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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Walk In the Woods

I must say, most of today's storytime was "stolen" from Rob Reid (Thanks, Rob!) because it all sounded so fun! And it made my job easier coming up to a busy next few weeks full of preparation for other programs.

Soooo without further ado... Let's go for a walk in the woods...

I always display our songs so
parents can follow along.
Hello Song

Book: A Leaf Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas

Musical Activity: Taking a Walk in The Woods (Rob Reid)

Book: Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle

Interactive Story: I took Mary Quattlebawm's book, Jo MacDonald Hike Through the Woods, and turned into a song with story cards. As we sang the song, I would switch the pictures in my hands so the kids could call out what they were (sometimes they got it, sometimes not... woodpeckers DO look like penguins).

Then, I showed them the book Blueberries for Sal and we discussed eating blueberries and bears and hibernation.

Then, we took turns rolling my large dice and feeding the bear that many blueberries. (The kids had a kick out of playing with this after storytime, too.)

Song: Squirrel, Squirrel
Squirrel, Squirrel shake your bushy tail.
Squirrel, Squirrel shake your bushy tail.
Wrinkle up your nose and crinkle up your toes.
Squirrel, Squirrel shake your bushy tail.

We sang it 3 times because it is awesome.

Goodbye Song: May You Always Have Sunshine by Jim Gill


After storytime, the kids could do leaf rubbings and look at leaves, bark, pine needles, pine cones under the kid-friendly microscope.

Next Week: COLORS! Fun activity planned! Don't miss it!


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