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Candy and Chocolate
Submitted by: Jan DeCoste, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Curious George Goes to the Chocolate Factory by:Margret and H.A. Rey
George's curiosity causes a problem at the chocolate factory, but his quick thinking and speedy action on the assembly line help save the candies.
The Gumdrop Tree by:Elizabeth Spurr
When her father gives her a bag of colorful, sugary gumdrops to eat, a little girl decides to plant them instead.
Little Pea by:Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Read on Tumblebooks Database using a projector to a large screen. Little Pea hates eating candy for dinner, but his parents will not let him have his spinach dessert until he cleans his plate.
Shelia Rae’s Peppermint Stick by:Kevin Henkes
Board Book - Shelia Rae will not share her peppermint stick with her little sister and learns a lesson because of this.
Oh, Ducky, a Chocolate Calamity by:David Slonim
Johnny, who works at a chocolate factory, loses his beloved rubber ducky in the chocolate machine, but with help from a music-loving taste tester and an odd inventor, everything comes out just fine.
Songs
Stir, Stir chocolate
Bate, bate, chocolate,
Stir, stir, chocolate,

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!
Gumdrop Countdown
5 little gumdrops,
She wishes she had more!
She'll eat the (color) one
Now there are four!
4 little gumdrops,
Tasty as can be
She'll eat the (color) one
Now there are 3!
3 little jelly beans,
Only a few.
She'll eat the (color) one
Now there are 2.
2 little jelly beans
Eating them is fun.
She'll eat the (color) one
Now there is one.
1 little jelly bean
The last one we see.
She'll eat the (color) one
She’s happy as can be!

On the Good Ship Lollipop
Can easily find all of the words on the internet.
Craft
Candy Clock coloring sheet with a few glue-on fake candies. Pass out chocolate covered pretzels.
Other
Play "Lollipop, Lollipop" on Youtube, on the big screen, at the beginning of storytime.
At the end of the books, pass out M & M’s for counting and shape fun.
Play CD of “The Lollipop Tree” during craft.
Notes
Before singing "Stir, Stir chocolate", show the children molinillos and demonstrate how to use them. Also teach the children how to say "stir" in Spanish, "bate".
For "Gumdrop Countdown", use a large cut-out of a lady with an opening at her mouth. She has a see-through tummy with a bag for catching items put in her mouth. Have the children choose which colors to put in her mouth and do it as you say the words.