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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nature Trip Storytime October 3

Any storytime with the word "nature" in it is alright with me! There are so many excellent poems, stories, and songs one can do with such a broad topic - - LOVE it :)

Hello, How are You? by Dr. Jean

In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

Then we listened to the song "Autumn" three times from Carole Peterson's CD, Highly Usable Music H.U.M. I passed out large cloth leaves that had been donated last year. I am glad I made extra leaves out of construction paper so us adults had some, too! As listened to the song, we made our leaves and bodies float gently to the ground.

I put Peter, Paul, and Mary's version of "All God's Critters" on while we looked at Bill Staines' picture book.

Using a feltmit and frogs, I recited this fingerplay.
5 little frogs sitting on a well.
One looked up and down he fell.
1 little frog sitting on a well.
(LONG PAUSE as you go to grab the frog off the mitt)
He looked right.
He looked left.
He looked straight.
He looked funny (funny face).
He looked sad (sad face).
He looked excited (bounce him up and down).
He looked.........up and down he fell.

Chameleon, Chameleon by Joy Cowley

Then we danced around with scarves to Ken Lonnquist's song "Water Wheel." Some listened to the words and followed my movements while others did their own creative movements :)

If Rocks Could Sing by Leslie McGuirk

Wide-Mouthed Frog Pop-Up Book by Keith Faulkner (one of my favorites!)

It is Time to Say Goodbye by Dr. Jean

Wave your elbow goodbye
Wave your knee goodbye
Wave your foot goodbye
Wave your chin goodbye
Wave your eye goodbye
Wave your hands and say "Goodbye!"

Tomorrow, we are reading all about Sea food! :) See you then!

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