Sweet Treats – Preschool

Introduction Welcome – Bienvenidos
Action Rhyme I Eat
I eat apples-
crunch, crunch, crunch
I eat sandwiches-
munch, munch, munch
I eat lollipops-
lick, lick, lick
But I eat ice cream
quick, quick, quick!
Source: Music Makers for Kids
Book  If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacey Previn
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ASL Candy
Book A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale by Penny Parker Klostermann
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Action Rhyme Sweet Candy Canes
Tune: Are You SleepingCandy canes,
Candy canes
Are so sweet,
Are so sweet.
They are nice and minty.
They are nice and minty.
Good to eat.
Good to eat.
Source: Totally for Twos: Stories and Songs by The Mailbox
Action Rhyme Baking a Pie
The kitchen is so warm and nice. (hug self)
And smells of apple pie and spice. (sniff)
Five, four, three, two, one minute more — (count on fingers)
Mother opens the oven door. (open pretend oven)
And then she puts the pie on a rack. (set out pretend pie)
Ummmm, when we eat it, our lips smack!
Source: Busy Bees: Fun for Two’s and Three’s by Elizabeth Mckinnon
Action Rhyme I Love Cookies
I love cookies, I love cookies,
I love cookies, thick and thin.
I love cookies in my tum,
I love cookies, yum, yum, yum.
In my tum, yum, yum, yum – oh,
I love cookies, I love cookies,
I love cookies, thick and thin.
Source: Busy Bees: Fun for Two’s and Three’s by Elizabeth Mckinnon
Action Rhyme Pudding on a Plate
Pudding on a plate, pudding on a plate (rock from side to side)
Wibble, wobble, wibble wobble
Pudding on a plate!
Candies in a jar, candies in a jar (bounce up and down)
Shake ’em up, shake ’em up
Candies in a jar.
Candles on a cake, candles on a cake
Blow’em out, blow ’em out (baby: adult blows on baby)
Candles on a cake.
Source: King County Library System 
Dance Song Sticky Bubble Gum by Carole Peterson
Dance Song I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup by Laura Berkner
Cool Down ABCs, Count to 15
Goodbye Song It’s Time to Say Goodbye

Craft: Inspiration came from this craft.

Cookie Oven

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Sweet Treats – Toddler

Introduction Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed
Book How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies by Jane Yolen
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Nursery Rhyme Do You Know the Muffin Man
ASL Candy
Book Count My Cupakes 1-2-3 by Joyce Wan
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Finger Rhyme Two Little Candy Canes
Two Little Candy Canes (Hold up 2 fingers)
Way up high on the Christmas tree? (point to the top of a tree)
Two little candy canes winked at me (2 hooked finger/winking)
I shook that tree as hard as I could? (wiggle body)
And down came the candy canes (bring fingers down)
Mmm, Mmm, they were good!! (act like your eating them)
Source: King County Library System 
Action Rhyme Cupcakes
The cupcakes are here, the cupcakes are there
The cupcakes, the cupcakes are everywhere!
The cupcakes are up, the cupcakes are down
The cupcakes, the cupcakes are all around
The cupcakes are in, the cupcakes are out
The cupcakes the cupcakes are all about.
Source: One Little Librarian
Action Rhyme Let’s Make Jam!
Tune: Ten Little IndiansLet’s all squish and squash some berries.
Let’s all squish and squash some berries.
Let’s all squish and squash some berries.
Now we’ve made some jam!Let’s all spread it on some bread now.
Let’s all spread it on some bread now.
Let’s all spread it on some bread now.
And now we’ll eat our jam!
Source: Totally for Twos: Stories and Songs by The Mailbox
Action Rhyme Andy Spandy Sugar and Candy
Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop up! (stretch tall)
Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop down! (crouch down)
Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop in! (hug yourself)
Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop out! (jump up with arms outstretched)
Source: King County Library System
Dance Song Jelly in the Bowl by Carole Peterson
Dance Song Milkshake Song by Anne-Marie Ann
Cool Down ABCs, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Say Goodbye

Craft: Inspiration came from this craft.

Cookie Oven

Little STEAMers – Robots

 

Introduction Welcome
Finger Rhyme 5 Shiny Robots
Five shiny robots, playing marbles on the floor,
One went home and then there were four,
Four shiny robots, playing in a tree,
One went home and then there were three,
Three shiny robots with nothing left to do,
One went home and then there were two,
Two shiny robots, think of something fun,
One went home and there was one,
One shiny robot pretending to be a hero,
His mother called him home and then there were zero
Source: King County Library System
Book Robot Zombie Frankenstein by Annette Simon
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Action Rhyme I Am A Robot
I am a robot (march in place with robot arms)
I am a robot
Clank Clank (bend forwards and back at waist)
Clank Clank (bend side-to-side at waist)
ZZZZZZZZrt (raise arms up while shaking them)
CRASH (Either fall, or “lose power’ or clap)
Source: Future Librarian Superhero 
  ACTIVITIES
The purpose of this Little STEAMers was to introduce our patrons to new technology toys the library owns.
Craft 1: Finger Robots
I technically combined two different craft inspirations (Inspiration 1 and Inspiration 2)to come up with this little guy.
Robot Fingers
Activity 1: Osmo
If you are contemplating buying the Osmo…DO IT. They are so much fun. My coworker had to pull me away from it when I first tried it out. The kids LOVED this station and many parents inquired where they could purchase it. Osmo recently rolled out an edition for the Kindle (much easier on wallet than purchasing an Ipod).
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Activity 2: Code-a-Pillar
Code-a-Pillar’s are also fantastic. I had toddlers and older kids interested in this device. Toddlers liked to chase it while my big kids tried to make different combinations with all the pieces. Super awesome as it starts to teach coding at an early age.
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Activity 3/4

Little Bits and Snap Circuit
These were two least popular stations, as well as the most in-depth participation to get working. I think my crowd was a smidgen young for them, but I wanted them out for guardians to at least know of their existence. There is also a Snap Circuit Junior. Both of them are super cool if you have the right age group for it.

Snap Circuits

Little Bits