Story Time Theme – Grandparents

14 Nov

Storytime Theme-This was my last week of story times for the fall season and I decided it was high time we celebrated grandparents.  My grandparents live half-way across the country and I don’t get to see them as much as I would like and as they are getting older their health is starting to decline.  So with them heavy on my mind, I decided we’d talk all about grandparents at story time this week.

Opening

  • Traditional: Put Your Hands Up In the Air (song) & Open Shut Them (fingerplay)
  • Parachute: Rockin’ the Chute (Shakin’ the Chute CD)
  • Yoga: Warm-up (Rock n Roll, Zip up Spine, Deep Breaths, Cat/Cow, Dog)

Book 1: Banjo Granny by, Sarah Martin Busse

Transition

  • Traditional: 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  • Parachute: When the Parachute Goes Up Song (sung to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It)
  • Yoga: Sun Salutations (Poses: Mountain, Reach Up, Touch the Ground, Hands at Knees (flat back), Plank Pose, Cobra, Downward Facing Dog, Walk Toward Hands, Repeat)

Book 2: What Grandmas/Grandpas Do Best by, Laura Joffe Numeroff

Transition (changes weekly)

  • Traditional: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
  • Parachute: Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes – move the parachute to each part of the body
  • Yoga: Balance (Poses: Mountain, Star, Shifting-weight Star Pose, Falling Star, Tree)

Book 3: The Napping House by, Audrey Wood

Closing

  • Traditional: Shake Your Sillies Out Puppet Show
  • Parachute: Freeze (Shakin’ the Chute CD)
  • Yoga: Cool-down (Poses: Bridge, Happy Baby Pose, Star Pose/Deep Breaths)
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