Story Time

Cooking
Submitted by: Kim, North Channel
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Mean Soup by:Betsy Everitt
Horace's mother cheers him up after a lousy day by letting him help add "special ingredients" to her soup recipe. Great anger management for preschoolers!
Cook It! by:Georgie Birkett
What shall we cook? Simple text and colorful pictures describe first steps from play to helping out in the kitchen.
Pancakes, Pancakes! by:Eric Carle
Jack helps his mom make pancakes for breakfast starting with the wheat and ending with strawberry jam on top! Wonderful collage illustrations.
Bee-bim Bop! by:Linda Sue Park
A Korean girl enthusiastically helps shop, prepare ingredients, and set the table for the family's favorite rice dish. Includes a recipe for Bee-bim bop, which is rice mixed with meat and vegetables.
Songs
Five Little Cupcakes
Five Little Cupcakes (Tune: “Five Little Ducks”)

Down around the corner at the bakery shop, (Hold up 5 fingers.)
Five little cupcakes with sprinkles on top.
Along came (child’s name) with a penny one day.
He/she bought a cupcake and took it away. (Put down 1 finger.)
Four…three…two…one



Make paper cupcakes and choose five children to hold them. Pass out pennies to five other children. As their name is sung in the song, children give a penny in exchange for the cupcake.
http://drjean.org/html/monthly_act/act_2011/03_Mar_css/pg02.html
Craft
Chef's Hat Craft
http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/chef-hats-craft-664871/
*A small white garbage bag may be used instead of tissue paper.