Farm and Food Unit Study for Kids
Use beautiful and educational books for a Charlotte Mason inspired morning basket.
Teach kids about global food and farming in 2 days a week. One day covers seasonal farm rhythm , the second day covers global food cuisine and geography.
After reading the farm books there is a ‘discuss, design, make and draw’ section. Students will do fun things like design a chicken coop or corn maze, enjoy notebooking the anatomy of animals or making things like butter or bread for some old fashioned skills.
Students will also enjoy learning about geography and trying new recipes after reading your global cuisine food books.
This unit is a gentle introduction to the world of food and encourages notebooking and copywork after reading the books together for Charlotte Mason inspired learning.
Included in this study
- Beautiful teacher’s guide
- Copywork passages of different lengths to choose from
- Some early years activity pages and farm/food inspired alphabet
- Includes FREE seasonal and inspiration food and farm posters to print
- Big list of farm or food culture picture books to add
- Fun optional hands on activities and field trips
Sample of the teachers guide: Farm & Food Morning Basket sample
or Buy the unit here
Spine Books for this unit study
- The Farm that Feeds Us – by Nancy Castaldo
- What’s On your Plate? by Whitney Stewart
- Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman
- Food Anatomy by Julia Rothman
- Maps by by Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielinski
- Cooking Class Global Feast! by Deanna F Cook
We encourage you to select some of the many farm or diverse food and culture picture books each week.
My mom used to be a part time Year One teacher. Every year during the summer term she would organise a trip to a farm. Off she and the class went, with a picnic hamper etc. Afterwards the children had to write a recount of their farm visit. They ate their picnic there.
Either as a homework task or in class the day after. Farms make great places of learning. Truly.
Isis Loran says
That’s such a wonderful story and I’m sure she inspired many students to care with those visits. Thanks for sharing!