August 18, 2022

Snacks Week Morning Poetry (8-18-2022)

by Chompers

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Today's snack poems will teach you how to RHYME! Can you fill in the blanks?

Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Good morning, it's time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. 

Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, and brush all the way to the molars in the back. 

>> Kids: 3, 2, 1 brush!

It’s Snack Week, and today we’re playing with POETRY! Poems are like stories but they sound different. If you’re making a poem, you think really hard about the words you use -- how they sound, how they work together, and what they mean.  

The words in a poem often RHYME.  What does rhyme mean? It’s when two words have parts that sound the same.

For example, Cat rhymes with Hat. That’s because Cat and Hat both end in the /-at/ sound.

Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth, but don't brush too hard.

So Let’s practice rhyming!  

I’ll read you a poem about SNACKS, and you have to guess what the last word is -- it’s going to be a word that RHYMES.  When you hear this sound (SFX) make your guess!

Here we go!

When you’re feeling thirsty

And soda is no use

Grab a straw and poke a hole

In a box of (SFX) ______

>> GROUP: Juice!

>> Rachel: Yeah, juice rhymes with use. Juice is the word the fits the poem!

Switch to the bottom of your mouth, and brush your front teeth too!

Let’s try another one. Remember, when you hear this sound (SFX) finish the poem with a word that rhymes.

I’m walking on an outdoor hike

When my hunger needs a fix

So I eat this bag of fruit and nuts

A snack we call trail (SFX)  ______

>> GROUP: Mix.

>> Rachel: Right. Trail mix!

Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and keep brushing!

See! Fix and mix rhyme!  Have you ever had trail mix?  Trail mix normally has dried fruits like mango and cranberries, nuts like almonds and walnuts, and granola -- which is a lot like cereal.  It’s great for a hike because it doesn’t have to be refrigerated and gives your body a lot of energy!

That's it for Chompers today, but come back tonight for more poems. Until then, 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!!