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Updated: Feb 13, 2023

The parent and child will:
  1. Read Mistake’s story of the month "WATER + SUN + LOVE". (PreK-2 read aloud with a parent. 3-5 silent read independently)

  2. Have your child identify the idea of the story (tell in their own words what the story was about.)

  3. Ask your child to describe how the veggies felt when they found out that Paul was only eating bread. Ask a follow up question about how the veggies’ feelings relate to an experience when your child felt the same way.

  4. Have your child think of at least one time when they were not sure about trying something new but ended up liking it after giving it a try.

  5. Discuss the 5 vocabulary words above with you child.

  6. Have your child re-tell the definitions of the 5 vocab words in their own words.

  7. Find a healthy snack or recipe to prepare together with your child. Get them involved in choosing the recipe and cooking/preparation process as much as possible. Try fruit smoothies, trail mix, yogurt parfaits, veggie wraps or berry popsicles.


  1. Solemn - serious or earnest.

  2. Intrigued - curious about or fascinated by something unusual or mysterious.

  3. Sow - to scatter (seed) over land, earth, etc., for growth; plant.

  4. Pensive - dreamily or wistfully thoughtful.

  5. Scrummed - a situation of confusion and racket.

Follow-up/Enrichment Activities:

2D for ages 3-7 / 3D for ages 8 & up
  1. Pick out 5 fruits in different shapes and sizes.

  2. Lay the fruits out on the table and try to come up with a way to create faces, flowers, or anything else you like that comes to mind.

  3. Once you decide how to design your food sculpture, you can use toothpicks to attach the fruits and create your sculpture.

  4. You can use the fruits as whole pieces or cut them up into the shapes you need for your creation.

  5. Take a photo of your sculptures and send them to We would LOVE to share your food art on Mistake Club’s website and social media!

Make the food paint:

Make your own paint out of food:

  1. Beet juice (boil beet in water and let it cool)

  2. Make coffee or dark tea and let it cool

  3. Take colorful spices (turmeric, paprika, curry, etc.) and boil in water

  4. Boil any berry of your choice in water

Create with your food paint:

  1. Take a spoon and try to create shapes in different sizes on your page.

  2. Once the colorful shapes dry you can take a pencil and create new drawings from them (for example: faces, animals, objects, etc.).

  3. Take a photo of your painting and send them to We would LOVE to share your food art on Mistake Club’s website and social media!

Fun Food Stamps:

Take the any of the following vegetables and cut them up: celery, potato, parsley, fennel, carrots, broccoli and/or cauliflower.

Cut the vegetables in interesting shapes that create texture (e.g., the bottom of the celery looks like a flower).

Put tempera or acrylic paint on a disposable plate.

Dip the vegetables in the paint and start creating your art.

Take a photo of your painting and send them to We would LOVE to share your food art on Mistake Club’s website and social media!



(1) Identifying one’s emotions (2) Having a growth mindset

Social Awareness:

Taking others’ perspectives

Responsible Decision-Making:

Demonstrating curiosity and open-mindedness



The student reads grade-appropriate texts independently.


The student is expected to use appropriate fluency (rate, accuracy, and prosody) when reading grade-level text.


(E) make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society with adult assistance;

(G) evaluate details to determine what is most important with adult assistance;

(H) synthesize information to create new understanding with adult assistance;

Response Skills:

(A) describe personal connections to a variety of sources;

(D) retell texts in ways that maintain meaning;

(F) respond using newly acquired vocabulary as appropriate.


(A) dictate or compose literary texts, including personal narratives and poetry;

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