free Learning resources for home and school

If you’re looking for ways to keep your children engaged in home learning during school breaks, we are here to help! We’ve collected some of our favorite FREE resources, lesson plans and fun activities from Heifer’s school programs and we are happy to share them with educators, parents and homeschool families who want to encourage their students to learn something fun and new. 

 We are continually adding resources to this page, so feel free to check back in time and again!

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Resources for Elementary Students (K-5)

Here are a number of free resources that you can use at home designed for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Cover of the Farm Fun Activity Pack, a tractor pulling a wagon with farm animals
Read more about the NEW! Farm Fun Activity Pack resource.

This fun pack challenges students to solve puzzles by practicing skills in subtraction, spelling, problem solving and more!

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Cover of 7 Ms interactive guide, with a drawing of a goat
Read more about the NEW! 7 Ms Interactive resource.

What can livestock provide for families in need? At Heifer, we think they can give 7 different kinds of help — and they all start with the letter M! Explore the 7 Ms with fun activities in our interactive 7 Ms guide.

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Barnyard Activity Pack Cover, with alpaca, cow, goat, pig and honeybee near a barn.
Read more about the NEW! Barnyard Activity Pack resource.

These fun, downloadable activities feature farm animals that help elementary students practice reading, writing and addition skills. Don’t forget the crayons or markers, either! These barnyard friends are just waiting for a child to add some color!

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Heifer USA Coloring Book Cover; a farmer stands in front of her home and barn. Text reads “Early to Bed, Early to Rise”
Read more about the NEW! Heifer USA Coloring Book resource.

Elementary-aged children can learn about a day in the life of a farmer. This packet includes practice in reading, pages to color, a maze, matching and word search puzzles.

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Read to Feed: Coloring Pages illustration.
Read more about the Read to Feed: Coloring Pages resource.

Featuring 12 different animals, these coloring pages will help your students learn more about specific animals they discover during the Read to Feed program, all while creating their own works of art.

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Heifer's Elementary Resource Guide for Milk Money
Read more about the Milk Money Elementary Resource Guide resource.

A guide with fun activities for young students.

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Resources for middle school and high school students (Grades 6+)

These activities and resources are designed for students in grades 6 or higher.

Funny Fill-Ins form and story.
Read more about the NEW! Funny Fill-ins on the Farm resource.

Have a laugh while practicing grammar and vocabulary skills! This fill-in story will challenge students to remember parts of speech… and might make them giggle at the same time!

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Cover of 7 Ms interactive guide, with a drawing of a goat
Read more about the NEW! 7 Ms Interactive resource.

What can livestock provide for families in need? At Heifer, we think they can give 7 different kinds of help — and they all start with the letter M! Explore the 7 Ms with fun activities in our interactive 7 Ms guide.

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A word search that includes 21 countries where Heifer works
Read more about the NEW! Country Word Search resource.

Can you find 21 countries where Heifer works? This challenging word search will familiarize you with the names of the countries where Heifer families are improving their lives through agriculture.

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Read more about the Milk Money Secondary Resource Guide resource.

An advanced guide for middle and high school students.

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Global Study Guide: Environment
Read more about the Global Study Guide: Environment resource.

Caring for the Earth is not only part of our mission statement, it’s also integrated into all of our projects. We work with project families to make sure they are caring for their animals and crops in a way that is beneficial to the land. This includes ensuring they have adequate access to clean water and healthy stoves.

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Cover for the About Heifer Global Study Guide
Read more about the Global Study Guide: About Heifer resource.

Goats and chickens are useful — but there’s more to our success! Learn more about how Heifer makes a difference in the communities where we work. We support farmers as they work to earn living incomes, helping them create sustainable futures for themselves and their families. Our practice of Passing on the Gift® transforms recipients into donors and helps build strong, resilient communities.

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Animal Series guide cover
Read more about the Global Study Guide: Animal Gifts resource.

Livestock play a central role in our work, both as a strategy for ending poverty and for achieving food security and proper nutrition. Livestock provide people food and nutrition, while also giving them tangible assets that can generate income, such as eggs or milk. Each country program has a tailored approach to animal health and husbandry, based on local resources and livestock.

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Books and Reading Resources

Download our free books to read with your children.

Flora and the Runaway Rooster book.
Read more about the Flora and the Runaway Rooster resource.

Young Flora dreams of going to school with her brother and sister so she can play soccer. But when one of her family's roosters Kubika runs loose, he leads Flora on an adventure in her native Rwanda. Along the way she learns the value of friendship, responsibility and Passing On the Gift®.

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Winter in Songming book cover.
Read more about the Winter in Songming resource.

As winter approaches in a small Chinese village, young Zadou is excited as he first watches, then participates in the construction of an addition to his simple home. A delightful portrait of a community’s pulling together to build a better future, this story highlights Zadou working alongside his father and the other men in the village as together they build something strong to see them through many winters in rural China.

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The cover of the Spanish version of the book Winter in Songming.
Read more about the Winter in Songming: Spanish Resources resource.

As winter approaches in a small Chinese village, young Zadou is excited as he first watches, then participates in the construction of an addition to his simple home. A delightful portrait of a community’s pulling together to build a better future, this story highlights Zadou working alongside his father and the other men in the village as together they build something strong to see them through many winters in rural China.

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Book cover of Once There Was and Was Not.
Read more about the Once There Was and Was Not resource.

Based on a true story, this Armenian proverb unites young Artun and his two friends, Sarkis and Lazar, with one beautiful cow. As the trio learn about sharing, caring and responsibility, this modern folktale reminds us how small acts can change the world for the better.

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Book cover of Once There Was, Spanish version.
Read more about the Once There Was and Was Not: Spanish Resources resource.

Based on a true story, this Armenian proverb unites young Artun and his two friends, Sarkis and Lazar, with one beautiful cow. As the trio learn about sharing, caring and responsibility, this modern folktale reminds us how small acts can change the world for the better.

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The Chicken and the Worm book cover.
Read more about the The Chicken and the Worm resource.

In this story of friendship, innovation and humor, both the chicken and the worm learn about each other and learn to respect one another. It's a great lesson for chickens, worms and children on the idea that even the smallest creatures can work together to care for the Earth.

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Book cover of the Spanish version of The Chicken and the Worm.
Read more about the The Chicken and the Worm: Spanish Resources resource.

In this story of friendship, innovation and humor, both the chicken and the worm learn about each other and learn to respect one another. It’s a great lesson for chickens, worms and children on the idea that even the smallest creatures can work together to care for the Earth.

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Chicken and the Worm Activity Packet Cover
Read more about the NEW! “The Chicken and the Worm” Activity Packet resource.

These fun activities can be used alongside The Chicken and the Worm so your elementary school aged child(ren) can learn even more! This packet includes practice in reading and writing, art and craft ideas and even a science experiment that can all be done at home.

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