Saturday, January 22, 2011

Creatures of the Night Storytime

Storytime for 1 to 3 year olds:
  • Opening - Skinnamarink (from Car Songs: Songs to Sing Anywhere by Dennis Buck at Kimbo), Sticky Sticky Bubblegum
  • Book #1 – Owl Babies by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Patrick Benson
  • Activity – The Owl (action rhyme)
There's a wide eyed owl
(thumbs and forefingers around eyes)
With a pointed nose,
(forefinger makes a V at end of nose)
Two pointed ears,
(forefingers extended up from head for ears)
And claws for toes.
(fingers and arms bent in front of chest)
When he sits up high in the tree,
(point up to top of tree)
And he looks at you,
(point at a child in the group)
He flaps his wings,
(fold arms into arm pits and flap)
And he says, "Whoo, Whoo."
  • Bridge - Open Shut Them (fingerplay)
Open, shut them
(open and close hands)
Open, shut them
Give a little clap (clap)
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Put them in your lap
(put hands in lap)

Creep them, creep them
Under your chin
(creep fingers up chest)
Open your mouth, but don't put them in
(do as words say)

Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap
Open shut them
Open shut them
Put them in your lap
  • Flannelboard/Math Activity - Five Little Bats on a Dark Night (counting backward rhyme that I first found on Estherstorytimes website)
  • Fingerplay - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (traditional)
  • Book #2 -I Walk At Night by Lois Duncan, paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Faucher
  • Activity – Soft Kitty (song)
Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur.
Lazy kitty, pretty kitty, purr, purr, purr.
(pretend there is a cat in your lap that you are petting)
  • Closing - Popcorn Calling Me (scarf song found in Buzz Buzz by Laurie Berkner)
  • Craft – Put out black and brown crayons or pens to color bat finger puppets

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