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 Don't forget to inquire for each class regarding food allergies; you also might want to check for Jewish students who keep kosher in the home.

Any of the Saxon Freymann books ... and fruits

One Fish Two Fish and Goldfish crackers

Walter the Baker by Carle (pretzels)

Any of the Cranberry books by Devlin (all have cranberry recipes at the end)

Pancakes, Pancakes by Carle

Brown Bear Brown Bear, Teddy Grahams, and glueing Bear figures cut from an
Ellison onto popsicle sticks to make a puppet to assist with choral speaking
 of "Brown Bear”


Mudluscious - all about books and food. Another book for ideas is Book Cooks


Lauren McGill  Pickle Museum and pickles

If I ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss and the multi-colored animal crackers

Bartholomew and the Oobleck (Dr. Seuss) and green jello


The Monster who Ate My Peas ... small cups of split pea soup, dried, salted peas, and pea pods also a visual of a pea plant and discuss the parts of the plant.) 

The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco served with honey on a biscuit.

Mean Soup (any soup),




Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice (several ethnic foods)

Mice and Beans (pinata candy),


Mouse Mess (several foods pictured and peanut butter and jelly mentioned)


Enemy Pie (any pie).

Hi Pizza Man  (Walter), Pizza Kittens  (Voakee) The Princess and the Pizza (Mary Jane Auch),  Pete's a Pizza (Steig), Pizza Party or How Pizza Came to Queens with Pizza flavored crackers -- or real pizza!

Rainbow fish with the multicolored goldfish snack

Diary of a Worm or Inch by Inch (Lionni) with Gummi worms

The Doorbell Rang, by Pat Hutchins (cookies) The cookies are divided among several children so this is also math related.

Any of the math books that feature food: m&m" 19"s, twizzlers, cheerios

Use food any animals in the story would eat: for instance, bears eat berries=
Blueberries for Sal and blueberries

Mini blueberry muffins - Franklin's Secret Club

Bananas or Banana Muffins - Curious George

Pretzels, peanut butter and raisins - Chris Van Allsburg's "Two Bad Ants”(you dip the pretzels in the pb and then stick the raisins on them, to represent "ants on a log")

Cake boxcars - Boxcar Children (mini pound cakes, frosting, licorice for RRtracks, honeycomb cereal for wheels)

There's also several Emily Dickinson cake recipes that would be fun to bring to class, if you're allowed to bake at home and bring stuff in.  They're available online.

How to make an apple pie and See the world apples, apple products

Read the chapter called Donuts from Homer Price by McCloskey and serve donut holes. This is an old "classic" book and one that the kids might not know.

Harold and the Purple crayon - scribblers (they are popsicles that look like crayons)

Diary of a worm -- Dirt cups

My little sister ate one hare -- candied peas and carrots


 The Gingerbread Baby (Jan Brett) with gingerbread cookies to decorate

Swimmy, Big Al ... goldfish crackers

Lemonade for Sale (Murphy)


Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie (Adler)



Tough cookie (Wisniewski) cookies - use a very hard and crunchy cookie like Chips Ahoy

William Tell (L. Fisher) apples or bulls eye candy (Carmel Cremes)

Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake a Cake (Rylant)


Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea (Rylant)

Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears (Rylant)

Season's of Arnold's Apple Trees (Gibbons) apples or cider

Tomie DePaola's Pancakes for Breakfast

Gail Gibbons: The Milk Makers, Apples, The Honey Makers, Growing Vegetable Soup

Everybody Cooks Rice by Norah Dooley also by her: (Bread, Soup and Noodles books)

 Mr. Peabody's Apples using Apple chips or dried apple slices.

Everybody Bakes Bread with pita bread or tortillas

Thunder Cake using the thunder cake recipe to serve cake


If You Give a Moose a Muffin and mini muffins from grocery store or Hostess mini muffins.

Gingerbread Boy with Archway Ginger cookies.

Little Red Hen and serve bread and butter.

Runaway Tortilla by Eric Kimmel and tortillas


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