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Dini Dinosaur

This is a flannel adaptation of the book by Karen Beaumont

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(It was actually quite simple to make the flannel set, I just copied the cover of the book, and then stapled the image to my flannel and cut round the bits I wanted!)

On a warm summer day in a prehistoric land

A dinosaur played in the mud and the sand.

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‘Oh my goodness, Dini! You’re a mess!’ his mama said.

‘You’re going to need to take a bath before you go to bed!”

Dirty Dini Dinosaur splashed in the tub.

He tried to wash his feet with a scrub-d-dub-dub!

Silly Dini Dinosaur! Don’t you know?

You have to take your shoes off…”Back you go!”

So…

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(Dirty Dini with all the removable bits.)

Dirty Dini Dinosaur splashed in the tub.

He tried to wash his (legs/tummy/head)with a scrub-d-dub-dub!

Silly Dini Dinosaur! Don’t you know?

You have to take your (pants/shirt/hat) off…”Back you go!”

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(The bathtub is cut from cardboard, with marker accents. After the hat is removed, I ‘washed’ all of Dini, and flipping him over to reveal the all clean side.)

“I love you , my sweet Dini,  and I always will” mom said.

The she hugged and kissed him and tucked him into bed.

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(pretty adorable, and the kids loved identifying what he was supposed to take off next.)

This weeks Flannel Friday is hosted on Lisa’s blog, Story Time with the Library Lady

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Dinosaur Storytime

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Dinosaur vs The Library – Bob Shea

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(A good intro for proper library behavior, and we got to start the storytime with roaring!)

Activity: Dini Dinosaur – based on the book by Karen Beaumont

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Dini has been playing in the mud, so him mom tells him he needs a bath before bed. He scrubs different parts, but forgets to take of his clothes! Back in the tub!

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“Dirty Dini Dinosaur splashed in the tub. He tried to wash his head with a scrub-a-dub-dub!
Silly Dini Dinosaur! Don’t you know? You have to take your Hat off, back you go!”
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Dini’s momma helps him get clean, and tucks him into bed. Good night Dini!

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(Pretty cute, and simple. Kept the kids engaged.)

Book: Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe – Tim Myers

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(I thought it might be a little too wordy, but it worked out fine. Nice bright pictures.)

Activity: We Are The Dinosaurs – from the CD Waddda Think of That by Laurie Berkner

(I introduce some different dino’s we can be …flap for pterodactyl, hold up fingers on head for triceratops, chop hand together for t-rex, etc…and we act out the song. It’s fantastic!)

Book: The Really Really Really big Dinosaur – Richard Byrne

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(A cute story with a bit of a surprise ending, and a good lesson in manners.)

Puppet Song: Dinosaur Round – from the CD Rhinoceros Tap by Sandra Boynton

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(The puppets act out this song. Dino is a bit of a messy eater, but the kids are eager to re-feed him the food that drops. At the very end he gobbles up the boy! Loads of fun.)

Book: How Do Dinosaurs Eat their food – Jane Yolen

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(Then we learn how you ought to behave at meal time. This series is awesome.)

Activity: bubbles

(You think these are bubbles? No, they’re mini asteroids! Destroy them before they crash into the earth!)

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Letter D Storytime

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

(I started off by introducing the letter, and then asked the kids for some words that started with D. After some examples I showed a list of D words that would appear in our storytime: Duck, Doll, Dance, Dog, Dragon, Dinosaur.)

Book: Do Like a Duck Does – Judy Hindley

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(I’ve used this a number of times, and it’s always a big hit!)

Flannel Board: Five Little Dolls

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One little doll sat way up high

She fell off and began to cry.

She hit the ground and her side went ‘Crack

Another doll came to help her back.

Two little dolls sat way up high,

One fell off and began to cry…

(continue)

 (last verse)

Five little dolls sat way up high,

Now they never fell off and never did cry

How many dolls were up so high?

One two three, four and five.

(I really wanted to do this rhyme, and perhaps I will for Thursday’s group, if I can find my matryoshka dolls! Instead I did the variation of ‘One Little Elephant’ that I used for Circus Storytime with my clown figures, and just said Doll in place of Clown.)

