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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.

Thanksgiving Story Time

I’m still a bit behind on the end of last semester. It got so crazy that I didn’t get a chance to update this blog. So, here’s my Thanksgiving story time posted incredibly late.

As usual, we started with our opening song  — “If You Want to Hear a Story.” Then, we talked about our favorite foods that we eat at Thanksgiving.

Then, I sang a song I found at Preschool Education called, “I Am Thankful.”
(To the tune of “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain”)
I am thankful for my doggy and my cat
And my teddy bear so furry and so fat.
I am thankful for soft kittens
And for nice warm woolen mittens
And my swing set and my baseball and my bat.

I am thankful for my crayons and my books
And the way our brand new baby smiles and looks.
I am thankful for potatoes
And for juicy ripe tomatoes
And for all the tasty food that mommy cooks.

I am thankful for my mommy and my dad.
They both love me when I am good or when I’m bad.
I am thankful for the flowers
And refreshing summer showers.
All the pretty things around me make me glad.

Then, we used a pre-made flannel that was left fat my branch and sang “We Eat Turkey” (which can also be found at Preschool Education).
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(To the tune of “Where Is Thumbkin?”)
We eat turkey, we eat turkey
Yum, yum, yum.
Yum, yum, yum.
Only on Thanksgiving, only on Thanksgiving.
I want some.
I want some.
(Chomp!)
(Repeat with corn, ham, pie, etc.)

One Is a Feast For Mouse by Judy Cox

This book is honestly a little long, but it’s so cute that the kids stayed with it throughout the story. I really liked it, and the kids couldn’t believe that a mouse could carry all that food!

Then, we sang “The First Thanksgiving Song” also from Preschool Education.
(Sung to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle”)
Pick the corn and pick the beans
Pick the squash and other greens
It is harvest time you see
Come and share a feast with me
Bring your family out to play
We’ll call this Thanksgiving Day.

Then, we sang the “Where Is the Family?” song that we sang the week before during our Family story time.

Thanksgiving for Emily Ann by Teresa Johnston

This is another cute book. I’d originally planned to read The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing, but because my classes are so young, I didn’t think they would get all the jokes. I love that book, though. This book was pretty cute, and the kids loved the illustrations.

Then, we sang the “Turkey Song” from Preschool Education.
(Sung to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a  little turkey
Short and fat
Thanksgiving Day is coming
Now what do you think of that?
I had better run as fast as I can”
Or your mommy will roast me in a pan!

Then, it was time to stand up and “Shake Your Sillies Out
before reading our last book: The Best Thanksgiving Ever by Teddy Slater

This was a cute twist on the Thanksgiving feast and had a few cute jokes in there that some of the parents got too. The kids seemed to like it and thought it was super silly that turkeys would celebrate Thanksgiving.

Then, we sang “Skidamarink” and our typical “Goodbye, Goodbye” song, and it was time to go.

For our craft this week, we made turkey hats! They were the cutest things ever, and they weren’t that hard for the kids. I found the idea here.
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