Family Storytime Theme: Color Red

12 Feb


Storytime went pretty well today!  The kids definitely got Red by Michael Hall.  I made sure to talk about it a little bit before we started and the older kids picked up on the fact that the crayon itself was blue, but it’s wrapper was red.  We talked about what we knew about dragons before reading Dragon Dancing and it was exciting to hear all about dragons including a matter-of-fact little boy say, “There are boy dragons and girl dragons.”  Who can argue with that?  And the kids that Dinosaur Kisses was hysterical!  They were laughing so hard at little Dinah’s attempts at kissing.

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

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

 Early Literacy Tip: Expose children to cultures and people that are different than themselves – a great way to do this is through books!

 Book 1: Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

Transition:5 Little Hearts
Five little hearts All in a row
The first one said, “I love you so”
The second one said, “Will you be my valentine?”
The third one said, “I will, if you’ll be mine.”
The fourth one said, “I’ll always be your friend.”
The fifth one said, “We’ll be friends until the end.”

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: Dragon Dancing by Carole Lexa Schaefer

Transition: Transition: “Lullaby” – Putumayo Kids Presents Asian Dreamland, Lei Qiang (with scarves)

Book 3: Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

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


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