Saturday, June 1, 2013

Miss Dorothy's Favorites - A Storytime Outline

The last storytime for the Spring Season was the first in probably a series of programs that will simply be entitled Miss Dorothy's Favorites. Such a simple theme does not mean it was an easy to plan for. I have too many favorite books!

Where Is the Green Sheep? written by Mem Fox and illus. by Judy Horacek  (T) 
I ::love:: this books so much! It is my ultimate goal to make a flannel version someday.  The children were wonderful in asking the question "But where is the green sheep?" with me.

What Does Bunny See?: A Book of Colors and Flowers written by Linda Sue Park and illus. by Maggie Smith (T) 
This is such a lovely book, and my storytime friend Agnes came out to hear the story too. The Toddlers did a great job naming all the colors.

Cows in the Kitchen written by June Crebbin and illus. by Katharine McEwen (T, P)
Fun book + a knowable tune to sing to = one of my favorites! I love it when the families sing along too to make the room full with the silly animal song!

It's A Tiger! written by David LaRochelle and illus. by Jeremy Tankard (P) 
The Preschool kids caught on to the pattern of the tiger is hiding on each page, but did love the ending!

Mary Had a Little Lamp written by Jack Lechner and illus. by Bob Staake (P)
I remember this book back when I was an assistant for my local library, and had never forgotten it. The children thought it was so silly!

Pigeon Wants a Puppy! written and illus. by Mo Willems
Oh, Pigeon. All the books are my favorite!

Open, Shut Them (T, P) 
follow actions
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a little clap
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Lay them in your lap
Creep them, creep them up to your chin
Open your mouth wide, but don't put your fingers in!
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Give a big clap
Open, shut them
Open, shut them
Lay them in your lap.

Cows in the Kitchen (T, P)
If you hadn't sung to this book... you must!

Touch Your Nose (T, P) 
follow actions
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 bends
And that's the way this touch game ends.

Egg Shakers (T, P)
We ALL love egg shakers!

Where Do I Live? (T, P)
I brought out of my success flannel boards from last year because, well, for one thing they have the star fish and whale pieces at which I squeal in delight whenever I see them. But also, it's just fun to see the kids play with this one.

Where is the ______ Sheep? Coloring Page (T)
A really simple craft for the toddlers to choose a color (or use all colors) and to create an interactive hiding place for it.

I Had A Little ______ Drawing Page (P) 
When it came to planning the craft for the Preschool group I noticed that I ended up with a "pet" under theme. So, I simply created a drawing page for them to use their imagination to create their own pet a lot like Mary who had a lamp for a pet. Mine picked a pie-pan kite that could taken out for a flight or to simply walk along side me.


Where Do I Live? flannel board,
Toddler and Preschool Storytime,
created by Dorothy WP-CC, 2012

Where is the ____ Sheep? color page, Toddler Storytime craft,
created by Dorothy WP-CC, 2013
There's the Red Sheep! 
_____ Had a Little ____ Drawing Page, Preschool Storytime craft,
created by Dorothy WP-CC, 2013

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