Welcome Song: Hello Friends (tune of Goodnight Ladies) - found on this website
Book: Paul Meets Bernadette by Rosy Lamb
(because a good friend is a hero)
Fingerplay: (introduction:) I know a story about a small guy who learned how to face his fears and be his OWN hero. I bet you know the story, too.. Can we sing The Itsy Bitsy Spider together?
Book: Domino by Claire Masurel
Movement Activity with shaker eggs: Animal Eggs Shaker Song (made up by ME!)
Book: Little Pink Pup
Interactive Story: Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman - We had pre-cut chicken finger puppets (no...not chicken fingers. finger puppets) and whenever I read "Chickens to the rescue!" they joined in and held up their puppets. During playgroup, they had the option to color them before taking the puppets home.
Poem: Flying Cows (i had them guess "What kind of gas made
them fly?" and then we talked about the last two lines)
Goodbye Song: Tickle the clouds - also from this website
(standby book was A Sick Day for Amos McGee)
Playgroup Activity: color your finger puppet
Playgroup activity: water play - wash plastic animals
Playgroup activity: bristle blocks and clear stackers
Playgroup Activity: put on animal masks and look at books with an adult (or on your own)