Check out the over 60 resources we have created and highlighted for you! Don't forget to head over to our Online Farm & Food Awareness Week page for 16 different virtual experiences & activities. Enjoy!
NEW - Gingerbread Barn Stencil by FFDC
You've probably made a gingerbread house or cottage before... maybe you've even made a train or car.. but have you ever made a barn?! FFDC has created a gingerbread barn stencil for you to use at home. Finding pre-made kits right now is almost impossible, but making your own gingerbread is fairly simple and DEFINITELY fun. If you make your own gingerbread barn, tag FFDC in a social media post or send us an e-mail with your creation! We'd love to see how creative you got with decorating... and hope it turns out better than the one our staff made. Happy Holidays everyone, stay safe!
Free download of Gingerbread Barn Stencil
Way to Grow! by Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences
"This book was conceived to introduce young females to learn about a few of the STEM women in our community. It features 16 women in varied careers related to agriculture and shares a brief personal reflection of their work and an activity when they were young. We also included some "Did You Know" facts and a fun activity page. The book also includes the a brief history of the agriculture advancements made by Indigenous women, and concludes with the story of Ella Cora Hind – a woman who opened doors, broke barriers, and as an accomplished agriculture journalist - we’d like to think, would have been pleased with the book and to learn of the many STEM women." Free download of Way to Grow
Free download of Cultiver son avenir (french version)
What's Your Something? by Agriculture in the Classroom
"The agri-food sector employs over 2.2 million Canadians (1 in 8 jobs) and most of them are off the farm. What is your future career path? You have to do SOMETHING to earn a living, but what will it be? Here are some examples of careers in agriculture and food... Is there SOMETHING that interests you?" Free download of What's Your Something?
Free download of Qu'est-ce qui vous attire?
Chirpy Chicken Crossword by FFDC
Learn about how Manitoba chicken farmers care for and raise their broiler birds, and the nutrient profiles of chicken by completing this fun crossword! Hints to answer the clues can be found on Manitoba Chicken's webpages - links included. Free download of Chirpy Chicken Crossword
Virtual Chicken Farm Tour with Farmer Taylen by Manitoba Chicken Producers
Have you ever visited a chicken farm before or had the chance to meet a chicken farmer? In this video you’ll meet and learn from Taylen, a second-generation Manitoba Chicken Producers farmer. On this tour he’ll show you how his family-owned broiler chicken farm operates, share with you why he loves farming with his parents and siblings, and take you inside his barn to meet his 11-day old chickens. Watch and listen to learn important chicken farming facts, like why chickens are raised inside barns, how he cares for them, and what they eat and drink. We hope you enjoy meeting Taylen and seeing his beautiful chicken farm in South-Eastern Manitoba. Have questions for Taylen? Send them to: email@example.com and he'll be happy to answer them! Link to Virtual Chicken Farm Tour
Guess that Grain - Grain Matching Activity Sheet by FFDC
This online adaptation of one of our favourite hands-on learning activities is a great way for kids to exercise their critical thinking skills and test their knowledge on crops grown in Manitoba. Kids will match the name of the crop to an image of the seed, the plant and a food made from it! Free download of Guess that Grain
Groovy Grains: Pancakes Lesson Plan by Food and Nutrition Literacy
With this fun lesson plan, students learn about grains and food origins, discover how flour is made and what types of flour can be used in cooking, all while making delicious pancakes! Free download of Groovy Grains Lesson Plan
Free download of Groovy Grains Appendix
Video of a Dairy Cow Giving Birth to a Healthy Calf by FFDC
Witnessing an animal give birth is a once in a lifetime experience for most people. Staff and researchers at the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba Discovery and Learning Complex located at UManitoba's Glenlea Research Station have the privilege of witnessing it firsthand and luckily had their camera handy to capture the amazing moment. In this video, dairy cow Dallas gives birth to a healthy calf named Dahlia! Free Link to Cow Calving Video
Baby Animals on the Farm Crossword by Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba
Learn about farm animals and their babies with this fun crossword. Answers are included for early spellers. Free download of Baby Animals Crossword
Food Waste Word Scramble by FFDC
In-home food waste is an issue that is talked about more and more. With this activity sheet, you will unscramble the words and find a hidden message about avoidable food waste in Canada. Free download of Food Waste Word Scramble
Food Matters Action Kit by Commission for Environmental Cooperation
"The Food Matters Action Kit is loaded with informative resources and hands-on, creative activities – such as organizing a Disco Soup party or learning food preservations techniques from elders – to inspire kids of all ages to prevent food waste at home, at school and in the community" Free download of Food Matters Action Kit
At-Home Halloween Activities
Although we can't host our typically Pumpkin Carving Party, the FFDC crew decided the festivities must go on and have created some awesome at-home halloween fun! Make some jack-o-lanterns using our pumpkin carving stencils, save the seeds and make our Family Favourite Pumpkin Recipes (FFDC's Roasted Pumpkin Seeds & Pumpkin Hemp Heart Muffins), and dress-up paper farm animals using paper costumes. We hope you enjoy these activities!
