Blogging A to Z: Imagination

11 Apr

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During the month of April, I’ll be participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.  My theme for the month is Storytime Plans From A to Z.  Each plan will have eight stories as well as four songs, fingerplays or rhymes to match the theme!  As you can see, I’ll try and attribute where I found all of this fun (and often you can find it in multiple places).  My goal is to make storytime planning a little easier on myself in the future and to make storytime planning for other librarians easy as well!

Book List:

  1. Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
  2. Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
  3. It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
  4. Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
  5. Faster! Faster! by Leslie Patricelli
  6. That’s How! by Christoph Niemann
  7. Isabella: Girl on the Go by Jennifer Fosberry
  8. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Songs & Rhymes:

The Pirate Song
When I was one,
I banged my drum.
The day I went to sea.
I jumped aboard a pirate ship,
And the captain said to me.
We’re going, this way, that way,
Forwards and backwards,
Over the Irish Sea.
A bottle of rum, to warm my tum,
And that’s the life for me.
(When I was two, I buckled my shoe / When I was three, I banged my knee / When I was four, I knocked on the door / When I was five, I learned to dive)
(I changed “rum” to “milk” when I did this one, haha.)

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!

Jeremy Draws a Monster
*flannel board story

Touch Your Nose
Touch your nose
Touch your chin
That’s the way this game begins
Touch your eyes
Touch your knees
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze!
Touch your hair
Touch one ear
Touch your two red lips right here
Touch your elbow where it ends
And that’s the way this touch game ends.


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