January 17, 2018 Story Time - Penguins


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read




















Penguins  by Kate Riggs*
Penguins Love Their ABC's  by Sarah Aspinall*
A Penguin Story  by Antoinette Portis
Penguins 1 2 3  by Kevin Schafer*
Penguins  by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld*
Penguin Cha-Cha  by Kristi Valiant

For our craft we made a penguin picture like the one found here:
https://goo.gl/bN9v6c







Extra activities

Two Little Penguins
Two little penguins sitting on the ice (hold up index fingers)
one bows once, the other bows twice (make fingers bow)
waddle little penguins, waddle away (put fingers behind your back)
come back penguins, time to play (bring fingers back to front)


January 10, 2018 Story Time - Whales


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read
















Breathe  by Scott Magoon*
Whales and Dolphins by Peter and Connie Roop
The Best Book of Whales and Dolphins  by Christiane Gunzi
My World of Animals-Whales  by Frances E. Ruffin*
First Discovery-Whales  by Gallimard Jeunesse*
Hello, Baby Beluga  by Darrin Lunde

For our craft we colored a small whale then taped it to a craft stick to make a puppet. Each child was given a paper plate that had been cut through the middle. One half was colored blue to look like the ocean. The whale puppet could then be inserted through the slit in the plate to make it look like it was swimming in the water.

Extra activities
Have You Seen the Big Gray Whale?
(sung to "Do You Know the Muffin Man")
Have you seen the big gray whale,
the big gray whale, the big gray whale?
have you seen the big gray whale
that's swimming in the sea?

Yes, I've seen the big gray whale,
the big gray whale, the big gray whale
yes, I've seen the big gray whale
he waved his tail at me!

More verses: Have you seen the orca whale, the big blue whale, the beluga whale, etc

January 3, 2018 Story Time - Colors


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read




















I Say, You Say, Colors!  by Tad Carpenter*
Looking for Colors with Lily and Milo  by Pauline Oud
I Know Colors  by Mary Rose Osburn*
The Crayons' Book of Colors  by Drew Daywalt
I Went Walking  by Sue Williams*
Magic Colors  by Patrick George*
The Madagascar Color Train  by Michele Boyd
Jane Foster's Brown Bear Color Book  by Jane Foster*


Directions for the craft can be found here:
https://goo.gl/CJtu2J

Extra activities

Colored shoes
Stomping in my red shoes, red shoes, red shoes
stomping in my red shoes, here at story time
running in my blue shoes, blue shoes, blue shoes
running in my blue shoes, here at story time
sliding in my green shoes, green shoes, green shoes
sliding in my green shoes, here at story time
twirling in my pink shoes, pink shoes, pink shoes
twirling in my pink shoes, here at story time
sitting in my white shoes, white shoes, white shoes
sitting in my white shoes, here at story time

Little mouse, little mouse
(I hid a paper mouse under a colored house and the children had to guess which colored house the mouse was hiding under). Each time we searched we said:
Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the RED house?
(we repeated with blue, green, orange, purple, pink and yellow houses)


December 20, 2017 Story Time - Santa


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read




















Goodnight Santa  by Michelle Robinson & Nick East*
Here Comes Santa Cat  by Deborah Underwood*
Ho-Ho-Hopeless Santa  by Rebecca Gerlings & Sarah Jennings
Santa Claus  by Jo Ryan & Hermione Edwards*

For our craft we made a Santa like this:
https://goo.gl/XJB8Lx














Extra activities
Where is Santa? ( we used paper Santa puppets for this song)
(sung to "Are you sleeping?)
Where is Santa? where is Santa?
Here I am! here I am!
Merry, merry Christmas, merry, merry Christmas!
Ho! ho! ho!, ho! ho! ho!

Christmas Cheer
(sung to "We wish you a merry Christmas")
Let's all do a little clapping,
let's all do a little clapping,
let's all do a little clapping,
and spread Christmas cheer
*Change the clapping to other activities:
Jumping
Twirling
Stretching
Bending
Stomping
(Ask the kids for other ideas)

December 13, 2017 Story Time - Bears


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read


















Bear Sees Colors  by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman*
Bear Hugs  by Libby Walden*
Bear Snores On  by Karma Wilson
Share, Big Bear, Share!  by Maureen Wright*

For our craft we made a bear using a CD like this:
https://goo.gl/aAnQbq

Extra activities

Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around
teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground
teddy bear, teddy bear, reach up high
teddy bear, teddy bear, wink one eye
teddy bear, teddy bear, slap your knees
teddy bear, teddy bear, sit down please

Five Little Bears
One little bear
wondering what to do
along came another
then there were two!
two little bears
climbing up a tree
along came another
then there were three!
three little bears
ate an apple core
along came another
then there were four!
four little honey bears
found honey in a hive
along came another
then there were five!

Counting Berries
One berry, two berries, three berries, four!
five berries, six berries, seven berries, more!
eight berries, nine berries, ten berries, then.....
we count them all over again!
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10!
then back down again!
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1!

December 6, 2017 Story Time - Mittens


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read

















The Mitten  by Jan Brett*
My Red Mittens  by Candy Crocker*
Chicken in Mittens  by Adam Lehrhaupt

For our craft we glued paper mittens on paper then added sequins to decorate them

Extra activities
We played a mitten matching game

While we read 'The Mitten' each child was given a paper animal from the story that they brought up and placed in a bag

November 29, 2017 Story Time - Moose


If you missed this weeks story time here is what we did:

*marks the books we read




















If You Give a Moose a Muffin  by Laura Numeroff*
Elusive Moose  by Joan Gannij*
Moose  by Melissa Gish
Santa's Moose  by Syd Hoff*

For our craft we made a paper bag moose using the pattern below:


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