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Food Story Time

To start off this story time, I introduced the theme, and we sang, “If You Want to Hear a Story.”

Then, for my small story times, we did the “Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar” rhyme and substituted each child’s name.
“Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar?
____ stole the cookies from the cookie jar.
Who me?
Yes, you.
Couldn’t be.
Then, who?”

Then, we sang the “If All the Raindrops” song from Barney.
“If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gumdrops,
Oh, what a rain that would be!
Standing outside with my mouth open wide.
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!
If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gumdrops,
Oh, what a rain that would be!

If all the sunbeams were bubblegum and ice cream,
Oh, what a sun that would be!
Standing outside with my mouth open wide.
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!
If all the sunbeams were bubblegum and ice crea,
Oh, what a sun that would be!

If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes,
Oh, what a snow that would be!
Standing outside with my mouth open wide.
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah!
If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes,
Oh, what a snow that would be!”

Then, we read our first book: Burger Boy by Alan Durant.

This is an adorable book about the phrase “You are what you eat.” The kids loved it when he turned into a walking burger and was chased around by dogs, angry cows, and other hungry kids.

After that, we sang the “Peanut Butter and Jelly” song.
“Chorus:
Peanut, peanut butter, jelly!
Peanut, peanut butter, jelly!

First you take the peanuts, and you pick ’em, you pick ’em,
You pick ’em, pick ’em, pick ’em.
Then, you crush ’em, you crush ’em,
You crush ’em, crush ’em, crush ’em.
Then, you spread ’em, spread ’em,
You spread ’em, spread ’em, spread ’em.
(Chorus)

Then, you take the berries and you pick ’em, you pick ’em,
You pick ’em, pick ’em, pick ’em.
Then, you crush ’em, you crush ’em,
You crush ’em, crush ’em, crush ’em.
Then, you spread ’em, spread ’em,
You spread ’em, spread ’em, spread ’em.
(Chorus)

Actions:
Pick” pretend to pick berries
Crush: squish something between your hands
Spread: use one hand to spread jelly over the other hand”

 

Our second book was Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds.

This is a cute book about barnyard animals who get tired of eating their feed and want to have a fiesta instead. It’s silly, and it teaches about foods from different cultures.

Then, it was time to sing “Apples and Bananas” by Raffi.
“I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas.
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas.
(Substitute other vowel sounds, for example a long “A”:
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-pples ay-nd bay-nay-nays.”

Then, we did the “Popcorn” action rhyme.
“Popcorn, popcorn,
Sitting in a pot.
Shake it, shake it, (wiggle body)
Pop! Pop! Pop! (jump or clap hands)”

After that, we sang “Oats, Beans, and Barley Grow.”
“Oats and Beans and Barley Grow (pound fist over fist)
Oats and beans and barley grow, Oats and beans and barley grow.
Do you or I or anyone know (point at children, point at self, hands out/shrug shoulders)
How oats and beans and barley grow?  (pound fist over fist)

First the farmer sows his seed,
Then he stands and takes his ease.
Stamps his feet and claps his hands, (stamp feet, clap hands)
And turns around to view the lands. (turn around)”

Next, we did The Hungry Little Caterpillar flannel that the youth facilitator before me made and left.
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Then, we sang “C is for Cookie” from “Sesame Street.”
“‘C’ is for cookie, that’s good enough for me.
‘C’ is for cookie, that’s good enough for me.
‘C’ is for cookie, that’s good enough for me.
Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with ‘C’.”

Our last book was If An Armadillo Went to a Restaurant by Ellen Fischer.

This is an adorable book that teaches what each animal eats. The kids liked how silly it was when it talked about them ordering odd things that we eat and when it flipped that idea around and had the reader ordering bugs instead of pancakes at the end.

Then, we sang the “Vegetable Song” from Preschool Education.
(To the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle.”)
Carrots, peas, and broccoli
Vegetables are good for me
For my snack and in my lunch
Veggie sticks are great to munch
Carrots, peas, and broccoli
Vegetables are good for me

Then, we sang our “Goodbye, Goodbye” song, and that was it.

We didn’t make a craft this week. I just gave out goodie bags with pretzels and other little snacks.

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