Bread : outline

· An understanding of yeast.
· An understanding of leavened and unleavened bread.
· An understanding of the bread-making process.
· An understanding of the variety of breads available internationally.
· An awareness of the additives that are in commercial breads.
· A recipe they have designed and adapted.
· A package/wrapper for this bread.
· An item modelled from bread.
· A number of different types of bread, unleavened, leavened, cultural and festive.

Globally, wheat is the most important human food grain and ranks second in total production as a cereal crop behind maize; the third being rice. Wheat is a staple food that is used to make flour for breads; cookies (biscuits), cakes, pasta, and noodles. Wheat is also used for fermentation to make alcohol.


Useful websites Index

Yeast sites

History sites

Commercial bread



“Cast your bread upon the waters.” – Bible


Craft : Painted Bread Buttons

By Megan Pflug

This craft is almost good enough to eat. 
What you need:

·       cookie cutters
·       white bread
·       yarn
·       craft glue
·       paint brushes
·       acrylic paint

What to do:
1.     Using cookie cutters, punch out shapes from slices of white bread and let them dry out.
2.     Poke a hole at the top and bottom of each shape for lacing the yarn.
3.     With watered-down glue, paint around the outside edge of the cut-outs to reinforce the shape.
4.     Once the shapes have dried, invite your child to paint them with bright designs.
String them together to create a funky bread-based work of art for hanging on walls or windows.   
“knows what side his bread is buttered on”


Story : Little Red Hen

Once there was a little red hen who found some wheat. “Who will help me plant this wheat?” she asked.“Not I,” said the cat.“Not I,” said the dog.“Not I,” said the pig.

“Then I will plant it myself,” announced the hen.

 After the wheat grew, the little red hen needed to harvest it and take it to the mill.“Who will help me?” she asked.“Not I, ” said the cat.“Not I,” said the dog.“Not I,” said the pig.

“Then I’ll do it myself,” sputtered the hen.

 When the wheat was ground into flour, the little red hen decided to bake some bread.“Who will help me make the bread?” she asked.“Not I,” said the cat.“Not I,” said the dog.“Not I,” said the pig.

“Then I’ll do it myself,” yelled the hen.

 The bread smelled delicious as it was baking. “Now, who is going to help me eat this bread?” asked the little red hen.“I will,” said the cat.“I will,” said the dog.“I will,” said the pig.

But the little red hen shook her head and said “No, thank you. I’d rather eat it by myself.”

 As a group activity, write your own Little Red Hen book.
Decide who will help with the writing, with the illustrations, with proofreading and assembling the book.
Make sure you add the book to your classroom library.


“best thing since sliced bread ”


Should the government ban bread?

Look at these facts ….. it’s horrifying?

— More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users.
— More than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 hours of eating bread.
— Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests.
— Bread is made from a substance called “dough.” It has been proven that as little as one pound of dough can be used to suffocate a mouse. The average American eats more bread than that in one month!
— Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects deprived of bread and given only water to eat begged for bread after as little as two days.
— Newborn babies can choke on bread.
— Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit. That kind of heat can kill an adult in less than one minute.
— Most American bread eaters are utterly unable to distinguish between significant scientific fact and meaningless statistical babbling.— Bread has been the catalyst for political upheaval and dietary disaster worldwide, the militant “Whole Grain Cult”, for instance.
— After Jesus broke bread with his disciples the resulting betrayal changed world history forever. (Incorrect fundamentalist thinking blames it on the wine.)
— Money is sometimes called “bread”. Money is the root of all evil. Coincidence?

Frightening statistics! We propose the following:
— No sale of bread to minors.
— A nationwide “Just Say No To Toast” campaign, complete with celebrity TV spots and bumper stickers.
— A 300 percent federal tax on all bread to pay for all the societal ills we might associate with bread.
— No animal or human images, nor any primary colors (which may appeal to children) may be used to promote bread usage.
— The establishment of “Bread-free” zones around schools.
— Eliminate subsidies for farmers engaged in the growing of wheat.
— Health hazard warning labels to be placed on all packages of bread

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