Friday, May 13, 2016

Hurray for Spring Storytime

Storytime for 1 to 3 year olds:
  • Opening - Skinnamarink, Sticky Sticky Bubblegum

  • Stand-up Activity – A Springtime Rhyme (action chant found in Preschool Mailbox magazine, February/March 2006, page 33)

  • 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 - Four Little Flowers (counting down rhyme I picked up on some website many years ago)

  • Activity – Five Spring Flowers (fingerplay adapted by Carol Hopkins)
Flowers tall, flowers small
Flowers planted by the wall
Blowing in the springtime breezes
Not for little children sneezes
Let us count the flowers alive
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Five little flowers thrive in the springtime sun

  • Closing - Scarves using the song "Flitter Flutter" from The Second Line by Johnette Downing 


  • Art Experience – Glue crepe paper streamers to a short cardboard tube to make windsocks. 

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