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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Storytime: Big Appetites

Family Storytime for ages 3-8 with craft.  So hungry!  You'll want to eat this storytime up when Thanksgiving rolls around.


The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly 
Not quite a book, but I used a story prop for There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie (Picture Puffins)
by Alison Jackson and pictures by Judith Byron Schachner

Bark, George
by Jules Feiffer

Additional Books:

Badger's Fancy Meal by Keiko Kasza
"Eat" Cried Little Pig by Jonathan London and pictures by Delphine Durand
Harry Hungry! by Steven Salerno
Hungry Hen by Richard Waring and pictures by Caroline Jayne Church
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
The Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell and pictures by Leonie Lord


Flip-Flap Jack Flannel Board
Ready-To-Go Storytimes: Fingerplays, Scripts, Patterns, Music and More 
from Ready-To-Go Storytimes by Gail Benton and Trisha Waichulaitis

See more song ideas

Tiffany Erickson. "Big Appetites Storytime Compliation-Long." 11 Jun 2009. (13 Jun 2009)   Pubyac website is here.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Storytime: Cars and Trucks

Family Storytime for ages 3-8


Rattletrap Car
by Phyllis Root and pictures by Jill Barton

My Truck is Stuck!
By Kevin Lewis and Daniel Kirk

Truckery Rhymes (Jon Scieszka's Trucktown)
By Jon Scieszka and pictures by David Shannon, Loren Long and David Gordon

The Seals on the Bus
By Lenny Hort and pictures by G. Brian Karas

Additional Books:
Alphabeep by Debora Pearson ad pictures by Edward Miller
Big Wheels by Anne Rockwell
Choo Choo Clickety-Clack! by Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe
I Love Trucks! by Philemon Sturges and pictures by Shari Halpern
This Car by Paul Collicutt
A Truck Goes Rattley-Bumpa by Jonathan London and pictures by Denis Roche


Sung to: "Bingo"
Before the song, practice putting on your seatbelts, and turning the ignition.  "Drive" your car while you sing.
Look at my bright shiny car
I'm driving it today.
C - A - R (BEEP! BEEP!)
C - A - R (BEEP! BEEP!)
C - A - R (BEEP! BEEP!)
I'm driving it today!

Wheels on the Bus (of course)


Tire Track Painting
Put out a bunch of toy cars and stamp pads.  Let the kids roll the cars over the stamp pads and "drive" them over the paper.  When they are done put out buckets of soapy water and little sponges and let the kids have a "car wash".  My kids liked the soapy water better than the craft.  The second time I did this craft I put leftover tops of deli trays (see left) under the bins of soapy water.  Easy craft and very fun.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Storytime: Owls

Family Storytime for ages 3-8 with craft


Owl Babies: Candlewick Storybook Animations
By Martin Waddell and pictures by Patrick Benson

By Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

I'm Not Cute!
By Jonathan Allen

A Book of Sleep
By Il Sung Na

Additional Books:

Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace
The Littlest Owl by Caroline Pitcher and Tina Macnaughton
Owliver by Robert Kraus and pictures by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey


(Sung to: Skip to My Lou)

(C) Owl in the tree says "Who, who, who."
(G) Owl in the tree says "Who, who, who."
(C) Owl in the tree says "Who, who, who."
(G) "Who, who, who (C) are you?"

Point to a child and ask their name.  I had more success asking for volunteers first so I didn't put the shy ones on the spot.  And, when the shy ones did volunteer they had time to compose themselves.  I also let them hold a stuffed owl after they said their name, and pass it on to the next child.  From, ukulele/guitar chords are mine.

Owl Hokey Pokey

You put your right wing in.
You put your right wing out.
You put your right wing in.
And you flap it all about.
You do the owl hokey pokey and you fly yourself around.
That's what it's all about.  Hoo, hoo!

Left wing
Right claw
Left claw
Whole, feathered self

Song ©Megan Hegna 2010