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Salad That Sings


Let children sing as they prepare this healthful salad:

  • Prepare and place in bowls apple chunks, banana slices, melon balls, blueberries, raspberries, and any other fruits you wish.
  • Give each child a paper cup.
  • Encourage children to sing the song below as they place the various fruits into their cups.
    Sing the tune of "Ten Little Indians."

    "One little,
    Two little,
    Three little
    Apple chunks.
    Four little,
    Five little,
    Six little
    Melon balls.
    Seven little,
    Eight little,
    Nine little
    Banana slices.
    Ten little

    Notes about working with food

    • Encourage children to do as much of the work as possible. Remember, it builds self-esteem and teaches cooking skills.
    • Be sure children wash their hands before handling food.
    • Be certain that you are aware of any allergies to foods that students might have.


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