Puppies!

Week number two in storytime was dogs/puppies! (Yes, I am quite far behind in updating. Things have been crazy during the summer!)

The Plan

Books

Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
One Pup’s Up by Marsha Wilson Chaill
Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! by Susan Meyers
Yip! Snap! Yap! by Charles Fuge

Extension Activities

Action Rhyme: “Some Dogs Bark”
Some dogs bark.
Some dogs growl.
Some dogs yip.
Some dogs howl.
Some dogs wiggle their tails!
Credit: Perry Public Library

Fingerplay: “Ten Little Doggies”
Ten little doggies went out one day, (hold up ten fingers)
To dig in the dirt and play, play, play. (dig, slap knees on each ‘play’)
Five were spotted, and five were not, (hold up one hand, then the other)
And at dinnertime they ate a lot! (pretend to eat)
Credit: Story Time Secrets

Flannelboard Song: “BINGO”

Flannelboard/Fingerplay: “Five Little Puppies”
Five little puppies were playing in the sun. (Hold up hand, fingers extended.)
This one saw a rabbit, and he began to run. (Bend first finger.)
This one saw a butterfly, and he began to race. (Bend second finger.)
This one saw a pussycat, and he began to chase. (Bend third finger.)
This one tried to catch his tail, and he went round & round. (Bend fourth finger.)
This one was so quiet, he never made a sound. (Bend thumb.)
Credit: Perry Public Library

Craft


(Modified this from a KidsSoup craft.)

How It Went

Thursday morning
For my regular kids, they were super entertained by “Yip! Snap! Yap!” because I let them make a ton of dog sounds to accompany each page. I also had a few that remembered “Dog’s Colorful Day” from when I did it either for color or counting storytime in the past. But everyone was laughing pretty hard during “Bark, George” and I would have to say that it was the clear favorite.

Friday morning
And for my daycare storytime, they responded better to “Puppies, Puppies, Puppies” which my other storytime was pretty “meh” about. Their favorite was hands down “Dog’s Colorful Day” because we counted each spot on every page, and at the end of the story, I let them tell me how Dog got his spots.

Overall, the craft was a regular craft. Nothing too thrilling, but it kept their attention.

9 comments on “Puppies!

  1. Esther
    July 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Just wanted to say, I’m really enjoying your sharing of storytimes, I had gotten in a rut with some of my storytimes and you are helping me think outside of my same old box! I also have some storytimes to share if you want to add it to your blogroll: http://estherstorytimes.pbworks.com/
    Thanks!
    -esther

    • Katie
      July 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

      Thank you! I will add your wiki, definitely.

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