Come to the Table

Art Beyond Sight
INDEPENDENT LIVING AND SOCIAL SKILLS THROUGH THE ARTS A MODEL PROJECT
 Activity Plan


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COME TO THE TABLE  
© Brian Muni and Art Beyond Sight

Come to the table
Let’s have a meal
Come to the table
See how it feels

Come to the table
Let’s have some fun
Come to the table
We’ll see how it’s done

Like how you hold a fork
Cut with a knife
Stir with a spoon
Have the time of your life
Sit up real tall
As you sip your tea
And be all you dream you can be

Come to the table
Let’s have a meal
Come to the table
See how it feels


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GET A GRIP
© Brian Muni and Art Beyond Sight

Get a grip
Get a grip on your life
Get a grip
On your fork, spoon and knife
You’ll be a winner
When you sit down to dinner
If you follow these few steps
You’ll be dining with the best

(SPOKEN)

When cutting your food, use your pointer fingers to push down on the top of your knife and on the back of your fork. Once you’ve made a cut, put your knife down on the plate’s edge.  Then, move your fork to the other hand, turning the fork up, and enjoy!  But, please, no smacking lips!

Chorus

When eating soup, try tilting the bowl towards the center of the table.  Just a little.  Fill the spoon almost full, moving the spoon away from you, before bringing it back towards your mouth…And, please, no slurping!

Chorus

And by the way, drinking with straws can be so much fun. But can we not blow bubbles when we’re done??!!


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TALKIN’ WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL
© Brian Muni and Art Beyond Sight

Talkin’ with your mouth full
Bound to make a mess
Slurping soup, smacking lips
Who’s that gonna impress?

But, oh, now that’s polite
Napkin’s on your lap
Knife and spoon’s on your right
“Pass the butter please”
Oh, I think I’m gonna sneeze!
What should I do? Use my sleeve?
Or the napkin on my knees?  Mmmm…

Talkin’ with your mouth full
Won’t impress your mom
Score points with your teachers
Or people on the job
But if you try something new
With an open mind and attitude
People may soon be inviting you
To share their food  (And that’s a good thing…Yum!)

Talkin’ with your mouth full
Hashavayammmmamy
Talkin’ with your mouth full
And then I saw shumahshumah shooby
Talkin’ with your mouth full
Delicious food! Can I have so more please
Talkin’ with your mouth full
May I have some more please?


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SHARE A MEAL
© Brian Muni and Art Beyond Sight

Some people have more than enough
Food on the table and plenty of stuff
While others scrape to get by
Can’t seem to keep up
No matter how they try

But if you can
Share a meal
Oh, if you can
Share a meal
Make room
At your table
If you are able
If you can
Share a meal

Some people seem so intact
Cool on the outside but inside they’re wack!
Not likely to ask for or say what they need
But if you call them up, you may get a chance to see

Oh, if you can
Share a meal
If you can
Share a meal
Make room for another
Your sister or brother
If you can
Share a meal


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