What’s for Dinner?

In this activity, students will learn about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

By completing this lesson, your students will be able to:

  • Obtain and evaluate information from a nonfiction text about the different foods that animals rely on.
  • Use context clues to identify whether an animal is a carnivore, herbivore or omnivore.
  • Analyze the structure of a food pyramid.

More About this Lesson Plan

Wild Kids is a collection of simple activities that can be used to introduce students to different wildlife and life science concepts. Each activity includes a two page printable student worksheet and a page of teacher instructions. They have been aligned to the Arizona academic science standards and can be used to promote three dimensional teaching.

In this activity, students will read a short passage to learn about the different things that animals might eat. Then, they must identify carnivores, herbivores and omnivores from clues in text. Finally, they will learn about a food pyramid and answer questions about it.


  • Eric Proctor, Wildlife Education Coordinator,
    Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD)
  • Other AZGFD staff

Standards Correlation

This lesson has been correlated to the following Arizona Department of Education academic standards:

  • 2nd Grade

    1. 2.L2U1.10

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