Considering that I’ve spent most of my week with a sick toddler who, despite her sore throat and nasty cough, was still energetic enough to want to be entertained, today’s website is pretty appropriate.
Maybe not for my toddler (I’m trying – and failing – to limit screen time, you guys), but definitely for your (slightly older) kids, and maybe even you.
www.MyAmericanFarm.org, a special project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, is home to games, activities and educational resources aimed at teaching agricultural literacy. Through the interactive computer game, players learn where food comes from and how those products get form the farm to the dinner plate.
The latest addition to the website, “The Buzz,” is an interactive game which asks players to travel to “Pollinatorville,” where they’ll learn more about the important role bees and butterflies play in food production.
The best part? The Buzz can be played both in the classroom and at home. For teachers, there’s a supporting lesson plan, “My Butterfly Book,” which will help young readers explore the pollinator process as they develop their own book.
And that’s not the only game on the website. In fact, there are more than 20 games which focus on a variety of subjects, including health and wellness, science and math. Games vary in target age, so there’s a little something for every kid in your life.
Oh, and your kids can play it on your phone (read: keeping kids entertained at the grocery store is AWESOME) when you download the app.
To see the rest of the 30-day series, check out the links below:
- Day 1 – The Best Info Straight From the Horse’s Mouth
- Day 2 – Open Gates and Open Minds
- Day 3 – Nom nom nom
- Day 4 – Just the Facts. From the Experts.
- Day 5 – All Things Biotech
- Day 6 – Keepin’ it Safe in the Kitchen
- Day 7 – Good Info, Cute Kids.
- Day 8 – Mom at the Meat Counter
- Day 9 – Learning to be Good Stewards of the Land
- Day 10 – Agriculture, Food and Leisure
- Day 11 – Proud to be a Rancher, Proud to be in Agriculture
- Day 12 – Food Facts from the Feds