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We love to do food activities. The teens love to do food activities. They foster teamwork and creativity. Plus, there’s food!!!!
We’d been wrestling for awhile on how to do a food program that was a bit healthier. You know, with veggies! One of the YA assistants mentioned the idea to have Veggie Monsters. I LOVED IT. It was a silly enough idea that I thought the teens wouldn’t scoff at a food activity with veggies. We got them pumped up all week. It was one of THE MOST fun activities we have ever done. The teens loved using veggies and toothpicks to make these silly creatures, who even had back stories and personalities. We even had to turn teens away because we didn’t realize it would be so popular. It was low mess because we used tablecloth covers (recommended for most teen activities). Food activities do tend to be a bit pricier, but this one came in under budget.
Here is our supply list:
- Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip (snap peas, carrots, peppers, broccoli, and celery)
- Bag of Salad
- Bundle of Radishes
- Grape Tomatoes
- Cheese Cubes
- Extra Broccoli needed (we ran out)
- Skewers (optional)
- Coffee Stirrers (optional)
- Toothpick Umbrellas (optional) (we found these in a supply closet)
- Pumpkins left over from Halloween