OPENING SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It
FINGERPLAY: Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree,
two red apples smiled at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples …mmmm they were good!
Credit: Deschutes Public Library
BOOK 1: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don & Audra Wood
FINGERPLAY/ACTION SONG: Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, PIZZA MAN!
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, pizza man (clap hands)
Make me a pizza as fast as you can (shake finger)
Roll it (roll hands)
Toss it (pretend to toss in air)
Sprinkle it with cheese (sprinkling motions)
Put it in the oven (pushing motion)
for you and me!
*This was a really fun new version of Pat-a-cake that the children loved!
SONG: Peanut Butter & Jelly by The Learning Station
Great song to use with actions- crunch peanut butter, squish jelly, spread them together, eat it!
FLANNEL ACTIVITY: Healthy vs. Unhealthy Food
This activity went over pretty well with the children and was fun for parents too 🙂 First, cut out and laminate pictures of healthy and unhealthy foods. Then make two categories for the food to go under such as “sometimes” and “always”. I would hold up the food and then ask the kids what it was and if we should eat it everyday or just sometimes for a treat! Some responses were very funny!
BOOK 2: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book by Eric Carle