Food-Babies

Finding books on food for babies is fairly straightforward as there are an abundance of choice. I’ve only listed a few below. In particular, Yusuke Yoonezu authors quite a few different food related books. I don’t usually do flannel board stories with babies, but occasionally there is one that is simple enough to be appropriate

Books

Every Color Soup by Jorey Hurley
Exotic Fruit by Huy Voun Lee
Food by Yusuke Yonezu
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
Strawberries Are Red by Petr Horacek
Where is Baby’s Yummy Tummy by Karen Katz
Who’s Hungry by Dean Hacohen
Yum Yum! by Yusuke Yonezu

Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Acka Backa
Acka backa soda cracker, acka backa boo! bounce baby
Acka backa soda cracker, I love you! bounce baby, then give a hug
Acka backa soda cracker, acka backa boo! bounce baby
Acka backa soda cracker, UP goes you! bounce baby, then lift in the air
Acka backa soda cracker, acka backa boo! bounce baby
Acka backa soda cracker, I love you! bounce baby, then give a hug

Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree, raise baby’s arms over head
Two little apples did I see. hold up two fingers
So I shook that tree as hard as I could, jiggle baby
And down came the apples, lower baby between your legs to the ground
Mmm! They were good! Rub baby’s tummy and hug

Ten Plump Peas
Ten plump peas in a peapod pressed show ten fingers
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest put up fingers
They grew and grew and did not stop
Until one day the pod went POP! Clap hands

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy had roast beef
This little piggy had none
This little piggy cried “wee wee wee!” all the way home

Flannel Boards

Music

Tony Chestnut by Carol Hammett
As the song progress point to the parts of the body that correspond the sounds in the words-toe, knee, chest, heat(nut), nose, and eye.
Spaghetti Legs by Jim Gill
We wiggle and shake all the parts of the body listed in the song-legs, arms, neck fingers, and body. In the interest of not injuring the babies, we tap gently on the neck. For the whole body we bounce along.

Picnic-Toddlers

Books

The Best Picnic Ever by Clare Jarrett
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack by Doreen Cronin
Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson
Picnic by John Burningham
Picnic Farm by Christine Morton

Flannel Boards

Fingerplay

Picnic in the Park
from http://daybydayid.org/June/12

We packed sandwiches cookies and juice pretend to pack
And we went for a walk to the park walk fingers
We found a tree with lots of shade raise arms overhead
And spread our blanket beneath spread blanket
But what do you think happened? Shrug shoulders
When we started to eat our food pretend to eat
One squirrel scampered over hold up & wiggle one finger
Two birds hopped close by two fingers hopping
And hundreds of ants marched up to us wiggle all fingers
All to share our food! Pretend to pass out food

Music

The Ants Go Marching by MaryLee Sunseri
1…say this is fun
2…tie her shoe
3…climb a tree
4…knock at the door
5…buzz a beehive
6…pick up sticks
Picking Buttercups by Kathy Reid-Naiman

Going On A Picnic

All the pieces of this flannel board go with the song “Going On A Picnic” by Raffi. I used clip art from Shutterstock as patterns for everything. For the picnic basket I cut strips of felt 3/4″ wide and wove it together before cutting out the shape of the basket.

Going on a picnic, leaving right away
If it doesn’t rain, we’ll stay all day
Did you bring the sandwiches?
(Yes I’ve brought the sandwiches)
Did you bring the salad?
(Yes I’ve brought the salad)
Ready for a picnic here we go

Going on a picnic, leaving right away
If it doesn’t rain, we’ll stay all day Did you bring the melon?
(Yes I’ve brought the melon)
Did you bring the apples?
(Yes I’ve brought the apples)
Did you bring the lemonade?
(Yes I’ve brought the lemonade)
Did you bring the cookies?
(Yes I’ve brought the cookies)
Ready for a picnic here we go

Going on a picnic, leaving right away
If it doesn’t rain, we’ll stay all day
Going on a picnic, leaving right away
If it doesn’t rain, we’ll stay all day
Goin’ on a picnic