Toddler Storytime Theme: Dinosaurs

9 Mar

DINOSAURS

This was my last storytime for the session and the kids were so excited by the theme!  They had an awesome time ROARING with Bob Shea’s book and anytime I asked what kind of dinosaur was pictured in Snappy Little Dinosaurs a few of my littlest’s friends would just yell “DINOSAUR!” I was thinking about doing Tyson the Terrible but with weather in the 60s the kids were more than ready to move, so I added an extra wiggles activity to keep the kids moving.  This will definitely be a repeat theme in my storytime!

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: Feeling as though you’ve read the same book over and over and over again?  This is important and teaches little ones how language works, but if you need something new, ask a librarian for some suggestions!

Book 1: Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea

Transition:One Dinosaur Went Out to Play
One dinosaur went out to play
On a giant fern one day
She had such enormous fun
That she called for another dinosaur to come:
Raise hands to cup mouth, and call loudly: Oh, Diiiiiiiiiinosaur!
Slap hands on thighs to make “running” sounds.

Two dinosaurs went out to play…
Three dinosaurs…
Four dinosaurs…

Five dinosaurs went out to play
On a giant fern one day
They had such enormous fun
That they played until the day was done!

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: Dinosaur Stomp! By Paul Stickland

Transition: “We Are the Dinosaurs” Whaddaya Think of That? – Laurie Berkner Band

Book 3: Snappy Little Dinosaurs by Dugald Steer

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!

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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