A Quick Note for Families & Teachers:

Everything on this page is FREE.

Need a quick life science lesson? Learn about how different foods grow! We’ve got a variety of plant page activities for grades 2-3 and 4-6 (in English and Spanish). Or check out the links below for life science, gardening, physical fitness, and other educational resources. Plus keep scrolling for our FREE tasting lessons.

True Food TV
Short, kid-friendly videos that tell the stories of our food from field to fork

TESCO “Farm to Fork” Series
More options for kid-friendly videos about how foods grow (this one’s based out of Great Britain)

Kids Gardening
Easy parent & kid gardening activities, plus lesson plans, garden activities, and gardening basics

Edible Schoolyard
Edible education resources for kids to complete at home—new lessons to be posted every week to support students, families and educators!

Action for Healthy Kids
A collection of at-home resources to help parents and educators keep kids active and healthy

#AllTogetherSantaFe
A compilation of general and community resources for Santa Fe, including food assistance, education & enrichment, and health & wellness

Santa Fe Community Resource Guide
by Opportunity Santa Fe: Birth to Career

A compilation of general and community resources for Santa Fe and beyond, including food assistance, education, and health and mental health resources

Plant Activity Pages

Looking for something a little more in-depth? Scroll down for any of our 10 complete tasting lessons for grades K-6 (in English and Spanish). Once you get the hang of it, you can create a tasting with ANY kind of fruit or vegetable, as well as many seeds and grains.

Cooking with Kids allows students to try new foods, encourages healthy habits and opens their eyes to a wider world.

Kindergarten teacherAmy Biehl Community School, Santa Fe, NM

Take a look at a tasting class!

The first step into hands-on learning with real food.

Cooking with Kids collaborates with classroom teachers to provide fresh fruit and vegetable tasting lessons to over 5,000 students in Northern New Mexico. Learn more about our New Mexico programs.

Easy and require no cooking.

Tastings let children use their senses to discover that fresh fruits and vegetables make delicious snacks.

Life science meets real food.

Customize this NEW Farmer Connections Lesson Plan to connect kids with the people who grow food in your community.

Free Downloads: Tasting Lessons

Tasting Lessons are available for grades K-1, 2-3, or 4-5

Lessons include:

  • Lesson plans, farmer letters, food history, nutrition information
  • English & Spanish student materials
  • Aligned with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards