Ruth Wakefield’s Cookie
Words by CK Emanuel
Chant section is similar in rhythm to “Who Stole the Cookies From the Cookie Jar”
In the 1930s, at the Toll House Inn, a family restaurant in Massachusetts, Ruth Graves Wakefield was in the kitchen baking for lunch. Now just what dessert is she making?
What is Ruth mixing up in her mixing bowl?
Uh uh, not today, not in Ruth’s mixing bowl.
What is Ruth placing on her cookie pan?
Uh uh, not today, not on Ruth’s cookie pan.
What is Ruth putting in her hot oven now?
Uh uh, not today, not in Ruth’s hot oven.
What is Ruth taking out of the oven now?
Uh uh, not today, not from Ruth’s hot oven.
What is Ruth putting in her cookie jar?
Chocolate chip cookies?
Uh huh! That’s what Ruth was baking here!
The very first chocolate chip cookie!
Find her recipe on Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip bag.
Source: Bredeson, Carmen. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Queen: Ruth Wakefield and Her Yummy Invention. Enslow Elementary, an Imprint of Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2014.
2nd and 3rd verses written by CK Emanuel based on the traditional Irish potato counting song used for the first verse.
One potato, two potato,
three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato,
Seven potato, more!
Eight potato, nine potato
Ten potato, on a roll
Eleven, twelve, then thirteen
Fourteen potato– where’s a bowl?
Let’s mix and squish,
Mash first fast then slow.
Now fill your dish-
with the mash potato combo!
Read on for full images of props!
A Vegetable in Autumn
By CK Emanuel
I’ve grown, grown, grown,
START HANDS TOGETHER, SPREAD FARTHER AND FARTHER APART
Till I am fat, fat, fat,
Pick me, pluck me,
POINT TO GROUND AT IMAGINARY VEGETABLE
MAKE MOTION AS IF PULLING FROM PLANT
Cook me, eat me,
MAKE A CIRCLE WITH FIST AS IF USING A SPOON TO STIR A FRYING PAN.
BRING HANDS TO MOUTH AS IF EATING
Or I’ll rot, rot, rot!
DROP SHOULDERS, SLOUCH, AND MAKE A SAD FACE
Read on for the movements to change into action activity.
Text Traditional; Actions Traditional
Please porridge hot, please porridge cold,
Please porridge in the pot, nine days old;
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot, nine days old.