Book 324: Eating the Alphabet

Photo of book cover EATING THE ALPHABET by Lois Ehlert Eating the Alphabet
by Lois Ehlert

It is a great time of the year to review healthy eating with the season of sweets just around the corner.  If remind children about vitamins, minerals, and eating right now the arguments might be less in December!  Lois Ehlert has a wonderfully illustrated and important book for children, Eating the Alphabet.  If we read this a few times just before the holiday baking, it might pay off!  It might even be a good reminder for us!

Thinking of the feasting ahead, I’ve written a little performance, THE ALPHABET FAMILY HAS A HEALTHY THANKSGIVING.  This would be something first or second grader could read.  There are 26 characters (A to Z) and one Grandma.  This begins with the discovery of an empty cornucopia!  Each letter helps by sharing one healthy food, and finally at the end the cornucopia is full.  Then Grandma rings the doorbell and has all the food she thought she was supposed to store at her house!  Oh, well, it is all healthy so it will be fine.  In this printable, I have suggested some songs by Strings, Keys, and Melodies that could be included.  There is a text only version at the very end of the PDF.  The illustrated version could be read as a story to introduce this to the children.  The pictures for the cornucopia are included, also.  I hope you have fun with this!  Carolyn

FREE Alphabet-Family-has-a-healthy-Thanksgiving printable performance, 51 pages

photo of some of the pages in the free Thanksgiving performance

free editable Word Doc, also, so teachers can type in the names of the cast members:

photo of word doc page for cast

About Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory, The Wise Owl Factory Book a Day Blog, and is web master for the Wise Owl Factory Teaching Friends blog She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and is a National Board Certified Teacher.
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4 Responses to Book 324: Eating the Alphabet

  1. Tonya says:

    What a great play! I love the emphasis on healthy eating during this time of sweets and parties! Thank you for writing it.

  2. Thank you, Tonya, I’m linking to your healthy song, alphabet song and some more in the PDF. Your songs inspired the play! Carolyn

  3. I LOVE this! Sharing everywhere. I bet I have a few teacher friends who could use this. I’m going to read it with the boys too. I think it’s so helpful for them to hear how healthy food helps their body.
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  4. Thank you, Book Blog Momma! Your post Making the Most of Read Aloud Time is wonderful and fits right in with book a day! I hope parents and teachers check it out. Carolyn