Letter F!

The Plan

Books

Big Frog Can’t Fit In by Mo Willems
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins
Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Jane Cabrera
A Splendid Friend Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

Flannelboard Puzzle: “Letter F”

Action Rhyme: “The Frog”
Croak said the frog, (make croaking sound)
With his golden eyes. (fists up to eyes)
Sitting on a lily pad, (crouch on the ground)
Catching flies. (grab air with hand)
I have a sticky tongue, (stick out tongue)
It’s as fast as can be…
And I catch the mosquitoes (catch bugs again),
1-2-3. (count on three fingers)
Credit: Child Fun

Fingerplay: “Two Friends”
Two little friends are better than one,
And three are better than two
And four are much better still
Just think! What four little friends can do!
Credit: King County Library System

Song: “One, Two, Three, Four, Five”
One, two, three, four, five, (hold up fingers one by one, while counting)
Once I caught a fish alive. (put hands together and wiggle like a fish)
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten, (hold up fingers one by one, while counting)
Then I threw it back again. (make throwing motion)
Why did you let it go? (hold hands out asking why)
Because it bit my finger so. (shake hand, as if hurt)
Which finger did it bite? (hold hands out asking why)
This little finger on my right. (wiggle pinky finger)
Credit: Childhood

Craft

This is a craft that I came up on my own. I printed up fish from a Google Image clip art search and then had my teens cut and tie the fish onto the yarn. The kids LOVED this craft and had a great time with their strings of fish.

How It Went

This was a great letter — so many different topics to choose from — and it was a very fun storytime to do. There was a lot of singing with this plan and my daycare kids really make an effort to sing along with me, even if they don’t know all the words. The only thing that didn’t work well was “A Splendid Friend Indeed.” I’ve used it before and it went very well, but it didn’t hold the daycare’s attention like I thought it would.

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