Monday, April 14, 2014

Garden 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 – The Surprise Garden by Zoe Hall, illustrated by Shari Halpern (big book)
  • Stand-up Activity - Little Flower Open Up (action song to the of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")
Little flower begin to grow
Open up your petals bright
Swaying in the sunshine light
Come and let the bees buzz right
Little flowers in the night
Closing up your petals tight
  • 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 
  • Closing - Use scarves to the song "Water, Wind and World" from The Second Line: Scarf Activity Songs by Johnette Downing
  • Craft – Stamp flower looking shapes onto paper using the bottom of small soda bottles and paint  (Note: Thicker paint worked better than watery paint)

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