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Lesson Plans

Here you will find free lesson plans and activities to help you incorporate ALSF into your school day or a day home with your kids.  These resources involve both academic skills that align with core standards, and character-building activities to strengthen students’ positive traits and interpersonal skills.

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Character Development Lessons and Activities

The goal of these Character Development lessons and activities is to instill a sense of generosity, kindness, and compassion in children and teens that they can carry with them to adulthood. They have been written for a younger audience, but most can easily be adapted for middle or high school students.


Common Core-Aligned Lesson Plans

These ELA and Math lessons can be implemented alongside your daily curricula as they align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These free downloadable lesson plans are listed based on target skill or objective.

Lessons to Accompany Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand

Writing Lessons

Math Lessons


Middle School Reading Comprehension Guide

This guide contains various question types and activities to accompany the chapter book "Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie" by Jordan Sonnenblick.  This resource can be printed and completed at home during school breaks or times of social distancing; guide individual comprehension and discussions in small-group or whole-class settings; or serve as a multi-day homework packet. (Guided Reading Level Y; Lexile Level 940L; Suggested for grades 6-8.) 


Standards-Based Music Lessons and Resources

Here you will find song lyrics and an audio guide to make the concept of 'making lemons into lemonade' more concrete. The accompanying lesson plans focus on a younger audience, but children of all ages are invited to perform the song vocally or on a musical instrument.


Lesson Plan Templates

Make the ALSF experience your own with these free downloadable templates. Each file includes a different lesson plan format. They can be edited to suit both your class’s needs and your personal teaching style.


Fundraising Ideas

Ready to host your own event? Here is a list of possible fundraising ideas for your class or your school, which can take place within or outside of the school day. Here’s the best part: nearly all of them can be enjoyed year-round and in any climate!