My Favorite Snack – Phases/Timeline

Description Student activity Phases / timeline Objectives

TEACHERS (September 22 – October 2)

  • Fill out your KIDLINK Application form, you are ready to start:
  • After have registered to Kidlink MOODLE (free of charge) you get a username and password.
  • The project coordinator will supply you with the links to Padlet and FlipGrid that you will share and use with you classes.
  • Introduce your school/group by creating a School Introduction Page starting for the Project Padlet. Be sure to load your introduction in the space provided for your school.

 PHASE 1 – Class-Activity (October 2 – November 3)

  • Brainstorming with your students
    • What’s your favourite ready-made snack?
    • And  the one genuine homemade?
    • Do you usually  read the ingredients on the package? 
    • Do you know the ingredients what they are?
    • Do you know the ingredients of your genuine snack?
    • Can you pronounce the ingredients on the package?
    • Are you able to explain or share the recipe?
    • Where do you eat these snacks?
    • How often do you eat ready made snacks and homemade ones  during the day?
  • Nourishing Snack or Junk Food Students discuss their favorite food or snacks in small groups. With their teacher they will talk about the difference between junk-food and genuine nourishment. Follow the suggested questions above. 
  • Small group discussion Students in small groups will compare 2 snacks, one ready-made and another genuine. They will create a VENN diagram that categorizes and compares the ingredients and the process to prepare the food. Mind Maps and other Organizers  will be loaded into the section called “Instructions, Examples and Templates.”


  • Each student should create a video on FlipGrid. In the video they should introduce themselves and where they are from. They should
    • provide a name for their favorite snack,
    • say what ingredients it is made of,
    • describe it,
    • say when they eat it, and
    • invite their audience to try it sometime.
  • Once the video is complete, they should upload the video into the Padlet in the section for their school and title it with their [FIRST NAME] – .My favorite snack


  • Students should have the opportunity to review the videos and comment on the presentations. The responses can be posted on the FlipGrid projects of each student. The responses can include questions for clarification, comments about the food, or another positive response. A template for a possible student response document will be found in the section called “Instructions, Examples and Templates” of the Padlet.
  • The teacher can prepare the students for making positive responses with questions that require empathetic responses.
    • Do you like to try new foods?
    • What is the strangest food you have ever tried?
    • Does everyone love the same foods? Why not?
    • How do you react when you try new foods and you like it? How do you think that makes the person who prepared it feel?
    • How do you react when you try new foods and you do not like it? Is it a courteous reaction? Is it an exaggerated reaction?
    • If your reaction is unpleasant, how do you think that makes the person who prepared it feel?
    • Who prepares the food you eat?
    • Do you thank them for preparing it?
    • Do you have food alergies?
    • Do you know of anyone who has food alergies?

PHASE 2 – Class-Activity (November 6 – December 1)

  • Creating a Recipe Students will write a recipe to make their snack. They will type it into a document and upload the recipe into the Padlet in the section for their school and title it with their [FIRST NAME] – Recipe.
    • A template for the recipe document will be loaded into the section called “Instructions, Examples and Templates” of the Padlet.

PHASE 3 Class-Activity (December 4 – December 15)


  • Students will choose a recipe from another participating student from another country to prepare or buy.
    • The teacher may wish to provide the student with 3 choices.
    • The teacher can survey the interests of the students to determine the best fit.
  • Individual Project – Students will be given the choice of creating another FlipGrid Project or a Google Slides Project.  
  • Group Project – The teacher can organize a class sharing of a variety of snacks that students can respond to on video.


  • Teachers are encouraged to provide students with a way to reflect on their learning. Suggested options include;
    • Write a paragraph in which they reflect on their food choices, their interactions with other students, the foods that surprised them or seemed very similar to what they like to each.
    • A thank you letter to students for introducing them to new, interesting and delicious foods.