Farmers Feed the World

Looking for great resources to emphasize all the ways Farmers Feed the World? Check these out...

My American Farm Games

Great Seed Search Students put the scientific method into action as they test three seed varieties. 

  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Science 
  • Ag Themes: Agriculture is Everywhere, Farmers Steward the Land, Farmers Feed the World

AG Across America Game Discover agriculture across America by solving geography-based questions! 

  • Playing Time: 5-7 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Geography 
  • Ag Themes: Farmers feed the world, Agriculture is everywhere

Amazing Grains Game Test your math skills and learn some fun facts about America/s most amazing grains. 

  • Playing Time: 7-10 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Math 
  • Ag Themes: Farmers feed the world

Equipment Engineer Game Build the perfect piece of agricultural equipment to get the job done! 

  • Playing Time: 10-15 minutes 
  • Grades: 5-6 
  • Curriculum Areas: Science, Language Arts 
  • Ag Themes: Agriculture is Everywhere

Farmers Market Challenge Game Take a trip to the farmers market and test your math skills while rounding up your favorite fruits, vegetables, and meat products! 

  • Playing Time: 7-10 minutes 
  • Grades: K-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Math 
  • Ag Themes: Farmers feed the world

Finders Keepers Game Move fast to snag food items from the moving screen to fit into each food-group! 

  • Playing Time: 5-7 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Health, Math, Science 
  • Ag Themes: Farmers feed the world, Farmers care for animals

Harvest This Game Send crops flying through the air as you solve math problems and load crops onto different transportation vehicles used in agriculture. 

  • Playing Time: 7-10 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Math 
  • Ag Themes: Farmers feed the world

Let/s Make Something Tasty Game Be a star chef as you use context clues to find the missing ingredients needed to make several tasty items! 

  • Playing Time: 7-10 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Health, Language Arts 
  • Ag Themes: Farmers feed the world

Load The Lunch Box Take a trip to 5 different farms as you quickly swipe the screen to collect items for your lunchbox from each food group! 

  • Playing Time: 5-7 minutes 
  • Grades: Pre-K – K 
  • Curriculum Area: Health 
  • Ag Themes: Agriculture is Everywhere, Farmers Feed the World

Spin-n-Solve ? Ag Challenge Game Spin the wheel and solve word puzzles about the science and technology involved in agriculture. 

  • Playing Time: 7-10 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Science 
  • Ag Themes: Farmers steward the land, Farmers care for animals, Farmers feed the world

That/s Life Game Race against the clock to put images of different plant, animal, and product life-cycles into the correct order! 

  • Playing Time: 7-10 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Science 
  • Ag Themes: Famers feed the world, Agriculture is everywhere

Where in the World Game Solve a mystery by locating where different crops and livestock originated around the world! 

  • Playing Time: 10-15 minutes 
  • Grades: 3-5 
  • Curriculum Areas: Social Science, Geography 
  • Ag Themes: Farmers feed the world, Farmers care for animals, Agriculture is everywhere

Lesson Plans/Classroom Activities

The Science of Seeds 

  • Grade Level: 3rd - 5th Grade 
  • Description: Students put the scientific method into action as they test three seed varieties.

Hands Horses and High Tech Machines

  • Grade Level: 4th - 5th Grade
  • Description: Students race to build the tallest tower as they discover how agricultural machinery has changed over time.

Researching International Production 

  • Grade Level: 5th Grade 
  • Description: Students research agriculture production of a chosen country and develop a brief presentation. Using a large classroom map, the teacher adds labels to the map to identify top commodities produced in each area after each presentation.

Cooking Using Nutritious Commodities 

  • Grade Level: 4th - 5th Grade 
  • Description: Students make ham-apple-cheese quesadillas in class and identify under which portions of the food pyramid each ingredient falls.

Window Wheatgrass

  • Grade Level: Pre K - Kindergarten 
  • Description: Students take a comic book journey to a wheat farm and grow their own wheat!

Fun Take-Home Activity Sheets

Agricultural Mechanics Master

  • Grade Level: 4th - 5th Grade
  • Description: Students discover simple machines and the important role they play in the work farmers and ranchers do each day.

GPS Maze 

  • Grade Level: 5th Grade
  • Description: Students solve a maze with math problems to reinforce mulitplication and division skills.

Be the Farmer! Math Word Problems Challenge 

  • Grade Level: 4th Grade 
  • Description: Students complete a series of math word problems illustrating planting, germination, and growth.

Farmers Market Math Quest 

  • Grade Level: 3rd- 5th Grade 
  • Description: Students must work within a budget given to buy enough food for a delicious and nutritious meal from a local "farmers market."

Sweet Pollination 

  • Grade Level: 5th Grade 
  • Description: Students evaluate an image of a bee pollinating crops and label the steps in pollination.

Production Fill-In 

  • Grade Level: 4th - 5th Grade 
  • Description: Students use a word bank to complete several statements with missing words to discover the answer to an intriguing riddle.

Other Great Resources 


Related Books About Agriculture

  • All in Just One Cookie, by Susan E. Goodman
  • Midday Meals Around the World, by Michele Zurakowski
  • Food: The Struggle to Sustain the Human Community, by Jake Goldberg
  • Our Generous Garden, by Anne Nagro
  • Harvest Year, by Chris Peterson