Give away rice and increase your vocabulary!

My cousin Jeana alerted me to this nifty website.  On it, you play a “game” by correctly identifying the definition of some really tricky words.  For each correct answer, 20 grains of rice are donated, distrubuted by the United Nations World Food Program.  The cost of the rice is covered by the advertising on the site.  Since its inception in October 2007, the site has donated over 19 billion grains.  I don’t know how many pounds that is, but it’s surely a lot.

I played for about 15 minutes and donated 1820 grains getting to vocabulary level 45.

Fun and worthwhile!


About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on February 20, 2008, in Contests, Interesting Websites. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. That was fun! And very addicting. I got to 1160 and 38 before I stopped. 🙂

  2. I’ve encountered this a few times – such a time sink! But at least you can tell yourself how worthwhile it is and that the dishes will get done at some point…

  3. I just heard about this the other day… I’ll go take a peek!

    And thanks so much for helping me troubleshoot with my blog Karen! Muchly appreciated : )

  4. I got a couple of hits from your site. Thanks to worpress, I guess.

  1. Pingback: Some fun, educational games! « Mom loves being at home

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