Family Storytime Theme: Colorful Chameleons

20 Feb

Family Storytime Theme-.jpgThis storytime was awesome!  I enjoy my Saturday crowds because they are a lot of families that I don’t see during the week and are usually very into participating.  The kids LOVED the fish song and (once they figured it out) the “Mmm Ahh” song too!  They were also captivated by my retelling of A Color of His Own using a “folder” story, but mainly just printing images on 8.5 x 11″ pages and telling the story without using the book.  The kids were also extremely interested in looking at the pictures in the National Geographic Little Kids magazine.  And if anyone had any doubts… Jbrary is AMAZING!  I swear, every song that I use from them is an instant hit! Thank you for such awesome resources!!!

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

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: Don’t be afraid to introduce nonfiction titles to your kids.

Nonfiction Tips: National Geographic Little Kids (magazine) Colorful Chameleons – May/June 2014

Book 1: Who Am I? by Gervase Phinn / Chamelia by Ethan Long

Transition: “Bubble Bubble Pop”
One little red fish
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water.

One little red fish
Swimming in the water,
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble…POP!

(two little blue fish, three little green fish, four little purple fish, 5 little orange fish)

Book 2: Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett

Transition: Mmm Ahh Went the Little Green Frog

Mmm ahh went the little green frog one day.
Mmm ahh went the little green frog.
Mmm ahh went the little green frog one day.
And they all went mmm, mmm, ahh.
But…
We know frogs go (clap) shanananana.
(clap) shanananana. (clap) shanananana.
We know frogs go (clap) shanananana.
They don’t go mmm, mmm, ahh.

Bloop, bloop went the little blue fish one day.
Bloop, bloop went the little blue fish.
Bloop, bloop went the little blue fish one day.
And they all went bloop, bloop, bloop.
But..
We know fish go (kiss) kissy, kissy kiss.
(kiss) kissy, kissy kiss. (kiss) kissy, kissy kiss.
We know fish go (kiss) kissy, kissy kiss.
They don’t go bloop, bloop, bloop.

Grrr, grrr went the big brown bear one day.
Grrr , grrr went the big brown bear.
Grrr, grrr went the big brown bear one day.
And they all went grrr, grrr, grrr.
But…
We know bears go huggy, huggy, hug
huggy, huggy, hug, huggy, huggy, hug
We know bears go huggy, huggy, hug
They don’t go grrr, grrr, grrr.

Slow, slow went the little green turtle one day,
Slow, slow went the little green turtle.
Slow, slow went the little green turtle one day,
And they all went slow, slow, slow.
But…
We know turtles go (clap) Cawabunga Dude!
(clap) Cawabunga Dude! (clap) Cawabunga Dude!
We know turtles go (clap) Cawabunga Dude!
They don’t go slow, slow, slow.

Quack, quack went the little yellow duck one day.
Quack, quack went the little yellow duck
Quack, quack went the little duck one day
and they all went quack, quack, quack
But…
We all know ducks go rock and rock and roll
rock and rock and roll, rock and rock and roll,
We know ducks go rock and rock and roll
They don’t go quack, quack, quack.

Book 3: A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni (folder story)

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

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