Preschool Parachute Storytime – Week #2

10 Feb

9781452126784_p0_v1_s600We focused a lot on opposites this week, unfortunately I only had six kids join me, so the adults in the room were kind enough to help shake the parachute.  Our first book was called Maria Had a Little Llama and I wanted to use something that was a little different from the typical nursery rhyme and although I didn’t say anything about diversity, I wanted to show kids that it can be familiar and different at the same time.  The kids loved exploring Up Above and Down Below and it was nice there were so few kids because they were able to come up and explore the book with me.  Finally, we read Loud and Quiet: An Animal Opposites Book and the kids had a great time guessing the animals and learning about loud vs. quiet animals – and some are definitely a surprise!  The best opposites song for parachute is “Fast and Slow” by Laurie Berkner and the kids did a great job listening to the music and shaking the parachute accordingly.  Overall, we had a lot of fun (even with such a small group!)

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

ASL Sign: Book (use two flat hands to open like a book)

Early Literacy Tip: Practice opposites at home – use textures, kitchen utensils, bath time, anytime to learn more about opposites!

Book 1: Maria Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez

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

Wiggles: “Bananas Unite” (

Book 2: Up Above and Down Below by Sue Redding

Parachute Play: Parachute Shake Opposites (“Fast and Slow” by Laurie Berkner ~ The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band)

Book 3: Loud and Quiet: An Animal Opposites Book by Lisa Bullard

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


One Response to “Preschool Parachute Storytime – Week #2”


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