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Center City is home to an unusual grocery store in this song. Cathy's Country Cupboard only sells C-food -- that is, food that begins with the letter C.
With your child, make a list of food items that begin with the letter C. Collect labels, boxtops, and items in your home to create your own grocery store. Visit supermarkets and try to identify items that Cathy might sell. Include non-food items such as cards, cups and cleaners in your inventory. Rate various items as to their desirability, i.e. candy :), cauliflower : (
As a higher level activity, group the items by the various sounds of letter C (hard C, soft C, CH phonogram).
In a town named Center City
On a corner south of town
There's a grocery store
Named Cathy's Country Cupboard
And the owner has a policy
That might seem strange to you and me
The only food she sells
Is food that starts with letter C
She sells chicken, she sells cookies
She sells catsup, she sells cheese
She sells cracker jacks and corn dogs
Cauliflower and celery
Captain Crunch and Coco Crispies
Cashew nuts and caramel
There's no single food that starts with C
That Cathy doesn't sell
If you want to buy a pizza
Don't bother stopping by
You won't find it
'Cause it starts with letter P
And you won't find eggs or bacon
Or turkey, ham, or peas
'Cause Cathy only sells the type of food
That starts with C
She sells crispy cold cucumbers
She sells carrots by the bag
And the C-food that she sells
Includes fresh catfish, clams, and crab
If you're looking for some cabbage
Or a cantaloupe that's sweet
Come to Cathy's Country Cupboard
Where the food all starts with C
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Many thanks to Greg Whitfield for permission to publish his lyrics and lesson suggestions from AlphaSongs, a collection of 26 original songs, one for each letter in the alphabet.
Copyright © 1996 Greg Whitfield. All rights reserved.