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Food Resources for Teachers

Food is a fun subject for students of all ages with these lesson plans and printables. Explore the many educational uses of food with your class during National Nutrition Month (March). You'll find plenty of cross-curricular resources, including edible art projects, songs about nutrition, and recipes from around the globe. Students will enjoy hands-on activities that use candy to learn about math and science. You'll also find worksheets on the human digestive system and healthy eating.

Printables for Grades K-5

Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
Health Reading Warm-Up: Healthy Food
Fruits and Vegetables List
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Favorite Foods
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

Food Web
Food Groups
What Is a Balanced Diet?
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
Insects in the Garden
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
Pumpkin Seed Snack
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Gummy Bear Genetics
Chemistry of Cooking
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Activity: Bacteria and Food Poisoning
Food Flight: Digestive Tracking
What Are Seeds and Fruits?
Un menú del restaurante "Buen Provecho"
More Food Printables

Lesson Plans

Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Table Manners
Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Class Garden
Math and Recipes
Bird Bread
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Good-For-You Foods Quiz
Tips to Healthy Eating Quiz
Juice Nutrition Quiz


Cranberry Facts
Indian Pudding
Cranberry-Nut Bread
Juice Nutrition 101
Cranberry Lemon Oat Scones
Anytime Tea
Cranberry Chutney
More Food References

Educational Technology Resources

Table Manners Scoring Rubric
Our Favorite Cookies PowerPoint Presentation
Fast-Food Fact Finding
Create a Column Chart with Excel
More Educational Technology Resources

Food & Art Connected

Math and Recipes Worksheet
Make a Dried Bouquet
Fruit Patterns
Science Fun: An Apple a Day
A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake Activity Kit
Sweet Cupcake Color by Number
Math and Recipes Vocabulary
More Food Activities for Art Class

Holiday Recipes

Increasing Recipe Worksheets- Answer Key
Native American Recipes
Summer Herbs to Identify
World Class Recipes
Easy Recipes for Yummy Lunches
Christmas Snowball Cookie Recipe
Hasty Pudding
More Popular Holiday Recipes

Mathematics & Food Connected

Gummy Worm Measurements
Math in Science: Favorite Fruits
Pear Flash Cards
Favorite Fruits Picture Graph
All About Fruit
Science Skill: Estimating and Measuring with Cereal and Raisins
Math with Candies PowerPoint Presentation
More Food Activities for Math Class

History & Food Connected

Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
History of Marshmallows Reading Warm-Up
Food with History
More Food Resources for History Class

Science & Food Connected

An Edible Experiment
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Autumn Veggies and Fruits
Nutrition Lab
The Foods We Eat
More Popular Food Activities for Science Class

Language Arts & Food Connected

The Life of Milton Hershey
How to Eat Fried Worms Test B
Grocery List Collage
How to Eat Fried Worms Word Find
Science and Writing: Food Poetry
The World of Rosemary Wells
How to Eat Fried Worms Project Ideas
More Popular Food Resources for Language Arts

Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Dragons Love Tacos and Secret Pizza Party Activity Sheets
Daily Journal Topics: Fabulous Food
Curious George Banana Bread Recipe
Good Enough to Eat Activity Guide
How to Eat Fried Worms Test C
How to Eat Fried Worms Answers
Activities for Food Rules!
More Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Social Studies & Food Connected

Vitamins for Health
Gross Recipes for Halloween
Fair Trade
The Popcorn Plant
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Spice Cookies
Apple Pie a la Zing
More Popular Food Resources for Social Studies

Food Resources for Health & Nutrition

Planning a Fitness Schedule
Food From Plants and Animals
My Favorite Exercise
The Ants Have It!
What Foods Attract Ants?
Cookie Day
Cranberry Harvesting
More Popular Food Resources for Health & Nutrition

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December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.