Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Silly Farm Chickens Storytime - Preschool

Preschool Storytime for 3-1/2 to 5 year olds:
(I actually created this storytime when I thought I would have to substitute for another librarian. Things worked out that I was not needed, but I still think it was a good storytime plan.)
  • Opening – We Dove In the Ocean from Dippin' In the Paintbox by Gail and Trisha
  • Alphabet activity - Pull a letter card out of a Dr. Seuss hat and then put them back in the hat as the letter is called
  • Book #1 -I Bought A Baby Chicken by Kelly Milner Halls, illustrated by Karen Stormer Brooks
  • Activity - Here's a Little Egg (action rhyme I have seen in a number of places, but I first found at
Here's a little egg, so smooth and white
(sit criss cross, head down, arms in lap)
Peck, peck, peck, there's something inside!
Peck, peck, peck, here comes a little beak.
(move head up and make beak with fingers)
Peck, peck, peck here come two little feet.
(extend feet)
Peck, peck, peck, here come the wings.
(flap arms as wings)
Peck, peck, peck, and a pick, pick, pick,
(move to squatting position)
And crack, crack, CRACK!
Out pops the baby chick!
(stand up, arms above head)A walking we will go
A walking we will go
Hi ho the derry oh
A walking we will go

A hopping...
A jumping...
A running...
A stomping...
A shacking...
A sitting...
  • Closing – Round of Applause (action rhyme adapted from one told by Rob Reid)
  • Craft - Coloring sheet