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Eat Play Grow: Healthy Meals

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Books

Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley
Gregory, the Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat, illus. by Jose Aruego & Ariane Dewey
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don & Audrey Wood

Music

“Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by Caspar Babypants, I Found You
“Let’s Go to Market” by Frank Leto, Time for Music, vol. 2

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: Marching Movement Song
We’re marching, marching, marching
We’re marching in a circle
We’re marching, marching, marching
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
We’re jumping in a circle,
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re running . . . tiptoeing

Fingerplay: Five Plump Peas
Five plump peas in a pea pod pressed
One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest
They grew and they grew and they never stopped
They grew so big that the pea pod popped!

Song: Tell Me What Is On Your Plate
Two, four, six, eight
Tell me what is on your plate!
Watermelon!
We’re gonna have some watermelon, hooray, hooray
We’re gonna have some watermelon, hooray, hooray
Watermelon for our dinner, watermelon every day
Watermelon, watermelon in our belliesHip hip hip hooray!

Two, four, six, eight
Tell me what is on your plate!

Song: Play Your Instruments
Tune: Frere Jacques
Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one two three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me
Play your instrument, play your instrument
Way up high, way up high
Now bend down, now bend down
Play down low, play down low

August 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Healthy Beverages

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Books

I’m Thirsty by Catherine Anne Cullen, illus. by David McPhail
A Cool Drink of Water by Barbara Kerley

Music

“Water, Wind, and World” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line
“Milkshake Song” by Anne-Marie Akin, Songs for Wiggleworms
“Muddy Water Puddle” by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake
“Jump, Jump” by Joanie Leeds, I’m a Rock Star

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: In and Out
Let’s go in and in and in
And out and out and out
And in and in and in and in
And out and out and out!

Movement Rhyme: I Clap My Hands
I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I jump up from the ground

I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I turn myself around

I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I sit myself right down

I clap my hands, I touch my feet
I do not make a sound.
Shhhh!

July 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Smart Sleep

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Books

Back to Bed, Ed! by Sebastien Braun
Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg
Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howatt, illus. by Joyce Wan
Creak! Said the Bed by Phyllis Root, illus. by Regan Dunnick

Music

“Winter Lullaby” by Laurie Berkner, Rocketship Run

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: Marching Movement Song
We’re marching, marching, marching
We’re marching in a circle
We’re marching, marching, marching
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
We’re jumping in a circle,
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re running . . . tiptoeing

Movement Rhyme: Five in the Bed
There were five in the bed (Hold up five fingers)
And the little one said, “Roll over, roll over!” (Make rolling motion)
So they all rolled over and one fell out. (Hold up one finger & surprised face)
// Count down until
There was one in the bed (Hold up one finger)
And the little one said, “I’ve got it all to myself!” (Spread out arms)

Movement Rhyme: Shoes
I went to bed and tried to go to sleep,
But somebody put running shoes on my feet! (run in place)

Repeat with a variety of different shoes and appropriate actions (ballet, tap, basketball, heavy, sticky, skates, quiet)

Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now set them on your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air

Put your scarves on your knees . . . be sure not to sneeze
Put your scarves on your tummy . . . now rub it, nice and yummy
Put your scarves on the floor . . .now pick them up once more

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are

July 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Dem Bones

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Books

Dem Bones by Bob Barner
Itty Bitty by Cece Bell
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton

Music

“Jumping & Counting” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
“Five Little Monkeys” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“Dem Bones” from Spooky Favorites

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: In and Out
Let’s go in and in and in
And out and out and out
And in and in and in and in
And out and out and out!

Fingerplay: Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap
Creep them, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Song: Walking, Walking
Walking, walking
Walking, walking
Hop, hop, hop
Hop, hop, hop
Running, running, running
Running, running, running
Now we stop
Now we stop

Tiptoe, tiptoe . . .
Marching, marching . . .

Song: We Shake Our Eggs Together (with shakers)
We shake our eggs together (3 times)
Because it’s fun to do
We shake them up high, we shake them down low
We shake them in the middle, because it’s fun to do
We shake real fast, we shake them real slow
We shake them silly, because it’s fun to do

July 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Movement & Energy

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Books

Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson, illus. by Suzanne Watts
The Animal Boogie by Fred Penner, illus. by Debbie Hartner
Stretch by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Scott Menchin

Music

“Rock & Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Come Dance with Me” by The Learning Groove, Perfectly Purple

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: Marching Movement Song
We’re marching, marching, marching
We’re marching in a circle
We’re marching, marching, marching
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
We’re jumping in a circle,
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re running . . . tiptoeing

Movement Rhyme: Can You?
Can you hop, hop, hop like a bunny?
Can you jump, jump, jump like a frog?
Can you walk, walk, walk like a duck?
Can you fly, fly, fly like a bird?
Can you swim, swim, swim like a fish?
But can you still be a quiet little child?
And sit as still as this?

Song: We Wiggle & Wiggle & Stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
And wiggle and wiggle and stop
Clap . . . Wave . . . Twirl . . .

July 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Fruits & Veggies

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Books

Rah, Rah, Radishes! and Go, Go, Grapes! by April Pulley Sayre
Edible Numbers by Jennifer Vogel Bass
The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner
Lunch by Denise Fleming

Music

“Apples and Bananas” by Raffi, One Light, One Sun
“Fruit Salad Salsa” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: In and Out
Let’s go in and in and in
And out and out and out
And in and in and in and in
And out and out and out!

Song: Good Food
(Tune: Old MacDonald)
Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O
And so I eat them happily, EE I EE I O
With a carrot, carrot here, and a carrot, carrot there
Here a carrot, there a carrot
Everywhere a carrot, carrot
Vegetables are good for me, EE I EE I O.
Sing it with other vegetables

Song: Banana Song
Grow banana, grow, grow banana (bring one arm at a time above your head)
Peel banana, peel, peel banana (bring one arm at a time down)
Go bananas, go, go bananas (jump up and down)

Rhyme: Apple Tree
Way up high in an apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmm, they were good

June 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Eat Play Grow: Five Senses

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Books

My Five Senses by Aliki
Hello Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan, illus. by Mark Astrella
I Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs

Music

“When I Hear the Music” by Nancy Stewart, SOM
“Touch” by Hap Palmer, Getting to Know Myself

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Song: Marching Movement Song
We’re marching, marching, marching
We’re marching in a circle
We’re marching, marching, marching
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
We’re jumping in a circle,
We’re jumping, jumping, jumping
Until it’s time to stop!
We’re running . . . tiptoeing

Song: We All Have Five Senses
We all have five senses, senses, senses
We all have five senses. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Eyes are for seeing, seeing, seeing
Eyes are for seeing. We see with our eyes.
Noses are for smelling, smelling, smelling
Noses are for smelling. We smell with our nose.
Tongues are for tasting, tasting, tasting
Tongues are for tasting. We taste with our tongues.
Ears are for hearing, hearing, hearing
Ears are for hearing. We hear with our ears.
Hands are for feeling, feeling, feeling
Hands are for feeling. We feel with our hands.
We all have five senses, senses, senses
We all have five senses. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes
Eyes, and ears, and mouth, and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes
Knees and toes

June 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment


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