Vegetable Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks, illustrated by Sue Hendra

Song: “Monster Boogie” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Song: “Vegetable Song” (Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
For my snack and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
(Source: Sunflower Storytime)

Book: Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayres, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Up, Down, and Around book cover

Song: “When the Pod went Pop!” – Rachel Buchman: Sing a Song of Seasons

Rhyme: Five little peas in a pea-pod pressed,
One grew , two grew, and so did all the rest;
They grew…and grew…and did not stop,
Until one day the pod went…POP!

Book: Very Tasty Vegetables by Bryony Jones

very tasty vegetables

 

 

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABCs

Song: “Everybody Clap Your Hands” – Peter Moses: 90 Nifty Songs

Song: Icky Sticky Bubble Gum – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Peas in the Pod (idea: Little Family Fun)

 

 

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Fruit & Veggies Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Sign Language: Fruit and Vegetables

Book: Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace

little pea

Fingerplay: Five Little Peas
Five little peas in a pea pod pressed.
(fold hands in front of you)
1 grew, 2 grew and so did all the rest
(pull one set of  fingers out of the fist at a time)
They grew and they grew
(slowly pull hands apart)
And they did not stop
(stretch arms as far apart as possible)
Until one day, that pod went, Pop!
(Clap hands loudly)

Song: I’m in the Mood for Singing – Raffi: Rise And Shine (played on ukulele)
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I’m in the mood for singing
                                   D
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
                                   G
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
C
Singing along with you
G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                     G
I’m in the mood for that today
C                   G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                    G
I’m in the mood for that.
(verses: eating, reading)

Book: The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

watermelon seed

Flannel: Color Soup
Take an apple,
Put it in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot.
Take it out now.
What will it be?
The prettiest RED you ever did see!
(repeat with carrot, banana, broccoli, blueberry, and eggplant)
(Source: Kidjamboree)

Puppet Show: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Song: Apples and Bananas (ukulele)

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I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas.
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I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas.

(Source: Storytime Ukulele)

Closing rhyme

Craft: Little Pea Family

pea pod craft

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Healthy Foods Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

watermelon seed

Song: “Fruit Salad Salsa”–Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

lemons are not red

Flannel: Five Big Lemons
Five big lemons sitting in the bowl. (Hold up five fingers)
One fell out and started to roll. (Hold up finger, and roll hands)
It bumped the table and hit my toe (Clap once, and touch toes )
How many lemons in the bowl? 1-2-3-4 (Count lemons)

5 lemons flannel

(Source: Recipes for Reading)

Song: “Fruits and Veggies Unite”
Form banana, form, form banana
Form banana, form, form, banana
Peel banana, peel, peel banana
Peel banana, peel, peel banana
Go bananas, go, go, bananas
Go bananas, go, go, bananas

Form the orange, form , form the orange
Form the orange, form , form the orange
Peel the orange, peel, peel the orange
Peel the orange, peel, peel the orange
Squeeze the orange, squeeze, squeeze the orange
Squeeze the orange, squeeze, squeeze the orange

Form the apple, form, form the apple
Form the apple, form, form the apple
Slice the apple, slice, slice the apple
Slice the apple, slice, slice the apple
Eat the apple, eat, eat, the apple
Eat the apple, eat, eat, the apple

Form the corn, form form the corn
Form the corn, form form the corn
Shuck the corn, shuck, shuck the corn
Shuck the corn, shuck, shuck the corn
Pop the corn, pop, pop the corn
Pop the corn, pop, pop the corn

Form potato, form, form potato
Form potato, form, form potato
Peel potato, peel, peel potato
Peel potato, peel, peel potato
Mash potato, mash, mash potato
Mash potato, mash, mash potato

(Source: Jbrary)

Book: Lunch by Denise Fleming

Lunch

Song: “Bop ‘Til You Drop”–Greg and Steve: Kids in Action

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum”–David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing Song

Craft: Paper Plate Watermelons

paper plate watermelon

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Garden Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

UpDownAround

Rhyme: One arm goes up, one arm goes down, one arm goes up and down.
Two arms go up…
One leg goes up…
Two legs go up…

Song: “In My Garden” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

one light one sun

Song: (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hand wave bye, bye, bye…

Book: Who’s in the Garden by Phillis Gershator, illustrated by Jill McDonald

whos in the garden

Rhyme: I’m a little beetle
And I wiggle all day (wiggle baby)
If you get too close to me,
I’ll FLY away! (lift baby)

I’m a little bumblebee…
I’m a little ladybug…

(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Rhyme: Round and round the garden (draw circle on back or hand)
The little bunny goes
Hippity-hop, hippity-hop (bounce fingers up arm)
I’m gonna get your nose! (tickle nose)

Rhyme: The little clock goes tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock (swing baby side to side)
The big clock goes ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong (swing back front to back)

Book (choral reading): Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert

growing vegetable soup

Song (with shaky eggs): “The Valley of Vegetables” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz

Closing rhyme

Garden Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Collins Berkes, illustrated by Cris Arbo

whats in the garden

Rhyme: Garden Snail

Slowly, slowly, very slowly, creeps the garden snail. (Move hands down legs)
Slowly, slowly, very slowly, up the wooden rail. (Move hands up legs)
Quickly, quickly, very quickly, runs the little mouse, (down legs)
Quickly, quickly, very quickly, in his little house. Squeak! (up legs and body, make ears)

Song: “In our Garden” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

one light one sun

Book: My Garden by Kevin Henkes

my garden

Song (with shaky eggs): “Fruit Salad Salsa” – The Laurie Berkner Band: Victor Vito

Book: Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown

creepy carrots

Movie: Planting a Rainbow

planting a rainbow

Craft: Creepy carrots

creepy carrots