Yesterday I introduced the book “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” with our Cooking in the classroom post. Today I am sharing a little bit more about this book along with our fruit salad graph and then stick around to the end of the post to see how you can win your own copy of this book…
“End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” by Eluka Moore is the first book in a new series called the “Kitchen Club Kids.” Their website states that “Kitchen Club Kids adventures are a rhymey-good-timey story and recipe rolled into one,” and I would have to agree! The “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” book is a simple rhyming story that explores fruit, colors, and numbers, making it the perfect addition to any preschool or home library…
The books starts off with a little girl pondering what comes at the end of a rainbow. She believes that it is a big, beautiful bowl of colorful fruit salad. The little girl and her brother (aka the Kitchen Club Kids) then proceed to show us how to make that big, beautiful bowl of fruit salad that she envisions. The book is wonderful in that it explores 10 different types of fruits, some of which our children weren’t even familiar with, like papaya…
After reading our story, we then brought out our flannel board graph to chart our own favorite fruits…
We used black masking tape to create seven different columns on our flannel board graph. We cut out various fruit, that our preschool children were familiar with, to include on our chart. We had a column for apples, bananas, berries, grapes, and so on. Each child was given a piece of felt with his or her name on it. The children then took turns coming up to the graph and deciding which fruit they liked the best…
When all of the children had chosen their favorite fruit and put their name in that column, we sat back and observed our graph. Graphs are an excellent way to begin introducing the concepts of more and less, greater and fewer. We worked on counting which column had the most names, making it the most popular fruit in our classroom. And we took note of the empty columns, or the least favorite fruit of our class…
Our fruit graph was such a fun and easy way to incorporate math into our morning. And it was a great way to extend all of the wonderful concepts that were introduced in the book “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad.”
Enter to Win
If you would like to receive updates on the new books in this series, then I would invite you to “Like” the Kitchen Club Kids Facebook page. If you would like to enter to win a copy of the “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad,” simply follow the giveaway instructions below:
To enter the giveaway:
- Visit the Kitchen Club Kids website then come back here to this post and leave a comment below telling me something you found that was of interest or new to you on their website.
- Be sure to leave a correct and current e-mail address when you comment so that I can notify you if you win.
- This giveaway will be closed on Thursday, November 21, 2013 by 10:00pm EST.
- The winner of the giveaway will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail. I will then forward the winner’s name and email onto B + B Publishing, the publishers of “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad.”
- If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
- B + B Publishing will contact the winner to arrange delivery of “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” children’s book.
- This giveaway is open only to those who live in the U.S.
- ONE winner will be chosen from the comments section below by Random Generator.
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Good luck and thank you for your participation!
Disclosure: I received “End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad” to review and provide this giveaway. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are 100% my own.
This book is also available on Amazon!