Monday, May 21, 2018

Food and Eating

Food and Eating Theme


Show pictures of different foods- veggies, fruits, breakfast, lunch, dinner ! Talk about Food in general with the kids why do we need it?


A Busy Creature's Day Eating By Mo Willems
Lunch By Denise Fleming
Summer Supper By Rubin Pfeffer
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear By Audrey Wood
Gregory The Terrible Eater By Mitchell Sharmat
The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle
Little Mouse's Big Breakfast By Christine Pym
Chew, Chew, Gulp By Lauren Thompson
A World of Food By Carl Warner 
Mouse Mess By Linnea Riley
Little Red Hen ( Multiple Versions)
Eating the Alphabet By Lois Ehlert
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch By James Dean 
1 Big Salad: A Delicious Counting Book By Juana Medina
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs By Judi Barrett
The Wolf's Chicken Stew By Keiko Kasza 
Chicks and Salsa By Aaron Reynolds
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
Mealtime By Elizabeth Verdick
Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli By Barbara Jean Hicks
Yummy Yucky By Leslie Patricelli
Sheep Eat Out By Nancy Shaw
Dragon Loves Taco By Adam Rubin
Muncha, Muncha, Muncha By Denise Fleming

For More Eating and Food Related books click on these links-- Themes Breakfast, Berries,   Carrots and PeasDoughnut Day, Gingerbread, Pasta DaySoup, PizzaUK Extension office yummy curriculum


Are You Eating (Tune: Are You Sleeping)
Are you eating, are you eating
Healthy foods, healthy foods?
For your body needs them, for your body needs them
Everyday, everyday.
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli (Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
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.

Happily We Eat Our Food (Tune: Merrily We Roll Along)
Happily we eat our foods, eat our foods, eat our foods.
Happily we eat our foods, To grow up big and strong
Happily we drink our milk, drink our milk, drink our milk.
Happily we drink our milk, To grow up big and strong.

Other Verses:
Happily we eat our fruits...
Happily we eat our vegetables...
Happily we eat our meat...
Happily we eat our beans...
Happily we eat our breads...
Happily we eat our cereal.. 

 CD Music:
The Wiggles Greatest Hits CD-  Fruit Salad Song, Hot Potato Song
Dr. Jean Feldman- Apples and Bananas
Laurie Berkner- Jump in my Soup


Food Print Art- using cut in half apples, oranges,  pear and dip in paint and press on the paper to make a print. make sure fruit is dry before dipping in paint- you may even want to brush paint on the cut inside of the fruit and then press on paper.

Use old grocery advertisements and cut out fruits/ foods with scissors and glue to paper to make a food collage.

Make a paper salad with clipart pieces of lettuce, tomato, carrots etc. or Tissue paper in those colors to represent the colors in a salad.

Get out simple board games involving foods in the name -- Hi Ho Cherry O, Candy Land, Yeti in the spaghetti, pie in the face, or create a food matching game with clip art.   
Avalanche Fruit Stand Game available from amazon

Famer's Market Sorting Set (sort by color) available from Amazon 

Hungry Caterpillar Game

Lunch Box Game Available from Amazon

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