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Picture Book Month Theme: Dinosaurs

10 Nov

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You’ll be seeing a lot of picture books on my blog throughout the month of November as we celebrate Picture Book Month.  You’ll definitely want to check out the website as picture book authors and illustrators will be posting an essay each day about the importance of picture books!  Check back daily for some great pictures surrounding a specific theme!

  1. Dinosaurumpus! by Tony Mitton
  2. Brontorina by James Howe
  3. Dinosaurs Galore! by Giles Andreae
  4. Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields
  5. Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems
  6. Dinosaur Roar! by Paul & Henrietta Stickland
  7. I’m Bad! by Kate and Jim McMullan
  8. Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein
  9. The Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell
  10. I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur by Stella Blackstone
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Blogging From A to Z: Dinosaurs

5 Apr

Letter D.jpgDuring 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. How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? by Jane Yolen
  2. Dinosaurumpus! by Tony Mitton
  3. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems
  4. I Dreamt I was a Dinosaur by Stella Blackstone
  5. Shape By Shape by Suse MacDonald
  6. Dinosaur Vs. the Library by Bob Shea
  7. Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beaumont
  8. Dinosaur Roar! by Paul Stickland

Songs & Rhymes:
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!

Dino Ditty
Here he comes just a stomping with his feet singing
“Dino ditty, ditty dum, ditty do.” Kids sang this part with me
Searching all round for something good to eat singing,
“Dino ditty, ditty dum ditty do.”
He’s huge, (He’s huge), He’s strong, (He’s strong.)
He’s huge, he’s strong, won’t be hungry very long.
“Dino ditty, ditty dum , ditty do.”
“Dino ditty, ditty dum, ditty do.”

Dinosaur, Dinosaur
Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch the ground
Dinosaur, dinosaur, reach up high
Dinosaur, dinosaur, wink one eye
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your nose
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your toes
Dinosaur, dinosaur, slap your knees
Dinosaur, dinosaur, sit down please

Dino-Pokey
You put your claws in,
You take your claws out,
You put your claws in,
And you scratch ’em all about.
You do the dino pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your feet in
You put your feet out
You put your feet in
And you stomp them all about.
You do the dino pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your teeth in
You put your teeth out
You put your teeth in
And chomp them all about.
You do the dino pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

You put your tail in
You put your tail out
You put your tail in
And you wag it all about
You do the dino pokey,
And you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about!

Family Storytime Theme: Dinosaurs

7 Feb

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I tend to gauge my storytimes on how sweaty I am at the end.  The sweatier (usually) the better.  But today upped the ante with a hoarse voice (from roaring) and being sweaty.  It was a good time.  The group ranges from babies to 5 year olds and I wasn’t really sure how Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs would go, but the kids listened to the whole thing.  A couple had puzzled looks on their faces, probably because it was a familiar story, but fractured just a little.  But, they were enthralled and I had the adults chuckling as well.  They loved learning about the insides and outsides of dinos and either could guess the dinosaur as I turned the page or would repeat it after me.  And we had so much fun roaring with Dinosaur in Bob Shea’s Dinosary vs. the Library.  This was such a great time (even after losing my voice!)

Opening: Hello” with sign language
Hello, friends. (x3)
It’s time to say hello.

Puppet Meet & Greet: Meet Woolly (monkey puppet)

Early Literacy Tip: Reading together remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers. (http://www.kdl.org/kids/go/pgr_five_practices)

Book 1: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

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 ’til the day was done!

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!

Book 2: Inside-Outside Dinosaurs by Roxie Munro

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

Book 3: Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea

 Closing:Goodbye” with sign language
Goodbye, friends. (x3)
It’s time to say goodbye.

Flannel Friday: Dinosaurs

5 Feb

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One Dinosaur Went Out to Play
– Compliments of Mel’s Desk

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!


 
* I can’t wait to try this flannelboard song in storytime!  I think my kids are going to absolutely love calling for the next dino and “running”!

* I used the dino shapes that Mel suggested, but I would definitely increase the size next time… these guys are a little on the small side!  But, oh so cute!

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