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Dragon Storytime

Tuesday,  Jan 31st, 2017

Books

How To Be Friends With a Dragon by Valeri Gorbachev
A New Year’s Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong
How To Draw a Dragon by Douglas Florian

Music

Shake Your Dragon Tail (Dragon Tales)

 

 Activities

Felt Board:
We
used colored dragons for our rhyme

Craft:
We made a Chinese Dragon puppet

Movement: We danced with shakers and wrist ribbons

Songs & Rhymes

Rhymes & Songs:

Color Dragons

Red Dragon,
Green dragon,
Grey Dragon,
Blue…

Orange dragon,
Teal dragon,
Purple dragon,
too!

How many dragons do we see?
Count them now along with me,

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,

Seven bright dragons fly in the heavens.

The Dragon Dance

Dragon, dragon,
Darting dragon,
Dancing through the town.
Dragon, dragon,
Dashing dragon,
Dipping up and down.
Dragon, dragon,
Bright and bold,
Flame red eyes
Scales of gold.
Dragon whirling,
Dragon swirling,
Curling, twirling
Sit back down

Song:

(tune of Grand Old Duke of York)

Oh, a dragon is very fierce,
a dragon is very tough,
and when he breathes out orange fire,
his smoke comes out in puffs.

His scales are shiny green,
they make a rattling sound,
his teeth go chomp,
his tail goes thump,
as it hits upon the ground!

 

 

January 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Dragon Tales Storytime

Tuesday,  July 21st, 2015

Books

Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll
A Gold Star for Zog by Julia Donaldson
How to Draw a Dragon by Douglas Florian
Oh So Brave Dragon by Daniel Kirk

Music

Be A Dragon – Dragon Tales
Shake Your Dragon Tail – Dragon Tales

 Activities

Props:
We had a Dragon counting felt board story.
We danced with scarves, ribbons and shakers.

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:The Dragon Dance  

Dragon, dragon,
Darting dragon,
Dancing through the town.
Dragon, dragon,
Dashing dragon,
Dipping up and down.

Dragon, dragon,
Bright and bold,
Flame red eyes
Scales of gold.
Dragon whirling,
Dragon swirling,
Curling, twirling
Round and round.

 

Color Dragons

Red Dragon,
Green dragon,
Grey Dragon,
Blue…

Orange dragon,
Teal dragon,
Purple dragon, too!

How many dragons do we see?
Count them now along with me,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
Seven bright dragons fly in the heavens.

 

Song: (sung to The Grand Old Duke of York)

Oh, a dragon is very fierce,
a dragon is very tough,
and when he breathes out orange fire,
his smoke comes out in puffs.

His scales are shiny green,
they make a rattling sound,
his teeth go chomp,
his tail goes thump,
as it hits upon the ground!

 

 

July 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

I’m Brave!

Tuesday,  Oct 7th 2014

Books

I’m Brave! by Kate & Jim McMullan
I’m Not Scared by Jonathan Allen
 Big Chickens by Leslie Helakoski
Oh So Brave Dragon by David Kirk

Music

Drive the Fire Truck  by Rob Newhouse – Songs for Wiggleworms
Scared Scarecrow by Caspar Babypants – Hot Dog!

Activities

Crafts:
We made an Owly puppet

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: If You Ever See A Monster
Tune: “Did You Ever See A Lassie”

If you ever see a monster,
A big ugly monster.
If you ever see a monster,
Here’s what you do!
Make this face……
And this face…..
And this face…..
And this face…..
If you ever see a monster…
Be sure to shout…BOOOOO!!!!

Rhyme: The Brave Fireman

This brave fireman is going to bed   (hold up right thumb)
Down on the pillow he lays his head   ( right thumb on left palm)
Wraps himself in his blanket tight   (curl fingers around thumb )
And plans to sleep this way all night  (close eyes)
But the fire alarm rings!
He opens his eyes!    (open eyes)
Quickly he’s dressed and down the pole he slides
(right hand slides down left arm in a grip from elbow to wrist)

Then he climbs on the truck to go, go, go.
(hands manipulate imaginary steering wheel) 

October 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Color Story Time

Thursday,  April 24th, 2014

Books
 
I broke My Trunkby Mo Willems
Flight School, by Lita Judge
 Sylvie, by Jennifer Sattler

Music
Rock and Roll Freeze Dance, Hap Palmer
Crazy Hands, Merry Music Maker

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: I Can

I can touch my chin,
My cheek,
My chair.

