Toddler Storytime Theme: Ice Cream

3 Aug

Toddler Storytime Theme- Ice Cream

Opening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: “Let children hear lots of language by talking to them constantly about the pictures, or anything else connected to the book; or sing any old song that you can remember; or say nursery rhymes in a bouncy way; or be noisy together doing clapping games.” – Mem Fox

Resource Share: Wordless picture books are a great way to encourage talking with your child as you tell the story together.  Check out some wordless picture books today.

Book 1: Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta

Transition:Butterfly Flannel Board
The first to come to the garden bed
is a lovely butterfly of brilliant RED

Then in comes another and that makes two
Fly right in, my friend of BLUE

This garden is fine, the best I’ve seen
says the butterfly of the softest GREEN

Our garden needs a sunny fellow
Fly in butterfly, with wings of yellow

Little friend of PURPLE, fly in too
the garden is waiting for a color like you

Hello ORANGE, we’ve waited so long
fly in, right where you belong

Butterflies, Butterflies, you’re such a sight
Flying together with such delight!

Flannelboard Rhyme: “Find the Caterpillar
Knock, Knock, Knock
Little caterpillar, little caterpillar
Are you behind the ______ Butterfly?

Book 2: Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

Transition: “Ice Cream Cone” Laurie Berkner, Buzz, Buzz (with homemade ice cream cones)

Wiggle Song:Fruit Salad
Watermelon, Watermelon, (big circle with hands)
Pa-pay-a, pap-ay-a, (chop air in front of body on each syllable)
Ba-a-a-a-nana, Ba-a-a-a-nana, (swing arms down like rocking a baby)
Fruuuuit Salad, fruuuuit salad! (dance it out!)

Pomegranate, Pomegranate, Pomegranate
Cle-men-tine, Cle-men-tine, Cle-men-tine
Pineapple, pineapple,
Fruit salad, fruit salad

 Book 3: Ice Cream Soup by Ann Ingalls

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

Additional Choices:

  • Trucks Whizz, Zoom, Rumble
  • All Sorts of Shapes
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