Environment Word Search
This word search is all about the environment and sustainability related to agriculture. It includes some explanation of what people working to produce and process food, fibre, and material do to improve sustainability. Free Download of Environment Word Search
Colour the Food
This colouring page challenges kids to colour in the foods depending on what food category they best fit into. It's a fun way to get their minds working as we approach a new school year. Free Download of Colour the Food
This crossword is all about laying hens and eggs! If you need some hints, unscramble the words on the second page! Free download of Egg Crossword
What are Animals Called colouring sheets
Did you know that farm animals have different names depending on their age and stage of life! With these colouring sheets, you can find out the various names for cattle, hogs and poultry throughout their life cycles and then colour in the page! Free Download of What are Animals Called sheets
Ice Cream in a Bag
FFDC has been making homemade ice cream with daycare and school groups for years. It’s always one of the most interesting and tasty activities for children! We typically use an ice cream making ball, but the popularity of the recipe inspired us to adapt it for a home environment. Please Enjoy! Free download of Ice Cream in a Bag
Manitoba Crop Crossword
Have fun while learning a little bit about the crops grown in Manitoba by completing this Manitoba Crop Crossword! If you have trouble figuring out the answer, the second page has helpful hints! Free download of Manitoba Crop Crossword
Bee Colouring Page & Fun Facts
Use some creativity to draw the flowers on the planbt stems and colour in the bees and hive! Plus enjoy some fun bee facts from beemaid.com
Free Download of Bee Colouring Page & Fun Facts
Dairy Hidden Message Word Find
This word search is all about dairy farming and food! Find all the words from the word bank. Once you finish, the remaining letters will spell out the answer to the riddle "What do you call a cow in your backyard?". This resource also includes a word index with definitions of the words!
