This is the last week for spring storytime. 😦 But we went out in the most delicious way! We had a fruit salad party! And now that I have gotten my daily serving of fruit, I can tackle summer reading planning head on!
- Go, Go Grapes! by April Pulley Sayre (This fun read has a nice rhyming pattern and features real life pictures of actual fruit. Most of it is familiar to kids, but a good bit of it may be fruit they have never seen before! Think Dragon Fruit, Durian and Mangosteen.)
- The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall (This book follows the process of growing an apple in a simple and sweet way!)
- Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Vivian French (Since we were eating fruit salad, it only seemed fitting! Oliver doesn’t like fruit, but he does like fruit salad!)
Fruit Dudes: Inspired by a pin on Pinterest, I found free fruit clip art online and printed out several types (watermelon, apple, orange, pear, banana, etc). I made eyeballs and smiles for each piece of fruit. The kids used strips of construction paper folded accordion style for the legs. They attached the face and their fruit dudes came alive! These went well with a song we were singing called “Fruit Salad Salsa” by Laurie Berkner. In that song the fruit all jump into the bowl to be eaten! These fruit had legs for jumping into the bowl and acting out the song!
I have laryngitis this week, so I used CDs again to save my voice. We used the following cds and songs:
Jim Gill: Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes –Track #13 — “The Banana Song”
Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito — Track # 15 — “Fruit Salad Salsa”
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