Toddler Storytime Theme: Mittens

24 Feb

Mittens
I had a really good storytime this week!  It was a full house, but the kids were fairly well behaved and loved talking about mittens! Unfortuantely, it’s raining and not snowing here… but, oh well!  It was still fun to talk about!  The kids love doing Once Upon a Snowman (probably because I fall to the ground when the snowman melts) and they were a little wired today so we danced to a new song I found – “Getting My Ya Ya’s Out” by Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could which is a upbeat song that’s great to dance to!  Overall, it was a great storytime and the kids had a lot of fun!

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: Sorting is a great activity for little minds… give your child a bunch of mittens and gloves and help them sort them by color, size, style, etc.

Book 1: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George

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:Once There Was a Snowman
Once was there was a snowman, snowman, snowman
Once there was a snowman
Tall, tall, tall
In the sun he melted, he melted, he melted
In the sun he melted
Small, small, small

Book 2: A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Transition: “Getting My Ya Ya’s Out” Just Say Hi! by Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could

Book 3: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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