Sing a Song
I'm Getting Hungry
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Time for lunch, time for lunch,
Let's get ready, let's get ready.
I'm getting hungry, I'm getting hungry.
How about you? How about you?
Wash your hands, wash your hands,
Before we eat, before we eat.
We should have clean hands, we should have clean hands.
When we eat, when we eat.
Draw a picture of a “lunchbox” (a simple box with a handle) and have your child “make” their own lunch by finding pictures of things they would like to eat, cut out from magazines or printed off the internet. You can also make a simple felt board with a large piece of cardboard, wrapped in felt fabric. Cut out felt shapes to look like fruits and vegetables or stick a piece of Velcro behind a picture to adhere it to the feltboard.
Read a Book
Here are some book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.
- See what we eat: a first book of healthy eating by Scott Ritchie
- How did that get in my lunchbox?: the story of food by Chris Butterworth; illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti
- Lunch by Denise Fleming
See the January Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!