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Poems for Early Childhood

Ten Little Fruit Bits


Use this song during Nutrition Month or anytime. Prepare and place out in bowls assorted fruit salad ingredients. You might provide pineapple chunks, banana slices, melon balls, blueberries, apple chunks, strawberries, and any other fruits that are available. Give each child a paper cup. Encourage children to sing the song below as they place the appropriate number of fruit pieces into their cups to produce a healthful fruit salad. Adjust the wording to fit the fruit selection you have to offer. The song is sung to the tune of "Ten Little Indians."

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

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