Lesson 1 – Germs, Germs, Germs
Germs describe in rhyme how they attack the body to cause illness
and how careful people make life difficult for germs. Activities
teach children to wash their hands carefully. Children learn the
Rub-a-dub Song to help them wash their hands for 20 seconds.
Lesson 2 – Bread, Bread, Bread
Baking bread, sharing bread, eating bread—one of humankind's most
basic concerns—is explored through pictures. Activities encourage
children to try different kinds of bread in sandwiches or form bread
dough into different shapes.
Lesson 3 – Oliver's Vegetables
Oliver visits his grandparents and hopes to find the potatoes so he
can have the only vegetable he likes—French fries. But first he must
find the potatoes in the garden. In the process, he tries and likes
all the vegetables! Children see and taste different vegetables from
Lesson 4 – Eating the Alphabet
A colorful ABC book presents pictures of different fruits and
vegetables with interesting facts about common and uncommon ones.
Activities include tasting more fruits and vegetables and using them
in drawings and printmaking.
Lesson 5 - From Grass to Milk
How grass is eaten by cows, the milking process and how milk is
processed and transported to the store for us to buy. Activities
include seeing and tasting different milk foods and making ice cream
in a can. (Show-Me Standards: IIB: 1a, 2a)
Lesson 6 - It's a Sandwich
Children learn that a sandwich is bread with something inside. They
also see how sandwiches can be made with many kinds of bread and
fillings. A multicultural look at food from around the world.
Activities include tasting sandwiches made with different fillings
and breads or looking at different types of beans.
Lesson 7 - Bread and Jam for
Picky eaters will pay attention to the story about Frances, a badger
who only likes to eat bread and jam. After her parents begin serving
her bread and jam for every meal, she decides that eating lots of
different foods is nice. Activities include a new foods tasting
party and moving to the foods on parade march.
Lesson 8 - Corn is Maize—The
Gift of the Indians
Children learn how popcorn, corn on the cob, tortillas and cornbread
all came from one amazing plant nourished by Native American farmers
thousands of years ago. They taste vegetable pizza made with a corn
tortilla and paint with corncobs.
Lesson 9 - From Wheat to Pasta
Pasta comes in many shapes and is a great source of energy. Children
learn how wheat is grown and harvested and made into pasta. They
taste grain foods and use pasta to make jewelry and create
Lesson 10 – Jody's Beans
Children learn about gardening as Jody and her grandfather plant
scarlet runner beans. They create beautiful layers of dried beans in
plastic cups and make bean shakers to use as rhythm instruments.
Lesson 11 – Little Rabbit's
Eating lots of healthy food and taking good care to teeth is the
theme to this book. The children learn to brush and floss their
teeth after tasting Happy Apple Smiles.
Lesson 12 - Handa's Surprise
The children taste some of the fruits Handa carried in a basket on
her head when they make fabulous fruit kebabs. They get some
physical activity while playing a version of musical chairs called