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Red Beans & Rice Lesson Plans

Sharing our love of Louisiana's Iconic Monday Meal – in the classroom!

LESSON 1: Red Beans & Rice Mosaics

This lesson explores the components, as well as the historical and cultural significance, of red beans and rice. Students will learn all about the famous dish and then use some of the actual components—dried rice and beans—to create mosaic designs.

LESSON 2: Ag in the Classroom – All About Rice

This site provides everything there is to know about one of Louisiana’s commodities: RICE. Students will learn all about the history, production, by-products, nutrition and even the anatomy of rice!

LESSON 3: Colored Rice Mosaic

The art project will teach students how to use food coloring to color rice and create a mosaic piece of art!