Did you know that September is Hunger Action Month. It's an initiative started by Feeding America to get more people involved with helping alleviate the nation's hunger crisis. Hunger is a significant problem globally, particularly in the developing world. However, food deprivation remains an issue in most developed countries. Yes, people still go hungry in America and Canada.
This creative printable activity encourages children and students to find out more about the issues of hunger globally and in their own country.
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Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: On-going, Items Needed: Writing pencils.
In this activity, your student and child will learn about the hunger crisis globally (and locally), reflect on the different hunger issues and help to raise funds for a hunger-related charity.
It will help your child or student:
Learn about issues like food insecurity and how different communities are affected around the world.
Learn about the efforts of charities helping to alleviate the hunger crisis.
Develop a stronger and clearer sense of gratefulness, thankfulness and willingness to contribute to the betterment of their community.
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out food security and the causes of hunger. Here's an animated video about the causes of food insecurity and hunger:
Here's a video highlighting how the pandemic, wars and climate change is affecting food supply around the world, thus increasing food shortage and insecurity:
Here's a video about how community fridges in Toronto, Canada are providing free food to the needy and helping people in need get by during hard times:
Here's an important video about how malnutrition affects children beyond the simple feeling of hunger:
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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack
This printable pack consists of 4 printable worksheets for your student or child to explore the issues of food insecurity and hunger:
1 printable hunger reflection sheet for kids to think about what they can't do on an "empty stomach".
1 printable hunger and food insecurity statistic sheet.
1 printable causes of hunger notes and thoughts sheet.
1 printable hunger-related charity information and fundraiser list sheet.
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