Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Plenty of fish in the sea

I found plenty of good books about fish, so I though it might be time to share with the kiddos!!

Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

Book: Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck

Song: Alphabet Song

Book: Gilbert Goldfish wants a Pet by Kelly DiPucchio

Song: 5 Little Sea Creatures (Taken from Preschool Education - Ocean Songs)

Book: Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert

Craft: Fish Bowl Craft (Taken from First School)

Nice shoes!!

I have a brand new favorite book about shoes, so I just had to have a story time around it!!

Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

Book: Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

Song: Hickory Dickory Dock

Book: Which Shoes Would You Choose? by Betsy Rosenthal

Flannel Board Activity: Count the Shoes

Book: Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job by Stephen Swinburne

Craft: Footprint and Hand print Butterfly

Animals on the Farm

There are always plenty of fabulous books about farm animals!!!

Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

Book: Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke

Song: Old McDonald

Book: Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelman

Rhyme: This Little Piggy

Book: Does a Cow Say Boo? by Judy Hindley

Craft: Googly eye pigs with a curly pipe cleaner tail!! (idea taken from All Kids Network - Pig Craft for Kids)

New Year, New Books!

I just LOVE reading new books to the kids!! I always tell them that these are BRAND NEW books, and NO ONE has heard them in story time - they get to be FIRST!!! They love that and we always have a good time with them!!

Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

Book: The Croaky Pokey! by Ethan Long

Song: Humpty Dumpty

Book: Homer the Library Cat by Reeve Lindberg

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider

Book: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

Craft: In Honor of Homer the Library Cat - Cat Faces!!

Time for Christmas

And now, Christmas!!! Nothing like posting about Christmas story time in March, is there?? But, I have some great Christmas books and loved sharing them with my kids!!

Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

Book: Bear Stays Up for Christmas by Karma Wilson

Song: Jingle Bells

Book: Merry Christmas, Big Hungry Bear! by Don and Audrey Wood

Song: Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

Book: Counting Christmas by Karen Katz

Craft: Decorate Christmas Trees

Snow falls in winter

Now that it is 80 degrees outside - let me post my story time about SNOW!!!

Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

Book: Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman

Song: I'm a Little Snowman

Book: All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle

Song: 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Snowflakes

Book: Mouse's First Snow by Lauren Thompson

Craft: Cotton Ball Snowman

Watch out for the Monsters!!

It was very exciting for me to find some fun books about Monsters. They're not really so scary, I promise!!

Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

Book: My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck

Song: 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Monsters

Book: Big Scary Monster by Thomas Docherty

Rhyme: Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed (just like 5 little monkeys!)

If You're a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca and Ed Emberly

Craft: Monsters!! (Taken from All Kids Network - Shape Monster Crafts)

Hats off!!

I happen to own a HUGE box of awesome random hats that my parents and their friends collected for me. I was SUPER excited to bring them all to story time and pass them along to my kids for this awesome Hat story time!!! They LOVED picking out a hat to wear and it was super amazing!!!

Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

Book: Where's Mary's Hat? by Stephane Barroux

Song: On my head (we put the hat on your head, on your knee, on your foot, on your elbow)

Book: Which Hat is That? by Anna Grossnickle Hines

Song: If You're Happy and You Know It

Book: Whose Hat? by Margaret Miller

Craft: Paper Plate Crowns

Thanks for Thanksgiving

**yes, this is how behind I am...**

I found a couple really great Thanksgiving books this year!! I love finding new things I haven't seen before and I extra love sharing them with my kids!!

Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

Book: Thanksgiving in the Barn by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Rhyme: 5 Little Turkeys (Taken from Preschool Education - Thanksgiving Songs) I turned it into a flannel board!!

Book: Run, Turkey, Run! by Diane Mayr
Song: I'm a Little Teapot

Book: Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

Craft: Paper Plate Turkeys

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Special Bedtime Stories

I had a special request from a school to do a parents night! I was so excited, and broke out some of my favorite bedtime stories!!

Opening Song: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

Book: Froggy Goes to Bed by Jonathan London

Song: Twinkle Twinkle

Book: The Caterpillow Fight by Sam McBratney

Song: Tooty-Ta by Dr Jean and Friends

Book: The Woods by Paule Hoppe

Craft: Paper plate Moon and Star (I can't remember where I got the Moon pattern - so sorry!!)

Major slacker

I have to apologize - I know it has been a really long time since I've updated, and especially since I posted a story time update. Things at work have been awesome and insane all at the same time. Couple this with the fact that I don't have internet at home right now it makes it really hard to update.

But, I have some story time posts in progress, I just need to add a few details to each. I am going to try to work on those this week and get them up soon!!!

Thank you to those of you who are still around and holding out for some new material. I promise it's coming. I miss blogging a lot, so I want to make this a priority.

And now, I'll leave you with two of my favorite clips...

The Evolution of Dance

The Muppets - Mahna Mahna