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Cookie Mouse Storytime

Tuesday,  Mar 14th, 2017

Books

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Music

Animal Cookies by Pam Schiller- Leaping Literacy
The Little Mouse Goes Creeping by Carole Peterson- Tiny Tunes

 Activities

WE MET THE COOKIE MOUSE TODAY!

Felt Board:
We told a ‘Shapes’ story on the felt board then played with shapes like the mice in Mouse Shapes

We drew a mouse from Lunch by Denise Fleming and the children added color as we told the story

Craft:
We made a ‘Turn the Wheel’ craft to represent Cookie Mouse in the House

Movement: We used the tapping sticks for Animal Cookies

Songs & Rhymes

Rhymes & Songs:

Down around the corner at the bakery shop
Were five little cookies with sprinkles on top
Along came someone with a nickel to pay
And they bought the (blue) cookie …
…and they took it away.

(purple, yellow, green, red)

 

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

Shapes

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Books

City Shapes by Diana Murray, illus. by Bryan Collier
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Music

“Jig Along Shapes” by Hap Palmer, Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“Beanie Bag Dance” by Greg & Steve, Kids in Action

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Shapes
(Tune: “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 rectangle.
This is a rectangle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has two long sides and two short sides.
It’s a rectangle.
It’s a rectangle.
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 has three sides that join to make three points.
It’s a triangle.
It’s a triangle.

Song: The Rolling Circle Song
(Tune: “Have You Ever Seen A Lassie”)
Have you ever seen a circle, a circle, a circle?
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes ’round and ’round?
It rolls this way and that way, And that way and this way.
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes ’round and ’round?

Movement Rhyme: Make a Circle
Make a circle, make a circle,
Draw it in the sky.
Use your finger, use your finger,
Make it round as a pie.
Draw a square, draw a square,
Make the lines so straight.
Make a square, make a square,
Draw a box in the air.
Draw a triangle, draw a triangle,
Always start at the top.
Make a tent, make a tent, Use three lines and stop!

Bean Bag Rhyme: Put Your Shape
Put your shape in the air,
Hold it high and keep it there.
Put your shape on your back,
Now please lay it on your lap.
Put your shape on your toes,
Now please hold it by your nose.
Hold your shape in your hand,
Now will everyone please stand.
Wave your shape at the door,
Now please lay it on the floor.
Hold your shape and jump, jump, jump,
Now hold your shape way, way up.

January 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Shapes and Colors

Books
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin
Felt Board
“I have a crayon”

Song
“Jig Along Shapes”  by Hap Palmer, Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?: Songs for Learning Through Music and Movement
“Ring around the rainbow” by Georgiana Stewart
“Parade of colors” by Hap Palmer, Can a Cherry Pie Wave Goodbye?

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 Ee.

Early Literacy Fact of the Week
When you talk about shapes with your child, they start to learn what features make them the same and different. Being able to tell the difference between a triangle and a circle is the same skill they will use to tell the difference between an “A” and an “O”! Talking with your children will help them get ready to read.

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

Shapes
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.

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.

October 6, 2016 at 10:30 am 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

Numbers & Shapes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Books

Two at the Zoo by Danna Smith, illus. by Valeria Petrone
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Perfect Square by Michael Hall
The Baker’s Dozen by Dan Andreasen
Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett, illus. by Kevin Cornell

Music

“The Number Dance” by Mr. Eric, The Big Silly with Mr. Eric
“Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
“Count with Me” by Michael Plunkett, Ribbons & Rhythms
“Jig Along Shapes” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers (hold up both hands, fingers spread).
And they all belong to me, (point to self).
I can make them do things-
Would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight (make fists)
I can open them wide (open hands).
I can put them together (place palms together).
I can make them all hide (put hands behind back).

I can make them jump high (hands over head).
I can make them jump low (touch floor).
I can fold them up quietly(fold hands in lap).
And hold them just so.

Movement Rhyme: Number Fun
All the fives, dance the jive.
All the fours, knock on the floor
All the threes, shake their knees.
All the twos, paddle canoes.
All the ones, stand and run.
All the numbers look alive.

Guessing Game: Four Little Shapes
Tune: Five Green & Speckled Frogs
Four little shapes I’ll guess
I’ll try my very best
Can I guess each and every one?
Uh-huh!

Five points twinkling so bright
Shines in the sky at night
What do I think this shape is called?
A star!

Round like a toy truck wheel
A ball is placed with by a seal
What do I think this shape is called?
A circle!

I’m like a box or book
Four sides, just take a look
What do I think this shape is called?
A square!

Three corners and three sides
Shaped like a piece of pie
What do I think this shape is called?
A triangle!

July 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Dinosaur Pet

Tuesday,  Mar.25th 2014

Books

Dinosaur Pet by Marc Sedaka
Shape by Shape by Suze MacDonald
Dinosaurs, Dinosaursby Byron Barton
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?” by Jane Yolen
I Am A Tyrannosaurus by Anne Grossnickle Hines

Music
We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner –Whaddaya Think of That?
Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner – Buzz Buzz
Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka –Dinosaur Pet

Songs & Rhymes

Song: The Dinosaur Hokey Pokey

You put your claws in
You put your claws out
You put your claws in
And you scratch them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your feet in
You put your feet out
You put your feet in
And you stomp them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your teeth in
You put your teeth out
You put your teeth in
And you chomp them all around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your tail in
You put your tail out
You put your tail in
And you swing it all around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your whole self in
You put your whole self out
In, out, in, out,
You turn yourself around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you sit back down
That’s what it’s all about.

Rhyme: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs lived long ago.
Some walked (stomp in place)
Some swam (pretend to swim)
Some flew, you know! (flap arms at sides)
Some were big (hold hands high)
Some were small (hold hands low)
Some were gigantic--(stretch arms out wide)
And v-e-r-y tall! (stretch arms up high)

 

 

March 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

All About Shapes!

March 15, 2012

Books

Perfect Square by Michael Hall
Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
A Star in My Orange by Dana Meachen Rau
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

Music
“Jig Along Shapes” from Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet? by Hap Palmer

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Shapes
(Tune:  “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 rectangle.
This is a rectangle.
How can you tell?
How can you tell?
It has two long sides and two short sides.
It’s a rectangle.
It’s a rectangle.
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 has three sides that join to make three points.
It’s a triangle.
It’s a triangle.

Song: The Rolling Circle Song
(Tune:  “Have You Ever Seen A Lassie”)

Have you ever seen a circle, a circle, a circle?
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes ’round and ’round?
It rolls this way and that way, And that way and this way.
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes ’round and ’round?

Movement Rhyme: Make a Circle
Make a circle, make a circle,
Draw it in the sky.
Use your finger, use your finger,
Make it round as a pie.
Draw a square, draw a square,
Make the lines so straight.
Make a square, make a square,
Draw a box in the air.
Draw a triangle, draw a triangle,
Always start at the top.
Make a tent, make a tent, Use three lines and stop!

Movement Rhyme: Put Your Shape . . .
(used with shape bean bags)
Put your shape in the air,
Hold it high and keep it there.
Put your shape on your back,
Now please lay it on your lap.
Put your shape on your toes,
Now please hold it by your nose.
Hold your shape in your hand,
Now will everyone please stand.
Wave your shape at the door,
Now please lay it on the floor.
Hold your shape and jump, jump, jump,
Now hold your shape way, way up.

March 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment


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