Monday, March 28, 2011

Dog 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 – Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
  • Stand-up Activity - Some Dogs... (action rhyme adapted by Carol Hopkins)
Some dogs run
Some dogs bark
Some dogs jump
Some dogs growl
Some dogs roll in the grass
Some dogs yip
Some dogs sniff
Some dogs howl
And some dogs just wag their tails all day.
  • 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 - In the House (song by Gail Benton and Trisha Waichulaitis)
  • Sit-down Activity - Itsy Bitsy Doggie (a fingerplay rhyme some librarians made up at a workshop)
The itsy bitsy doggie was playing in the grass
Out came the cat and gave the dog some sass
Out came the mom and shooed the cat away
And the itsy bitsy doggie came out again to play
  • Book #2 - Puppy Dogs! by Katie Kobble, illustrated by Danny Brooks Dalby (pop-up board book that I picked up somewhere for my son)
  • Activity – Five Little Puppies (action chant adapted by Carol Hopkins)
(show 5 fingers)
Five little puppies playing in the sun
(hands over head for sun)
This one saw a rabbit and began to run
This one saw a butterfly and began to fly
(fly with arms)
This one saw a kitty cat and began to jump
This one tried to catch her tail and went round and round
(spin around)
This small one here, she was so quiet that she fell asleep
(hands together under head for sleep)
  • Closing - Popcorn Calling Me (scarf song found in Buzz Buzz by Laurie Berkner)
  • Craft – Color a white felt strip dog collar with color pens

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