Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jelly Bean Stew

I love jelly beans and get quite excited at this time of year when I can chant this poem at school.
Do you know the Jelly Bean Stew poem?  Here it is...

Jelly bean stew, jelly bean stew
Red and yellow and purple ones too.
Orange and pink and black and green
It's the prettiest stew I've ever seen.

It's not just because I like to eat jelly beans but it's another fun way to talk about colours.

Today I set up an "invitation-to-play" around the poem.

Driftwood, stones and sticks to build the fire.  Tissue paper for the flames.  An old pot, wooden spoons and little bowls.  And plastic jelly beans that I found several years ago.
It didn't take long for the cooking to begin.
Or serving it and sharing with others around the fire.
And it was really fun to stir and stir and stir.  It made a lot of noise.