Breaking Bread

Welcome to “Breaking Bread.” This lesson shows how to create poetry using all of our senses to describe bread.


In this lesson you will learn to:

  • Use poetry as a communication tool
  • Use a single item to stimulate imagination


Please gather these materials before you start:

  • Bread (Fresh and warm if possible)
  • Notebook or Blank paper
  • Pen/pencil

Set aside 30 minutes with your care partner for this session.


Please take a moment to review Care for the Caregiver before beginning this lesson.

Individual Steps

You may also watch the individual steps for this lesson. Each of the five steps below will guide you and your partner through the special techniques for this lesson. To make sure you get the most out of this lesson make sure to move through each step in the order they are presented. And remember – have fun!

  1. Consciously Breathe

2. Sing & Move

3. Call & Response

4. Create Together

5. Savor the Moment

Written Instructions

Print the entire lesson plan for “Breaking Bread” here.

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