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Food Fun
Submitted by: Elizabeth Hunt, Freeman
• Toddler
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by:Don and Audrey Wood
A little mouse has a large strawberry. How can he save it from a big hungry bear? A suspenseful, engaging read-a-loud!
Jamberry by:Bruce Degen
"One berry, two berry, pick me a blueberry?" Go on a rollicking ride with a boy and a bear in a canoe through an story packed with berries, rhythm and rhyme, and a touch of excitement and adventure. The non-sensical verse is fun to read and a real crowd pleaser.
A poem by Jack Prelutsky
Spaghetti! spaghetti!
you're wonderful stuff,
I love you, spaghetti,
I can't get enough.
You're covered with sauce
and you're sprinkled with cheese,
spaghetti! spaghetti!
oh, give me some please.

Clapping and/or stomping rhyme
When Susie's Eating Custard
by John Foster

When Susie's eating custard,
She gets it everywhere.
Down her bib, up her nose,
All over her high chair.

She pokes it with her fingers.
She spreads it on her hair.
When Susie's eating custard,
She gets it everywhere.

I'm a Little Teapot
I'm a little teapot,
short and stout.
Here is my handle,
here is my spout.

When I get all steamed up,
hear me shout!
Just tip me over,
and pour me out.

Action song
Alligator Pie
Alligator, alligator
(open and close hands like an alligator's mouth)
Alligator pie.
If I don't get some,
I think I'm gonna cry.
(pretend to cry)
You can take away the grass,
(wiggle fingers like grass blowing)
Take away the sky,
(hands over head)
But don't take away
(do alligator's mouth again)
My Alligator pie.

Action rhyme
Feltboard: Five Little Apples

The first apple in the basket
was bright and shy red.
The second apple in the basket
said, "What a cozy bed!"
The third apple in the basket
said, "Please move over there."
The fourth apple in the basket
said, "Now we are two pair."
The fifth apple in the basket
said, "Oh dear, me-oh-my!"
"This basket looks like pastry."
"I think we're apple pie!"

Make five felt apples and a "basket"/pie tin for the apples to be placed in.