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Share a Story: Fruits and Veggies

In case you missed our Fruits and Veggies storytime at Fresh Thyme this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own healthy eating storytime at home.

From Storytime


IF YOU LIKE CARROTS AND YOU KNOW IT (Adapted from "If you're happy and you know it")

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     If you like carrots and you know it, and you really want to show it, 

     If you like carrots and you know it, clap your hands.

     (Repeat with: broccoli/stomp your feet; squash/shout hurray; cabbage/dance around)



1 big salad by Juana Medina

Count from 1 avocado deer to 2 radish mice and all the way up to 10 clementine kitties - which all add up to one big, delicious salad!


CORNSTALK, CORNSTALK (A variation of "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear")

     Corn Stalks, Corn Stalks turn around

     Corn Stalks, Corn Stalks touch the ground

     Corn Stalks, Corn Stalks grow knee high

     Corn Stalks, Corn Stalks, grow up to the sky

     Corn Stalks, Corn Stalks, sway in the breeze

     Corn Stalks, Corn Stalks, sit down please

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast are good friends until they learn there is only one drop of maple syrup left and begin a frantic race through the refrigerator in an effort to be the first one to get there.



We did a variation of Flip Flap Jack, with more fruits and vegetables instead of breakfast foods. This is an easily adaptable rhyme, and the King County Library System shares one version.

An alphabetical tour of the world of fruits and vegetables, from apricot and artichoke to yam and zucchini.



     Five little cucumbers sitting in a bowl (hold up five fingers)

     One fell out and started to... ROLL (roll your hands)

     It bounced on the table and landed at my feet

     How many cucumbers are left to eat? (Count down until all the cucumbers are gone)

Bear wants more by Karma Wilson

When spring comes, Bear wakes up very hungry and is treated to great food by his friends.

More Songs and Stories to Share

Edible numbers by Jennifer Vogel Bass

A colorful and delicious counting book featuring an array of familiar and unfamiliar fruits and vegetables.

Cranberry by Jackie Lee

In this book, readers will learn how cranberries grow.

Fruits and suits by Jared Chapman

Different types of fruits going to the pool look at some of the different types of suits a fruit can wear.

Brief text and photographs of carvings made from vegetables introduce the world of emotions by presenting leading questions such as "Are you feeling angry?"

Listen to some fun songs about fruits and veggies.

I love "Fruit Salad Salsa." It's a perfect tune to jam to while cutting up your own fruit for a salad.