Specific Food

Beans, Beans, Beans

Baked beans,
Butter beans,
Big fat lima beans,
Long thin string beans-
Those are just a few.

Green beans,
Black beans,
Big fat kidney beans,
Red hot chili beans,
Jumping beans too.

Pea beans,
Pinto beans,
Don’t forget shelly beans.

Last of all,
Best of all,
I like jelly beans!


I do not like the way you slide,
I do not like your soft inside,
I do not like you many ways,
And I could do for many days,
Without a soft-boiled egg.

Mix a pancake,
Stir a pancake,
Pop it in the pan;
Fry a pancake,
Toss a pancake,
Catch it if you can!

Christina Rossetti

One potato, two potato,
Three potato, four;
I like mashed potato,
May I please have some more?

other verses:
         I like potato chips,
         I like roast potatoes,
         I like potato cakes,…

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes,
Piled up high,
Mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes,
Up to the sky.

Mashed potato clouds,
Mashed potato moon,
Scoop it all up with a giant spoon!

One, One Cinnamon Bun

One, one
Cinnamon bun

Two, two
Chicken stew

Three, three
Cakes and tea

Five, five
Honey in a hive

Seven, seven
Straight from heaven

Eight, eight
Clean our plate

Nine, nine
Look at mine

Ten, ten
Start over again!

Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Spread it thick,
Say it quick.
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Spread it thicker,
Say it quicker.
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Now repeat it,
While you eat it,
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Don’t talk
With your mouth full!

Mary Ann Hobermann

Hug Sandwich
(to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
Gather children in a circle with two children in the middle.

I’m the peanut butter,
(first child points to their chest)
I’m the jam,
(second child points to their chest)
We stick together
When we can.
(children hug each other)
Bread will gently squeeze us,
(outside circle of children gently hugs the two in the middle
Squish, squish, squish,
We make a yummy
Hug sandwich!


(to the tune of “Yankee Doodle”)

Peel an apple,
cut it up,
cook it in a pot.
When you taste it
you will find
it’s applesauce you’ve got.

Anna Banana

Anna Banana, jump into the stew:
Gravy and carrots are good for you.
Good for your teeth,
And your fingernails too,
So Anna Banana, jump into the stew!


Heaped in a mound;
Winds, winds around.

Slips, dips, and trips;
Slithers and drips;

Slurps, sloops, and droops;
Comes in groups;

Twists, turns, and bends;
Never ever ends!

Oodles of Noodles

I love noodles. Give me oodles.
Make a mound up to the sun.
Noodles are my favorite foodles.
I eat noodles by the ton.

Cooking Stone Soup

(to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)

We’re cooking stone soup,
We’re cooking stone soup,
Stir the pot,
It’s getting hot,
We’re cooking stone soup.

First, we add potatoes,
First, we add the potatoes,
Stir the pot,
It’s getting hot,
We’re cooking stone soup.

(continue with the rest of the ingredients,
ie: carrots, water, onions, etc.)