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Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom

Songs and Poems

We're Out Of Paint, So

by Shel Silverstein

Let's paint a picture with our food. For red we'll squeeze these cherries. For purple let's splash grape juice on. For blue we'll use blueberries. For black just use some licorice. For brown pour on some gravy. For yellow you can dip your brush In the egg yolk you just gave me. We'll sign our names in applesauce And title it "Our Luncheon," And hang it up for everyone To stop…and see…and munch on.

Discussion and Activities
  1. Divide the class into six groups to brainstorm lists of foods, one for each of the colors mentioned in the poem - red,purple, blue, black, brown and yellow.
  2. Younger students pay draw pictures.
  3. As a class review the lists and circle the foods that are good for their bodies.