Narrating Tales of Preschool Storytime

"There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start." -Shel Silverstein

Birthday Storytime

Birthday Cake Clip art

This week we talked about birthdays!  (Mine is tomorrow, so I figured it was the perfect theme 🙂 )

Songs:

The Goldfish By: Laurie Berkner

Tooty Ta By: Dr Jean

Flannel Board:

Five Birthday Candles

Books:

If you Give a Cat a Cupcake By: Laura Numeroff

A Birthday for Cow! By: Jan Thomas

Don’t Spill the Beans By: Ian Schoenher

Check out my birthday tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!

Craft:

I have a huge cupcake die cut that the kids colored and put “sprinkles” on.

Birthday Cupcake Craft

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Owl Storytime!

Owl Clip art

This week we talked about owls!

Songs:

The Goldfish By: Laurie Berkner

Shakin’ Everywhere By: Jim Gill

Flannel Board:

Five Little Owls

Books:

Little Owl Lost By: Chris Haughton

A Book of Sleep By: Il Sung Na

Wow! Said the Owl By:  Tim Hopgood

Check out my owl tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!

Craft:

We made these adorable owls out of craft tubes!  Notice I didn’t say toilet paper tubes.  I don’t like to collect those at work for crafts, it kinda grosses me out.  So, I was able to purchase them here!

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Hand Print Art!

Hand print art 1

I had a special program this week where we made hand print art!  The kids loved it so much.  But who doesn’t love getting messy?!  It was for ages 3-8 and there was a pretty good range of ages.  First I had them come in and get an apron, paper plate, paper, and foam paint brush.  Then I explained to them all what we were going to be doing.  I figured it would be best to just pick two things and have the kids make those rather then have them go crazy doing whatever.  So we made an octopus and a bird.  They turned out so cute!  I cannot believe how clean everyone was at the end.  The aprons were spotless as well as the tables.  This is the paint I used from Lakeshore, it was awesome and cleaned up very nicely.  Here are some of the kid’s artwork:

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Food Storytime!

Food Clip art

This week we talked about food!

Songs:

Fruit Salad Salsa By: Laurie Berkner (We used the parachute for this song and pretended the parachute was the bowl and the kids LOVED it!)

My Ups and Downs By: Jim Gill (since we already had a the parachute out, we did this song too.  They loved looking under it when we went up)

I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup By: Laurie Berkner

Flannel Board:

Ice Cream Colors

Books:

The Watermelon Seed By: Greg Pizzoli

The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Pop-up version) By: Eric Carle

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? By: Karen Beaumont

Check out my food tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!

Craft:

We made ice cream cones out of paper die cuts and decorated them with sprinkles and cherries!

Ice Cream Cone Craft

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Bedtime Storytime!

Bedtime Clip art

This week we talked about bedtime!

Songs:

My Bonnie By: Jim Gill (we used scarves)

Bubblegum By: Dr. Jean

Flannel Board:

5 Little Moons

Books:

Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy By: Jan Thomas

Dinosaur VS Bedtime By: Bob Shea

I Dream of an Elephant By: Ami Rubinger (With the flannel)

Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! By: Mo Willems

Check out my bedtime tag on my Shelfari page for more good books that I didn’t have time to read!

Craft:

We made bedtime mobiles out of die cuts!

Bedtime Mobile Craft

 

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