SLC Book Boy

the storytime ventures of a children's librarian

On the Go Storytime

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

 Book: Sheep in a Ship – Nancy Shaw

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(Lovely lyrical text, and fun pictures make this a winner. Little bit on the small side.)

Flannel Board: Row Row Row

Row, row, row your boat

gently down the stream.

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,

life is but a dream.

(we acted out the rowing, then repeated with different actions:

paddle, rock, bounce, wiggle, and ended with a super fast verse of ‘motor’)

(The kids had a great time with this. It’s fun to get suggestions from the group about what action to use, and one of the kids taught me a new ending! ‘If you see a crocodile, don’t forget to scream! Aaaaa!!’)

Book: The Bridge is Up – Babs Bell

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(This was quite the hit! I’d have the kids identify which vehicle joined the line, and eventually there was a little chorus saying ‘Everyone had to wait’ with me.)

Activity: Green says go

The drivers followed the rules in that story, do we know driving rules? Red means…Stop, Yellow means…Slow, and Green means…Go!

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(I would hold up a colored circle, and the kids would respond according to the rule. We ran in place, jumped up and down, spun in a circle, and finally sat down …ending with stop and ready for the next book!)

Book: Firehouse – Mark Teague

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(Great illustrations, and an engaging text. I left out the last spread, and ended with the parade.)

Song: Drivin’ In My Car – Ralphs World

(A super song! I used the red circle from the last activity for the Red Light part of the music.)

Book: Clickety Clack – Rob and Amy Spence

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(This was another great addition. A great build and fall, and a nice ending for the storytime.)

Instruments

(There were some noisy riders on the train, so then we got out instruments and made noise too! )

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Hawaii Storytime

Put together for the One World Many Stories summer reading program.

Opening: Shake Your Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: Surf Wars – Margaret Read MacDonald

 

 (This book lives in our non-fic section, and is a great simple story with lots of sound effect opportunities.)

Activity: Ocean Motion (see at end)

(Acting like different ocean animals.)

Book: Grandma Calls Me Beautiful – Barbara M. Joosse

 

 (I clipped some pages from this book, it’s sweet and has lovely images but ran a little long.)

Activity: Hula Dance (Pearly Shells)

 (follow the link for the dance moves!)

 (I love being able to incorporate dance! We practiced the easy to follow moves, talking about what the actions were, before dancing to the music.)

Book: Pig Kahuna – Jennifer Sattler

 

 (Such a cute story.)

Flannel Board: Mrs. Armitage and the Big Wave by Quentin Blake

 

 

(I try to make the flannelboard of a story look as close to the original illustrations as possible. Quentin’s style was fun to do! This shows the beginning and the end, add-on tales translate to flannelboard quite easily.)

Book: Pig Boy – Gerald McDermott

 

 (I love everything McDermott! Such vibrant colors.)

Activity: Parachute Volcano

(I had some brown balloons for lava rocks that we put on the parachute. Then we rumbled with little shakes, gradually got bigger, and exploded with fast up and downs, tossing the balloons everywhere!)

The Parts:

Ocean Motion

Jiggle like a jellyfish.

Creep like a sea snail.

Soar like a seagull.

Wiggle like an eel.

Float like a sea otter.

Bark like a seal.

Walk forward.

Walk backwards.

Walk sideways like a crab.

That’s the motion in the deep blue ocean.

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