Posts tagged ‘Mice’

Dens & Treehouses Storytime

Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017

Books

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
The House in the Woods by Inga Moore
Library Mouse Home Sweet Home by Daniel Kirk
The Secret Tree Fort by Brianne Farley

Music

Mouse in My Toolbox by Laurie Berkner

 Activities

Craft:
We made a home for our favorite creatures with playdough and natural materials

Felt Board:
We played “Where’s The Mouse” and used a small mouse puppet theatre house for a rhyme.

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:Here is a House”

Here is a house built up high(hands over head to make a roof)
With two big chimneys reaching for the sky (raise arms up high)
Here is a window (draw a square)
Here is a door (pretend to open a door)
If we look inside (peek through fingers)
There’s a mouse on the floor! (scamper fingers away)

Song: 

Johnny plays with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer,
(hammer with fist)
Johnny plays with one hammer, all day long.

Johnny plays with two hammers, two hammers, two hammers,
(hammer with 2 fists)
Johnny plays with two hammers, all day long

Johnny plays with three hammers, three hammers, three hammers, ( hammer with 2 fists and one leg)
Johnny plays with three hammers, all day long

Johnny plays with four hammers, four hammers, four hammers,
(hammer with 2 fists and 2 legs)
Johnny plays with four hammers, all day long

Johnny plays with five hammers, five hammers, five hammers,
(hammer with 2 fists, 2 legs, and head)
Johnny plays with five hammers all day long.
Johnny’s getting tired now, tired now, tired now.
Johnny’s getting tired now all day long.
Johnny’s waking up now, up now, up now
Johnny’s waking up now, I’m awake too! 

Rhyme: “Houses”
Here is a nest for robin (cup both hands)
Here is a hive for bee (fists together)
Here is a hole for bunny (make a circle)
And here is a house for ME! (make a roof)

 

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February 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Valentine’s Storytime

Tuesday,  Feb 14th, 2017

Books

Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright
The Perfect Gift
by Mary Newell DePalma
Valentine Mice
by Bethany Roberts

Music

It Takes Some Friends by Jim Gill- Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
Let’s Shake a Friend’s Hand by Carole Peterson -Stinky Cake
There’s a Little Wheel A-Turnin’ In My Heart by Laurie Berkner – Buzz Buzz

 Activities

Felt Board:
We
used felt hearts to play a game with the rhyme ‘Three Valentines’

Craft:
We made Valentine Mice

Songs & Rhymes

Songs:

Love, Love, Love
(Sung to: ‘3 Blind Mice’)

Love, love, love,
love, love, love
See how it grows,
See how it grows.

I love my friends and they love me.
We love each other that’s plain to see.
There’s plenty for a big family.
Love, love, love,
love, love, love.

Three Valentines (followed by felt board where you put a heart in the envelope)
(sung to: ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’)

Three valentines I have for you,
Have for you, have for you.
Three valentines I have for you,
Pink, red and blue.

I’ll put them in the mail for you,
Mail for you, mail for you.
I’ll put them in the mail for you,
Pink, red and blue.

Heart is its name-O (with felt board letters)

There is a shape and it means love,
Heart is its name-O
H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T,
Heart is its name-O !

 

February 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Mice

Books
 Cat and Mouse by Kevin Sherry
 Little Mouse by Scott Magoon

Felt Board
Little Mouse, Little Mouse

Song
“The Little Mouse Goes Creeping”  by Carole Peterson
“The Mice Go Marching” by Hap Palmer, Rhythms on Parade

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• Five Green Speckled Frogs
• Wheels on the Bus

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Cc.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week

Write
• Fine motor skill activities, such as doing puzzles or crumpling paper, help strengthen the muscles in your child’s hand which prepares him or her to properly hold pencils, crayons, and markers.
• Fun activities to do together include playing with play dough (you can even make your own), build with Lego blocks, help your child send a letter or drawing to someone, even placing stickers help improve your child’s ability to learn to write.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Wake Up Feet
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up feet and wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wake up feet, wake up feet
Wake up and wiggle in the morning.

other verses: hands, eyes, ears

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…

Hands Go Up
Hands go up and hands go down.
I can turn myself around.
I can reach down to my shoe.
I can listen so can you.
Now let’s sit, I’ll show you how.
The next story is starting now.

Closing Song: I Think It’s Time We Have To Go
I think it’s time, we have to go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes.
Wave your tongue, wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips.
Blow me a kiss with your fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye.
Now it’s time to wave goodbye.

