Let’s Cook Up Some Fun!

This summer, our Summer Reading theme at my library is “Reading is soooo delicious!” So, I’m cooking up some fun at storytime with food-related stories, songs and finger-plays. This week was dedicated to the “art/act” of cooking… Bon apetit!

Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

Read-aloud #1: Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig
*Song with flannel pieces: I am a Pizza
Fingerplay: Five Fat Sausages
Read-aloud #2: Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds
Song (with finger puppets): Old MacDonald
Read-aloud #3: The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza
Flannel: Stone Soup poem (template found here)
Read-aloud #4: Warthogs in the Kitchen by Pamela Duncan Edwards
**Flannel song: Aiken Drum

Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

*I am a Pizza
I am a pizza, with extra cheese.
From tomatoes, sauce is squeezed.
Garlic and mushrooms, oregano.
I am a pizza, ready to go.

**Aiken Drum
There was a man lived in the moon,
lived in the moon, lived in the moon,
There was a man lived in the moon,
and his name was Aiken Drum.
And he played upon a ladle,
a ladle, a ladle,
He played upon a ladle,
and his name was Aiken Drum.
And his eyes were made of gum drops…
And his nose was a banana…
And his mouth was a watermelon…
And is hair was made of green beans…
(Templates can be found in the book 52 Programs for Preschoolers: The Librarian’s Year-Round Planner by Diane Briggs.)

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