Thursday, July 21, 2016

Park Outreach Storytime - Water

This program was held at a local park.  They have a building for educational programs that has electricity so some of the activities were indoors and some of them were outdoors. For the music I used songs on my phone played over a homemade pringle can speaker.  We walked outside to a tree with benches around it for some of the program.  The rest of it was held indoors so we do a craft the park services provide without things blowing away. The program is for children ages 4-7 and their parents. 

Stand Up Sit Down Song by Rick Goldin
Everybody stand up
Everybody sit down
now stand up again, and turn around
you can keep standing up, but not for long
cause this is the stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down song

stand up if you're ___ years old
and sit back down again

stand up if you're ___ years old

and sit back down with your friends
(repeat until I get everyone)

Water is water : a book about the water cycle by Miranda Paul
Around the pond : who's been here? by Lindsay Barrett George.

Turtle Splash by Cathryn Falwell

Water, Wind and World by Johnette Downing for The Second Line Scarf Activity Songs
Walk Along the River by Laurie Berkner for Rocketship Run
Leaky Umbrella by Jim Gill for Jim Gill Sings the the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes 

Five little speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating the most delicious bugs
Yum yum

One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Then there were four green speckled frogs.

The verse is then repeated with one fewer frog each time.
The final verse ends "Then there were no speckled frogs.

There was a little turtle. (Make a fist in one hand)
He lived in a box. (Make a box with both hands)
He swam in a puddle. (Make swimming motions)
He climbed on the rocks. (Have the fingers on one hand climb up the other arm)
He snapped at a mosquito. (Clap hands)
He snapped at a flea. (Stick out tongue)
He snapped at a minnow. (Dip hand down to catch a fish)
He snapped at me. (Point to self)
He caught the mosquito. (Grab with hand)
He caught the flea. (Grab with hand)
He caught the minnow. (Grab with hand)
But he didn't catch me! (Run away)

Obligatory picture with giant rodent. 

The park staff shared fun facts about beaver. We passed around a pelt so the kids could understand about the beavers coat and why they were trapped so extensively. Afterwards the kids made a craft focusing on beavers. 



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