SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Letter K Storytime

on November 7, 2013

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Kiss Kiss – Margaret Wild

 kisskiss

(A lovely little story that the kids can identify with. I like the repetition for out young crowd.)

Activity: Five Little Kites

CAM00204

Five little kites hung by the door,

Red went outside, then there were four.

Four little kites, pretty as can be.

Blue went outside, then there were three.

Three little kites with nothing to do,

Green went outside, then there were two.

Two little kites thought outside looked fun,

Orange went outside, then there was one.

Just one little kite hung in the hall,

Purple went outside, and that was all!

(We were focusing on the color of the kites, so we had the kids identify the colors as the kites came out, and call out the colors when we got to them in the poem.)

Book: Kittens First Full Moon – Kevin Henkes

kittens-first-full-moon

(I think this is an adorable book. The grayscale illustrations are charming, as is the arc of the story)

Activity: Kitty Kitty – Brian Kinder

When you’re a cat
You do as you please
Take a bunch of naps
Climb a few trees
Rub on my ankle
And make me sneeze
Life is like that
When you’re a cat.

And everybody goes
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty cat
(can you do that)
And everybody goes
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty cat

CAM00206

When you’re a cat
You’re covered in fur
Tummy full of milk
Makes you purr
You dream about fishes, mice and birds
Life is like that
When you’re a cat.

(faster)And everybody goes
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty cat
(can you do that)
And everybody goes
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty
Here kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty cat

(I’m not sure what the tune is supposed to be for this, but we had a fun time having stuffed kittens going around the group and snuggling up to the kids during the ‘…kitty, kitty, kitty…’ bits.)

Book: King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub – Audrey and Don Wood

 king-bidgoods-in-the-bathtub

(Fantastically ridiculous, I don’t know how this couldn’t be a hit. I only wish there was time for each kid in the group to pour over the detail in the illustrations.)

Activity: Five Knights in Shining Armor – from Moxie

CAM00205 
Five knights in shining armor,
Fearless and brave,
Went dragon hunting deep in a cave.
The dragon started breathing fire,
The knights’ knees were all aquiver,
So one little knight too off for the river!
(repeat counting down to zero)

(We do some nice little actions with this song, and have fun diving the knights off the back of our flannel board.)

Book: Knitty Kitty – David Elliott

knittykitty-1

(We got our first snow this morning, so this was even more appropriate! Another charming book.)

Activity: Bubbles

(We finished off popping bubbles. Simple, but something a kitten would appreciate. Our Thursday group threw quite a bit of mewing into the activity!)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: