Farm to Table
Now that we’ve learned about how plants grow, let’s find out how our food gets to us. Do you buy your food at the supermarket? At a farmer’s market?
FARM TO TABLE
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:
Make a Market
Set up your own market stall using toy foods. Make a sign with pictures of what you are selling and how much each item costs. Take turns being the owner or the customers. You can use Monopoly money to pay!
Grains 2 Bread
What is bread made of? What needs to be done before we have bread?
Read the story ‘The Little Red Hen and the Grains of Wheat’, or listen to Adam Liaw read it here. Discuss all the steps for making bread.
How many different people and activities does it take to make bread?
What other lessons can we learn from this story? Here you can talk about the importance of being grateful for food and saying thank you to people who provide us with food.
Tour the Factory
TOUR THE FACTORY
Find out how apples get from the orchard to your fruit bowl by watching this video: Apple fruit factory tour video with Blippi. After the video discuss what you’ve seen.
How many different machines did you see?
Do you remember what they are called?
What happens to the apple from the moment it is picked until it gets to your house?
Eat With Your Eyes
Food you buy at the supermarket comes in packaging, and often includes the list of ingredients and nutritional information. Look in your pantry at some of the packaging on cans, bags and boxes.
What stands out to you? Why? Think of a recipe you’d like to make (or look in a cookbook). Create your own packaging. What will you name them? What ingredients will you need? Make sure to write the ingredients on the package.
Egg and Spoon Race
Hold your egg on a spoon and walk as quickly as you can to the finish line. Careful not to let the egg fall! You will need:
Hard-boiled eggs (unless you want a mess!)
Once you have finished you can decorate your eggshells and then eat the eggs!
Why not be environmentally friendly and recycle the egg carton to do some crafts?
Watch this video from Sesame Street to visit a farm and learn more about how we get eggs.
Which animals lay eggs?
What other foods do we get from animals?