FoodPrints Curriculum

Family Food Traditions


Food Culture & Family Traditions

Standards Alignment:

DC Early Learning Standards

Grade Level:



Winter / January


The purpose of this lesson is for students to explore different food traditions, including their own, by studying rice and other seeds. Students will practice literacy and math skills with different types of seeds and share a family tradition around food.

Big Idea

Families cook and enjoy seeds in different ways.

Guiding Questions

  • How do foods become part of a tradition? 
  • How are the seeds we eat similar and different?

Instructional video geared for students to support teaching this lesson