We started with our welcome songs, I showed off my colorful socks, and then we ...
read "Where is the Green Sheep?" by Mem Fox.
Next, I passed out beanbags (borrowed from IFLS) and we danced around to Greg and Steve's Beanie Bag Dance. This song is always a hit!
Then we read "Blue Chicken" by Deborah Freedman and "Tap the Magic Tree" by Christie Mathison. I did the first few actions of "Magic Tree" than walked around and let the children take turns with the other actions. Some, like blow a kiss to the tree, I had everyone do. Good fun!
Then, I added a few words to Jim Gill's Sneezing Song:
Please don't feed me black-eyed peas
You know what they will do
For if you feed me black-eyed peas
I'll have to sneeze.
Then: orange macaroni and cheese.
Then: brown chocolate chip cookies.
Then i got out Patrick George's book, "Magic Colors."
After goodbye songs and bubbles, the kids enjoyed play-doh.
Next week: CATS! May 17 is our final spring storytime. If it is nice out, plan to meet at Keller Park.
Storytime will resume at 9:30am on June 18.