Bread Around the World

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Bread Around the World: an activity for children of all ages. In this activity, children will learn about breads from around the world.

  • Supplies:
    • gardening notebook/journal
    • paper (if using a binder) – copy paper, cardstock and/or 140 lb weight paper if using watercolors
    • pencil and eraser
    • art medium of choice (colored pencils, watercolors, crayons, or markers)
    • page protectors
    • food magazine or printed public domain images
    • tortillas
    • baguette
    • black bread
    • injera
    • focaccia
    • pita bread
  • Read one or more of the following books:
  • Look through a food magazine.
  • Cut out pictures of the different types of breads (or print from public domain such as images from Unsplash.com).
    • tortillas – Mexico
    • baguettes – France
    • black bread or pretzel – Germany
    • injera – Ethiopia (a part of Africa) – this bread is used like a spoon to scoop up other foods
    • foccaccia bread or pizza – Italy
    • pita bread – Greece, Syria (Middle East)
  • Have your child compare and contrast the different breads as they attach the pictures to a journal page and match them with the corresponding country of origin. (For example: baguettes come from France.)
  • Ask questions such as, “What are the they used for?” “What do they look like? Smell like? Feel like? Taste like?” If able, compare by taste-testing the real foods. Document information as desired on page.
  • Place the page(s) in a protector when finished and include it in the garden notebook/journal.
  • Take pictures and tag #theabundantgarden on Instagram to share your fun and for an opportunity to be featured @theabundantgarden.
  • For an older child: consider going deeper by learning more about one or more of the countries using the following resource(s):