I have professionally produced 16 songs that promote nutrition while teaching vocabulary, reading and writing skills to students. This package includes 16 mp3 tracks along with a book featuring full-color lyrics, black-and-white lyrics, and ideas for creating student-generated "karaoke" versions of songs.
Use full-color versions of songs as wall posters. Children can use them during “Read the Room” time or in a listening center. You can also project them onto a screen or SMARTboard for whole-class singing time. Take a few minutes after each song to say, “What did you learn?” Encourage children comment on healthy habits as
well as new vocabulary words and interesting spelling patterns.
Note that black-and-white versions are not illustrated. Please choose to print the illustrated colored versions in gray-scale or ask children to draw their favorite foods on the blank versions.
Seven of these songs are “karaoke versions.” I’ve included ideas for creating student-generated songs and centers below.
***All music on this download represents a portion of my 38-song "Make Good Choices" CD-book set, available for $11.99 on my Miss Jenny's Edutunes TPT page.
***The full-color lyrics included in this download are sold separately from my "Make Good Choices" CD-book set. If you only want the full-color lyrics, please purchase the "Healthy Food Fun--Lyrics Only" version, also available on my "Miss Jenny's Edutunes" TPT page.
As always, my song titles let you know exactly what you'll be teaching about:
1. "My Healthy Food Plate:" This is a fun, fast-paced swing song that gets children excited about eating healthy food. Children learn the lyrics and prepare to create their own version in song 10.
2. "I Will Eat All My Vegetables:" This contemporary tune is a great way to introduce new vegetable names to your children. Children learn the lyrics and prepare to create their own version in song 11.
3. "Eat Some Fruit:" Children get excited about eating fruit to a cool reggae beat. They learn to "Make cookies out of an apple or a pear." In class, just cut up an apple or pear into thin slices to have "apple cookies" or "pear cookies." No sides necessary! Once children learn the tune, they're ready to create an original version in song 12.
4. "Drink Some Milk Today:" This predictable song teaches children that milk contains calcium, which makes our bones strong.
5. "Water Is So Wonderful:" We can't be healthy without water ... This predictable song teaches children about the BEST thing we all can drink!
6. "Breakfast Time:" This song was made to the tune of "Mulberry Bush." It's great for young children and second-language learners. They practice naming items they eat for breakfast, and use ideas for creating their own version in song 13.
7. "Lunch Time:" This song is similar to "Breakfast Time," and prepares children to create an original version in song 14.
8. "Dinner Time:" This song is similar to "Breakfast Time" and "Lunch Time," and prepares children to create an original version in song 15.
9. "May I Please Have a Carrot?" This simple song teaches children to ask for things politely. You can use it as a template for learning to ask for anything.
10-12. "My Healthy Food Plate," "I Will Eat All My Vegetables," & "Eat Some Fruit--" Karaoke Versions: In these versions, I sing the chorus, and the verses are now musical interludes. I recommend inserting simple, predictable lyrics that you can chant, like: "Mandy loves carrots. Aaron loves pears ..." For a center, write down the names of children in your class Add photos to sentence strips. Brainstorm your students’ favorite healthy foods. Draw the foods or encourage children to bring in photos. Children can match names and photos of students in the class with favorite foods to create unlimited original versions of these songs.
13-15. "Breakfast Time," "Lunch Time," "Dinner Time—" Karaoke Versions: In these tunes, I sing all parts except for the food names. Brainstorm your children’s choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They can insert their favorite foods into the song, and use these in a sentence strip center as well.
16. "May I Please Have a Carrot—" Karaoke Version: Children can practice asking for different foods politely. We also use this tune to ask to use the restroom in my class!
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