(These are very old storytimes, so I don’t remember every detail about them. Instead of my regular post, I’m just going to write down the plan & craft, with a brief commentary on how it went.)


Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

Fish Swish Splash Dash by Suse MacDonald

Ten in the Bed by Jane Cabrera

Two at the Zoo by Danna Smith

Extension Activities
Flannelboard: Five Big Balloons
Five big balloons, colorful and bright
The red one said, “I feel full and tight”
The orange one said, “What a beautiful sky”
The yellow one said, “We’re up so high”
The green one said, “I can see the bay”
The blue one said, “We’re all blowing away”
“Whoooosh” went a playful gust of wind
And the five big balloons were never seen again
Credit: “Color Bears” Felt Set (In-House)

Song/Fingerplay: Five Little Speckled Frogs
Five little speckled frogs
Sitting on a hollow log
Eating the most delicious bugs (yum yum)
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four speckled frogs (ribbit ribbit) // count down
Credit: Childhood

Action Rhyme: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe
Three, four, shut the door
Five, six, pick up sticks
Seven, eight, lay them straight
Nine, ten, begin again // 2nd time: that’s the end
Credit: Childhood

Ice Cream Counting – First School

How It Went
This was the second storytime in the session, and by then I had enough people to really have a great storytime. The craft had to be modified right before storytime because I had way too many kids, and not enough crafts. So instead of making the whole cone — numbers 1 to 10; each kid got to pick three numbers and put those in order. Now, I prepare for as many that have signed up plus ten more!

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