SLC Book Boy

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Bones Storytime

on October 8, 2013

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Bone Dog – Eric Rohmann


(Charming illustrations, and just enough scaryness without being too scary.)

Song: This Old Man – traditional

This old man, he played one, (hold up finger)

He played knick-knack on my thumb;

With a knick-knack (clap, clap) paddywhack, (slap knees)

Give the dog a bone, (pat knees)

This old man came rolling home. (roll hands)

 Continue with increasing numbers


(This was a fun counting and rhyming activity. We’d ask the kids what rhymed with each number. Three ended up knick-knacking on pee!)

Book: Skeleton Hiccups – Margery Cuyler


(A cute book with nice big pictures, and a bit of interactive potential.)

Activity: Bones in My Body


(We stood up and wiggled each body part that we added to the list. I made up the words and tune, so you can do it chanty, or make up something!)

Book: The Skeleton in the Closet – Alice Schertle


(Such cute pictures! They keep the creeping skeleton from being too scary. A lovely find.)

Flannel Story: Bone Soup – from the story by Cambria Evans (full version here)


(My favorite part of the program. The kids all thought the soup was disgusting!)

Book: Halloween Forest – Marion Dane Bauer


(Fun pictures, and a nice Halloween ending made this a lovely finish to the program. It didn’t hurt that

Activity: Streamers

(And if we had no bones, how would we be? Just like wibbly streamers! We danced to the song Dem Bones by Five Little Monkeys)


5 responses to “Bones Storytime

  1. […] you seen the impressive felt board version of this tale created by SLC Book Boy? It’s […]

  2. As I was fixing the link on my blog to connect readers to your page, I noticed that the link to the full version of Bone Soup is not working. I get the “not found” message when I click the link?

  3. […] Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’Connell and Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. I also really like SLC Book Boy’s idea for an interactive activity about the bones in your body, which goes along with this skeleton […]

  4. […] Bones in My Body There are bones in my body And they keep me upright If I had no bones That would be a fright! Bone in my….feet! That wiggle and jiggle For ME-e-e-e (Do different body parts) Source:SLC Book Boy […]

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