Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Preschool Storytime - Mice

Opening
Sit Down, Stand Up Song by Rick Goldin
Everybody stand up
Everybody sit down
Now stand up again
And turn around
Keep standing up
But not for long

Cause this is the sit down stand up sit down stand up sit down song

Books
What will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood
Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley.




Songs
Put Your Fingers In the Air by Carole Peterson from Baloney
Dance Freeze Melt by Mr. Eric and Mr. Micheal from Rockin' Red

The Bean Bag by Hap Palmer from Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet? - Songs For Learning Through Music and Movement 1

Little Mouse, Little Mouse


Felt Board
Little Mouse, Little Mouse from the Fall Leaves Storytime by Sunflower Storytime. You can use the PDF printable or use the idea to make your own felt board.

Hide the little mouse under one of the colored houses on the flannel board. 
 Then say, "Little mouse, little mouse. Are you in the . . . what color? …Red house?” Repeat until you find the little mouse.

Bean Bags
“Silly Hat Song” (Tune: This Old Man) 
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime , same as the song below it is intended for use with something other than a beanbag but it works great regardless. 

On my head, I wear my hat. It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
[Repeat using foot, elbow and knee.]


Puppet On Your Heart
From JBrary, you can watch the full video of the song. I changed the lyrics to beanbags and it went very well. 


Put your puppet on your heart, On your heart.
Put your puppet on your heart,On your heart.
Put your puppet on your heart,What a lovely way to start!
Put your puppet on your heart,On your heart.
Put your puppet on your knee…
You’ll both be filled with glee…
Put your puppet on your toes…
Now move it to your nose…
Put your puppet on your head…
Put your puppet straight to bed…
Give your puppet a big hug…
Make it snug as a bug in a rug



Closing 
We Clap Our Hands Like This - tune farmer in the dell
Borrowed from Opening/Closing Songs on Storytime Katie who borrowed it from Rhymes for Toddlers on Sunflower Storytime. 
Mouse Shapes

We clap our hands like this
We clap our hands like this
We clap our hands with all of our friends
We clap our hands like this.

We blow a kiss like this
We blow a kiss like this
We blow a kiss with all of our friends
We blow a kiss like this.

We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye with all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.


Craft
I copied the Mouse Paint Shape Craft from Teachers Pay Teachers. I have a lot of scrap paper so I just cut a lot of the shapes ahead of time and then the kids could pick whatever colors they wanted to create their mouse.  Once the mouse was glued to the paper, we drew mouse houses and things that the mice would like to eat. 



Laura

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