Parachute Storytime Theme: Zoo Animals

26 Oct

51HMmTI6C7L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_These are some of my favorite books!  And unfortunately, I had a very small crowd to share them, I only ended up with seven kids, and I think I’m picking books that are too advanced for them.  These books would probably work really well with preschool age kids, but my group is definitely on the younger side for the most point, more at the toddler age.  Today, the kids just wanted to run underneath the parachute and get wrapped up in it when we were sharing stories.  It didn’t go as well as I would have liked, but it definitely wasn’t the worst group I’ve had by a long shot.  I’ll just try again next week (maybe with my toddler books instead!)

Opening: “Shake Your Body Down” The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band – Laurie Berkner Band

Early Literacy Tip: Before heading out for a trip to the zoo, check out some books about animals.  When you go to the zoo, refer back to the stories you read so kids connect what they read with the world around them!

Book 1: Zoo Ah-Chooo by Peter Mandel

Transition: “ABC” Jackson 5 (popcorn)

Book 2: What To Do If an Elephant Stands On Your Foot by Michelle Robinson

Transition: “Going to the Zoo” Singable Songs for the Very Young: Great with a Peanut Butter Sandwich – Raffi

Book 3: Never, Ever Shout in a Zoo by Karma Wilson

Closing: “Dance ‘Til I Drop” Just Say Hi – Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could

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