Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Preschool Storytime - Thankful Thanksgiving and Food

Opening
Sandwich play set-up

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
Mmm... Let's Eat by Libby Koponen

Thank You Bear by Greg Foley
Snack Time for Confetti by Kali Stileman

Songs
Turkey Hop by Carole Peterson from H.U.M.
Apple Tree by Carole Peterson from H.U.M.
Hot Potato by the Wiggles from Yummy Yummy

Little Red Box - Dr. Jean Sings Silly Songs
This song was so short that even though I had it on cd we just sang along together. To my surprise several of the children knew the tune already. The song was so well liked that we continued to sing it while adding other things we loved like our siblings and pets, also chickens. :)

I wish I had a little red box
To put my mommy in.
I'd take her out and go,
Kiss, kiss, kiss, (Kiss in air.)
And put her back again.

Daddy: Hug, hug, hug. (Hug self.)
Good Friends: "How do you do?" (Shake hands).


Drums
Aikendrum by Raffi from Singable Songs for the Very Young
We're Walking to the Drum by Kathy Reid-Naiman from I Love to Hear the Sounds





Beanbags
Please Pass the Peas by Carole Peterson from H.U.M.

Please please please pass the peas!
Thank you, thank you, thank you very much
You're welcome welcome welcome welcome welcome
Good manners are a very nice touch!


Felt Board
Stone Soup retold by Heather Forest


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


Crafts
We made sandwiches for each other using Mailbox Magazines Food Group template. 

Laura

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Reindeers are Better Than People Felt Board

Howdy
I admit I have never seen the movie Frozen.  But we are doing a Frozen Family Storytime so I got to learn all about it.  Guess who my favorite character is?  Sven, the reindeer of course. Here is a felt board story I wrote about Sven that was inspired by Kristoff's song Reindeers are Better Than People.  For your felt board you will need Sven, a Olaf's carrot nose, Anna's hair ribbon, Elsa's glove and Kristoff's boot.

Reindeers Are Better Than People

Everyone in Arendelle was busy getting ready for winter. Sven had finished gathering food and now he was bored.  He went to see if anyone would play with him but all his friends were too busy. Sven went outside to play by himself when a strong wind began to blow. Suddenly an orange carrot landed in Sven’s antlers. And there it stuck. Ouch he yelped. He shook his head hoping it would fall off but no, the carrot was still there. Oh Dear. How could he go back home looking so silly with a carrot caught in his antlers?
Sven kept walking when a gust of wind blew a ribbon into his antlers. And there it stuck.  Ouch he yelped. Sven jumped up and down trying to shake out the ribbon and the carrot but they were still there.  Oh Dear. How could he go back home looking so silly with a ribbon and carrot caught in his antlers?
Sven kept walking when a gust of wind blew a glove into his antlers. And there it stuck.  Ouch he yelped. Sven ran in a circle trying to shake out the glove, ribbon and the carrot but they were still there.  Oh Dear. How could he go back home looking so silly with a glove and a ribbon and carrot caught in his antlers?
Sven kept walking when a gust of wind blew a boot into his antlers. And there it stuck.  Ouch he yelped. Sven rubbed his antlers on a tree trying to shake out the boot, glove, ribbon and the carrot but they were still there.  Oh Dear. How could he go back home looking so silly with a boot, and a glove and a ribbon and carrot caught in his antlers? 
Finally Sven decided that he needed help.  He went back to Arendelle where he met Olaf.  Ohh you brought my nose, thank you Sven.  Together they walked on until they met Anna. Ohh you bought my hair ribbon, thank you Sven.  Together they walked on until they met Elsa.  Ooh you brought my glove, thank you Sven.  The four friends walked until they met Hans who exclaimed oh you brought my boot.  Really Reindeers are better than people.

The end
 

Laura



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Preschool Storytime - Silly



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
Warning: Do Not Open This Book! by Adam Lehrhaupt
Tickle Monster by Édouard Manceau


Songs
Dance Freeze Melt by Mr. Eric and Mr. Micheal from Rockin' Red
Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi from More Singable Songs
Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill from The Sneezing Song and Other Contiguous Tunes

Ravioli (Tune: Alouette) - From Storytime Hooligans Clothing Storytime which references the King County Library System.

Ravioli, ravioli,
Ravioli, that’s the stuff for me.

Do you have it on your sleeve?
Yes, I have it on my sleeve.

On your sleeve?
On my sleeve.

Ra-vi-o-li…

(repeat with other body parts or articles of clothing, e.g. Do you have it on your chin? Do you have it in your shoes? etc.)

Felt Board

Stop, Slow, Go and Jump.
I call this Stop, Slow, Go and Jump Around.  I explain what red, yellow and green mean. Then we try not clapping, soft clapping and loud clapping.  Next I add the blue circle.  In the picture it looks green too but in real life its true blue. Blue means jump or whatever silliness you choose. We played this with toe tapping, need slapping and head patting.  

Scarves
Borrowed from Scarf Songs and Rhymes for Storytime on Jbrary.


One Bright scarf - (adapted from 10 Little Fingers at Storytime Rocks)


One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high (wiggle scarf above head)
Wiggle it low (wiggle scarf by knees)
Shake it fast (wiggle scarf quickly)
Shake it slow (wiggle scarf slowly)
Put it behind your back
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands)

Jack in the box sits so still
Will he come out
Yes he will

Closing
We Clap Our Hands Like This - tune farmer in the dell. Borrowed from Opening/Closing Songson 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


Parachute

Noble Duke of York by John English from 3, 2,1 Let's Have Some Fun

I'm Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor by Shel Silverstein

I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I'm being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don't like it very much!


Oh no, oh no, he swallowed my toe,
he swallowed my toe


Oh gee, oh gee, he's up to my knee,
he's up to my knee


Oh fiddle, oh fiddle, he's reached my middle,
he's reached my middle


Oh bleck, oh bleck, he's up to my neck,
he's up to my neck


Oh dread, oh dread, he swallowed my.... schlirppp!


Laura



Thursday, November 5, 2015

Preschool Storytime - Forest

Inspired by Into the Woods by Sunflower Storytime. 

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
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
Let's Play in the Forest by Claudia Rueda
Froodle by Antoinette Portis



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

Rhymes
One Little Bunny Chant
Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael for Outrageous Orange

I like to do this song all year round so when its not snowing I sing ' one little bunny hopping to and fro.' I also pretend it takes 5 bunnies for it to be a party.

One little bunny hopping in the snow
Along came another, and he said, “Hello!”
Hop hop hop and away they go.How many bunnies? Do you know?... TWO!

Two little bunnies hopping in the snowAlong came another, and he said, “Hello!”
Hop hop hop and away they go.How many bunnies? Do you know?... THREE!

Three little bunnies hopping in the snow Along came another, and he said, “Hello!”
Hop hop hop and away they go.How many bunnies? Do you know?... FOUR!

Four little bunnies hopping in the snow Along came another, and he said, “Hello!”

Hop hop hop and away they go.How many bunnies? Do you know?... FIVE!

It’s a bunny party!

Windy Day by Carole Peterson from HUM
There was a man in our town
Went for a walk one day
The wind, it blew so very hard
It turned him the other way!


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.

Felt Board
Mushroom in the Rain
by Mirra Ginsburg
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

Craft
For our craft we traced the kids hands on paper and then used different colors of washable ink pads to make leaves on the trees. Be sure to have towelettes or a sink nearby so the kids don't leave fingerprints all over the place. 

Laura