Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Mother's Day reboot

See what we did to celebrate Mother's Day in storytime last year. 

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
Where's My Mommy by Carol Roth
A Present for Mom by Vivian French 

Songs
Milkshake by Wiggleworms (with shakers)
I’ve Got Two Hands by Peter and Ellen Allard from Sing it Say It Stamp It Sway it 3
Reach Up High by Exercise Party 

Egg Shakers
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

Felt

Three little kittens, They lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh, mother dear,We sadly fear
Our mittens we have lost.
What! Lost your mittens,You naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie.
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.
You shall have no pie.

The three little kittens, They found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
Oh, mother dear, See here, see here,
Our mittens we have found.
What! Found your mittens,You darling kittens!
Then you shall have some pie.
Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.
You shall have some pie.



Rhyme
Tony Chestnut Knows I love you,
Tony knows, Tony knows, Tony Chestnut
Knows I love you, That's what Tony knows.

Toe knee chest nut (head)
Nose eye
Love (heart)
You (point to others)
Toe knee nose
Toe knee nose
Toe knee chest nut (head)
Nose eye
Love (heart)
You (point to others)
That's what toe knee nose.



Filmstrip

Are You My Mother


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.

Craft
For our craft I used the Ellison to punch out these small picture frames.  I made them in many colors and let the children make as many as they liked.  I made the one on the right and a child made the one on the right for me.  

Laura

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Eggs


Opening
We Are Here Together (Tune: “Skip to My Lou”)

Here, here, we’ll all here
Here, here, we’ll all here
Here, here, we’ll all here
We’re all here in storytime
Hello, children, how are you?
Hello, grown-ups, how are you?
Hello, friends, how are you?
We’re so glad to see you!

Books
Peep and Egg I’m Not Hatching by Laura Gehl
Daisy and the Egg by Jane Simmons
Odd Egg by Emily Gravett

Songs
Flitter Flutter by Johnette Downing for The Second Line – Scarf Activity Songs (with scarves)
I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner for The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band (with egg shakers)
Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill from the Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense

Felt

Three Little Birds

I don't know the original inspiration for this story. The felt was made by a previous staff member so I just inherited it. Its a bit like Goldilocks and the three bears.  Basically the three birds Pinkie, Blue Bird and Robin want to be neighbors so they can play together everyday. They go looking at houses but of course there is a perfect house for each bird.  The kids enjoyed watching the bird test each house and then they told me why that house wasn't quite right.  We switched the bird around until everyone was happy. 



Five little Owls - inspired What a Hoot (owls) by Sunflower Storytime


Five hoot owls sitting in a tree

One flew away! How many do you see?
One, two, three, four.

Four hoot owls sitting in a tree
One flew away! How many do you see?
One, two, three.

Three hoot owls… etc.


Rhyme
Way up in the sky, the little birds fly
While down in the nest
The little bird rest
With a wing on the left,
and a wing on the right
The little birds sleep all through the night
Shhh they’re sleeping
The bright sun comes up,
the dew falls away
Good morning good morning
the little birds say


Check the cute video by WCCLS Birth2Six.


Eggs
Five little eggs (fingers on one hand)
And five little eggs (fingers on second hand)
Are 10 little eggs you see (wiggle fingers)
Break their shells and what do you have? (clap)
Ten little chickens as yellow as can be. (wiggle fingers)


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

tap – clap – wave

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.

Movie
Red Hen by Rebecca Emberley on 20 Stories for Spring

Craft
We did this craft last year for Birds Storytime. The idea is from Hatching Chicks from Little Foundations.



Laura


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Garden

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
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel
Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis
Little seeds by Charles Ghigna

Music
Reach Up High from Exercise Party

Harry Caterpillar – Exercise Party 


Shake Shake the Mango Tree
We will sing it once with mangos and then I will ask the children to say the name of other fruits that grows on trees so we can sing the song with those foods. 

Shake, shake, the mango tree.
Shake, shake, the mango tree.
Shake, shake, the mango tree.
Shake, shake, the mango tree.
yellow, mango green.
Mango yellow, mango green.
Mango yellow, mango green.
Mango yellow, mango green.
One for you, and one for me.
One for you and one for me.
One for you, and one for me.
One for you, and one for me.
Shake, shake, the mango tree.
Shake, shake, the mango tree.
Shake, shake, the mango tree.
Shake, shake, the mango tree.