Book: Hilda Must Be Dancing – Karma Wilson

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(I lovely bright book with a very satisfying ending. It felt just a tinsy bit long today.)

Activity: Silly Dance Contest – From the CD The Sneezing Song… by Jim Gill

(A great guided dance song, and the kids were ready to get some energy out!)

Book: Paper Bag Princess – Robert Munch

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(This was a big hit! I worried a little about the length after Hilda, needlessly.)

Flannel Board: Where oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone
Oh where, oh where can he be
With his ears cut short and his tail cut long
Oh where, oh where can he be?

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(Oh, this was a good time! I had trouble hiding the puppy discreetly, so the kids had to close their eyes while I put the pieces up. We did it three times, singing after each hiding with the kids choosing which item to look under, and they still wanted more! Good thing I had dinosaurs coming) ~.o

Book: How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? – Jane Yolen

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(This series is fantastic, the text and illustrations are perfectly matched. Kids love them!)

Activity: Streamers

(Then the kids got to dance some more, but with streamers. One of the best receptions I’ve had in a while.)

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Dinosaur Storytime

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime – Bob Shea

(Bob Shea is fantastic, the kids like roaring along. Great interactive potential.)

Activity: No More Room

4 huge dinosaurs Sleeping on the cave floor

Woke up and started to roar

“There’s no more room, there’s no more room

there’s no more room on this floor!”

Well, they tossed and they turned and they pushed galore

Till one poor dinosaur was pushed out the door!

-repeat with 3,2,-

 (last verse)

One huge dinosaur Sleeping on the cave floor

Woke up and started to roar

“Come back, come back, it was better before

It’s more fun together, crowded on the floor!”

 

(We’d count the dinosaurs each time, and do some basic actions. Was well received.)

Book: Stomp Dinosaur Stomp – Margaret Mayo

(A nice introduction to different dinosaurs. I had the kids say the names with me as they were introduce, did skip a few pages.)

Activity: We Are The Dinosaurs – from the CD Whaddaya Think of That by Laurie Berkner

(A jolly good rollick where we get to act like dinosaurs. What’s not to like!) 

Book: Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct – Mo Willems

(This is one I think the parent’s appreciate a big more, but it held everyone’s interest.)

Puppet Song: Dinosaur Round – from the CD Rhinoceros Tap by Sandra Boynton

(This was quite simple, the dinosaur wants to eat more and more, and I was surprised how much everyone loved it! Some of the food stuff fell on the floor, and there were eager children ready to feed the dino. At the end of the song I have all the food gone and the dino gulps down the boy! 0.0)

Book: How Do Dinosaurs Eat their food – Jane Yolen

(After the last activity, we learned how dinosaurs are Supposed to behave with their food. A fantastic series.)

Activity: Streamers

(Got out streamers for the kids to play with, not theme related this week. They had a blast, and once the streamers were passed out the dino puppet came out to nibble on brave children’s fingers.)

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Back to School Storytime

(A little drama occurred prior to this storytime. I took my bag of books home to practice them, and it got lost somewhere! So I scrounged together a new set in the half hour before my program. It worked out pretty well though. )

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Late for School -Stephanie Calmenson

The kids had fun with this, it was nice having them identify all the different modes of transportation.

(wanted to use Cornelius P. Mud, are you Ready for School?  by Barney Saltzberg)

Song: There’s  Dog in School

There’s a dog in school, OH NO!

What are we going to do?

As long as there’s a dog in school

He’ll have to learn his alphabet, too!

(Bark the ABC song, then continue with other animals. I used a dog, cat, mouse, dinosaur, then child to sing the proper way.)

(This was very popular!)

Book: How Rocket Learned to Read – Tad Hills

This story is rather long, so I clipped some pages together. Not very suited to for storytime but it worked okay.

(wanted to use Llama Llama Misses Mamma by Anna Dewdey)

Activity: If you’re wearing any red

If your clothes have any red, any red

If your clothes have any red, any red

If your clothes have any red,

put your hands above your head,

If your clothes have any red, any red.

…if your clothes have any blue,

jump up and down inside your shoes,

…if your clothes have any white,

scrunch your face up small and tight,

…if your clothes have any yellow,

jiggle like a bowl of jello-o,

…if your clothes have any green,

tilt sideways ‘till you lean,

…if your clothes have any brown,

turn around and around,

Talked about wearing new school clothes, it was a good get up and move activity.

Book: If You Take a Mouse to School – Numeroff

This was a little flat, but worked okay. It was good we’d just done a moving thing!

(wanted to use Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin)

Activity: One Was Johnny from the book by Maurice Sendak

I had a little flip board with number for the kids to call out. It worked well enough, but some of the kids were getting a little restless.

Book: How do Dinosaurs go to School? – Jane Yolen

Pretty compact, and who doesn’t love dinosarus!  One little boy started shouting out No! after each of the questions. Love that participation!

(wanted to use Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten! by Heywon Yum)

Activity: Hand Out Books

(We had a bunch of books to give the kids to help them ‘Get ready for school’. And as a present for those that wouldn’t be able to attend storytime anymore when summer ends.)

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Away We Go Storytime

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Storytime today is all about things that can take us places, what are some thing you can think of that go? (One little boy had a toy boat, it tied in perfectly with the first story!) Those are some great things, and we’ll have songs and activities about all of them! Out first story is about a boat. A big blue boat.

Book: Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat – Philip C Stead

(I adore this book, even though it’s too wordy for storytime. I shortened a lot of the text, and skipped a couple of pages. I think it’s one the grown ups appreciated more. )

Flannel Board: Freight Train – Donald Crews

Do you remember what color the Big Boat was? Blue! Lets see if you can help me name the colors on this freight train from the story by Donald Crews. (I put up the parts ‘what color is the caboose?’ and the kids shouted out the colors.) Now we have all of the train! What noise does it make? ‘Chugga Chugga…’ Good job. Oh look! The train is moving! Keep making the train noise (I then told the rest of the story, scrolling the background behind the train).

Here is the train, moving.

Moving through mountains.

Moving past cities.

Moving over tressels.

Going in darkness

Going in daylight.

Going, going…slowing, slowing…stopped.

 You did such a good job driving that train! Do you think cows would be good drivers? Let’s find out in this book!

Book: Sakes Alive!  A Cattle Drive by Karma Wilson

(A fun story, nice illustrations. My kids started to lose interest though, might try to shorten it some.)

Activity: Green says go

Did those cows follow good driving rules? No!, lets see if you know how to!  When you see a traffic light, what does Green mean? (hold up green circle). Go!, good job. What does Yellow mean? (hold up yellow circle) Slow!, that’s right! And what does Red mean? (hold up red circle) Stop! You’re so good! Now lets see if you can follow the rules. (The kids had a lot of fun with this!)

(Hold up colored circles to command the actions.

Run in place, fast with green. Slow with Yellow Stop with Red.

Repeat and continue with other actions,

jumping, spinning, and end with sitting (yellow for slow, then Stop!).

Good job! Now we’re going to have a story about an airplane. Have you ridden on an airplane? The little boy in this story hasn’t but he’s going to pretend to, and then the airplane can go anywhere he’d like!

Book: Moon Plane by Peter McCarty

(A simple book with rich illustrations. The kids were really into it.)

Song: Drivin’ In My Car – from the CD Ralph’s World by Ralph Covert

Now lets go driving in our own cars! How do you hold the steering wheel? Good job! remember to follow the traffic signals. (I held up the red circle from the earlier activity at each ‘Red Light’).

(Such a fun song! I even had a parent come up afterwards to ask what CD it was from)

Book: Dinos on the go – Karma Wilson

Isn’t driving fun! Look who’s going to be driving in this next book, Dinosaurs!

(I think the kids were a little antsy today in general. They were pretty engaged, but restless as well.)

Instruments

The different things the dinosaurs rode made different noises, and now you can make some noises with instruments.

(played Rocketship Run from the CD Rocketship Run by the Laurie Berkner Band under the instruments)

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Making Noise Storytime

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: The Baby Beebee Bird– Diane Redfield Massie

 

(I used a bird puppets to make the birds noise throughout the book [one handed page turning takes pratice!] A fun story, well recieved, but it can also stand to have a few pages skipped [which I inadvertently did].)

Song/Activity: Hands are for Clapping – from the CD The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes by Jim Gill

(You get to make noises with different parts of the body, Clapping, tapping, snapping, slapping etc. Fun! During the whistling portions of the song I’d guide the kids to clap big, small, fast etc. for each action.)

Book: Katie Loves the Kittens – John Himmelman

 

(As soon as I opened this book, I knew I wanted to read it aloud, just so I could ARrooooo! for Katie [the kids like to as well]. A very cute book about a dog that loves the new kittens a bit too much. Runs a little long, the second time I skipped about a dozen pages [where the kittens go to sleep and Katie eats their foot] and it held interest much better.)

Puppet Play: The Little Little Girl with the Big Big Voice – Kristen Balouch

(Used puppets for this [substituted the snake for a monkey I have on hand], and everyone loved when the girl and lion roared and laughed together. The text is so simple, it worked great!)

 

Book: Dinosaur Vs the Library– Bob Shea

 

(How can you go wrong with Dinosaur! It’s fun to make the roaring noise in the other animal voices too…chicks, turtles, etc.)

Flannel Board: Animal noises

(A simple activity using farm animals I inherited. Introduce that some of the animals have mixed up their noises, tell the kids to shout ‘Yes!’ if they get it right, and to help the animals if they get it wrong. Then put up the animals and make a noise for them [I did two wrong for every one right]. Then we reviewed them all at the end. It was fun!)

Book: Clickety Clack – Rob and Amy Spence

 

(Tried to get the kids to join in making the noises of the yaks, singing, etc, but they were really only excited about the ducks and fireworks. )

Activity: Instruments

(The kids played with instruments! Played some Frances England in the background.)

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Dinosaur Storytime

Opening: Shake Your Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct – jp Mo Willems

 

Activity: All Around the Swamp (see at end)

 (The Wheels of the Bus tune with Dinosaur actions)

Book: Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs – Ian Whybrow

 

flannelboard: No More Room (see at end)

 (A countdown flannelboard. I used little puppets and a cave made out of paper bags.)

Book: How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You – jp Yolen

 

Song: Mean old Dinosaur (see at end)

 (I’m a little teapot, dinosaur style)

Book: Dinosaur Vs. Bedtime – jp Shea

 

Song: We Are The Dinosaurs – from the CD Whadda’ Think of That by Laurie Berkner

(prefaced by reminding the kids the different dinosaur actions we used earlier [in All Around the Swamp] and we used those actions for the marching, and acted out the rest! A fantastic song.)

The Parts:

All Around the swamp

(tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The dinos in the swamp go

stomp, stomp, stomp,

stomp, stomp, stomp,

stomp, stomp, stomp.

The dinos in the swamp go

stomp, stomp, stomp,

All around the swamp.

-The Pteranodon’s wings go

flap, flap, flap…

All around the swamp.

-The Tyrannosaurus teeth go

chomp, chomp, chomp…

-The Triceratops horns go

poke, poke, poke…

-The Apatosaurus neck goes

stretch, stretch, stretch…

-The dinos in the swamp go

stomp, stomp, stomp…

No More Room

5 huge dinosaurs

Sleeping on the cave floor

Woke up and started to roar

“There’s no more room,

there’s no more room

there’s no more room

on this floor!”

Well, they tossed and they turned

and they pushed galore

Till one poor dinosaur was pushed out the door!

-repeat with 4,3,2,-

 (last verse)

One huge dinosaur

Sleeping on the cave floor

Woke up and started to roar

“Come back, come back,

it was better before

It’s more fun together,

crowded on the floor!”

I’m a mean old Dinosaur

(to the tune of I’m a Little Tea Pot)

I’m a mean old Dinosaur (Make a mean face)
Big and Tall
Here is my tail, here is my claw.

When I get all hungry
I just growl ‘grrrrrrr
Look out kids I’m on the prowl.

Rawrrr!

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