Resources for Teachers

The Food Systems Project (Garden Club) has been actively programming in Northwest Lansing since 2005. In that time, we’ve collected quite a few resources that help us do the work we do – and we want to share those with you! Below are links to PDFs of lessons that use activities involving gardens, cooking, nutrition and more to meet education standards or goals. Beyond what is below, we also have many books and resources available to borrow. This spreadsheet has the list of resources and details on what topics they cover.

Cook with Kids lessons:

Grades K-1
Grades 2-3
Grades 4-6

MyPlate Lessons:

Grades 1-2
Grades 3-4
Grades 5-6

Lessons using fruits, vegetables and garden activities to connect to Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies education standards:

Kindergarten lessons
First Grade lessons
Second Grade lessons
Third Grade lessons
Fourth Grade lessons