Felt
I have never made puppets for our velcro glove.  The kids really liked my attempt at hand puppets so I figured I could make achieve two goals with this. I could make the kids happy with my new creation and keep them from taking my felt pieces off the board, after all I'm pretty short but still taller than a preschooler.  I didn't make a black rabbit because I didn't think he would be visible against the black glove.  Now I see that the chocolate  rabbit  isn't all that easy to spot either.  Also I a little disappointed that the velcro I stuck on the rabbits seems to loading up with fuzz and peeling off already. 

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 snow

Along 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!


Rhyme

10 Plump Peas
10 plump peas in a peapod pressed (press two fists together)
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest (bring up one finger, two fingers, then all fingers)
They grew and grew an did not stop (slowly move hands apart)
Until one day the pod went POP! (clap hands!)


Felt
The Giant Carrot.  


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

“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.]



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.


We didn't do craft with this storytime.  I got out all the duplo blocks for the kids to play with instead.



Laura
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Bugs

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
Ten Wriggly Wiggly Caterpillars by Debbie Tarbett
Butterfly Butterfly by Petr Horocek
Very Greedy Bee by Steve Smallman


Music
Flitter Flutter by Johnette Downing for The Second Line – Scarf Activity Songs
Spider on the Floor by Raffi for Singable Songs for the Very Young 

Walter the Waltzing Worm by Hap Palmer - I start this song by handing each child a piece of string to use at their worm.  They move the worm around on their body as the song suggests and at the end they can keep their new friend.

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 (bring out empty hands)
Where did it go?


Jack in the box, sits so still
Will he come out, yes he will.

Folder Story
This is my library's version of the Ladybug, Ladybug folder story that teaches colors.  I didn't make this for my library and I do not know who to credit for the original idea. Full text of the rhyme is available at Fun With Friends at Storytime - The Lovely Ladybug.




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

Using two Ellison die cuts, I made large magnifying glasses and many small bugs.  The children could glue their magnifying class on construction paper and then draw an outdoor scene with the paper bugs in full view.



Laura
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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Preschool Storytime - Dinosaurs

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
Dinosaur vs Bedtime by Bob Shea
Dinosaur Stomp by Paul Stickland
Hello, Dinosaur by Dwell Studios
Music
Shaky Shaky by the Wiggles from Yummy Yummy
I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup by Laurie Berkner from Victor Vito
We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner from The best of the Laurie Berkner Band One 
Dinosaur - Sung to the tune of One Elephant.  See KCLS video for the tune.
One dinosaur went out to play
On a giant fern one day 
She had such enormous fun 
That she called for another dinosaur to come. 
Oh Diiiiiiiiiiiinosaur!.
Two dinosaurs went out to play…. 
Three dinosaurs… 
Four dinosaurs….
Five dinosaurs went out to play 
On a giant fern one day 
They had such enormous fun 
That they played until the day was done! 
Felt
This is one of my most favorite dinosaur stories.   I used a very tiny voice for the Ammonite in the story. I used this all the time at outreach and it became a running joke at work. 

Excuse Me Please Story
Excuse Me Please 

I have an exact scrip for the excuse me please story but I always change it a bit the day of storytime.  Basically Pterodactyl likes to fly in the same place every day but one day he cannot because  Apatosaurus is in the way.  Pterodactyl gets angry but he doesn't know what to do so he asks Stegosaurus, Triceratops, T-Rex and the little Ammonite for help.  Each suggests they do something mean like show Apatosaurus their spiked tail, their horns or their  teeth but of course Pterodactyl can't do any of those things because he does have spikes or horns or big teeth.  Finally the little Ammonite says to say "Excuse me Please."  Pterodactyl tries this and it works great.  

Bells
Little Jingle Mouse is from Toddler Story Time - Roar! I'm a Dinosaur! on Library Village 

Little Jingle Mouse 
I heard a little jingle,  (jingle bells softly)
Right inside my house.
It sounded like the jingle
Of a little jingle mouse.
He jingled to the ceiling,  (jingle bells high over head)
he jingled to the floor,  (jingle bells on the floor)
He jingled till he fell asleep,  (hold jingle bells in arms like a baby)
And he began to snore...
(snooore, snooore, snooore)  (jingle bells very gently with a tiny, squeaky snore)


Right outside my door,

I heard a great big jingle,  (jingle bells loudly)
It sounded like the jingle
Of a jingle dinosaur.
He jingled to the ceiling,  (jingle bells high over head)
He jingled to the floor,  (jingle bells on floor)
He jingled till he fell asleep,  (hold jingle bells in arms like a baby)
And he began to snore...
(snooore, snooore, snooore)  (jingle bells with a very loud snore) 
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
The kids made these little construction paper dinosaurs using a template I got online.  I precut all the dinos and their little paper tube feet.  And yes my dino has rosey cheeks. 

Laura
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