Kids love pets, especially dogs. Our organization has two cartoon mascots that help teach kids food allergy awareness, Cilie Yack, a boy with celiac disease and a wheat allergy, and his funny sidekick dog named Buddy. If you are looking for a unique and fun way to teach a classroom full of young kids the importance of food allergy awareness, then you've come to the right place! These food allergy activity sheets are especially for parents and teachers. Our kid friendly activity sheets reinforce food allergy awareness by explaining how certain foods can be dangerous and even deadly for dogs. Anaphylactic food allergies are rare, but most families have pets, especially dogs. And we know as parents and teachers that dogs often get into things they shouldn't. This includes people food. Kids learn this early on when they see their dog eating grass, puking, trying to cough up food or experiencing diarrhea. All we've done here to bridge that gap is simply show kids that the same can be true for people too. These activity sheets will make your kids open up and talk freely, share experiences, and understand food allergies.
For Those of You that Choose to Follow up with Our Food Assembly Project:
Lesson 2 food craft activity uses a lot of pears. But the kids will also get to make their own cartoon 'Buddy' out of allergy safe food and then eat it together with the rest of the group. Use the free download activity sheets as added reinforcement or as a stand alone resource. Also take a peek at our Food Allergy Awareness Buddy Poster Project, check out our YouTube video, "Pearfect Buddy Recipe" .
If You are a Teacher Looking for Additional Food Safety Resources for Your Classroom:
If you are new to our club's website please look at our complete classroom resources PDF book under the category link, TEACHERS at the top of the page. You will find additional materials, resources, paper games, and group activity sheets to share with kids ages 5-11. This is a more generalized curriculum and it includes rules for the classroom that can be posted in your classroom for the duration of the school year.
|For Kids Ages 5-7||For Kids ages 8-11 (get answer key)