Grades 3–5 Daily Reading Activities: Let's 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: What’s for Lunch Around the World?

Watch the video What's for Lunch Around the World? to learn about school lunches in different countries.

Let’s Read: The Power of Corn

Corn has been an important food for many people throughout history. Read to find out more about this crop and how it can be used.

Download The Power of Corn

Check Understanding

What did you learn about The Power of Corn? Answer these questions. Use the text to help you.

Family Support

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


Day 2 Activity

Let’s Read: The Power of Corn

Corn has been an important food for many people throughout history. Read to find out more about this crop and how it can be used.

Download The Power of Corn

Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Write about It

  • Think about another food crop you know about. Describe a problem that someone might have with growing that crop.
  • Explain how farmers or scientists could help solve the problem.

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: Spring Festivals Around the World

People all over the world like to celebrate spring. Find out more about what people like to do and eat during spring festivals in different countries.

Download Spring Festivals Around the World

Quiz

How much do you know about Spring Festivals Around the World? 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 Read: Spring Festivals Around the World

People all over the world like to celebrate spring. Find out more about what people like to do and eat during spring festivals in different countries.

Download Spring Festivals Around the World

Take It Further

Choose an activity to extend the fun.

Research Connection: Research a Fall Festival

  • Go online or use other resource materials to learn about a festival that takes place in the fall. Learn when, where, and why the festival happens. What do people do to celebrate?
  • Create a visual presentation to share the information you learned.

Response Writing: Write a Journal Entry

  • Write a journal entry about one of the spring festivals you read about.
  • Include details that describe what you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel during the festival.

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 short play about different foods and why they are good to eat.

Let’s Read: What’s in the Fridge?

The foods in the fridge are wondering what Misha will choose for a snack. Which food is best?

Download What's in the Fridge?

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. How could you change the recipe to make it your own? Share photos of your creation with friends or family on social media or over text message.