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Let's Read: Bread, Bread, Bread (Spanish Version)

by Ann Morris

The handout and discussion questions are in Spanish. Instructions are in English.


  • Children will see the variety of breads available.
  • Children will learn how bread is made.
  • Children will know different foods which contain bread.
  • Parents will be able to observe methods of reading to children.

Note: While the book, Bread, Bread, Bread, is for children one to five, the activities in the lesson will work best with two to five year olds.


bread bullet Book: Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris, A Mulberry Paperback Book, New York, New York, 1989. Big Book, $18.95. The paperback is $4.95.

bread bullet Let's Read at Home! sheet for parents.


Making a sandwich: Whole wheat bread, American cheese slices, (mayonnaise), paper plates. Soap, water, paper towels or prepackaged hand wipes.

Sampling breads: Pick out 3 or 4 breads like pita bread, tortillas, slices of bread, hamburger buns, pretzels, crackers or local breads eaten in your area from the grocery store. Paper plates or paper towels, soap, water or prepackage hand wipes.

Using Pictures: Pictures of breads cut from magazines, magnetic board, metallic strips, scotch tape.

Making Dough: White flour, cream of tartar, salt, water, vegetable oil. Stove, pan, spoon, wax paper, large plastic bag or container, large bowl.


Contact your local library. Find out if Bread, Bread, Bread by Ann Morris is available. If it is not, get a list of books on nutrition for children from one to five years of age. You may want to put a copy of the book in your WIC lending library for clients to use.

TEACHING TIP: As you read the book to one and two year olds, they can participate by pointing to the pictures and the different things in them. Older children can answer questions and talk about the book.


1. Show the children the cover of the book. Tell them the names of the author and the photographer. Ask them questions like:

  • ¿De qué cree usted que se trate el libro?
  • ¿Le gusta el pan?
  • ¿A quién conoce usted que come pan?

2. As you read the book to children ask them questions like:

  • ¿Qué forma tiene el pan que usted come?
  • ¿Viene en paquete el pan que usted come?
  • ¿Es tostado su pan?
  • ¿Cuándo come usted pan?
  • ¿Qué pone usted en su pan?
  • ¿Por qué una pizza es pan?
  • ¿Dónde pone usted el pan en su casa?
  • ¿Conoce usted a alguien que hace pan?
  • ¿Dónde compra el pan?
  • ¿Quién hace el pan en la tienda?
  • ¿Ha comido usted pan con otras gentes?
  • ¿A quién más conoce usted que coma pan?
  • ¿Qué ponen ellos en su pan?

Let the children bring up topics and ask questions as you read.

3. Activities to do in class:

Pick one of these to do with the children in addition to reading the book.

Making a Sandwich: Let each child make a cheese sandwich using whole wheat bread and cheese. If you have refrigeration in the clinic, you could use mayonnaise on the bread.

Have the children wash their hands or clean them with a prepackaged hand wipe before starting to make their sandwich. Parents can help if their hands are clean, too!

Discussion with older children could include topics such as how the sandwich they made is like what they saw in Bread, Bread, Bread.

Sampling Breads: Buy different types of bread at the grocery store and taste them in class. Make sure that the children's hands are clean before they eat.

Making Dough: Mix up this recipe at home:

Kid's Dough

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • ¼ cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Mix dry ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Add remaining ingredients. Cook on medium heat on the stove top. Stir frequently. After 3-5 minutes there will be a ball in the bottom of the pan. Put it onto a floured piece of waxed paper and knead. To store and to transport it to clinic, put it into a plastic container or a large plastic bag.

Use a large bowl in clinic to show the kids what the dough looks like. Let them touch it and play with it. Compare what you have to the pictures of the woman baking bread in the book. This is a good chance to ask the children about where their bread comes from. Ask them who they think makes the bread they eat, or ask them who made the bread in the pictures in the book.

Using Pictures: Cut out pictures of bread and let the children put the ones they eat on the magnetic boards. As they put the pictures up they could tell when they eat the bread and where it comes from.

4. Activities to do at home:

Give the parents the Let's Read at Home! sheet which is attached. Here is a further explanation of the sheet so that you can discuss it with the parents:

"1. Lea el libro otra vez. Pídalo prestado de su biblioteca local y pase un tiempo viéndolo y hablando sobre él con su hijo(a)."

Todos los padres, sin importar su nivel literario deberían ser animados a leer el libro otra vez con su hijo(a). Esto ayuda a fomentar la lectura en su hijo(a) para cuando sea mas grande.

"2. Deje que su hijo(a) le ayude a comprar el pan en la tienda y ponerlo sobre la mesa para que la familia coma. Hable sobre el libro mientras usted está de compras y mientras usted está en casa."

Pan, Pan, Pan (Bread, Bread, Bread) se refiere a la compra de pan. Cada niño estará haciendo algo similar acerca de lo que están leyendo en el libro. El pan es también el bloque de construcción básico de la pirámide de los alimentos.

"3. Haga que su hijo(a) ayude a tostar el pan para un sandwich. Los niños mayores también pueden ayudar a preparar el sandwich y ponerlo en la mesa. Pregúntele a su hijo si cualquier pan fue tostado en Bread, Bread, Bread (Pan, Pan, Pan)."

Tostando el pan era otra actividad mencionada en el libro. Aún los niños más pequeños pueden empujar la manivela para tostar el pan o ayudar a sacar el pan del tostador. Los niños mayores pueden ayudar con más de la preparación de un sandwich.

"4. Haga panquecillos demezclas preparadas o use la receta del Pan de Calabaza a la vuelta de la hoja. Deje que su hijo(a) le ayude tanto como su habilidad se lo permita. Vea el dibujo de la mujer metiendo el pan en el horno en Bread, Bread, Bread (Pan, Pan, Pan) y hable sobre él."

Ayudando en la preparación de los alimentos enseñará a los niños como se hacen los panes. Esto puede animar también a los niños que son difícil de complacer.

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Last updated July 17, 2013