Dinner, Not Art is both a website and a free iPad app. It’s delightfully silly, but also encourages creativity and charity. Every noodle that is used in the virtual art will result in 10 noodles being donated to the charity Feeding America by Kraft until the end of this year. This is similar to the concept found at FreeRice.
Be sure to watch the short video on the website to learn about the reasoning behind the creation of this app.
In the app, the user can choose the shape of the macaroni noodles as well as the color to paint them. You can place them however you like and even change their size. You can also draw things on the rest of the page. Once you are finished, you can “glue” your pieces to the paper, and hang your art on a virtual refrigerator.
Kids young and old would enjoy this app. To deepen the conversation, students could do some research on Feeding America or some math to figure out the amount of macaroni art that needs to be done to create a real meal. Maybe they could research other companies that have offered deals like this and find out “what’s in it for them”.
H/T to Cool Site of the Day for bringing this app to my attention!