Thanks to Indianhead Federated Library System for the use of the birds kit.
Welcome Song - we used some shakers, also borrowed from IFLS. Instead of placing our hands on different parts of our body, we shook the instruments near them.
Book: 5 Little Ducks by Raffi
Puppets: 3 Little Birds - I used the adorable and soft nest & bird puppet. The poem/fingerplay is my own creation.
Book: Henny Penny by Jane Wattenberg
Movement: This is the Way. . . I turned it into a sort of "Workin On the Railroad" type of song.
Book: Shhh! We have a Plan by Chris Haughton
Poem: Birdseed by Brod Bagert
Goodbye Song & Bubbles
For playgroup, we made birds by spreading paint around with a fork. SUPER CUTE. I saw the idea here. They did the painting and google eyes here and I told them they could create more details at home, like a beak or feet or a nest.
I also set out some tile letters, the birds & next puppets, and the finger mitt for 5 Little Ducks.
Next Week: Barnyard Tales!