Free download of Dairy Hidden Message Word Find
Free download of Dairy Word Index
Laying Hen Farm Tour at Siemens Farms
Harley Siemens, farmer and part owner of Siemens Farms in Rosenort, Manitoba guides us through his aviary-style laying hen barn. Siemens Farms was established in 1963. The state-of-the-art barn shown in this tour was completed in 2019 and is chock full of amazing technology! Harley has worked at the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre (FFDC) since 2015 as our Exhibit and Display Coordinator. To find out more information on Siemens Farms, check out their website: www.siemensfarms.ca
Link to Laying Hen Farm Tour YouTube video
FFDC's Trusted Sources of Information
We know how tough it is to sift through all the information available to us, especially when researching agriculture. This is a simple curated list of trusted sources of information on Canadian agriculture and food production can help you decipher fact from fiction. Free download of FFDC's Trusted Sources of Information
Where It's Made, Maple Leaf Bacon
In 2018, The Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre teamed up with Maple Leaf Foods in Winnipeg and Manitoba Pork Council to launch our version of a food production video. This video follows the steps and care Maple Leaf puts into creating their delicious bacon. Free download of Where it's Made Bacon resource
Butter in a Jar
This is a perfect accompanying resource for the Signature Bread Recipe! It's fun, easy and most importantly gets some energy out... can you say dance party?! Free download of Butter in a Jar resource
FFDC's Signature Bread
Baking bread is one of our favourite food activities at FFDC. Usually, we would have students make 3 or 4 different kinds of loafs using different combinations of flour. For example: 100% white, 100% whole grain, 50% white and 50% whole grain, etc. For your at-home learning use whatever combination you enjoy the most. You can always return to the recipe and try a new combination next time! Free download of FFDC's Signature Bread resource
Pig Bath Time at the Glenlea Research Station
The pigs at the Glenlea Research Station often get baths to ensure they stay nice and clean. In this short video, you can see two staff members giving a bath to a couple of sows (female pigs) at the farm. This resource pairs well with Manitoba Pork Council's resources highlighted below. Link to the Bath Time video
Discovery Centre Granola Bars
This is a brand new recipe for FFDC, created in early 2020. The intention was to create an easy recipe that highlighted as many made-in-Manitoba and made in Canada products as possible. These bars can be made using over 50% local ingredients, but that’s not even the best part... These granola bars are so tasty that during the recipe-testing phase, our staff COULD NOT STOP gobbling these up! We hope you enjoy this new recipe as much as we do. Link to Discovery Granola Bar Resource
Virtual Tour of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre
While FFDC remains closed, the staff of the Glenlea Research Station (the farm where FFDC is located) are working just as hard as ever to care for the animals. The Discovery Centre has many exhibits that showcase modern Canadian agriculture. Although you can't physically visit FFDC yet, we would like to invite you to check out some of the exhibits and barns, through this virtual tour that highlights some of the coolest things at FFDC including the windows directly into the hog barn! Link to the Virtual Tour Youtube Video
FFDC's Signature Pizza
If you love pizza... you can thank a Canadian farmer! Almost all the ingredients in this delicious recipe can be grown and raised right here in Canada. Learn about the role Canadian Famers play in the ingredients, discover some fun food science facts, make easy and delicious dough from scratch, top with your favourite local toppings, and enjoy your creation. What’s not to love? Free download of FFDC's Signature Pizza Resource.
The Amazing Bee Race
This relay race at FFDC that models all the steps bees take when making honey. With this resource you can create your own version at home! Answer the pre-activity questions and then watch a short video. Then enjoy some crafting time when you create all of the tools you’ll need to become a bee. Once you’ve completed all of the crafts, set up your Amazing Bee Race and have fun! Free download of The Amazing Bee Race resource.
FFDC's Signature Pumpkin Hemp Heart Muffins
Make FFDC's Signature Pumpkin Hemp Heart Muffins and learn a little something about local food production!
For the past 4 years, this has been a staple recipe that teachers request repeatedly as their food activity during field trips. While there are quite a few ingredients, the recipe is very forgiving for errors making it the perfect recipe for bakers that are just beginning their baking adventures Free download of FFDC's Signature Pumpkin Hemp Heart Muffins.
Seed Sprouting Science
This resource helps you and your kids conduct a fun science experiment with supplies you may already have around the house! The goal is to try to get a seed to sprout in different growing conditions and to write down what happens, similar to what scientists do in a laboratory. Free download of Seed Sprouting Science.
"Manure Milkshake" Smoothie Bowls
Make FFDC's signature smoothie bowl base, get creative and top your bowl beautifully with nutritious toppings, and discover why we call these "Manure Milkshakes" Free download of Manure Milkshake Smoothie Bowls.
