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Food Packaging Activities

Before you recycle them, put your food boxes to use to make these food packaging activities.
food packaging activities
For this activity, cut and save the front and back from each package. Put them in a pile and work together to match them up.
B and I worked together and it was trickier than I thought it would be, especially with the products that B doesn’t normally see (pasta, soup mix, etc.). When he would get stuck I would help him by saying look at the color, or size, or shape. It turned out to be a great activity for critical thinking!
Other Package Activity Ideas:
  • Hunt for and circle numbers
  • Hunt for and circle certain letters or letters of your name
  • Hunt for and circle words you know
  • Sort by size (small, medium, large)
  • Sort by shape (square, rectangle)
  • Sort by color
  • Read and talk about the ingredients
  • Label each box with a price and play store with a calculator

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Adwoa Akyaa Gyimah

Monday 30th of August 2010

Great activity worth trying. :-) Thanks for sharing


Friday 27th of August 2010

This is so clever! So many great ideas to do with something that everyone had in their recycling container. Thanks for sharing.


Tuesday 24th of August 2010

A woman after my own heart!! I just threw a cereal box away this morning, and I was trying to think what I should do with it!! Great idea. Thanks!!