In "Creating Home," a Tapestry of Faith program
In your own words explain:
Henry David Thoreau's simple way of life included his food. When he lived in his cottage in the woods, he often ate fruits and vegetables and natural foods he could find in the woods near his cottage. Today we will share a snack picnic and try some of the simple foods that Henry David Thoreau might have eaten when he lived in the cottage.
Gather the group, your quilt(s), and the picnic basket you have prepared. Bring participants to the indoor or outdoor location you have chosen. Settle the group in a circle on the quilt(s). Pass hand sanitizer so all may clean their hands.
Present, identify, and pass around the simple foods you have chosen to share. Explain that food is most nutritious — best for your body — when you eat it in the form closest to the way it is grown. A fresh apple has more nutrition than a cup of applesauce. Applesauce is apples that have been cooked, and sugar and preservatives may have been added to them.
Let children taste some of the foods and share comments. Clean up and return to the meeting space.
Check with parents to verify all children's ability to eat all of the foods you wish to include. Adapt the menu as necessary.
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Last updated on Friday, May 17, 2013.
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