Read to Feed

When your students Read to Feed, they practice key literacy skills and help families in need. It's easy to start fundraising and engage your students in global learning with our free educational resources. Get started today!

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How Read to Feed Works

Our variety of reinforcement items further enhance your students’ learning and fundraising experience by reminding them of their goals and rewarding them for meeting milestones. We have books, guides, kits and national standard-based lessons to make it easy to Read to Feed.

Show the video above in the beginning of the Read to Feed program to get your students excited about helping others!

Kits and Guides

Read to Feed Leader Guide cover.
Read more about the Read to Feed Leader's Guide resource.

This guide will help you prepare for and lead a successful Read to Feed Program. It serves as an adaptable implementation guide for the program, as well as a source of inspiration for the wide variety of ways to engage your students in learning about ending hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.

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Read to Feed Student's Guide cover.
Read more about the Heifer Student Guide: All Ages resource.

This booklet is a great introduction to Heifer for students who want to make a difference in hunger and poverty. Students will learn about Heifer’s mission and approach, as well as the benefits of livestock gifts! This resource is currently available only by download. Click the title for printing instructions.

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Read more about the NEW! Read to Feed Supplemental Bundle resource.

This bundle is made of handy downloads to save you time and to help make your Read to Feed program run smoothly. This bundle contains forms, sample letters and more to make your Read to Feed program a success!

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Reinforcement Resources

Learn more about Heifer Buttons.
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Heifer Buttons

These colorful buttons are a fun way to reward your students for milestones they meet. They also serve as a reminder of the various animals that Heifer gives to impoverished families around the world.

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Learn more about Read to Feed Bookmarks.
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Read to Feed Bookmarks

These bookmarks will not only help your students keep track of where they are in their book, but also keep them motivated to reach their Read to Feed goals. This resource is currently available only by download. Click title for printing instructions.

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School Poster Bundle

School Poster Bundle

You can choose your favorite or display all 4 different poster designs. Each one is designed to keep your students motivated as they work toward their fundraising goals. Each design includes space for writing in goals and trackers that can be filled in as kids make progress along the way. This resource is currently available only by download.

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Learn more about NEW! Superhero Printables Kit.
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NEW! Superhero Printables Kit

At Heifer, we believe kids can change the world in a big way. In fact, using your abilities to help others makes you a superhero! Download, print, color and cut to make a unique superhero costume of your own!

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Learn more about NEW! Read to Feed Parent Letter .
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NEW! Read to Feed Parent Letter

Keep parents in the know with this one-page resource that you can print and send home or attach to electronic communications with parents.

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Learn more about NEW! Read to Feed Sample Press Release.
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NEW! Read to Feed Sample Press Release

Share your students’ Read to Feed successes with local media. Use this sample press release to get started!

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Learn more about NEW! Read to Feed Business Solicitation Letter Template for Schools.
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NEW! Read to Feed Business Solicitation Letter Template for Schools

Local businesses can be super partners for schools and students who want to change the world with Read to Feed. Use our letter template to help you get started in requesting their support.

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Learn more about NEW! Read to Feed Pledge Form/Sponsor List.

NEW! Read to Feed Pledge Form/Sponsor List

Students can use this form to record and keep track of their sponsors and pledges.

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Learn more about NEW! Read to Feed Book List/Reading Log.
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NEW! Read to Feed Book List/Reading Log

Students can track their reading progress with this handy Read to Feed book log.

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Learn more about Read to Feed: Coloring Pages.
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Read to Feed: Coloring Pages

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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Learn more about Heifer Animal Sticker.
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Heifer Animal Sticker

These stickers are a colorful and fun way to reward your students for milestones they meet. They also serve as a reminder of the various animals that Heifer gives to impoverished families around the world.

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Learn more about Giving Bank.
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Giving Bank

The giving bank is ideal to collect cash and can be a simple daily reminder of our participants. No amount is too small, and every coin adds up to make a difference.

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Learn more about Animal Cards.
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Animal Cards

Animal cards are important for teaching the value of the resources project participants receive.

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Lessons

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Read more about the Read to Feed PreK-K Lessons resource.

These lessons focus on the benefits animals provide to people and how people can care for the animals for a pre-k/kindergarten level. Based on “The Chicken and the Worm” by Page McBrier, the geographic focus is on the Americas. Each lesson was developed, reviewed and tested by an advisory group of professional educators from a variety of schools across the United States.

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grades 1-2 lessons.
Read more about the Read to Feed 1-2 Lessons resource.

These lessons focus on the on the concept of community and the connections between members of a community. Based on "Flora and the Runaway Rooster" by John Claude Bemis, the lessons have a geographic focus on the continent of Africa. Each lesson was developed, reviewed and tested by an advisory group of professional educators from a variety of schools across the United States.

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grades 3-4 lesson.
Read more about the Read to Feed 3-4 Lessons resource.

These lessons suitable for 3-4 grade audiences focus on the interactions between people and their environment. Based on "Winter in Songming" by Page McBrier, the lessons have a geographic focus on the continent of Asia. Each lesson was developed, reviewed and tested by an advisory group of professional educators from a variety of schools across the United States.

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Grades 5-6
Read more about the Read to Feed 5-6 Lessons resource.

These lessons for 5-6 grade classes focus on the roles and responsibilities people have within their communities. Based on “Once There Was and Was Not” by Page McBrier, the geographic focus is on Europe. Each lesson was developed, reviewed and tested by an advisory group of professional educators from a variety of schools across the United States.

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Create your class campaign or look for a student

Collect funds and communicate about your success by creating your own fundraising page. You can customize it with pictures, share stories about your class and set your goals. You can also find pages for current fundraisers.

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Books

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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The Chicken and the Worm: Spanish Resources
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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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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