Activities & Lessons

Grades 1–2 Daily Reading Activities: Let's Eat

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Lets Eat

Welcome to Let's Eat! We'll provide five days of reading lessons designed to engage your child in an exploration of food and how it is important in our lives.

Day 1 Activity

Let’s Watch: Fiesta!

Watch the video Fiesta! to learn more about cultures, traditions, and special food.

Discuss the Video

What is special about the colors in the dish Chiles en Nogada? What parts of your culture would you like to share with someone?

Let’s Read: Cold Day, Hot Chocolate

How can you warm up on a cold day? Making hot chocolate with Grandma is fun!

Download Cold Day, Hot Chocolate


Quiz

How much do you know about Cold Day, Hot Chocolate? Take the quiz.

Check your answers to the quiz. How did you do?

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 2 Activity

Let’s Reread: Cold Day, Hot Chocolate

How can you warm up on a cold day? Making hot chocolate with Grandma is fun!

Download Cold Day, Hot Chocolate

Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Response Writing: Write about Cooking

  • Think about how you help cook at home. Draw a picture of yourself cooking with family.
  • Using one or more action words, write to complete this sentence: I _____ with my family.

Project: Make a Mug

  • Draw a cylinder for a mug and cut it out.
  • Cut a C shape for the handle and tape it on.
  • Color to “fill” your mug with your favorite drink.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 3 Activity

Let’s Read: Tomatoes Everywhere

People grow tomatoes for us to eat. We can use them in many ways. Learn how to make a pizza with tomatoes.

Download Tomatoes Everywhere


Quiz

How much do you know about Tomatoes Everywhere? Take the quiz.

Then, check your answers to the quiz. How did you do?

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 4 Activity

Let’s Reread: Tomatoes Everywhere

People grow tomatoes for us to eat. We can use them in many ways. Learn how to make a pizza with tomatoes.

Download Tomatoes Everywhere

Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Response Writing: Write a Recipe Card

  • Review the recipe for pizza from the book.
  • Create a recipe card for your own pizza recipe, making changes to the recipe. Maybe use a different bread or add toppings to your pizza.

Project: Design a Tomato Label

  • Look at the labels of tomato products on pages 2 and 12.
  • Design a new label for the bottle, can, or jar.
  • Draw pictures and write words to tell what is inside. Add bright colors and lines.

Family Support

Use this learning guide to walk your child through the lesson. Explore additional Review & Extend activities together.


Day 5 Activity

Let's Review

This week, you've read about food and how it is important in our lives. Today, read a story about friends who share a love of food.

Let’s Read: Chop, Chop! Mix, Mix!

Chick is excited for her friend’s visit. She will make jam and dip for the two of them to share. Will her friend like it?

Download Chop, Chop! Mix, Mix!

Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Hands-On Activity: Make an Ad

Family Support

Make a new recipe! Work together to find a new recipe, or rediscover an old favorite. Read the recipe together and decide who will do which steps. Write a few sentences about what was easy or hard about making the recipe and whether you liked what you made. Share photos of your creation on social media or draw a picture to display at home.

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