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Book Craft #2 |I will not ever never eat a tomato!

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We love a good book craft day in our house! If you missed our first one; here it is: http://www.happymummy.co.uk/book-craft-1/

The idea behind Book Themed Days are that we read a story, then do activities based around the book. Miss H loves reading and these days really encourage her to think a little more about the story and then get creative; it really is the best of both worlds. These can be done with any book, but if your not feeling too creative, don’t worry you can always recreate some of our days; make sure you tag us on Twitter on Instagram so we can see the fun you are having!

Our second book day book is: I Will Not Ever Never Eat A Tomato (Charlie and Lola)of

This is a brilliant book, aimed at getting children to open their minds and try foods. It talks you through the story of a very fussy stroppy eater called Lola, who says she will never eat a whole variety of foods, but she does in the end and its all down to the clever tricky of Charlie, who explains, for example, that the peas on her plate are not peas at all, they are in fact green drops from Greenland. I have a very fussy eater and she even tried a tomato for the first time after reading this book! #ParentingVictory!

For our associated crafts, we made homemade pizza, homemade bruschetta and did some vegetable stamping!

PIZZA:

Ingredients:

Muffins
Tomato Puree
Cheese
Toppings of your choice

Method:

1. Cut the muffins in half – this gives you 2 very quick and easy pizza bases!

2. Spread the tomato puree on the muffins.

3. Add the cheese to the muffins.

4. Add any other toppings you require.

5. Preheat oven to 180C (Fan), cook for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.

pizza

BRUSCHETTA:

Ingredients:

4 Plum Tomatoes
Handful Basil
Handful Parmesan
1 Clove of Garlic
2 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp Olive Oil
Pinch Salt & Pepper
French Bread

1. Chop the tomatoes, basil and garlic finely and place in a bowl.

2. Add in the Balsamic Vinegar, Olive Oil, Parmesan, Salt and Pepper.

3. Mix it all together.

4. Toast some French Bread.

5. Spread the mixture onto the French Bread.

I have to say, this not only tasted incredible, but the smell was divine!

bruschetta

Next we cut some shapes into vegetables, dipped them into paint and stamped them onto our paper! Miss H got very keen with this one and then blended the shapes all together, but she created a beautiful piece of art nonetheless!

VEGSTAMPING

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  1. I know, it is so easy to make as well isn’t it 🙂 x

  2. Nothing beats homemade pizza! We have actually made some in the house today. Your bruschetta looks delicious too. Thanks for linking up to #kidslovetoread

  3. Yes you certainly would be if you could figure that one out!! Your kids always eat such a great variety compared to Lily! X

  4. You end up getting to the point where you try everything and anything to get them to try different things! X

  5. Thanks for the lovely comment Suz, let me know if the book helped? X

  6. Haha! Glad we’ve inspired you; tag me on social media if you do your book themed day would love to see the pics 🙂 x

  7. I wonder why so many children are so fussy with food these days? I have no idea what the answer is but whoever figures it out will be very rich! This book is sweet isn’t it and a good idea to persuade those fussy eaters! Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG x
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  8. They look great and a fab idea for getting the kids involved too. I hope to be able to do this with mine when they’re older in the help it might improve my fussy eaters diet! #fortheloveofblog

  9. What a fantastic idea. I loved the activities and, as Nana to a very picky eater, I’m off to look for the book. I’ve read Charlie and Lola books before but not this one. Thanks for the great post.
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