I can touch my head,
My heels,
My hair.

I can touch my knees,
My neck,
My nose.
Then I can dip down and touch my toes.

Fingerplay: Red Balloon

I had a little red balloon
And I blew, and I blew, and I blew.
And it grew, and it grew, and it grew.
I tossed it up in the air,
And didn’t let it drop.
I bounced it on the ground,
And it went “Pop!”

 Rhyme: Crayon Box

I have a crayon, I’ll give it to you.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of blue.
I have a crayon, a lovely little fellow.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of yellow.
I have a crayon, it’s here on my head.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of red.
I have a crayon, we can draw a circle.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of purple.
I have a crayon, what do I see?
Here is my crayon, an orange one for me.
I have a crayon, the best ever seen.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of green

 

 

 

April 24, 2014 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Story Time

Thursday,  April 17th, 2014

Books
My Friend is Sadby Mo Willems
Lion Vs. Rabbit, by Alex Latimer
The Secret Plan, by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Music
The Shaker Hop, Various Artists

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: Shake Your Sillies Out

Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out,
Shake, shake, shake, my sillies out.
Shake, shake, shake, my sillies out,
And wiggle my waggles away.

…..clap, clap, clap my crazies out…
…..jump, jump, jump my jiggles out…
…..yawn, yawn, yawn my sleepies out…

Action Rhyme: Slowly Slowly

Slowly, slowly, very slowly Creeps the garden snail.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly Up the wooden rail.

Quickly, quickly, very quickly Runs the little mouse. Quickly, quickly, very quickly ’Round about the house

Action Rhyme: Clap Tap Bend

I take my little hands and go Clap, clap, clap.
I take my little hands and go Clap, clap, clap. I take my little hands and go Clap, clap, clap. Clap, clap all day long.

I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap…
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend… 

 

 

April 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Story Time

Thursday,  April 10th, 2014

Books
Elephants Can’t Danceby Mo Willems
Pig Kahuna, by Jennifer Sattler
Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes

Music
The Freeze Dance, Various Artists

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: Little Bunny

There was a little bunny who lived in the wood.
He wiggled his ears as a good bunny should.
He hopped by a squirrel.
He wiggled by a tree.
He hopped by a duck.
And he wiggled by me.
He stared at the squirrel.
He peeked round the tree.
He stared at the duck.
But he winked at me

Action Rhyme: Come On Over

Come on over and clap your hands
clap your hands, Clap your hands
Come on over and clap your hands
Clap your hands together
Come on over and jump up high
jump up high, jump up high
Come on over and jump up high
Jump up high together
Come on over and swing your arms
swing your arms, swing your arms
Come on over and swing your arms
Swing your arms together
Come on over and turn around
turn around, turn around
Come on over and turn around
Turn around together
Come on over and sit right down
sit right down, sit right down
Come on over and sit right down
Sit your bottoms down

 

 

April 10, 2014 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

Another Silly Story Time

Thursday,  April 3rd, 2014

Books
I’m A Frogby Mo Willems
Tiny Rabbit’s Big Wish, Margarita Engle
Wild About Books, by Judy Sierra

Music
Jump Down, Turn Around, by Jim Gill
I Can Shake My Shaker Egg, by Eric Litwin
Shake Your Dragon Tail, Dragon Tales Soundtrack

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can. (say is slowly)
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can.(say it fast)

  • Shake…,
  • Rub…
  •  Wiggle your fingers…

Action Rhyme: Very Tall

Very very tall I’m very very small
tall, small, now I’m a little ball
I’m very very tall I’m very very small
tall, small, now I’m a little ball
I’m very very tall I’m very very small
tall, small, now I’m a little ball

 

April 3, 2014 at 12:47 pm Leave a comment

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