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Food Related Books and Activities
(Originally produced in cooperation with the Summer Library Reading Program)


2014 Fizz Boom Legumes


Book: Eight Animals Bake a Cake
Author: Susan Middleton Elya
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile; First Impression edition (July 22, 2002)
Age Level: 4 and up
Eight animals - ocho animales - get together to make a cake. Everyone brings an important ingredient, and soon they will have a wonderful pastel. Perfect for non-Spanish speakers as well as Spanish speakers learning English.

Activity Supplies:
Doing the Activity: MyPlate Bakes a Cake
  1. As you read the story hold up a food picture or food replica, and place it in the bag or bowl.
  2. When you have finished reading the story choose a child to take 1 item out of the bag or bowl.
  3. Have them place the item on the MyPlate Poster.
    Eggs and pecans to Protein Foods Group
    Flour to Grains Food Group
    Cherries and pineapple to Fruits Food Group
    Milk to Dairy Foods Group
    Explain to children that salt, sugar and butter do not have a food group.


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