Sunday, May 8, 2016

Pandas In Action Preschool Storytime

Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds:

  • Literacy activity flannelboard - P-A-N-D-A song (sing the traditional "Bingo" song but using the word Panda)
Directions: Create five two-sided flannelboard pieces. One side is a picture of a panda bear while the other side spells out the letters for the word "panda". Place the letter side out to start the song. Flip over to the panda bear side for the clapping. 

There is a special kind of bear and Panda is it's name-O,
P-A-N-D-A, P-A-N-D-A, P-A-N-D-A, 
and Panda is its name-O. 

(now turn over the P and clap on that spot while saying all the other letters, just like in the Bingo song)


(for each consecutive verse turn over the next letter and clap, just like in the Bingo song)

  • Stand-up activity - Panda Bear, Panda Bear (action rhyme adapted by Carol Hopkins from the traditional "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around" rhyme)
Panda bear, panda bear turn around
Panda bear, panda bear touch the ground
Panda bear, panda bear dance on your toes
Panda bear, panda bear touch your nose
Panda bear, panda bear reach up high
Panda bear, panda bear jump to the sky
Panda bear, panda bear find your feet
Panda bear, panda bear find your seat

  • Activity - The Big Panda Bear (action chant written by Carol Hopkins)
The big panda bear
(sign language for bear)
Gives a warning with a soft little growl
Waves its paws in the air
(move hands like claws)
Shakes its great big head
(shake head)
Rubs its furry black ears
(rub ears)
Gives a great big roar
(loud roar)
Then goes to sleep among the green bamboo trees
(hands to side of face for sleep)



  • Art experience - Cut out a panda picture. Then cut and glue green strips of paper to make bamboo around the panda or the panda is eating bamboo. (Materials: black construction paper, panda picture, green paper, scissors, glue)

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