Don't know your pulses from your legumes or wool from wheat? Never fear, George is here! Learning about agriculture, no matter what your age, can be a lot of fun. In this section you'll find two free Australian school curriculum-aligned teacher's guides as well as individual printables and fun activity ideas that can be created at home or in the classroom.
In 2012, an Australian Council of Educational Research study along with the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia revealed some staggering statistics with regards to the lack of food and fibre knowledge of Australia's children. Some of the findings included:
George the Farmer's aim is to help increase food and fibre knowledge through entertaining stories, songs, apps, performance and activities.
The International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231), as declared by the 68th UN General Assembly aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition.
If you aren’t familiar with pulses, that’s okay. This George the Farmer Activity Book aims to raise awareness about pulses and and their importance to the world! Completely aligned with the Australian School Curriculum focusing on Foundation - Year 4 levels this guide covers STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, maths) complete with a Pulse Party certificate to print and fill in on completion of the guide.
George the Farmer and his wife Ruby are looking for kids to be involved in a ripper project. George’s stories are ripper to read and his songs about his farm are fun to listen to. You can learn all about different farming activities on his farm.
In this ripper project George and Ruby are looking for kids to discover what it takes to produce wheat and wool. Aligned with the Australian School Curriculum focusing on K-4 year levels the guide covers Science, Literature, Technology and Sustainability. Many of the hands on activities such as making lumpy glue artworks from wheat are equally achievable and entertaining for pre-primary kiddies too.
Looking for a quick and fun activity to do with the kids at home or in the classroom?
Download one or all of these great activity sheets for hours of educational fun!