|My Yummy Breakfast Song||Breakfast #2|
|Description:||Students get moving and singing as they think of healthy breakfast items.|
|Objective:||Students will recognize the importance of eating a variety of foods for breakfast.|
|Materials:||An empty plastic (100%) juice container, to be used as a drum|
- Have the students stand in a large circle.
- Ask a few students for examples of their favorite, healthy breakfast foods. If a student names a food high in fat or added sugar, gently guide her or him to come up with a healthier choice.
- Say, "No matter how healthy a food is, it is important to eat more than just that one food. Even though you might love, love, love it, if you ate it all day long every day it wouldnít taste so good anymore. Thatís our bodies' way of saying that we need different kinds, or a variety, of foods to be healthy. Each food does something very special, and very different, for our bodies."
- Have the students form groups of 2-3 by quickly turning to the person next to them (while remaining in the circle formation).
- Each group should think of one healthy breakfast food or drink and then share it with the class.
- Teach them the following line, inserting the word "applesauce" into the blank: "Where, oh where, is my yummy breakfast (food or drink name)?" If possible, bang your "drum" to the beat.
- Have the class join you in singing the line. Make your way clockwise around the circle so each group or pair has a chance to insert their food or drink in the line.
- Then, have the class repeat the line with each groupís food or drink as that group jumps or dances all the way around the outside of the circle and back.
If a group names a food or drink high in fat or added sugar, gently guide them to think of a healthier choice.
Invite students to practice different types of jumps that you call out such as jumping high or low, jumping like certain animals, etc. You can also invite them to make noises that sound like their food (crunch, squish, etc.) as they jump.
Healthy ("Go") Breakfast Foods and Drinks:
- chicken sausage
- turkey sausage
- oatmeal with skim or low-fat milk and honey
- whole grain (brown) bread or toast
- cream of rice or wheat with water and honey
- skim or low-fat yogurt, cheese, and milk
- spinach omelets
- scrambled eggs
- berry whole wheat or buckwheat pancakes
- 100% orange juice
- whole-grain cereals like Cheerios and Wheaties
Less Healthy ("Slow") Breakfast Foods and Drinks:
- high-sugar cereals like Lucky Charms and Frosted Flakes
- pork sausage or bacon
- white bread or toast
- high-sugar fruit juices like Kool-Aid and Hawaiian Punch
- home fries (fried in oil or with butter)
- coffee cake
- white flour pancakes with syrup