Family Storytime Theme: Snow

29 Jan

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My storytime went really well this morning.  We’re offering a family storytime on Friday mornings at 10:30am which is something we’ve never done before and it seems to be a BIG hit already!  I think I scared the parents a little because most were very attentive and participative.  Hopefully, it lasts throughout the rest of the session.  I’ve strayed from my usual opening and closing, which is really refreshing and the kids did a great job with our new sign language hello/goodbye song.  All the kids enjoyed the books and music and really we all just had a lot of fun!  Here’s hoping the trend continues!

Opening: Hello” with sign language
Hello, friends. (x3)
It’s time to say hello.

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: Introduce basic science concepts to your toddler or preschooler with books.

Book 1: The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder by Mark Cassino

Transition:5 Little Snowflakes
Five little snowflakes (Hold up 5 fingers.)
Floating by my door, (Move hand in a floating motion.)
One blew away.
WHOOSH! (Dramatically move both hands from one side to the other.)
And then there were four. (Hold up 4 fingers.)

Four little snowflakes
Falling down on me, (Wiggle fingers down to the floor then point to self.)
One blew away.
WHOOSH! (Dramatically move both hands from one side to the other.)
And then there were three. (Hold up 3 fingers.)

Three little snowflakes
Falling down on you, (Wiggle fingers down to the floor then point to children.)
One blew away.
WHOOSH! (Dramatically move both hands from one side to the other.)
And then there were two. (Hold up 2 fingers.)

Two little snowflakes
Having lots of fun, (Make ASL sign for “play”.)
One blew away.
WHOOSH! (Dramatically move both hands from one side to the other.)
And then there were one. (Hold up 1 finger.)

One little snowflake
Lying in the sun, (Form a large circle over your head with your arms.)
It melted away.
SPLOOSH! (Clap hands together.)
And then there were none. (Hold up closed fist.)

Wiggles:Zoom Zoom Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Blast off!

Book 2: Snow by Manya Stojic

Transition: “Rock and Roll Freeze Dance” So Big by Hap Palmer

Book 3: Snowy, Blowy Winter by Bob Raczka

Closing:Goodbye” with sign language
Goodbye, friends. (x3)
It’s time to say goodbye.

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