Preschool Parachute Storytime – Week #1

4 Feb

This is my first opportunity to offer a storytime for preschoolers! And it’s definitely my first time offering a parachute storytime for this age group. I was excited because this age group allows me to do more with the parachute because they can follow more directions than the toddlers. And our storytime was so much fun! I didn’t have to enforce my “FREEZE!” rule, even when they were playing under the parachute. The kids were great, very interactive and had so much with the parachute play!

Opening: “Freeze” by Michael Plunkett ~ Shakin’ the Chute

ASL Sign: Eat (use flat “o” hand to touch mouth)

Early Literacy Tip: Take home a Windblown activity page to make your own creations! Extend learning at home!

Book 1: Windblown by Edouard Manceau

Parachute Play: Popcorn (“Battú” by Angélique Kidjo ~ Putumayo Kids Presents: African Playground )

Wiggles: “Bananas Unite

Book 2: Press Here by Hervé Tullet

Parachute Play: With parents help allow children to run around underneath the parachute. Enforce the FREEZE rule to keep controlled chaos! (“Choo-Choo Train” ~ Ralph’s World)

Book 3: Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas

Closing: “Shaky Shaky” by The Wiggles ~ Yummy Yummy

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