SLC Book Boy

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Seasons Storytime

on March 13, 2014

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

First the kids identified what the four seasons were. We got to do a little guiding about what holidays and weather were, and that seasons were different. Then went on to the program!

Book: How Will We Get to the Beach? – Brigitte Luciani

 Beach

(A story for summer. Lots of fun, the kids are great at identifying what is missing, even if not on the first try.)

Activity: There’s something in my garden

Some people like to stay home during the summer, rather than traveling to the beach. And they can be visited by animals in their garden.

There’s something in my garden,
That I can’t really see.
There’s something in my garden
Now what can it be?
Hear its funny sound….
RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.
A FROG is what I found!
RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.

continue with other animals. this time we did a frog, rabbit, bird, mouse, and bee.

robinfm 

(Another fun guessing activity, the kids were very good at this one.) 

Book: That Pup!Lindsay Barrett George

That pup

(A simple story with great talking points. ‘who is watching the puppy’, ‘do you know how the acorns got there?’.)

Activity: A Leaf is on my nose – Adapted from the traditional, which uses a fly in place of a leaf

 A leaf is on my nose, a leaf is on my nose

Hi-ho just watch me blow

this leaf right off my nose!

Continue with other body parts. The kids can give great suggestions!

fallleaves

Book: A Kitten Tale – Eric Rohmann

kittentale

(Three kittens aren’t too excited about winter coming, but one can’t wait! Cute and simple, made a great addition to the program.)

Activity: Planting seeds/Mr Golden Sun – from the CD Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi

First you take the seed and you plant it in the ground (pretend to plant seeds in hand)
Next a little rain cloud comes that waters all around (Use hand to simulate rain)
And the sun sends beams, shining bright without a sound (make circle over head with arms)
Then in a few days, a flower can be found! (cup hands together, then open fingers with wrists touching.)

(We also did this fingerplay in the musical interlude during Raffi’s song.)

Mr. Sun
Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden sun,
~arms up, rock in time to the rhythm

Please shine down on me.
~wiggle fingers down toward face
Oh Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden sun,
~arms up again
Hiding behind a tree
~ASL sign for ‘tree’ in front of face to ‘hide’

These little children are asking you,
~gesture towards children

To please come down
so they can play with you,
~sign ASL sign for ‘Play’

Oh, Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden sun,

~arms up again

Please shine down on me.
~wiggle fingers down toward face

 (This was good times! Bright bouncy song)

Book: Home for a Bunny – Margaret Wise Brown

homeforabunny

(In spring, bunny is trying to find a home. In a nest? A pond? Where will it be? Such a cute story. Deffinatly a new, old, favorite.) 

Activity: Flowers on parachute

paperflowers

We then bounced flower die-cuts on our parachute, like the flowers that fall from the trees in spring.

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