SLC Book Boy

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Silly Stories Storytime

on March 16, 2013

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Ducks Don’t Wear Socks – John Nedwidek

ducks dont wear socks

(This is always a hit!)

Flannel Board : The Hat – from the book Squid and Octopus by Tao Nyeu


(A fun short story, Octopus finds a hat …our kids know what it really is… but everyone in the ocean thinks it’s something different.)

Book: Imogene’s Antlers – David Small


(The reveal at the end was what really sold this classic for my group. They didn’t seem too impressed during.)

Activity: My Silly Hat – adapted from SurLaLune

Tune: This Old Man

On my head I wear a hat,

It is such a silly hat.

Wear it hear and there and to and fro,

Where else can my silly hat go?

(continue song with different body parts)

(We used bean bags as our silly hats, which was quite fun, and the kids are great at suggesting where the ‘hat’ can go next, from toes to bums.)

Book: Pigs to the Rescue – John Himmelman

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(This is a fun book from Himmelman’s series. The pigs just can’t seem to get anything quite right.)

Activity: I’m Being Eaten By a Boa Constrictor – Shel Silverstein (idea by Liesl Johnson)

(With a sleeping bag prop, this is a great engaging poem. I do it a couple of times, and have the kids shout out what part of me the Boa Constrictor is nibbling on.)

Book: Oh, Daddy! – Bob Shea


(Such a fun simple book. I love everything about it!)

Activity: Silly Streamers

(Then we finished by dancing with our streamers.)


One response to “Silly Stories Storytime

  1. Laysay says:

    Neat post. Thanks for sharing.

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