This is a storytime around breakfast, something to which all preschoolers can relate! For a craft project, you can have each child string Cheerios cereal to make an edible necklace. This is a great craft for developing fine motor skills. Another project relating to breakfast is to make one of these simple Healthy Eating printables.
Carle, Eric. PANCAKES, PANCAKES! Jack makes pancakes from scratch, even grinding the wheat into flour.
DePaola, Tomie. PANCAKES FOR BREAKFAST. A little old woman gathers all the necessary ingredients for pancakes.
Derby, Sally. NO MUSH TODAY. A young African-American girl is tired of mush for breakfast, but a visit to grandma helps her adjust to the new baby at home which is really what is bothering her.
Florence, Tyler. TYLER MAKES PANCAKES! Written by a celebrity chef, a boy and his dog go to the market to obtain the ingredients for pancakes.
Johnston, Tony. MY ABUELITA. A boy describes his grandma’s morning routine, which includes a breakfast of huevos estrellados.
Luckhurst, Matt. PAUL BUNYAN AND BABE THE BLUE OX: THE GREAT PANCAKE ADVENTURE. Paul is paid in pancakes, until he realizes a more diverse diet would be better for both him and Babe.
Purmell, Ann. MAPLE SYRUP SEASON. Grandpa leads everyone in collecting sap and making maple syrup.
Rey, Margret. CURIOUS GEORGE MAKES PANCAKES. At the annual breakfast fundraiser for the children’s hospital, George tries to make pancakes.
Rosenberg, Liz. NOBODY. George’s imaginary friend Nobody helps him make pancakes for breakfast, creating a big mess.
Weston, Tamson. HAY, PANCAKES! A family rushes to get ready for the day, but sits down for a pancake breakfast.
Yaccarino, Dan. EVERY FRIDAY. A boy’s favorite day is Friday, when he and his Dad go to the local diner for breakfast.
This storytime was developed in conjunction with the 2013 Summer Reading Program, “Reading Is So Delicious,” which will be used by most libraries in California.