Donuts, Bacon, and Chocolate OH MY! – Favorite Foods Storytime

I have been obsessed with donuts lately, so I really wanted to try and do a donut storytime. However, after collecting all the books I could find, I wasn’t completely thrilled with my options. There were, of course, plenty of great books (Mr. Panda anyone?), but most of them didn’t feel right for my preschoolers. So I made the decision to do favorite foods, allowing me to still read a donut story, but also have more appropriate options for the crowd we get.

I started with my donut book, The Case of the Missing Donut by Alison McGhee. This book is so adorable, and has just the right kind of humor.

missingdonut

We have an awesome, giant Aikendrum flannel, so I decided to use it for our song (I used the Raffi version). They weren’t so much into the singing as I hoped, but they definitely got a kick out of the flannel. The giggle got louder each time I added a new feature to Aikendrum’s head.

There was a man lived in the moon, in the moon, in the moon

There was a man lived in the moon and his name was Aikendrum

And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle

He played upon a ladle and his name was Aikendrum

And his hair was made of spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti

His hair was made of spaghetti and his name was Aikendrum

And his eyes were made of meatballs, meatballs, meatballs

His eyes were made of meatballs and his name was Aikendrum

And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle

He played upon a ladle and his name was Aikendrum

And his nose was made of cheese, cheese, cheese

His nose was made of cheese and his name was Aikendrum

And his mouth was made of pizza, pizza, pizza

His mouth was made of pizza and his name was Aikendrum

And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle

He played upon a ladle and his name was Aikendrum

There was a man lived in the moon, in the moon, in the moon

There was a man lived in the moon and his name was Aikendrum

Next, I read Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly Dipucchio. It wasn’t as well received as I was expecting. Though it is a fairly simple and short story, perhaps the humor in it would be better for school age children. It did have the parents laughing.

lovesbacon

Before the last book, we played a game. I found the idea for “My Lunchbox” from Storytime in the Stacks, who had created a flannel. I made a folder story instead, because it is a little easier to transition between each food, and also it’s something a little different for the kids. Storytime in the Stacks, also had this as a song, but I chose to just speak it, and let the kids have more time to throw out guesses. And I had some really hilarious guesses. One example, after giving the clue for the banana (“its yellow and long and eventually turns brown”), I had a kid shout out potato.

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
It’s made of bread and a peanut butter jelly spread…
A sandwich- now I’ll eat it!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
It’s yellow and long and eventually turns brown
A banana- now I’ll eat it!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
They’re yellow and crunchy and oh so salty…
My chips- now I’ll eat them!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which drink is my favorite?
It’s white and smooth and good for you…
My milk- now I’ll drink it!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
It’s round and brown and the last thing to go down…
A cookie- now I’ll eat it!

“I Love Chocolate,” by Davide Cali, was the last book for this storytime. Once again, it was not that well received. Now when I say this I do not mean they didn’t like it, but they just were not as lively as I have often seen with other books. Though maybe it was just a long day (we do preschool storytime in the afternoon, so many come after preschool), too hot (90 degrees in September is not normal for WI), and they were all tired.

lovechocolate

For our craft, we made paper plate pizzas. I cut up different colored paper to make the toppings, I had sausage, pepperoni, cheese, and greens (could be green peppers, spinach, or anything they could imagine). I also brought out markers so they could color sauce and crust if they wanted. Unfortunately, we ran out of glue sticks shortly before this storytime, so we had to use regular Elmer’s glue, and, needless to say, it got pretty messy. But, the toppings still stuck and the kids had fun, so a little extra clean up was worth it.

One thought on “Donuts, Bacon, and Chocolate OH MY! – Favorite Foods Storytime

  1. Thanks for the shout out! I would love to see how you did this as a folder story. I’ve thought about bringing in an actual lunch box and some play food as well… anyways, I can’t wait to check out the storytime books you read- they’re all new to me!

    -Jessica

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