Tag: Sunday Funday 22-23

Teach STEM Concepts – Butter in a Jar

Looking for a great hands-on activity to teach about measurements, encourage following directions, and introduce basic food chemistry? This science-based activity provide hands-on “how-to” instructions to make butter with ingredients and equipment you can find around your house. The activity include STEM questions to incorporate education in this fun and delicious activity. This is ideal for upper elementary and middle school age groups.

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Celebrate the Holi-Dairy Spirit

As you and your students learn about dairy farming this school year, it’s time to get into the holi-dairy spirit! From crafts and recipes to a heartwarming movie, we encourage you to get creative and make these ideas your own. Want to start with Day Seven? Want to complete three activities in one day? There are no rules – just have fun with it! Don’t forget to tag Discover Dairy on social media to share your cow-themed holiday activities with us.

There are activities for all grade levels included in this special Holiday-themed section.

Fuel Up to Play 60 Game Day Activity

Thanksgiving often combines two favorite family past times — eating around the dinner table and watching the big game afterwards. The “Design Your Own Game Day Plan” is a short activity that would be great just before the break to get students excited for their Thanksgiving Day plans. It’s intended to teach kids how to be mindful in their movement and eating habits. It takes just 45 minutes of classroom time and could be something that you send home with them to track their habits during the holiday break. This resource is ideal for 3rd – 8th grade. Click here to learn more.

Fun Dairy Recipes

Midwest Dairy Association has a website filled with fun, easy-to-make recipes that you can replicate in the classroom or share with parents to make with kids over the break.  Browse their selection of simple, wholesome dairy recipes to fuel fun all day long. Get going with protein-packed yogurt, boost your energy with the 13 essential nutrients in milk, and wind down after a long day with real dairy products that taste good and are good for you. These recipes are designed to be made with an adult involved in the preparations.

Download Free Dairy Resources for All Ages

This web resource developed by the Midwest Dairy Association is filled with lesson plans, activity guides, and other resources to provide educators and parents with curriculum for students in elementary through high school that includes STEM concepts, educating students on where their milk comes from and how dairy contributes to the world.

Check out this free resource now!

November 21 Virtual Farm Tours

Virtual Tours on November 21st @ 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

Enjoy one of these two virtual tours hosted by a dairy farm in New York. Tune in for free to learn more about how milk gets from the farm to your table and see science come alive on the farm. You can register below to join either tour live or watch the recording that will be shared after the tour.

Questions about the tours? Contact Kelsey O’Shea at koshea@milk4u.org.

Monday, November 21, at 10:30 a.m. EST: Virtual Tour of Murcrest Farm
Science on the Farm — Geared for Grades 6 – 12

This tour is a deeper look into a specific area of each farm designed for students in Grades 6-12 that will cover one or two locations on the farm covering that area in detail. These tours will often feature a specialist along with the farmer such as veterinarians, nutritionists, or environmental scientists. While exploring this area of the farm, the tour guide incorporates key curricula from our free lesson plans that meet classroom standards. Students will get a closer look at how farms use technology and experts to provide the highest care for animals and land.

The LIVE virtual tour is interactive, providing students an opportunity to ask questions.
Download free lesson plans to complement the tour.
Register by clicking here.

Monday, November 21, at 12:30 p.m. EST: Virtual Tour of Murcrest Farm
Discover Dairy — Geared for Grades Pre-K – 5

This tour is a general Virtual Farm Tour designed for students in Pre-K – Grade 5 that covers the three primary areas of the farm: where the calves live, where the cows live, and where the cows are milked. While exploring these areas of the farm, the tour guide also incorporates key curricula from our free lesson plans. Students will get an overview of where their favorite dairy foods come from while learning about how local farmers care for their animals and the land.

Registering and participating in this free tour is easy!
Download free lesson plans to complement the tour.
Register by clicking here.