Grades 3-5 Activities and Curriculum

Below are resources by grade level available to help educate students about the issue of hunger and food insecurity and to encourage advocacy in their own communities. Lessons or group sessions can be created by either reviewing our “IFP Hunger in Our Communities” PowerPoint or viewing the video “Voices From the Pantry” and following with one of the activities listed below.

Grades 3-5

  • Activities
    • Helping Hands
      • This activity allows students to reflect on what they learned about hunger.
    • What does it feel like to be hungry 
      • This activity demonstrates that food is not distributed equally. Students will discuss their feelings about inequality, the myths surrounding hunger and the gap between the rich and poor.
    • Hunger Quiz with Answers
    • Rice Bowl Lesson- Why are people hungry
      • Students will use their hands, mind, and heart to explore the plight of world hunger.
    • Hunger Tree
      • A lesson exploring the root causes of hunger
      • This activity uses the image of a tree to help students understand the problem of “hunger” that may seem overwhelming and impossible to change at first. This Hunger Tree activity helps young people think though the problem and why it occurs. They also think together about actions that can be taken to help reduce the problem of hunger.
  • Talk about the purpose of a Food Pantry