Food Week

November 28 – December 2

I hope everyone had a nice time visiting with family and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will be exploring the world of food this week.  At the art table we will be mixing up cinnamon dough and making ornaments.  These ornaments can be hung on a tree or as a potpourri in any room you choose.  We used to hang them in the kitchen – they smell wonderful. The pre3 classes will also be painting with vegetables during art.

Fun Activities for Home

Because we have so many wheat and dairy allergies this year we will not be making smoothies or toast at school. The children love cooking and these are two easy, fun and nutritious activities you can do at home with them.


Ingredients and items needed:

  • wheat bread
  • milk
  • food coloring
  • pastry brush
  • toaster
  • plastic knives 

Have children brush the toast with milk that has been colored with a small amount of food coloring. They can paint shapes, faces etc. Toast the bread.

After making your toast, have the children top it with apple butter, applesauce, yogurt, sliced bananas or other fruit!


In a blender add yogurt of choice, ice cubes, milk or juice, any kind of fruit you like (veggies too). 

The children can cut up the bananas with a plastic knife, wash the blueberries, pull the grapes off the stem. 

Let the children measure, pour and push the buttons on the blender.  😉

Blend and enjoy!

Songs & Rhymes

I Can Eat a Rainbow

RED as an apple
ORANGE as a carrot,
YELLOW as a banana,
GREEN as grapes,
BLUE as blueberry,
PURPLE as a plum,

One Potato, Two Potato

One potato, two potatoes, three potatoes, four
Five potatoes, six potatoes, seven potatoes more!

Patty Cake

Patty cake patty cake,
Baker’s man, bake me some a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it, pat it, mark it with a B
And put it in the oven for Baby and me

Jelly Song

(Sung to : The Farmer in the Dell)
Jelly in a Bowl, Jelly in Bowl
Wibble Wobble Wibble Wobble
Jelly in a bowl.

<repeat as you like – Jelly on a spoon, Jelly on my toast, Jelly in my tummy>

I like apples and bananas.

<sing each line twice>
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
I like ate, ate, ate aepples and baenaenaes
I like to eat, eat, eat eeples and beenenes
I like to ite, ite, ite ipples and binini
I like to ote, ote, ote opeles and bononos
I like to ute, ute, ute upples and bununus
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas