Christmas Themed Food Menu Using Imagery


Need a fun and engaging Christmas activity for middle or high school? Have your students practice imagery by analyzing the menus from their favorite restaurant and using it to help them create their own Christmas menu using imagery to describe their favorite Christmas food, beverages or desserts!

See the Product Description below for more details!

Students will:

  • Learn how to define imagery and identify the five senses.
  • Practice identifying examples of imagery by analyzing the menu from their favorite restaurant!
  • Create their own Christmas party menu describing their favorite foods using imagery!

Print and digital versions available!

  • PDF
  • Google™ Slides




Lesson Pages:

1. Three pages of Teacher Directions

2. Warm-Up

  • Focuses on defining imagery, identifying the five senses and examples of descriptive words used to describe food.

3. Info Sheet detailing the types of imagery and the five senses.

  • Visual – Sight
  • Olfactory – Smell
  • Gustatory – Taste
  • Tactile – Touch
  • Auditory – Hearing
  • Kinesthetic – Movement
  • Organic – Emotion

4. List of 64 attention grabbing words to describe food, to help students create their menu!

  • Example words from list: tantalizing, exquisite, robust, decadent etc.

5. Worksheet for students to analyze the menu of their favorite restaurant, identifying examples of imagery and the sense(s) being appealed to

6. Rubric for students to use to create their own menu using imagery

7. Menu Templates

Students create their own menu describing their favorite Christmas foods, beverages and/or desserts using imagery!

There are three versions:

  • Appetizer + Entree + Dessert menu
  • Beverage + Appetizer + Entree + Dessert menu
  • Dessert ONLY menu

Each comes in:

  • Black and white
  • Version for students to color in and decorate
  • Multi-colored version

8. Rubric for each menu template


File Type: PDF & Google Slides

Editable: No

Total Pages: 42

Content Pages: 31



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