Storytime: Food


EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILLS:  Print Motivation & Print Awareness


Rabbit Food by Susanna Gretz
Pancakes, Pancakes
by Eric Carle
Pumpkin Soup
by Helen Cooper
Worms for Lunch?
by Leonid Gore
Crunch Munch
by Jonathan London
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
by Laura Numeroff
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Pete’s Pizza
by Willem Steig
by Denise Fleming
Eating the Alphabet
by Lois Ehlert
Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss
Dragons Love Tacos
by Adam Rubin
Bear Wants More
by Karma Wilson
Badger’s Fancy Meal
by Keiko Kasza
Snack Time for Cow
by Michael Dahl
Blueberries for Sal
by Robert McCloskey
Bear Wants More
by Karma Wilson
Badger’s Fancy Meal
by Keiko Kasza


  1. Intro
  2. Hello Song
  3. Action Rhyme
  4. Read-a-Loud Book
  5. Action Rhyme
  6. Flannelboard
  7. Read-a-Loud Book
  8. Flannelboard
  9. Action Rhyme
  10. Read-a-Loud Book
  11. Action Rhyme
  12. ASL Goodbye Song
  13. Craft


Food Storytime Books

The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood
Snack Time for Confetti
by Kali Stileman
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food
by Jane Yolen


Action Rhyme: Dance Your Fingers (via Kings County Library System)
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your finger to the side
Dance your fingers all around
Dance your fingers on your tummy
Dance your finger on your head
Dance your fingers on your shoulders
Now put them all to bed

Action Rhyme: Popcorn (via Perry Public Library)
Popcorn, popcorn
Sitting in the pot
Shake it, shake it (wiggle body)
Pop! Pop! Pop! (jump up or clap hands loudly)

Flannelboard: Ice Cream Colors (via Storytime Katie)
We have ice cream, the best in town,
Let us begin with chocolate brown.
Now, let us scoop us some bubble-gum pink,
It is sweet and yummy, the best, some think.
Here is ice cream minty and green,
It is the creamiest I have ever seen.
Yellow ice cream is lemony and tart,
We like its taste from the very start.
Scoops of blueberry would make my day,
Look at all this ice cream, hip, hip hurray!
Red ice cream is a strawberry delight,
All these scoops are an amazing sight.
Vanilla white is a popular flavor,
It tastes very good to an ice-cream craver.
Purple ice cream really gives me a kick,
Good and yummy till the very last lick.
Ice cream, ice cream, what a cool sensation,
We love ice cream in any combination!

Flannelboard: Sam’s Sandwich by David Pelham

Action Rhyme: Apple Tree (via Jbrary)
Way up high in the apple tree (reach up high)
Two little apples smiled at me! (make circles with thumb and fingers)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (pretend to shake tree)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (pretend to shake tree)
Down came the apples (bring hands down)
Mmmmmm, they were good! (take a bite & rub tummy)

Action Rhyme: P-I-Z-Z-A (via Less Ordinary Librarian)
I know a food that starts with P
and pizza is its name-o
P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A
And pizza is its name-o

CRAFT: Hot Dogs!

Food Storytime Craft

I found an adorable hot dog craft on Pinterest,  and decided to replicate it for this week’s storytime craft. I had my interns prep the craft using vanilla and brown colored card stock. Red and yellow yarn was used to represent ketchup and mustard (I made my version using paper). Parents and children alike got a real kick out of this craft.


This was a fun and interactive storytime session. The munchkins were really excited to participate in the extension activities and the parents thought the giant pizza activity  (via Less Ordinary Librarian) was adorable. Sam’s Sandwich got a lots of shrieks and really hopped the kids up (I recommend purchasing a copy of this book via a used bookseller in order to be able to perform the story as a felt activity)…as did Snack Time for Confetti and How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food.


. . . May 15-16, 2014 . . .

. . .  May 15-16, 2014.




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