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Frances is a fussy eater. In fact, the only thing she likes is bread and jam. She won’t touch her squishy soft-boiled egg. She trades away her chicken-salad sandwich at lunch. She turns up her nose at boring veal cutlets. Unless Mother can come up with a plan, Frances just might go on eating bread and jam forever!

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This Bread and Jam for Frances unit study will appeal to fussy eaters (and their tired moms!). Laugh and learn with Frances and help your own picky eater learn to try new foods.

Thanks to Crista Stepien for contributing this Bread and Jam for Frances unit study to Homeschool Share.

Bread and Jam for Frances Unit Study Lessons

Here are a few sample lessons from the Bread and Jam for Frances unit study:

Social Studies: Following Directions
Using either real food, or pictures/drawings of food, read the section about how Albert eats his lunch.  See if your child can do the same! 

Language Arts: Personification
Personification is giving human characteristics to something that is not human.  Frances does this with her eggs. For example, she says they lay on their stomachs. Can eggs really do that? What other examples of personification can you think of? (wind screaming, trees bowing, stars winking, pumpkin smiling, clocks moving their hands, lightning dancing across the sky, etc.).

Math: Shapes
Make bread and jam sandwiches and see how many shapes you can cut the bread into: rectangles, triangles, squares, etc. Use cookie cutters for interesting shapes!

Science & Health: Eating a Variety of Foods
In Bread and Jam for Frances, Frances wants to eat only bread and jam. Discuss healthy eating with your student. Why is it important to eat a variety of foods? Discuss how fruits and vegetables are loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals! Encourage your student to try new fruits and vegetables.

Cooking Together: Making Eggs
Make eggs in a variety of different ways! Which way does your student like them best?

Even a young student can learn how to crack and scramble eggs.

To access all of the lessons and printables in this Bread and Jam for Frances unit study, grab the easy-to-print file towards the end of this post.

Bread and Jam for Frances Printables

This Bread and Jam for Frances unit study doesn’t contain a lapbook, but it does have some supplemental printables.

Favorite Foods Shutterfold Book
Your student can record Frances’ favorite foods on one side and his favorite foods on the other.

Rhyming Words Page
Use this with the rhyming words lesson found in the unit study. Student can highlight the words that rhyme.

My Menu Plan
Your student can help create a menu plan for a day.

My Lunchbox
One of the art lessons asks your student to draw, color, cut, and paste food inside the lunchbox printable provided. As an extra challenge your student could make Albert’s lunchbox and Frances’ lunchbox.

Five a Day Chart
This printable chart challenges your student to eat and track five fruits and veggies each day.

A Balanced Lunch
Use these printables to create balanced lunches.

How to Get Started with the Bread and Jam for Frances Unit Study

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Bread and Jam for Frances unit study and printables.

  1. Buy a copy of the book, Bread and Jam for Frances, or grab one from your local library.
  2. Print the Bread and Jam for Frances unit study.
  3. Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
  4. Choose and prepare the printables you want to use with your student.
  5. Enjoy a week of learning (and eating!) with your student.

Download Your Bread and Jam for Frances Unit Study and Printables

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Bread and Jam for Frances Unit Study

More Unit Studies for Your Kindergarten Student

If your kindergarten student enjoyed Bread and Jam for Frances, try these other unit studies based on classic books:

Harry the Dirty Dog Unit Study & Lapbook
Petunia Unit Study & Lapbook
The Mitten Unit Study and Lapbook