Easy and Effective Sanitizer Mixture
Out of sanitizing wipes? No Problem! FFDC is a certified commecial kitchen space due to the food preparation we do with school groups. As such, we are required to prepare and have counter-top sanitizer available to clean the tables and counters. This is how we make our mixture based on guidelines from our Certified Public Health Inspectot and staff experience. Please read the disclaimer in the document and take care whenever using chemicals or mixing your own products. Free download of Easy and Effective Sanitizer Mixture.
Where It's Made, Winkler Meats - Educator Resource
Ever wonder how your food gets to your plate? What role does Manitoba take in producing food? This short documentary will bring you into the Winkler Meats processing plant to discover how they makes their world famous farmer sausage! Free Download of Where It's Made, Winkler Meats.
Road Trip Ag Bingo by Agriculture in the Classroom, Manitoba
Learn about agriculture in Manitoba playing Bingo on your next road trip with these fun colouring pages! Download a different card for each player, grab some colouring supplies and hit the road for an epic game of agriculture bingo. Follow AITC on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and post a pic of your crew playing Ag Bingo using #AgBingoMB.
Glow in the Dark Bowling by MiniU Programs
Grab some glow sticks, empty plastic bottles and a ball to make your own glow in the dark bowling alley! Check out MiniU's demonstration video for some tips and an extra challenge! Link to Glow in the Dark Bowling video
Agriculture Word Searches by Agriculture in the Classroom, Manitoba
Check out these awesome word searches from Agriculture in the Classroom, Manitoba! With four different themes to work through, these are sure to keep your kids busy.
Free download of Animal Word Search
Free download of Crops Word Search
Free download of Equipment Word Search
Free download of Jobs Word Search
Hopscotch Math by MiniU
This is a great way to add even more fun (and some learning) to your hopscotch fun! Grab the chalk to draw your board outside OR if it's rainy, make your board inside using painter's tape! Make sure to also add mathematics symbols (+ - x ÷ =) to your board. Then toss a ball/bean bag onto a number and get to work hopping around to make as many equations to equal that number as possible! Link to Hopscotch Math video
Plant Life Cycle Flip Book by Agriculture in the Classroom, Manitoba
"This fun activity shows how a bean grows from a seed to a plant. Students can colour, cut and staple the booklet, then they can flip and watch the bean magically grow!" Free Download of Plant Life Cycle Flip Book
Recyclable Musical Instruments by MiniU
This video gives awesome ideas of how to turn household items we normally recycle into fun musical instruments! Go through your blue bin, assemble your own instruments, decorate them and then make some noise (..sorry parents)! Link to the Recyclable Musical Instrument video
Crops Fortune Teller by Agriculture in the Classroom, Manitoba
Colour in the images, cut and fold your fortune teller then play by quizzing each other and learning some fun crop facts! Free Download of Crops Fortune Teller
Where Do Your Eggs Come From? by Manitoba Egg Farmers
Have you ever wondered where the eggs in your fridge come from? In Manitoba, 170 farm families work hard to produce top-quality eggs and make sure the hens are well looked after. All your questions are answered in this awesome information booklet! Free download of Where Do Your Eggs Come From
SnapAg Information Sheets by Agriculture in the Classroom, Canada
"What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chicken or cattle raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector." Free link to all of the SnapAg Info sheets
Food Advertisements by Food and Nutrition Literacy
In this lesson, students will analyze food advertisements that are directed towards them. Students will be asked to watch a compilation of junk food commercials and identify common themes. Using similar advertisement tactics, students will design their own food ad that advocates for a vegetable of their choice.
Free download of Food Advertisements resource
Free download of Food Advertisements template
How Pigs are Raised by Manitoba Pork Council
This short guide offers clarity on the facts of pork production in Manitoba. Pig farmers care for their animals 365 days a year, including holidays! Maintaining pig health is a farmer's pride and passion. Find out more in this information guide! Free Download of How Pigs are Raised
5 Reasons to Pick Pork - Sustainability Focus by Manitoba Pork Council
"Sustainability is a front and center focus for pork producers as we consistently take action to balance social and community needs, and environmental and economic factors". Find out more about what Manitoba pig farmers are doing to care for you, the animals and the environment in this guide. Free Download of 5 Reasons to Pick Pork
What is Composting? - by Food and Nutrition Literacy
"Students will gain an understanding of composting and identifying compostable and non-compostable items. In an optional lesson extension, students will work cooperatively to create classroom compost."
