Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bunnies!

Opening Song:  The Bean Bag by Hal Harper

Read:The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers - some of the kids had the shadow thing figured out right at the beginning but was a cute story.

I had different pictures of different kinds of bunnies and talked about some of the differences.

Activity/Game:  Matching bunny tails and babies and finding the carrot. 
I took this idea off of another blog where they matched up bunny tails to the same colored bunnies using pom poms.  I made the bunnies bigger and used the smaller ones as babies to have the kids match them by color to the mama bunny, then I hid a carrot under the bunnies and had the kids guess where it was.  By doing it that way I was able to make sure that all of the kids got to do something.  It worked pretty well.
Read:  Rabbit and the Not-So-Big_Bad Wolf

Fingerplay activity:
Bunnies in the Meadow and Ten Little Bunnies.

Read:  Wolfie The Bunny by Ame Dyckman

Craft:  Bunny masks/ears


 
















Monday, March 23, 2015

March 18th, Springtime

I want to send a huge Thanks to Teresa for covering Storytime this past week as I was out of town.  I missed the kids but knew they were in good hands.  Here are notes from Teresa about Storytime.

Theme:  Springtime

Song:  Five Little Ducks

Talked about the season's Winter and Summer to introduce Spring!  Used the book, "Spring Has Sprung" by Jennifer Waters to help show some of the things that happen in spring.

Read:  Hello Spring! by Alison Inches

Read:  Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth - kids participated with the counting forward and backwards.

Song:  Lady Bug, Lady Bug

Read:  Busy Garden by Jack Tickle - When got to the page that talked about ants one little girl started singing the ants go marching song, so they sang that song.

Activity/Craft:  Here are pictures of the craft.  They all did an awesome job!














Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Frogs

We had all sorts of frogs join us today in storytime. 

Books Read:
The Frog with the Big Mouth by Teresa Bateman
The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long ( we did the actions along with this story)
I Don't Want To Be A Frog by Dev Petty
Jump! by Scott Fischer and (I let the kids jump through this one)
A Frog Thing by Eric Drachman

Flannel/Fingerplays:
Croak said the Frog
2 little frogs
Along came a Frog

Craft: Pop up Frogs - we pre cut all the pieces from a pattern I found online and let the kids do all the glue.









Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dr. Suess

With Dr. Suess' birthday on Monday I did a Dr. Suess Storytime.  Most Dr. Suess books are to long to share in storytime in my opinion but I used the "Dr. Suess's A B C book and The Shape of Me and Other Stuff".  I had a couple of others but did not use them as the activities we did took up the time.

We did an activity where I passed out cards with words on them and had the kids find the rhyming card.

We did the fingerplay/flannel board "Way up high in the Green Egg Tree" that I found on the internet and then we played; CAT, CAT, HAT - instead of duck, duck, goose.

We wrapped up storytime by singing "If you Like Dr. Suess . . " to the tune of If your happy and . . .

I gave the kids a Dr. Suess coloring sheet to color for our craft activity.






UpCycle Art today: