SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

Messy Storytime

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

 

Book: Toad – Ruth Brown

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(Some great images, and vocabulary builders in this yucky tale. The kids were quite expressive about their disgust. Good talking points too.) 

Activity: Dini Dinosaur – from the book by Karen Beaumont, see the full story here.

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(A great engaging flannel board, where the kids get to identify clothing. And I think Dini is adorable!) 

Book: Aint gonna paint no more – Karen Beaumont

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More

(Dini’s bath got him all clean, but this boy doesn’t let that stop him. Great bright illustrations.) 

Activity: Bubble Gum tune: Lollipop by the Chordettes

Let’s blow a big bubble with our gum!

(Blow between hands and spread them further with each breath.)

Oh no! We blew it too big! Pop! (clap hands together)

Now Our hands are stuck together!

(clap hands in time to the song, on each ‘gum’ and the second sticky,

pretending the gum pulls them back together.)

Bubblegum, bubblegum,

Sticky, sticky bubblegum.

Bubblegum!

-unstick!-

(continue blowing and poping on other parts of the body, or clothing)

(The kids really liked this, especially giving suggestions for where the gum would get stuck next.)

 Book: Icky Sticky Monster – Jo Lodge

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(Such a great, repulsive book. Pop ups only make it more irresistible!) 

Activity: What did you put in your pocket?  adapted from the book by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

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(The nice clean pocket)

Tune: Skip to my Lou

What did you put in your pocket? What did you put in your pocket?

In your pockety, pockety, pocket  early Monday morning?

I put in a tissue, I put in a tissue, a nosy blowsy tissue, early Monday morning! …should you put used tissue in your pocket? No? Oh!

(Continue with other days of the week and items. Tuesday-Crumbly Tumbly Dirt, Wednesday-Sippy Drippy Juice, Thursday-Swirly Twirly Spaghetti, Friday-Snipped and Clipped Hair, Saturday-Ooey Gooey Lotion, Sunday-Trendy Bendy Fingers) 

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(The pocketed items) 

 

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(Not it’s a messy pocket! You can see the blue glove I used to keep my fingers clean when they went in the pocket on Sunday.) 

(There was a lot of fun with this. We even got a request to do it again! …that would be tricky)

Book: Big Smelly Bear – Britta Teckentrup

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(This has lovely large illustrations, and a fun ending.) 

Activity: Bubbles

(Bear liked baths after all! And the best kind of baths have bubbles.) =]

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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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Make a Mess Storytime

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: What Did You Put In Your Pocket – Beatrice Schenk de Regniers

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(A fun, bright book with great sound effects. I do rather wish it had ended with something other than a handkerchief though.)

Activity: Dogs Colorful Day – from the book by Emma Dodd

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(The kids were great at identifying the colors as they appeared, and then we counted them all at the end.)

Book: I Aint gonna paint no more – Karen Beaumont

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More

(Always a hit. They rhyming aspect helps the kids guess which body part is getting painted next.)

Activity: Bubblegum – tune: Lollipop by the Chordettes

Let’s blow a big bubble with our gum!

(Blow between hands and spread them further with each breath.)

Oh no! We blew it too big! Pop! (clap hands together)

Now Our hands are stuck together!

(clap hands in time to the song, on each ‘gum’ and the second sticky,

pretending the gum pulls them back together.)

Bubblegum, bubblegum,

Sticky, sticky bubblegum.

Bubblegum!

-unstick!-

(continue blowing and poping on other parts of the body, or clothing)

(The kids really liked this, especially giving suggestions for where the gum would get stuck next… the eyes got the biggest giggles.)

Book: Toad – Ruth Brown

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(Such a fun yucky story!)

Activity: 5 Pigs from Mel’s Desk (tune: 5 green and speckled frogs)

Five pigs so squeaky clean, cleanest you’ve ever seen,

wanted to go outside and play. Uh huh!

One jumped into the mud, landed there with a thud.

Now there are four pigs squeaky clean. Oink, oink!

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(The pigs are two sided, one clean and one dirty. It was a happy surprise for the kids when they got ‘dirty’ in the mud. Afterwards I ‘cleaned’ them all off with my hand.)

Book: Squeaky Clean – Simon Puttock

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(This was a big hit, the bath aspect, and the pig children really drew the kids in.)

Activity: Bubbles

(Then we got to play in bubbles, like the pigs!)

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On the Farm Storytime

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Cock-a-doodle Quack! Quack! – Ivor Baddiel

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(This was a hit! The kids really liked all the mistakes the little rooster made.)

Activity: 5 Pigs from Mel’s Desk (tune: 5 green and speckled frogs)

Five pigs so squeaky clean, cleanest you’ve ever seen,

wanted to go outside and play. Uh huh!

One jumped into the mud, landed there with a thud.

Now there are four pigs squeaky clean. Oink, oink!

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(The pigs are two sided, one clean and one dirty. It was a happy surprise for the kids when they got ‘dirty’ in the mud. Afterwards I ‘cleaned’ them all off with my hand.)

Book: Blue Chicken – Deborah Freedman

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(Fun illustrations, and the kids quite enjoy it.)

Activity: Go and Get the Cows – traditional, hear a version here!

 Place cows on flannel board. Fall ‘asleep’ and remove them all.

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Wake up you sleepyheads
Go and get the cattle,
Wake up you sleepyheads
Go and get the cows.

All the cows have run away, Oh no!

The cows are lost.
The sun is warm.
So I’ll just rest,
Til they come home.

Replace cows incrementally, ours were all different colors so we identified them as they ‘came back home’

( This was a bit more popular the last time I did it, but still worked well enough.)

Book: The Cow Loves Cookies – Karma Wilson

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(I feel like the repetition gets just a bit old, the kids attention wandered just a bit. The payoff is worth it though. )

Activity: Old McDonald – traditional

Old Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o
And on his farm he had a cow, ee-i-ee-i-o
With a moo-moo here, and a moo-moo there
Here a moo, there a moo, everywhere a moo-moo
Old Macdonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o

(continue with other animals)

(I used our farm stuffed animals with this song, and ended with a Dinosaur, which was a fun surprise.)

Book: Thirsty Thursday – Phyllis Root

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(I wish this were just a bit longer, a fun story with nice pictures about a girl who tickles clouds to get rain.)

Activity: Streamers

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