Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Spring

The good news is my storytime is getting bigger; 30 kids today.  The bad news is we do less because passing out scarves and other activies just take longer. 

Hello Everybody, Yes Indeed by Carole Peterson from H.U.M.
Hello to your toes yes indeed yes indeed yes indeed
Hello to your toes yes indeed my darling

Knees – shoulders - friends


Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson
Red Rubber Boot Day by Mary Lyn Ray
Rainy Day by Patricia Lakin


Leaky Umbrella by Jim Gill for The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes
Shake Your Scarves by by Johnette Downing from The Second Line - Scarf Activity Songs
I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup by Laurie Berkner from Victor Vito

Felt Board

Five Little Rain Drops

Five Little Raindrops
Five little raindrops (hold up five fingers)
Dancing on the walk (dance hand up and down)
Pitter patter, pitter patter,
that’s the way they talk. (pat legs)
Out comes the yellow sun, shining in the sky (raise arms up like the sun)
And away goes one raindrop (hold up one finger)
Bye, bye, bye! (wave goodbye)


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

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.

Rainy-Day Watercolors
Today's craft was Rainy-Day Watercolors from Mailbox Magazine. I printed a spring themed coloring sheet which the kids filled in with watercolor markers. Then they dipped  paintbrushes in water and painted the marker on the coloring pages.  The result was really pretty. I tested all my washable markers and found that nearly all of them bleed when you add water. The only downside was some children worked at their papers until they made a hole.   I would recommend table clothes and maybe cardstock next time. 



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