand thanks to the detailed illustrations. For example, the illustrations show kids how apples are picked in an orchard, put into a machine that washes them, separates the core and seeds from the fruit, mashes them, presses out the juice, and finally fills boxes with the juice.
recommended for ages 5-8