Free download of What is Composting Resource
Free download of Creating a Classroom Compost Extension
Simple Machines are Everywhere on the Farm - by Agriculture in the Classroom, Manitoba.
"This activity sheet is linked to the Forces and Simple Machines Science unit. Students can identify simple machines found on farm machines, discover where their food comes from and see how science and technology have increased productivity on the farm."
Free download of Simple Machines Teacher Guide.
Free download of Simple Machines Worksheet.
Free download of Simple Machines Answer Key.
Team Mustard Activity Book - by Agriculture in the Classroom, Canada.
"This activity booklet is just the top of the jar of all there is to know about mustard! This booklet was designed to support Grade 3 and Grade 4 students in Saskatchewan as they realize curricular outcomes while increasing their understanding of how valuable mustard is to the province!" Free download of Team Mustard Activity Book.
DIY Salad Dressing Guide - by Canola Eat Well.
"DIY Salad Dressing 101. Yes, that means do it yourself! No more buying pre-made dressing from the store. Make your own dressing just the way you like it! All you have to do is know the ratio between canola oil, acids and emulsifiers. Get creative!" Free download of DIY Salad Dressing Guide.
Blossom's Big Job storybook - by Agriculture in the Classroom, Canada.
"Blossom’s Big Job is about a busy honey bee on a mission to pollinate her flowers until they mature into fruit. Readers follow Blossom as she helps collect nectar for her hive and works hard to pollinate her flowers." Free download of Blossom's Big Job storybook.
Food Gratitude Project - by Agriculture in the Classroom, Manitoba.
"Help your students show support for those working in our food supply chain with our "Thank you for our food!" activity sheet. Ask students to think about all the folks along the food supply chain who continue to work every day to provide safe and healthy food to Canadians. Then, they can either draw a picture for or write a message to those essential workers. Post a photo of their work on social media using the hashtag #foodgratitude."
Free download of Food Gratitude Project (English).
Free download of Food Gratitude Project (French).
Thre Three Sisters: Indigenous Ingenuity in Planting and Nutrition - by Food and Nutrition Literacy (FANLit).
"Through the story of the three sisters, students will explore three traditional vegetables and how the three not only helped each other grow, but also provided food year-round for the planters. The story highlights the interaction of plant-to-plant and plant-and-human relationships."
Free download of The Three Sisters Resource.
Free download of The Three Sisters Appendix.
Alex's First Seed storybook - by Agriculture in the Classroom - Canada.
"This story explores how worms help keep soil healthy for food production. It educates on composting, soil, environment and agriculture. It showcases the role of worms growing vegetables through a cartoon character Alex the worm and his family and friends. Alex learns his role and responsibility of growing his first seed." Free download of Alex's First Seed Storybook.
What are Nutritious Snacks - by Food and Nutrition Literacy.
"Snacks are an important part of a kid’s day! They bridge the gap between mealtimes, providing kids with the energy they need to do their best. However, it is important to choose snacks that are going to fit within Canada’s “Eat Well Plate”. This lesson gets students thinking about snacking while introducing them to healthy snack options that they may have not considered."
Free download of What are Nutritious Snacks Resource.
Free download of What are Nutritious Snacks Appendix.
Agriculture Scavenger Hunt - by Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba.
"Students can use this scavenger hunt in their home to find dozens of agricultural products they use everyday, and not just food!" Free download of Agriculture Scavenger Hunt.
FarmFood360 Virtual Farm Tours - by Farm and Food Care.
Immerse yourself in Canadian Farm and Food Tours… from the comfort of your home using a phone, tablet or computer. Check out the FarmFood360 videos here.
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