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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

Thought for Food: A Nutrition Lesson
The Invention of Coca-Cola® Reading Warm-Up
How to Eat Fried Worms Enrichment Activities
Insects in the Garden
Gummy Worm Measurements
Fruits and Vegetables List
Favorite Foods
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 6-8

What Is a Balanced Diet?
Summer Herbs to Identify
What Are Seeds and Fruits?
Cool-Weather and Warm-Weather Crops
Food Groups
Rain Forest Foods and Spices
More Popular Food Printables

Printables for Grades 9-12

Gummy Bear Genetics
Chew on This Teacher's Guide
Un menú del restaurante "Buen Provecho"
The Omnivore's Dilemma Teacher's Guide
Food Flight: Digestive Tracking
Health & Nutrition Printable Book (Grades 4-9)
At the Restaurant (En el restaurante)
More Food Printables

Lesson Plans

Class Garden
Salt or Sugar: Which Dissolves Faster in Different Liquids?
Which Foods Do Molds Love Best?
Table Manners
What Foods Attract Ants?
Plant Eaters and Meat Eaters
The Life of Milton Hershey
More Popular Food Lesson Plans


Good-For-You Foods Quiz
Tips to Healthy Eating Quiz
Juice Nutrition Quiz


Cranberry Facts
Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness
Good-for-Your-Body Foods
Indian Pudding
Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
Tex Mex Cranberry Salsa
Cranberry Chutney
More Food References

Educational Technology Resources

Math and Recipes
Create a Column Chart with Excel
Your Favorite Foods at Thanksgiving
Math with Candies PowerPoint Presentation
More Educational Technology Resources

Food & Art Connected

Math and Recipes Worksheet
Fruit Patterns
Make a Dried Bouquet
A Birthday Cake is No Ordinary Cake Activity Kit
Name Those Fruits and Vegetables
Math and Recipes Vocabulary
Fruit and Art
More Food Activities for Art Class

Holiday Recipes

Increasing Recipe Worksheets- Answer Key
Pancake Day Recipe Activity
Bunny Cakes Recipe & Activity
Chocolate Milk Shakes
Cranberry Roast Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry Fruit Salad
More Popular Holiday Recipes

Mathematics & Food Connected

Favorite Fruits Picture Graph
Food Prices
Math in Science: Favorite Fruits
Sharing Food Equally
Science Skill: Estimating and Measuring with Cereal and Raisins
Appreciating British Food
All About Fruit
More Food Activities for Math Class

History & Food Connected

Rev Up Your Veggies: A Physical Science Activity
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
History of Marshmallows Reading Warm-Up
First Garden: The White House Garden and How It Grew Reader's Guide
Colonial New England Food & Cooking
Thanksgiving Menu: Then & Now
Invention of the Popsicle Reading Warm-Up
More Food Resources for History Class

Science & Food Connected

An Edible Experiment
The Foods We Eat
Food Web
The Ants Have It!
Fred's Fruits and Vegetables
Dinosaur Hunters
Bird Feeders
More Popular Food Activities for Science Class

Language Arts & Food Connected

Science and Writing: Food Poetry
Ready for a Feast
KWL Chart - Grouping Objects
How to Eat Fried Worms Test B
How to Eat Fried Worms Word Find
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid & Super-Galactic Jawbreaker Teacher's Guide
How to Eat Fried Worms Project Ideas
More Popular Food Resources for Language Arts

Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Using The Omnivore's Dilemma in the Classroom
Dragons Love Tacos and Secret Pizza Party Activity Sheets
Read for the Record Bunny Cakes Coloring Page
Saving Kabul Corner Curriculum Guide
The World of Rosemary Wells
How to Eat Fried Worms Test C
How to Eat Fried Worms Answers
More Literature Resources for Food & Nutrition

Social Studies & Food Connected

Nutrition: Family Activity
Fair Trade
The Popcorn Plant
Cranberry Apple Crisp
Spice Cookies
Dried-Pepper Hangings Instruction Sheet
Warm Cranberry Wassail
More Popular Food Resources for Social Studies

Food Resources for Health & Nutrition

My Favorite Exercise
Planning a Fitness Schedule
Food From Plants and Animals
Living a Healthy Life: Vocabulary
Food Patterns
Choosing Healthy Lifestyles
Keeping Healthy: Vocabulary
More Popular Food Resources for Health & Nutrition


Children's Choice Book Awards
We love books! Encourage students to vote for their favorite children's book, author, and illustrator of the year at Funbrain and Poptropica. Teens can make their picks too. Read the complete list of nominated books, as well as related activities, and get voting!

Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: Earth Day, women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, and American History. Enjoy!

April Calendar of Events
April is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Tell a Story Day (4/27) and International Jazz Day (4/30). Plus, celebrate Mathematics Education Month, National Poetry Month, and Youth Sports Safety Month!

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, 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.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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