Saturday, March 24, 2012

Terrific Three's and Super Storytime: Cows!

Some of you may know that aside from just being a blogger, I'm also a Librarian. Just before the new year, I started a new job as a Youth Services Librarian, which means that aside from just doing teen services, I'm also doing two weekly storytimes (for ages 3-5) and a monthly pajama storytime.

Since I've started doing these storytimes, I've found it immensely helpful to read the "set-up" from other storytimes on other blogs to get I want to "pay it forward." I'm going to try to put up as many storytimes as I can so that maybe someone else will get ideas for their storytimes!

Let me know if you have any format suggestions, etc!!

This was one of the Terrific Threes and Super Storytimes I did in February.
Theme: Cows!

Opening Song: 3's - BINGO/4's - Heggity Peggity
*rhythmically clap hands or slap hands on legs*
Heggity Peggity bumble-bee,
won't you share your name with me,
(Child says name)
(Group repeat's child's name twice)
*repeat for entire group*
Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeler
Adventures of Cow Too by Cow
Action Song:   Cows (Wheels on the Bus)
                          The mouth of a cow goes moo, moo, moo...
                          all around the farm
                                     The tail of a cow goes swish, swish, swish...
                                     The Ears of a cow go flip, flip, flop...
                                     The Hooves of a cow go clip, clip, clop...
Action Rhyme: Two Mother Cows
                           Two mother cows lived on a farm
                           (show thumbs)
                           Each had a baby to keep from harm
                           (show pinkies)
                           This little baby was black and white
                           (wiggle one pinkie)
                           This little baby was black as night
                           (wiggle the other pinkie)
                           Both little babies loved to play
                           (wiggle both pinkies)
                           As they ran and they frolicked in the fields all day
                          (swing pinkies from side to side)
Flannelboard: "Black Cow, Black Cow, What Do You See?"
*Based on the Eric Carle rhyming book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Too Many Pears by Jackie French

Action Rhyme: This Little Cow
                            This little cow eats grass
                            (chomp with fingers)
                            This little cow stomps hay
                            (stomp feet)
                            This little cow dances round
                            (turn in a circle)
                            This little cow runs away
                            (run in place)
                            This little cow does nothing but lay
                            (hands by face as if sleeping)
                            and sleep all day...MOO!!
                            (jump to scare them)

Action Song: Five Cows in the Bed
                       Five cows in the bed and the little one said MOOve over, MOOve over...
                       So they all MOOved over and one fell out... Ahhh!
                       (repeat until only one cow is left)
                       One cow in the bed and the little one said...Hee, Hee, Hee...All mine, Goodnight!

The Cow Who Clucked by Denise Fleming 3's/Sake's Alive! A Cattle Drive by Karma Wilson 4's

Dance: "I'm A Cow" from CD, Big Red Car by The Wiggles

Craft: Paper Plate Cow
Supplies needed:
large size paper plates
large pink construction paper circles (precut)
black construction paper ears (precut)
yellow construction paper horns (precut)

It was so much fun to see the kids glue these together and then add their own details with the crayons. We had some smiling cows, some frowny ones, some with spots, and some with crazy colors!!

1 comment:

  1. Too Many Pears has to be one of my favorite picture books.

    I'm just getting into doing Storytime, and I'm always on the lookout for inspiration (read: help)! Thanks for posting.