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Robot Storytime

on October 3, 2011

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Robots Everywhere – Denny Hebson


(I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book.)

Flannel board: Five Noisy Robots (see at end)

 (A variation of 5 green and speckled frogs.)

Book: Rolie Polie Olie – William Joyce


Activity: Lights on the Robot (see at end)

 (A variation of Wheels on the Bus.)

Book: If I Had a Robot – Dan Yaccarino

 -No image available-

Puppets: from Robot Zot by Jon Scieszka (see at end)


(Used a toy robot, and battled kitchen appliances with it. Then the ‘Queen’ wins Zot’s heart. It was really popular, got an encore.)

Book: Robot Dog – Mark Oliver


Activity: Build a Robot (see at end)

(Emphasizing shape recognition, we assembled a robot!)

Play with Instruments

The Parts:

Five Noisy Robots (to the tune of “5 green and speckled frogs”)

Five noisy robots ran, around an oil can

trying to keep their joints all free

creak, creak,

One felt a drop of rain, and could not move again,

Now there were four robots that ran.

Huff, Huff

(count down remaining)

Lights on the Robot (To the tune of “Wheel on the bus”)

The arms of the robot swing up and down,
Up and down, up and down,
The arms of the robot swing up and down,
All around the room.

The legs of the robot move back and forth…
The head of the robot turns side to side…
The lights on the robot blink on and off (blink eyes)…

The hands of the robot open and close…
The voice of the robot says beep, beep, beep…

-build on each thing, so by the end all of the actions are being done-

Robot Zot: from the book by Jon Scieszka and David Shannon

Bring Robot into view,

“Robot Zot—Wham Bot! Robot Zot—Bam Bot!

Robot Zot—never fall. Robot Zot—Conquer all!”

“Robot Zot crashed his attack ship on earth, there he meets a dangerous enemy!

Bring appliance into view (follow pattern with each)…interact with kids…”does this look like a dangerous enemy? Robot Zot thinks so! Who will win? Robot Zot yells his battle cry,”


“Robot Zot—never fall. Robot Zot—Conquer all!”

Mock battle with Robot Zot and the appliance, Robot Zot wins, hurrah! Then, another appliance (three in all, a lamp, blender, and mixers )…until the last round, with the pink and blue toy.

“Does this look like an enemy?

“This not enemy, is Queen of all Earth.

Robot Zot—rescue bot, Robot Zot—hero bot!”


Robot rescues toy and runs off behind flannel board.

” And off they go in the spaceship to another distant galaxy. “


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