Story Time

Peas, Please!
Submitted by: Terry Domino, Baldwin Boettcher
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise! by:Landry, Leo
Ivy Louise's parents encourage her to eat, unaware that the tiny green peas are performing a circus on her tray.
Muskrat, Muskrat, Eat Your Peas! by:Wilson, Susan
Muskrat's family works together to grow peas for a picnic, but Muskrat doesn't want any. Will the family be unhappy with him?
Eat Your Peas by:Gray, Kes
Just how much does Mom want Daisy to eat her peas? What is it worth to her?
No Peas for Nellie by:Demarest, Chris L.
Nellie gives a list of all the things she would rather eat than her peas.
Eat Your Peas, Louise! by:Snow, Pegeen
Louise is given all kinds of reasons to eat her peas.
The Pea Blossom by:Poole, Amy Lowry
In a small garden near Beijing, five peas in a shell grow, and wait to find out their future. This is a retelling of a tale by Hans Christian Anderson.
Mr. Green Peas by:Caseley, Judith
Norman is sad because he is the only one in his nursery school class who doesn't have a pet, until he gets the most outrageous pet in the world.
Pickin' Peas by:MacDonald, Margaret Read
Because a pesky rabbit picks peas from her garden, a little girl catches it and puts it in a box, but that doesn't solve the problem.
There's A Color We All Know
Tune: "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"
There?s a color we all know,
It?s the color that means ?Go!?
Oh, grass is green and lettuce is green,
Leaves and spinach and peas are green.
There?s a color we all know,
Seven Little Peas
Seven little peas jumped in the pot.
They swam around, ?til it got hot.
Then they softened as you can see
And turned into pea puree!
Five Little Peas
Five little peas in a pea pod pressed,
(Five children squat down in a row)
One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest.
One at a time, children stretch their arms)
They grew and grew and did not stop,
Until at last, the pod did pop,
One, two, three, four, five! (Children pop up out of the pod, one at a time.)
Five Fat Peas
Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed
(children hold hand in a fist)
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest.
(put thumb and fingers up one by one)
They grew and grew
(raise hand in the air very slowly)
And did not stop,
Until one day
The pod went POP!
(children clap hands together)
You will need some craft sticks and some small green poms for this activity.

Give each child a craft stick (large or small). If you have green ones that would be great.

Set out some glue and small brushes and some small green poms.

Have your children glue five poms on their craft stick ?pod?.

Have children hold up their pea pods while they sing the Pea songs.
Variation: If you do not have poms, you could set out some green play dough and let your children roll small green peas, then let them place them on their sticks.
Print a block letter "P"

Have the children glue small green construction paper "peas" on the "P".