Kindergarten 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: An Applesauce Story

Watch the video An Applesauce Story to find out where applesauce comes from.

Let’s Read: A Very Nice Lunch

It’s lunchtime! But everyone’s lunch seems to be mixed up. Can the friends find the foods they like?

Download A Very Nice Lunch

Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Understanding Characters

  • What does the cat do and say in the story? What does the dog do and say?
  • Make a two-column chart with Cat and Dog as the headings.
  • Write or draw what each character says and does. What does this tell you about them?

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: A Very Nice Lunch

It’s lunchtime! But everyone’s lunch seems to be mixed up. Can the friends find the foods they like?

Download A Very Nice Lunch

Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Write About It

  • Write about and draw two friends eating lunch together.
  • Draw three pictures. Label them First, Next, and Last.

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: Carlos Goes Camping

Carlos and his dad are going camping. What kinds of things do they do?

Download Carlos Goes Camping


Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Response Writing: Write a Camping Journal

  • Imagine that you went on a camping trip like Carlos did.
  • Write a journal entry that talks about your camping experience.
  • Complete these sentences: I helped _____. We made _____. We cooked _____.

Hands-On Activity: Create a Campfire Recipe

  • Think of another food you could cook over a campfire.
  • Write or draw the ingredients you would need.

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: Carlos Goes Camping

Carlos and his dad are going camping. What kinds of things do they do?

Download Carlos Goes Camping


Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Hands-On Activity: Campfire Storytelling

  • Pretend you are at a campfire and telling a story with a partner or small group.
  • The first person says, “Once upon a time,” and then finishes the sentence.
  • The second person adds a sentence, but it must make sense in the story.
  • Continue taking turns until you finish the story.

Vocabulary & Language: Read Sentences with Exclamation Points

  • Review the story to find sentences that end with an exclamation point, such as on pages 4, 8, and 12.
  • Practice reading the sentences with expression.

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 fun poem about cooking.

Let’s Read: Cooking

Read Cooking with a family member. Listen for rhyming words. What rhyming words did you hear?

Download Cooking

Take It Further

Extend the fun with an activity.

Hands-On Activity: Draw and Write

  • Draw a picture of your favorite food.
  • Write some words or sentences about the food. Can you add some describing words?

Family Support

Play 20 questions. Ask children to think about a food that they read about this week. Ask yes or no questions about the food. Try to guess what your child is thinking of in fewer than 20 questions. Then switch roles.