Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Garbage!

With Earth Day being next week, we had a trashy story time today.

Books Read:
The Great Trash Bash by Loreen Leedy
Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman
I Stink! by Kate McMullan
i also read the poem by Shel Silverstein called Sarah Cynthia Syliva Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out.

Songs:  If Your Happy And You Know It and ABC Song.

Activity:
Recycling game.  I had bins and a garbage can and gave all the kids a picture of something and had them come and put it in the correct bin.

Craft:  Coloring sheet of the letter G with Oscar the Grouch in the trash.

No pictures today.  My camera decided to act up and I was unable to post them.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Peanut Butter and Jelly

I have been wanting to do a storytime with the new book I recieved called, PB&J, Hooray! so that was the topic of this weeks storytime.

Opening Song:  If You're Happy And You Know It

After the opening song we did the following chants, Up - Down - Turn Around and Bread and Butter
then I read the first book called PB&J, Hooray by Janet Nolan.  Towards the end of the book I was asking the kids where the food went next to move it along as they were a little restless today.

Rhyme:  I Know A Word

Read:  Eating the Alphabet; Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert.  Lots of vegetables/fruits the kids did not know.  I pointed to the pictures for each letter and asked the kids if they could name the object.  This helped keep them focused a little bit better.

Read:  Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Jarrett Krosoczka.  This was the last book I shared.  It did not have anything to do with peanut butter and jelly except for on of the characters was named peanut butter.  Good book about making friends with someone that was bullying you.

Activity:  I did not do a regular craft today.  Instead I played games with the kids.  We did Ring around the rosie, duck, duck, goose with a hot potatoe, bubbles and hopscotch and some others that I kind of made up as they went.  I was only able to take a couple of pictures as I was part of the games.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

EGGS!

We learned all about eggs today.

Opening:  If You're Happy And You Know It


Read:  "An Egg Is Quiet" by Dianna Aston - this is a non-fiction book that I really liked as it showed the egg is all shapes, sizes and types in an easy to share with preschooler way.

Activity:  I got this idea on line.  I took plastic easter eggs and had them filled with pictures from different types of animal that hatched from eggs. Then we did "I'm a Little Chickie to the tune of I'm a Little Teapot and the Hokey Pokey.

Read:  "except if" by Jim Averbeck - some of the older kids started to recognized the except if pages and read along with this one.  Great story time book.

Read:  "The Odd Egg" by Emily Gravett - fun story.  I tried to snap the book closed at the end when the odd egg cracks.  I had a few kids jump.

Read:  "First the Egg" by Seeger - great book to finish up with.  Showed the different things that came after the egg.

I had one activity that I forgot to do but I let some of the kids play with it later.  I made a flannel of 8 different colored eggs.  Had different pictures under each egg with one of them being a baby chick.  The idea being to find the baby chick.


Craft:  I saw the idea online a while back about decorating your easter eggs with temporary tatooes.  I had a lot of tatooes so I took them and let them decorated eggs.  We did not use real eggs but wooden, plastic and foam.  Here are the results the kids came up with.












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.