Sick & Get Well Soon!

The Plan


Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
If Beaver Had a Fever by Helen Ketteman
Llama Llama Home With Mama by Anna Dewdney

Extension Activities

Flannelboard Activity: “Bandaids”

Flannelboard: Doctor Bag

Puppets: “Ah-Choo! Ah-Choo!”
Farmer’s nose tingles (point to nose)
Farmer’s nose twitches (wiggle puppet)
And he is going to sneeze!
Ah-choo, ah-choo, ah-choo!
Ah-choo, ah-choo, ah-choo!
(Cow, moo-choo / pig, oink-choo / chicken, bawk-choo)
Credit: Modified from SurLaLune Storytime

Action Rhyme: “I’ve Got a Cold”
I’ve got a cold (point to yourself)
My nose can’t smell (point to your nose)
My eyes are red (point to your eyes)
I don’t feel well (hand on forehead)
So I’ll drink my juice (pretend to drink)
And go to bed… (fold hands under head)
My nose feels better (point to nose)
And so does my head! (point to head)
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime


How It Went

We had a great time with this theme — lots of good books. The kids told me all about the different times they were sick; I heard a lot of stories about throwing up, so be prepared for those stories! The “Ah-Choo” rhyme that I modified to do with my farm finger puppet set was a really big hit. The kids loved making silly sneeze noises. The craft was a GIANT success. Every kid walked out with band-aids all over their project and a few walked out with band-aids mysteriously on themselves. As for their favorite book, it was definitely “Bear Feels Sick.”

18 comments on “Sick & Get Well Soon!

  1. Katie Ahearn (Story Time Secrets)
    February 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    So many good things in this post, but my favorite by far is the craft! I’ve already pinned it on Pinterest for future reference. 🙂

    • Katie
      February 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

      This craft was a complete gem — I highly recommend it!

  2. Esther Moberg
    February 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I love this idea – I’m stealing all of it for next week’s storytime! 🙂 -Esther

    • Katie
      February 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm #


  3. Leah
    February 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    I’m going to do this soon!!!

    • Katie
      February 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

      It was a great theme!

  4. Amy
    March 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    What did you squish up to make the butterfly wings? Kleenex?

    • Katie
      March 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

      It’s actually gauze pads! I got the medium size generic brand from Target. I did cut up the pads so there weren’t so many layers to scrunch up.

      • Amy
        March 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

        Awesome. Thanks. It didn’t quite look like Kleenex, but I couldn’t figure out what it was.

  5. Maureen
    April 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    Love your bandaide butterflies, will be trying it with our families.

  6. Tammy
    February 6, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    For the achoo rhyme, is there a tune it goes with or just saying it? Thanks. I always find great ideas here. Thanks

    • Katie
      February 6, 2013 at 10:28 am #

      There’s not — I just say the rhyme! You’re welcome — thanks for reading!


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