Babies Walkers to 2 2s to 3s 3s to 4s

Overview and benefit

Children sing a song about a different foods. They explore the food in the song through props or pictures to learn more about them. Traditional songs are very familiar to young children and by using those we can teach them more detail about different types of food.

Equipment Required

  • Props for songs (optional)


  • Up to six weeks

How it works

This activity is about singing one of the many songs in our repertoire that is about foods. Whichever song is chosen, try to bring the song to life more by introducing it and explaining what it is going to be about. Perhaps draw out of your discover box toy versions of what you are going to sing about (e.g. food sausages, cakes, some plastic saucepans or plates etc) and show them whilst singing. At the end you could talk about the props, asking what they like to eat, or where you might find them.

What to do in the class

At the end you could talk about the props, asking who likes to eat these!

  • Five fat sausages
  • Jelly on a Plate
  • Pat a Cake
  • Five currant buns
  • Topic Time Bake a Cake

Adaptation for older/younger children

See choreography notes

Training Videos

Five Fat Sausage-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Jelly On A Plate-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Pat A Cake-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Five Current Buns-1 from MAD Academy on Vimeo.

Let’s all bake a Cake

What to do in a nursery setting

See choreography notes