September 22, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Music and Movement November 13th 2015

November 13th, 2015

Books

Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming
Punk Farm by Jarrett Krosoczka
If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder

Music
Rhythm in the Scarves by Johnette Downing – The Second Line: Scarf Activity Songs
Ribbons in the Air by Pam Schiller – Leaping Literacy

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Finger Rhyme:

Here is the barn
(make a barn by interlacing fingers of two hands inside palm of hands)
Open it wide.
Let’s go inside where the animals hide.
Here are the horses, here are the cows.
They’re eating their dinner and drinking right now.
They’ll stay here till night turns into day.
When we open the doors, they’ll all mosey away.
Out in the pasture, they’ll eat grass and hay.
The cows will moo softly, the horses will neigh.

Song: Old Mac Donald Had a Farm

We sang Old MacDonald using Puppets

Rhyme with House Puppet Theatre

There is a little mouse
Inside a little house.
Here him scamper,
Here him squeak,
He’ll come out if you say “Peep!”

We used many different animal finger puppets to depict
“If The Animals Came Inside” by Eric Pinder

Activities

Dancing:
We used wrist ribbons and scarves with movement songs

November 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Shapes in Action Storytime

Tuesday,  Nov 3rd, 2015

Books

Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
The Perfect square by Michael Hall
Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman

Music

Shapes in Action – Action songs for Preschoolers
Shapes – Greg & Steve – We All Live Together Vol.3

 

 Activities

Felt Board: Mouse Shapes

We had a fun activity felt/magnet board creating mice.

We danced with scarves and played a shape game.

Craft:
We made a Swirly, whirly, spiral mobile with shapes attached

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: The Shape Song
(sung to “Do You Know the Muffin Man?”)

Do you know what shape this is,
What shape this is,
What shape this is?
Do you know what shape this is,
I’m holding in my hand?

Song: Shapes
(to the tune of: Frere Jacques)

This is a square, this is a square,
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It has four sides,
All the same size.
It’s a Square,
It’s a Square.

This is a circle, this is a circle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It goes round and round,
No end can be found.
It’s a circle,
It’s a circle.

This is a triangle, this is a triangle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It only has three sides,
That join to make three points.
It’s a Triangle,
It’s a triangle.

This is a Rectangle, This is a rectangle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It has two short sides
And it has two long sides.
It’s a rectangle,
It’s a rectangle.

 

 

November 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Home, Sweet Home

Tuesday,  Feb.18 2014

Books
 “Blueberry Mouse” by Alice Low
“Ned’s New Home” by Kevin Tseng
“We’re Tired of Living in a House ” by Liesel Moak Skorpan
“Castles, Caves & Honeycombs” by Linda Ashman
“A New House for Mouse”
by Petr Horacek

Music
“The Little Mice” by Kathy Reid-Naiman -Zoom, Zoom, Cuddle & Croon

“Wish They’d Find a Home” by Anna Moo -Anna Moo Crackers
“Some Houses” by Billy Jonas -What Kind of Cat are You?

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:
“Here is a House”
Here is a house built up high (hands over head to make a roof)
With two big chimneys reaching for the sky (raise arms up high)
Here is a window (draw a square)
Here is a door (pretend to open a door)
If we look inside (peek through fingers)
There’s a mouse on the floor! (scamper fingers away)

Rhyme: “Houses”

Here is a nest for robin (cup both hands)
Here is a hive for bee (fists together)
Here is a hole for bunny (make a circle)
And here is a house for ME! (make a roof)

Rhyme:

Five little birds without any home,
(raise 5 fingers of right hand)
Five little trees in a row.
(raise right hand high over head)
Come and build your nests in our branches tall
(cup left hand for nest-right fingers in)
We’ll rock you to and fro.
(then rock both hands)

February 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Mice Oh My!

February 28, 2012

Books
Gorilla! Gorilla! By Jeanne Willis
I Miss You Mouse by Greg Foley
Lunch By Denise Fleming

Music
“The Mice Go Marching” from Rhythms on Parade By Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Movement Rhyme: Tall as a Tree
Tall as a tree (reach for the sky)
Wide as a house (stretch arms toward walls)
Thin as a pin (place arms next to body)
Small as a mouse (squat down)

Movement Song: If You’re A Mouse & You Know It
If you’re a mouse and you know clap your hands
If you’re a mouse and you know it clap your hands
If you’re a mouse and you know it & you really want to show it
If you’re a mouse and you know it clap your hands

…make two squeaks
…jump up high
…scurry your feet
…clap your hands

Song: Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck ONE*
The mouse ran down
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck TWO*
The mouse said OOHHHH!
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck THREE*
The mouse went Wheeee!
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory Dickory Dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck FOUR*
The mouse said, “NO MORE!”
Hickory dickory dock

February 28, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

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