Fry Bread Activities

Grab the ingredients for a cultural feast of engaged learning with Fry Bread activities. An immersive, hands-on learning experience that extends beyond the book’s final page. Blend reading with enriching activities that meet learning goals and fuel the ever-curious minds of young learners.

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Embark on an enriching journey where Fry Bread activities take kids beyond the pages into a world of exploration and creativity. Using the book as a launchpad for enhancing understanding of the narrative and the themes, the activities weave a tapestry of interdisciplinary learning. In addition, they strengthen foundational English Language Arts skills.  

Fry Bread activities also serve as a sizzling entree for Social Studies. Students learn about fry bread’s history and variations to appreciate cultural diversity. Through engaging dialogues about different cultures, they learn about cultural meals and traditions. This is a holistic educational feast that combines the joy of reading with hands-on learning. 

Serve up these tasty learning bites, and students will be able to:

  • illustrate a new book cover.
  • reflect on the story.
  • make text to text, text to self, and text to world connections.
  • infer the story’s theme.
  • apply writing skills with included writing templates and prompts.
  • apply reading comprehension with included discussion questions for beginning, middle, and end of the book.
  • engage in social skills through included whole group prompts and activities.
  • use fine motor skills through coloring, tracing, cutting, and gluing activities. 
  • recall and illustrate fry bread ingredients. 
  • illustrate cultural meals.
  • write about cultural traditions.
  • research and write about fry bread.
  • research and present variations of fry bread.
  • discuss different cultures.
  • communicate with peers in a game called dish about it
  • watch a video to learn how fry bread is made. 
  • engage in conversation about cultures.

These activities can be used by the whole group, at stations or centers, or provide student choice. They’re perfect for differentiation and focusing on specific learning goals and skills. 

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About the Book and Soundscape

Fry bread is more than just bread. It is a symbol of family, history, memory, and community. All of these symbols are felt while reading with the Fry Bread soundscape. As the dough is kneaded, you’ll hear Nez Pearce music. The tradition of this food is captured by tribal singers. The Nez Pearce voice actors demonstrate the importance of family.  

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