Today we talked all about dinosaurs. There was A LOT of roaring going on!
We Are the Dinosaurs By: Berkner
I Can Shake My Shaker Egg By: Mr Eric & Mr Michael (SO FUN)
Five Enormous Dinosaurs
Dinosaur VS Bedtime By: Bob Shea
Dinosaur Stomp By: Paul Stickland (POP UP BOOK)
A Number of Dinosaurs By: Paul & Henrietta Stickland (MORE POP UP)
Check out my Dinosaur tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
I found a similar craft on Pinterest and knew I HAD to make it. We used paper plates, colored clothespins (which we just happened to have on hand), a google eye, spikes, and Dot Art Painters from Lakeshore. They worked SO good when it came to “painting” the plates. Dries super fast and little mess! The kids and parents all loved making these little guys. I normally don’t do crafts this intricate, but sometimes you just gotta mix things up!
This is my cow storytime I did a few weeks ago. It was so much fun! We mooed and mooed the whole time.
The Tempo Marches on By: Jim Gill (we use rhythm sticks)
The Goldfish Song By: Berkner (Nothing to do with cows, I just like the song. WHO DOESN’T?!)
Five Brown Cows
5 brown cows walking through the door, one got stuck and that left 4.
4 brown cows running from a bee, one cow hid and that left 3.
3 brown cows walking in their shoes, one cow tripped and that left 2.
2 brown cows sitting in the sun, one fell asleep and that left 1.
1 brown cow feeling all alone, so he went away and then there were none!
Moo! By: David LaRochelle (THIS BOOK IS THE BEST)
Lets Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy By: Jan Thomas
Is Everyone Ready For Fun? By: Jan Thomas
Check out my Cow tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
I used our barn and cow die cuts and we colored and glued! Easy!
I LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY! So here is what I did for my preschool storytime.
The first thing I did was teach them this adorable rhyme that I got from Jbrary. We made hearts with our hands and the kids loved it! Then we did it again at the end to see if they could remember it.
Skinnamarink (with all the hand motions)
If You’re Happy and You Know it By: Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael (I love this version because it’s so spunky!)
Tooty-ta By: Dr. Jean (Cause WHY NOT)
Mama Loves You, with book by: Caroline Stutson
I also did an interactive flannel board with them. I passed out colored hearts and each child received one. Then there was one BIG heart on the flannel board and I invited the kids to come “decorate” the valentine with their tiny hearts. I called them up by color and they would place it on the board. I stole this idea from my newest coworker Liz! THE KIDS WENT NUTS. They loved it so much. Just being able to touch the flannel board made them so happy. I might make this a weekly thing.
Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine By: Sarah Weeks
Love Monster By: Rachel Bright
Check out my Valentine’s Day tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
We made love bug valentines out of die cut hearts!
This week we talked about Halloween! (My FAVORITE holiday) And we all dressed up in our costumes!
We Will Stomp By: Mr Eric and Mr Michael (This was great because in the song they’re pretending to be monsters)
Hip Hop Body Rock By: Mr E and Mr M (We used shakers)
Leonardo the Terrible Monster By: Mo Willems
What Am I? By: Margaret Lewis
The Spooky Box By: Mark Gonyea
Check out my Halloween tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
I cut out BIG pumpkins with our Ellison machine and we colored them! Easy but really fun for everyone.
This week we talked about creatures under the sea!
Bubblegum By: Dr Jean
Popcorn calling me By: Laurie Berkner (We used shakers)
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean!
I’m the Biggest Think in the Ocean By: Kevin Sherry
Hooray for Fish! By: Lucy Cousins
This is Not My Hat By: John Klassen
Check out my sea tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!
We made our own jellyfish out of a coffee filter and tissue paper. They turned out soooo cute! They even float like a jellyfish!