Sweet Storytime

Submitted By

Laura Hancock
La Porte
Theme:
  1. Food
Audience:
PreSchool

Story Books

  1. The Case of the Missing Donut
    • Alison McGhee
    A little boy in a sheriff's hat and his dog deputy are bringing donuts home when the "Sheriff" is unable to resist getting rid of a slightly squished powdered donut, then wonders how everyone knows he ate it.
  2. The Great Lollipop Caper
    • Dan Krall
    Tired of having only adults like his acidic taste, Mr. Caper makes caper-flavored lollipops that are sent throughout the world, but his plot has unexpected consequences and only Lollipop can save the day.
  3. Peanut Butter & Cupcake!
    • Terry Border
    Peanut Butter sets out with his soccer ball to find a friend after moving to a new town, but everyone from Hamburger to Soup seems to be too busy to play.
  4. Please, Mr. Panda!
    • Steve Antony
    Mr. Panda has a plate of doughnuts to share, but most of the other animals forget to say "Please."
  5. Should I Share My Ice Cream?
    • Mo Willems
    Gerald the elephant has a big decision to make, but will he make it in time?

Story Songs

  1. If All the Raindrops

    (originally performed by Barney, http://barney.wikia.com/wiki/If_All_the_Raindrops)

    If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gumdrops?
    Oh what a rain that would be.
    Standing outside with my mouth open wide.
    Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh.
    If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gumdrops?
    Oh what a rain that would be.

    If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes?
    Oh what a snow that would be.
    Standing outside with my mouth open wide.
    Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh.
    If all the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes?
    Oh what a snow that would be.

    If all the sun beams were bubble gum and ice cream?
    Oh what a sun that would be.
    Standing outside with my mouth open wide.
    Ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh.
    If all the sun beams were bubble gum and ice cream?
    Oh what a sun that would be.

  2. Five Little Cookies

    http://musicmakersforkids.blogspot.com/2009/04/food-body-fingerplays.html

    Five little cookies in the bakery shop (hold up five fingers)
    Shining bright with sugar on top (wiggle fingers)
    Along comes _________ with a nickel to pay (fill in the blank with parent/teacher/children's name)
    Who buys a cookie and takes it away (tuck one finger away)
    (continue with four, three, two and one)

  3. I Eat

    http://musicmakersforkids.blogspot.com/2009/04/food-body-fingerplays.html

    I eat apples-
    crunch, crunch, crunch
    I eat sandwiches-
    munch, munch, munch
    I eat lollipops-
    lick, lick, lick
    But I eat ice cream
    quick, quick, quick!

Craft: 

http://craftwhack.com/giant-paper-popsicle-craft/

Supplies: colored cardstock, tape, glue sticks, extra large craft sticks

  • cut out large popsicle shapes and various other smaller shapes/strips beforehand
  • allow children to pick and choose their colors, shapes and then have them glue it all onto their chosen popsicle cut-out
  • once complete, attach craft sticks up the back of the popsicle with tape for support and one at the bottom for the handle
Other: 

Ice Cream Draw and Tell

You can eat me in the evening
when the sun is setting soon (draw half circle, with the open bit facing down)

Or you can eat me in the twilight
underneath a smiling moon (draw another half circle on top of the first)

But if you eat me in the daytime
after the clock strikes noon (draw another half circle on top of the first two)

Then you better eat me quickly
or you'll have to bring a spoon! (draw triangle shape at the bottom to make a cone)

Baker's Dozen Magnet or Flannel Board

Using the book Baker's Dozen by Dan Andreasen (http://hcpl2.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/lap/search/results?qu=baker%27s+...) pass out each of the items listed in the book (one eclair, two German chocolate cakes, three cherry pies etc.) and as each page is read have the children come up to the front and stick their desserts to the board.