Toddler Storytime Theme: Picnic

17 Aug

Toddler Storytime Theme- Picnic.jpgOpening: “Put Your Hands Up In the Air”

 Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

 Early Literacy Tip: “Read at least three stories a day: it may be the same story three times. Children need to hear a thousand stories before they can begin to learn to read.” – Mem Fox

 Resource Share: We have music CDs for kids that you can check out just like a book – they are great for car trips and vacations!

 Book 1: The Beastly Feast by Bruce Goldstone

 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: We’re Going On a Picnic by Pat Hutchins

 Transition: “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” Greg & Steve, Shake, Rattle & Roll (with rhythm sticks)

 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: Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson

Closing: “Shake My Sillies Out” Puppet Show

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