‘Tis the Season of Giving: The New and Improved FreeRice


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There’s a definite chill in the air, Bits and Bramblers. Yesterday, we got just enough snow to build a tiny snowman (but let’s be honest—it’s definitely more fun to throw snowballs at your friends.) Aaaaanyway…my point is, it’s beginning to look and feel like the holiday season!

Now, we all know the holidays are a time for tradition…right? So here at Bits and Brambles, we’re keeping a tradition of our own…a series of posts about different websites you can visit, and charities you can contact to help give back to those in need. After all…‘Tis the Season of Giving, right? And we all know that giving is better than receiving, right?

I know I’ve shared FreeRice with you before, but it’s one of my favorite websites ever. It’s an online game that’s a little bit like taking a vocabulary test (*coughgreatACT/SATpracticecough*). But your capacious vocabulary (that’s right, capacious. That’s why you need to play the game!) isn’t the best part about playing the game—the best part is that for every word you get correct, FreeRice donates 10 grains of rice through the United Nations’ World Food Program. So you’re learning new things, and feeding the hungry. What could be better than that?! There’s only one thing I can think of…and that’s the new, improved FreeRice!

Now if you visit the site, you’ll have more than an illimitable (seriously, play the game!) vocabulary—because there are several different games you can play. You can match a famous work of art with the artist who created it, and you can learn all about the periodic table of elements and quiz yourself on the symbols. There are quizzes on languages like Spanish and Italian, Math/Pre-Alegebra, and much more! But the point is the same—you learn new things, and you help feed the hungry. Everybody wins, right?! There’s no downside. You get smarter, and the people that need food most get it. It’s really that simple.

You can learn a little bit more about this made-of-awesome website from this video…then start clicking, and help end world hunger!
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