Eat your vegetables! How many times have you
As part of their continued effort to help parents and educators overcome the challenges of getting children to eat their vegetables, the makers of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings have created Veggie Adventures, a free online game that can be played now at LoveYourVeggies.com. Keeping in mind a recent study that indicated that 60 percent of parents play computer games with their kids, the makers of Hidden Valley Dressings hope Veggie Adventures will be yet another tool for moms to utilize to expand their young children's appreciation for vegetables.
Veggie Adventures engages families in a three-part vegetable adventure that begins with growing vegetables on the farm and ends with serving and sharing vegetables with friends. Along with fun and easy game-play, Veggie Adventures provides players with great tips and vegetable facts meant to be transplanted outside of the gaming experience. At the end of each stage, players receive a printable certificate to commemorate their success.
The game really is fun to play. On the first level, you use your water (in a hose) to scare the "critters" off your vegetables. You have to be careful not to use too much water though (nice tip of the hat to water conservation!). On the next level you have to drive the vegetables you grew to the market. Watch out for "critters" in the road or you will lose your vegetables! On the third level, you feed your vegetables to the kids (if only it was this fun to feed vegetables to real-life kids, LOL!) - note the handy bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing on the table already!
So be sure to check out Veggie Adventures - play it with your kids - have fun and good luck with those vegetables!