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Chocolate
Submitted by: Andleeb, Katherine Tyra
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Chocolatina by:Erik Kraft
Chocolatina's Health Teacher had a saying, "you are what you eat". Chocolatina really wanted it to be true because she simply LOVED chocolate. One fine morning she wakes up and lo and behold she had transformed into a chocolate girl. Will Chocolatina hate chocolate after this episode and how did she ever become a normal human girl?
The Chocolate Cat by:Sue Stainton
In a gloomy little village lived an old gloomy chocolate maker with a lazy cat who never even botherd to catch mice. One day the chocolate maker made some chocolate mice which sparked the cat's attention.The cat took those mice to different people of the village- the baker, greengrocer,flower shop and even the hardware store. What happened next? Was the cat able to inspire the village people to make something new and fun?
Maggie Kneen by:Chocolate Moose
"Wanted:One Mouse to work 2 hours a day" read the sign on a bakery. When Moose read the sign he thought he'd love to work there because he just loved chocolate. So Moose got to work at the bakery and Splish, Splash and crack went everything inside the tiny bakery. Mrs. Mouse the baker had a few babies who cried constantly. Although Moose was a clumsy baker, could he help Mrs. Mouse with the crying babies?
Songs
El Chocolate
Uno...dos...tres...cho!Uno...dos...tres...co!
Uno...dos...tres...la!
Uno...dos...tres...te!
Bate,bate,chocolate!

English Version

One...two...three...hot!
One...two...three...chocolate
One...two...three...hot!
One...two...three...chocolate!
Whip it up, hot chocolate!
Craft
Things needed:
Chocolate bars
jumbo marshmallows
Big pretzel sticks
Sprinkles

Method:
Melt the chocolate bars. Let the children take pretzel sticks and marshmallows. Ask them to poke the marshmallows with the pretzel sticks so that it looks like a lollipop. Let them dip their marshmallows in the chocolate and cover them nicely with chocolate. They can put their sprinkles on them. The treat can either be enjoyed frozen or eaten right away.

Variations:
Different fruits such as strawberries, cherries, bananas and others can also be used in place of marshmallows.