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Food/Comida
Submitted by: Alexandra Corona, Galena Park
Audience
• Toddler • Bi-lingual
Books
The Very Hungry Caterpillar/La Oruga Muy Hambrienta by:Eric Carle
Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.
The Doorbell Rang/Llaman a la Puerta by:Pat Hutchins
Each time the doorbell rings, there are more people who have come to share Ma's wonderful cookies.
If you give a Moose a Muffin/Si le das un Panecillo a un Alce by:Laura Joffe Numeroff
Chaos can ensure if you give a moose a muffin and start him on a cycle of urgent requests.
Songs
Baking Song
(Best of Mailbox Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays)
Tune: “The Mulberry Bush”
What would you like to bake today,
Bake today, bake today?
What would you like to bake today
So early in the morning?
I’d like to bake some bread today,
Bread today, bread today.
I’d like to bake some bread today.
So early in the morning.
Additional verses: repeat last verse substituting cake, pie, muffins, cookies for bread.
Use a flannel board with pictures of the different foods.
http://www.addisonlibrary.org/assets/1/childrens_pdf/Food.pdf
Picked A Strawberry
(tune: "Clementine")
Picked a strawberry,
Picked a strawberry
That was growing
In the sun.
Then I washed it,
And I ate it,
And I picked another one.
http://www.childfun.com/index.php/activity-themes/food/221-fruit-activity-theme.html?start=4
Arroz Con Leche/Rice Pudding
(Spanish)

Arroz con leche
Me quiero casar
Con una señorita
que sepa bailar.

Que sepa coser
Que sepa planchar
Que sepa abrir la puerta
Para ir a jugar.

(Versión 2)

Arroz con leche
Me quiero casar
Con una viudita
de la capital

Que sepa coser
Que sepa bordar
Que ponga la mesa
En su santo lugar.

Yo soy la viudita
La hija del Rey
Me quiero casar
Y no hallo con quién.Children's Song

(English)

Rice Pudding
I want to get married
To a lady
Who knows how to dance.

Who knows how to sew,
Who knows how to iron,
Who knows how to open the door
To go out to play.

(Version 2)

Rice pudding,
I want to get married
To a little widow
From the capital.

Who knows how to sew,
Who knows how to embroider,
Who puts the table
In its holy place.

I am the widow
The King's daughter,
I want to get married,
And I don't know with who.

http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=538&c=71
Bate, Bate, Chocolate/Stir, Stir, Chocolate
Bate, bate, chocolate,
Stir, stir, chocolate,

tu nariz de cacahuate.
your nose is a peanut.

Uno, dos, tres, CHO!
One, two, three, CHO!

Uno, dos, tres, CO!
One, two, three, CO!

Uno, dos, tres, LA!
One, two, three, LA!

Uno, dos, tres, TE!
One, two, three, TE!

Chocolate, chocolate!
Chocolate, chocolate!

Bate, bate, chocolate!
Stir, stir, the chocolate!

Bate, bate, bate, bate,
Stir, stir, stir, stir,

Bate, bate, CHOCOLATE!
Stir, stir, CHOCOLATE!
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/ninos/songsrhymes.html#chocolate


Craft
Watermelon Art

Materials:
Green and red construction paper
Watermelon seeds
What to Do:
Give each child a circle cut out of green construction paper and a slightly smaller circle cut out of red construction paper. Have the children glue their red circles on top of their green ones. Then let them glue watermelon seeds all over their red circles.

http://www.childfun.com/index.php/activity-themes/food/221-fruit-activity-theme.html?start=1