Music!

The Plan

Books

If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Ed and Rebecca Emberley
Old Macdonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman
The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort
Ten in the Bed by Jane Cabrera

Extension Activities

Song Dice: “The Ants Go Marching”
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stops to suck his thumb,
And they all go marching down, to the ground, to get out of the rain.
(two, tie his shoe; three, climb a tree; four, shut the door; five, take a dive)
Credit: Childhood

Song Dice: “Apples and Bananas”
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas (Repeat with other vowels sound)
Credit: Childhood

Song Dice/Flannelboard: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Credit: Childhood

Song Dice/Flannelboard: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”
Five green and speckled frogs
Sitting on a hollow log
Eating the most delicious bugs
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are only four speckled frogs
(count down from there)
Credit: Childhood

Craft

This craft came from Pinterest and was originally from Preschool Crafts for Kids. I have to say…this was a bit of a craft fail for me. I think our rubber bands were too tight and kept stretching out the plate. I ran out of paint stirers and had to use rulers from our supply cabinet. The kids had a hard time with this one, and while they loved making noise, they were super frustrated during the actual crafting.

How It Went

Other than the craft fail, this was a great storytime. I love singing, and I think that the kids are really engaged when they’re singing along. Their favorite for the day was definitely “Seals on the Bus.” I will do a post about the Song Dice later on for a Flannel Friday, but it’s my new favorite storytime tool!

2 comments on “Music!

  1. Nicole
    November 29, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    You could cut slots in the plate to hold the rubber bands in place and not smoosh the plate.

    • Katie
      March 23, 2017 at 10:31 am #

      Thanks for the tip!

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