Sunday, May 27, 2012

Simple Sunday: Free Rice-Learn & Give

Keeping it very simple this Memorial Day Weekend by sharing a powerful and simple way to give back and help others. Kids love it, and I know some adults that have gotten addicted. 

freerice.com
It's simple, go to the Free Rice site , pick a subject (there's several ranging from Flags of the World, English Grammar and Multiplication to SAT Prep and Language Learning), and then play. 

Games are multiple choice and correct answers equate to donated grains of rice. 1 right = 10 grains, 5 right = 50 grains. The more you play, the more rice that will get donated to individuals in need.

This tool became one of the best ways to encourage students to work on their multiplication facts at the after-school program I used to run. One of my teachers brought in 50 grains of rice to show the students just how little that was, which was a smart way to motivate them to play more. 

At the site, you can also watch a video of rice being distributed and find out more ways to get involved and fight hunger. So, what are you waiting for? Visit Free Rice and started playing.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jenni,thanks for sharing us - particularly on such a poignant day!

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  2. this is so awesome! i work with no kid hungry alot and am just thrilled to find another site that feeds those who aren't as lucky as i am! will be sharing this soon!

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