Although the afterschool enrichment waiver issued in the spring of 2020 has not been extended, USDA guidance for this school year permits virtual and take-home activities to along with non-congregate afterschool meals and snacks. (See Question #19 in the USDA's Aug. 21st Q&A memo, Question #7 in the Oct. 14th Q&A memo, and Question #3 in the Nov. 2nd Q&A memo.)
To help meet the enrichment activity requirement while providing non-congregate meals, we have compiled links for worksheets and handouts that can be downloaded, printed, and distributed along with meals. This file provides at least one printable resource per day for seven days per week for six weeks (42 operating days total). This supports sites that serve meals for the weekends in addition to weekdays. The file also offers suggested grade levels for each activity, though many are intended to be appropriate for children of all ages. The format is intended to support documentation for your state agency to demonstrate that an activity was offered for each date that meals were served and claimed.
Additionally, our colleagues at Cooking Matters have handouts with food and nutrition-related activities available for free download at:
- Cooking Matters Kids Handouts: http://cookingmatters.org/kids-handouts
- Cooking Matters at Home for Kids Guide: http://cookingmatters.org/sites/default/files/Cooking_Matters_at_Home_Activities_for_Kids_compressed.pdf
And if you'd like to provide materials that families can do together, there are lots of options in:
- Cooking Matters for Chefs & Kids Guide: https://cookingmatters.org/sites/default/files/CMFCKToolkit.pdf
- Exploring Food Together Teacher Guide: http://cookingmatters.org/sites/default/files/EFT_English.pdf