Prevent Food Waste Lesson Plan and Activities

Food Heroes
Grade Levels
PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Let kids become mindful of how much they eat, the production process, the effects of food waste on the environment with the "Waste Not, Want Not" challenge! Children will understand the issue of food waste, understand that food and waste have a cost, understand abstract amounts, create a grocery list or pick out items in a store based on a grocery list that they are provided..

Subjects tackled through activities includes art, math and language proficiency.

The "Waste Not, Want Not" challenge consists of two lesson plans, four posters, and two homework sheets.

Common Core Standards:

Kindergarten » Measurement & Data > A.2

Kindergarten » Operations & Algebraic Thinking > A.1

Kindergarten » Counting & Cardinality > C.6

Kindergarten » Counting & Cardinality > A.1

English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening » Kindergarten > 1

English Language Arts Standards » Language » Kindergarten > 6

Total Pages
31 pages
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Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment. Examples of human impact on the land could include cutting trees to produce paper and using resources to produce bottles. Examples of solutions could include reusing paper and recycling cans and bottles.
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.


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