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Lesson Overview
  • 60 Minutes
  • 4, 5, 9
  • K - 5th Grade
  • State Standards:
    NGSS: K-ESS3-3, 4-ESS3-1 CCSS: SL.K.3, SL.6, L.6 Social Sciences: K.2, K.10, K.17, 1.12, 3.12, 5.11, 4.18 Health: HE.1.3.1, HE.1.4.1, HE.1.5.1

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Materials List
  • Breakfast Relay Kit (check out from AITC’s Lending Library)
  • White Board or poster
    paper for class frequency
  •  Frequency Tables
  • Marvin Before & After Breakfast Worksheet
  • Fuel Your Brain with
    Morning Grains

Breakfast Relay

Categories: Kits , Nutrition , Food Science , Spanish , Science

Many students think products simply come from factories or stores. This hands-on activity helps students understand that before an item ever leaves a factory, or enters a store, it began as a resource or product in the natural world – most likely agriculture while also teaching the importance of breakfast and exercise.


*This lesson plan is similar to our Source Relay lesson plan. Click the link to check it out!


  • You will need a 25-30 foot long space to run the relay. Hallways, gym or outside works best.
  • Divide students into two teams (red and blue to match the cards). Each team gets a set of food cards and bags labeled Earth, Farm, Store and Factory.
  • Place a set of bags about 30 feet away from the starting line. Teams should be formed into two lines (pic shows race with buckets) at the starting line, facing the bags.
  • For grades with limited reading ability, review the food cards with your students before running the relay.
  • Point out that each card has a picture and words to figure out what it is.

For full instructions, please download our PDF