Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Favorites


Howdy
I'm slightly horrified by two things.  One - That tomorrow is the first day of October. Two - My Cosplay Halloween Party is in a month.  Enjoy these popular posts from September while I go quietly freak out. 


Meme Me

Preschool Storytime - Art/Colors

Preschool Storytime - Lego / Building Reboot


Preschool Storytime - Mice

Laura

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Quick Pic - Halloween Measurement Chart

Howdy
For Halloween I made a measurement chart of monsters and other  characters.  It goes from a 6'' tall pumpkin to James from Monsters Inc at 8' tall. The column also includes a black cat, Mike from Monsters Inc, a mummy, ghost, vampire, wolfman and Frankenstein's Monster.                                                                   



Laura





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

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Preschool Storytime - Art/Colors

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
Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Mix It Up by Hervé Tullet
Ain't gonna paint no more! by Karen Beaumont - I've seen people present this book with paint brushes so I decided we could pretend to paint on ourselves with the scarves. 


Songs
Put Your Fingers In the Air by Carole Peterson from Baloney
Dance Freeze Melt by Mr. Eric and Mr. Micheal from Rockin' Red
Shake With You by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael from Bouncy Blue

Felt Board
From The Education Center, Inc. www.themailboxcompanion.comAug/Sept 2004

Red is the color of apples in trees. 
Yellow is the color of bumblebees. 
Orange is the color of carrots in a line. 
Purple is the color of grapes on a vine. 
Blue is the color of a great big lake. 
Green is the color of a garden snake. 
Pink is the color of a little flower. 
Brown is the color of a sand castle tower. 
Black is the color of the sky at night. 
White is the color of the moon so bright. 
Take a moment to look around, 
There are so many colors to be found. 

Scarves
Wind, Oh Wind - King County Library System


wind  oh wind oh wind oh wind I say
what are you blowing away today?
Scarves scarves scarves I say

I’m blowing the scarves away today






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. 

We clap our hands like this
We clap out 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.


Filmstrip of Don Freeman's A Rainbow of My Own.

Parachute 
The parachute makes my kids really wild,;there is a lot of shrieking and shaking, but not a lot of listening.  I don't play any music like I do with my older kids.  Today we did opposites like Up/Down, Fast/Slow, Loud/Soft.  Then we put all the scarves in the parachute, shook them out and repeated over and over.  At the end we sat on the floor, raised the chute over our heads and waved goodbye to everyone followed by us staying seated to sing the goodbye song listed above. I really liked doing the chute at the end of the program and I think if I don't over plan we can definitely do this again. 


Laura

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Preschool Storytime - Lego / Building reboot

A remix of my original Lego/Construction program. 

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
Stanley the Builder by William Bee - This was great. The kids were engaged with the story and I plan to use the other Stanley books.


Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia - We made lots of noise using our egg shakers during this story.


Diggers Go by Steve Light - I love the fun noises in all the books in this series but the kids didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did.


Songs

Peter Hammers by Laura Johnson from Circle Time Songs and Games

I Can Shake My Shaker Egg by Mr. Eric and Mr. Micheal from Rockin' Red

Put Your Fingers In the Air by Carole Peterson from Baloney


Hello My Name is Joe by Peter and Ellen Allard from Sing It Say It Sway It vol 2


Dance Freeze Melt by Mr. Eric and Mr. Micheal from Rockin' Red


Felt Board

5 legos in a tower tall
I want to knock them over and make them fall
I'll clean up my toys one by one
let's count to see when I am done

4 legos in a tower tall
I want to knock it over and make them fall
I'll clean up my toys one by one
let's count to see when i am done

3 legos in a tower tall
I want to know it over and make them fall

I'll clean up my toys one by one
let's count to see when i am done

2 legos in a tower tall

I want to knock them over and make them fall
I'll clean up my toys one by one
let's count to see when i am done

1 lego in a tower tall

I want to knock it over and make it fall
I'll clean up my toys one by one

But there's nothing to count because we are all done.


Egg Shaker Rhyme
Shake Your Shaker (to the tune of London Bridge) from LibraryLand.

Shake your shaker in the air,
Shake it here, shake it there.
Shake your shaker in the air,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it high and shake it low,
Shake it yes, shake it no.
Shake it high and shake it low,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it up and shake it down,
Rub your shaker on the ground.
Shake it up and shake it down,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it near and shake it far,
Drive your shaker like a car.
Shake it near and shake it far,
Shake your shaker.

Shake it fast and shake it slow,
Shake it stop, shake it go.
Shake it fast and shake it slow,
Shake your shaker.


Action Rhyme
I’m a Builder Tune of “Frere Jacques” (Modified from the original by Jean Warren) From Preschool Express.

I’m a builder!
Hear me pound!
Hear my sound!
Tap- a tap, a tap-tap
Tap-a tap, a tap-tap
All day long!
All day long!


Tune Cube
This Little Piggy

I learned that after you toss the cube to find the rhyme for the day you have to pick up the cube or one of your kids will grab it and smash it to the floor repeatedly before you can get it back.


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. 

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.



At the end we played with Duplo blocks for about a half an hour. 

Laura