Field to Table Schools doesn’t just get kids excited about food. We train educators too. Whether you’re involved in professional development days or looking for customized, professional development, our Educator Trainings show how we’re integrating food literacy education into learning spaces across the city. You’ll feel energized about connecting food and curriculum. With our shareable, open-source guides and toolkits, you’ll find it hard to resist plugging Field to Table Schools activities in your own class.
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Check out our newest educator resource, “Cook What You Love, Love What You Eat,” a food justice-based workshop series! With seven weeks of lesson plans, this series brings conversations about anti-oppression, anti-racism, and the food system into your classroom. Help us inspire the next generation of food activists!
This is where you'll find the most recently updated, re-vamped or freshly designed lesson plans, educational tools and learning units from Field to Table Schools. Whether it's an adapted tried and true activity from the early days, something hot off the press, or something literally "dusted off" because the time is right - again. We hope you find them useful!
- Build a Seed Ball - "You Built It!" Series (Gr 4-6) - Check out the Build a Seed Ball video
- Build a Worm Bin - "You Built It!" Series (Gr 4-6)
- Build a Bee Condo - "You Built It!" Series (Gr 4-6)
- Build a Pop Bottle Planter - "You Built It!" Series (Gr 4-6)
- Cook Off the Grid - "You Built It!" Series (Gr 4-6)
Check out the "Hummus in a Bag" video!
- Turn Food Scraps Into Fashion - "You Built It!" Series (Gr 4-6)
- #ScrappySalad - A Local Food Worksheet - Instagram Live series in partnership with Urban Arts Toronto (We recommend pairing this with "Signature Salads"!)
- #GrowToYourRoom - A Single Use Plastics Worksheet - Instagram Live series in partnership with Urban Arts Toronto (We recommend pairing this with the "Build a Pop Bottle Planter" or "Herbalicious" workshop!). Check out the Instagram LIVE recording.
- #MyFoodJusticeLeague - A Neighbourhood Food Justice Worksheet - Instagram Live series in partnership with Urban Arts Toronto (We recommend pairing this with "What Toronto Eats!")
Check out the Instagram LIVE recording.
- #SoBadItsGood - A handy guide for using food past it's best Worksheet - Instagram Live series in partnership with Urban Arts Toronto (We recommend pairing this with the "Cook Off The Grid" or "Stone Soup" workshop!).
Check out the Instagram LIVE recording.
- Can You Dig It? (Gr 2-4) | Can You Dig It? Support Documents
- Food, Media & Marketing (Gr 5-12) - Supporting slides: Food Packaging and Advertising | Health Claims and Nutritional Information | Name That Brand. Name That Food. | Portion Distortion | You Sure You Want to Drink That?
- Pollination Patrol (Gr JK-2) | Pollination Patrol Supporting Documents
- Roots and Shoots (Gr JK-2) | Roots and Shoots Supporting Documents
- Plant Part Yoga Video
- Stone Soup (Gr 2-4)
- What Toronto Eats (Gr 9-12) | What Toronto Eats Supporting Documents
Classic Lesson Plans:
- Cooking and Tasting Toolkit (Educator Manual Series)
- Great Big Crunch (JK/SK)
- Nourishing with Nursery Rhymes (JK/SK)
- Grains on the Brain (JK/SK - Gr 3)
- Herbalicious Poetry (Gr 3-6)
- Signature Salads (Gr 3-8)
- Cacao Culture (Gr 5) | Cacao Culture Name Tags | Cacao Culture Game Cards
- Eat Your Weeds (Gr 8-12)
- Signature Salads (Gr 9-12 Careers)
- Bike Blended Smoothies (Gr 12) | Smoothie Cards | Green Smoothie Recipe
- Herbalicious Poetry, Match-Up, Butter & Tea (Gr 5-6)
- You Know You Make Me Wanna Sprout! (Gr 7/8)
- EcoGardens Party (Gr 7/8)
- Grow to Your Room: Pop Bottle Planters (Gr 7/8) | Pop Bottle Building Instructions - drawings by Nicole Sullivan
- The Vegequarium (Gr 7/8)
- Eat Your Weeds Handout (Gr 8-12)
- Projects in Urban Agriculture (Gr 9) | File A Sprout Handout | Vegequarium Handout
- Compost - Three Bin Composter Building Guide
- Rotten Apple Party: Worm Exploration (JK/SK)
- Rotten Apple Party: Compost Game Show (Gr 1)
- Rotten Apple Party: Microorganism Dance Party! (Gr 2)
- Compost Cake (Gr 6) | Compost Cake Cards
- Soil Erosion (Gr 8)
- Food Source Sleuths: Royal Winter Fair (Gr 2-4)
- Waste in our Food System (Gr 3-8)
- Energy Detectives (Gr 6)
- FoodPrints and Energy Detectives (Gr 7) | Transport Hierarchy Signs
- Cattle and Land Use (Gr 7) | Cattle Cards | Super Cows | Roast Beef Sandwich Cards
- Time to Talk Turkey (Gr 8) | Time to Talk Turkey Poster | Food Item Cards
- Urban Chickens (Gr 8) | Chickens Field Guide
Other Useful Documents:
- Back Pocket Activities to Keep Your Students Having Fun While They Learn (JK - Gr 8)
- Teacher Resource Book List (JK - Gr 12)
- Bicycle Blender Building Guide
- Greenbelt Farmers' Market Scavenger Hunts: Younger Children | Older Children
- Vegequarium Handout (JK - Gr 12)
- JK/SK Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
- Gr 1-3 Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
- Gr 4-6 Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
- Gr 7-8 Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
- Great Big Crunch Resources & Inspiration Page
- The Royal's High School Chef Competition Manual
- Farm to School Salad Bar Toolkits: High Schools | Elementary Schools