Story Time Theme: Camping

9 Jul

Maisy-Goes-Camping-maisy-mouse-17265600-400-332This week I focused on camping and hiking, hoping to encourage parents to enjoy the great outdoors with their children.  Many of the children had never been camping or hiking before but we also talked about fishing (which many children were familiar with).  I also mentioned that the walk down to the playground behind the library could be a hike as well, hoping to show parents that a walk around the neighborhood is just as important.

For the most part these stories worked out really well.  We focused a lot on counting which seemed to help the kids get involved.  I would have loved to use Scare a Bear by Kathy-jo Wargin, but our copy was checked out and I couldn’t get another copy in time.  This week marks the half-way point for our summer story time session, which means my vacation is around the corner!

Opening

  • Traditional: Put Your Hands Up In the Air & Open Shut Them
  • Parachute: Parachute Bop (Shakin’ the Chute)

Book 1: Duck Tents by, Lynne Berry

Transition

  • Traditional: 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  • Parachute: Popcorn (Battu ~ Putumayo Kids Presents: African Playground)

Book 2: Sheep Take a Hike by, Nancy Shaw

Transition (changes weekly)

  • Traditional: We’re Going On a Bear Hunt (Let’s Go! Susie Tallman &  Friends)
  • Parachute: We’re Going On a Bear Hunt – shake a teddy bear on the parachute (Let’s Go! Susie Tallman &  Friends)

Book 3: Maisy Goes Camping by, Lucy Cousins

Closing

  • Traditional: Shake Your Sillies Out Puppet Show
  • Parachute: Freeze!! (Shakin’ the Chute)
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