Trail Mix Project

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
K
1
2
Subjects: 
Arts Education
Language Arts
Mathematics
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Issue Area: 
Hunger (poverty)
Focus Question 

 How might individuals and society address the issues of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and their underlying causes? 

 

Photo Credit:  Untitled by Savannah van der Niet is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

Students have an opportunity to make a difference in the issue of kids' hunger in their community. Students give their time to make trail mix, which they donate to a local agency (such as Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids, MI). Also, students represent collected data using a bar graph and practice communication and letter-writing skills as they reflect and write a letter describing the event of making trail mix.

Service Experience 
 Students use a recipe to create and package trail mix. Then, they pack the trail mix in small self-sealing baggies. The baggies are delivered to a local community agency to distribute to hungry families. Optional: students may be involved in selecting the agency, holding a fundraiser to purchase the ingredients, or donating ingredients with their own money.  
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Trail Mix Project
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
K
1
2

This lesson offers an opportunity for students to make a difference in their community regarding kids' hunger. Students give their time to make Trail Mix, which they donate to a local agency (such as Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids, MI). Also, students represent collected data using a bar graph and practice communication and letter-writing skills as they reflect and write a letter describing the event of making Trail Mix.