More! More! More! A Storytime to make you hungry.

6 Mar

It’s been far too long since I posted! I’ve been “performing” a couple of awesome storytimes lately so I’d best get to sharing!

My penguin friend, Frosty, introduces this theme with me.  What does a Penguin have to do with a food storytime? Nothing, really. He just comes along and tells me he’s hungry. He wants fish popsicles. I promise to get him some when we get back to the library, and on we go to the stories!:

  • Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  No food-themed storytime is complete without this classic tale of a caterpillar’s transformation (after a week of gorging himself) into a butterfly! What makes this one even more special, because the kids have heard the story a million times, is that we have the POP-UP BOOK! Yay!
  • Salerno, Steven. Harry Hungry! The kids have LOVED this one, about a baby who can’t stop eating until he’s eaten most of a town.  There are lots of opportunities to use your voice, too, with a growling belly sound, whispers, plops, and more.
  • Yolen, Jane. How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food=¿Cómo comen los dinosaurios? Do they burp? Do they belch? Stick beans up their nose? Of course not! Dinosaurs behave perfectly at dinnertime (as do preschoolers, if what they tell me in storytime is any indication. I have my doubts).
  • Flannelboard/rhyme break!  5 HUNGRY ANTS This is a great silly one that gets lots of laughs.  I made it into a flannelboard, with salad, cake, pepper, and, of course, 5 hungry ants.  When the ants sneeze, I toss them over my shoulder which elicits crazy giggles (especially if one gets stuck somewhere silly).:

    Hungry Ant Picnic

5 Hungry ants, marching in a line,

came upon a picnic where they could dine.

They marched into the salad, they marched into the cake,

They marched into the pepper. Uh oh, that was a mistake!


4 hungry ants… etc.

  • Petricelli, Leslie. Yummy Yucky. There’s a lesson in this book, as we compare yummy things (spaghetti, cookies) to yucky (sand, mommy’s coffee). And the lesson is: BOOGERS ARE YUCKY! YUCKY! Take note, preschoolers!  After we read this we take turns saying something we think is yummy. I choose to skip the yucky. I don’t even want to IMAGINE what the kids would say.
  • Other titles I might use:
    • Wilson, KarmaBear Wants More. Great refrain for the kids to help with!
    • Pan, Hui-MeiWhat’s In Grandma’s Grocery Bag?=¿Qué hay en la bolsa de la abuelita? A fun guessing game book to share if you can get your hands on it. It’s also pretty small, so not so great if you’ve got a big group. The kids have to guess what item of food is in grandma’s bag, knowing only what color it is. There are tabs to pull each item out of the bag, and as we all know, novelty books like this are a big hit!

And with that, I’m hungry. Going to look for a fish popsicle.

One Response to “More! More! More! A Storytime to make you hungry.”


  1. Storytime Blogs and Their Themes | Dandelions & Roses - June 23, 2015

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