Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Animal Sounds

Opening
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

Books

Little Rabbit Who Liked to Moo by Jonathan Allen

Have You Got My Purr by Judy West
Do Cows Meow? by Salina Yoon


Songs
Goin' To Kentucky by Carole Peterson from Baloney
I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup by Laurie Berkner from Victor Vito

Froggy Hop - from Brilliant Beanbags by Storytime Stuff

(to the tune of “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush”)

For baby and toddler storytimes: Give a bean bag to each caregiver and have them hop it on the baby’s toes, knees, etc. as described in the rhyme.

For older children: Follow the directions below to make this a balancing activity.

Froggy’s hopping on my toes, on my toes, on my toes (balance bean bag on toes)
Froggy’s hopping on my toes –
RIBBIT! (move bean bag to knee)

Froggy’s hopping on my knee…
Froggy’s hopping on my tummy…
Froggy’s hopping on my shoulder…
Froggy’s hopping on my head

RIBBIT! (make bean bag jump to floor)


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.


Parachute 
All Around the Circle by Peter and Ellen Allard for Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol 1
Can You Leap Like a Frog by Greg and Steve for Kids In Action

I just changed out the word to parachute and had the kids do opposites, plus right and left.

Bread and butter
Marmalade and Jam
Let's tap our sticks as quiet as we can

...loud as we can
...slow as we can
...fast as we can
...high as we can
...low as we can
...nice as we can

Popcorn Song (tune of Frere Jacques, so sing each line twice) from Jbrary
Popcorn Kernels (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot (make their scarves 'disappear' by bunching them up in their fists)
Shake them shake them shake them (shake)
'til they POP (Toss scarves up into the air)

Craft

Today's craft was a animal sound spinner.  You print the top circle with the animal sounds and the bottom circle with the animals.  After you color both circles however you like, just pin the two together with a brad or brass fanstner. Click the link to download this craft printable. 





Laura
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Feelings

Opening
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


Books


Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney.
Hoot and Holler by Alan Brown
Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard.

Folder Story - The Surprise Party


Songs
Goin' To Kentucky by Carole Peterson from Baloney
I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup by Laurie Berkner from Victor Vito


Egg Shakers


if you’re happy and you know it give a shake
if you’re happy and you know it give a shake
if you’re happy and you know it give a shake
if you’re happy you know it and you really want to show it
if you’re happy and you it give a shake

clap – tap



everyone can shake shakeshake
everyone can shake shake shake
everyone can shake shake shake shake
and now let’s make a stop

tap – clap – wave 

Drums
We’re Walking to the Drum by Kathy Reid-Naiman from I Love to Hear the Sounds

We’re walking we’re walking 
we’re walking to the drum
we’re walking we’re walking 
we’re walking now we’re done

Tip toeing
Stomping
Running




I Have a Little Hammer by Kathy Reid-Naiman from I Love to Hear the Sounds

I have a little hammer and I tap tap tap 
Tap tap tap tap this way
I have a little hammer and I tap tap tap 
Tap tap tap all day. 

I have two hammers and I tap tap tap 
Tap tap tap tap this way 
I have two hammers and I tap tap tap 
Tap tap tap all day. 

Three and four



Closing
We Clap Our Hands Like This - tune farmer in the dell. Borrowed from Opening/Closing Songs onStorytime 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 - I Like Me by Nancy Carlson

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Winter

Opening 
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



Books
Snowzilla by Janet Lawler
Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman

Snow Day! by Patricia Lakin

Songs
I’m a Little Snowman by Carole Peterson 
from H.U.M.
Snowflake Snowflake by Carole Peterson from H.U.M.(scarves)
Ring Those Bells 
by Carole Peterson from H.U.M. (bells)
Mr Eric's Jumping Song Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael for Outrageous Orange


Hibernation Song from King County Library System.

The weathers getting cold, so bundle up, bundle up, , bundle up
The weathers getting cold so bundle up, winters coming soon

  • The bears in the cave they sleep all day
  • The squirrels in the trees gather all the nuts
  • The frogs and the toads hop deep in the mud
  • The ducks and the geese they fly down south
  • The people in the town wear hats and gloves


Bells

Bread and Butter Storytime Chant from Jbrary's Just Add Rhythm Sticks
I edited the lyrics slightly to work with my hand bells.

Bread and butter
Marmalade and Jam
Let's tap our sticks as quiet as we can

...loud as we can
...slow as we can
...fast as we can
...high as we can
...low as we can
...nice as we can


Scarves
Popcorn Song (tune of Frere Jacques, so sing each line twice) from Jbrary

Popcorn Kernels (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot (make their scarves 'disappear' by bunching them up in their fists)
Shake them shake them shake them (shake)
'til they POP (Toss scarves up into the air)


Five Little Snowmen

Flannel Board

The snowman pattern is from Button Snowman.
Five little snowmen riding on the sled
One fell off and bumped his head
I called Frosty and Frosty said
"No more snowmen, riding on that sled!"
Four little snowmen... etc
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.

Penguin Craft

Craft 
Our craft was this penguin in his igloo from Mailbox Magazine. Its a great way to use up scrap paper.

Laura

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Folder Story - The Surprise Party

Using the Feeling Faces from Sunflower Storytime, I made up a folder story for my Feeling Storytime.  As you tell the story, have the children help you make up a name for the child in the story.  They can make up an age for them too.  Let the children try to guess each time what emotion their new friend is feeling as you tell the story. 

The Surprise Party
Let me tell you about my friend (make up name). They woke up on their birthday and they were turning (make up age). They felt so ….happy.
Being (age) sounded like a lot fun. They hoped all their friends came to wish them happy birthday. But after awhile nobody came to the house and no one brought presents. They felt so …scared.
They thought their family and friends and even the dog had forgotten their birthday, they felt so…sad.
Turning (age) was special and important. Didn’t (name) family and friends and dog know that? They felt so…angry.
Just then (name) heard a noise. They went into the living room and oh look everyone had been hiding from (name). They had cake and balloons and presents. They felt so …surprised.
(name) thought everyone had forgotten their birthday but really they had been hiding and waiting to scare them for fun. (name) felt so…silly.

(Name) had a great surprise party.

Laura