Number Four!

The Plan



A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohman
Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Slusky Weinstein
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Four Little Stars”

Action Rhyme & Puppets: “Four Little Kittens” (Modified from five…)
Four little kittens standing in a row
They nod their heads to the children so
They run to the left, they run to the right
They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight
Along comes a dog, who’s in for some fun
M-e-oooow, see those kittens run!
Credit: Los Angeles Public Library

Action Rhyme: “Seasons”
Seasons turn like a big round ball (roll arms)
Winter and spring, summer fall (count four fingers)
Seasons turn like a big round ring (roll arms)
Summer and fall, winter spring (count four fingers)
First come green buds then comes grass
Green leaves turn brown, fall comes fast
Winter snows soon turn to rain
Green buds spring out once again
Seasons come and seasons go
Watch the grass and flowers grow
Winter, spring, summer, fall (count four fingers)
And everything’s growing throughout it all (stand up)
Modified from: Songs for Teaching


Number four coloring page in our coloring book!

How It Went

I have to admit that I don’t remember a ton from this storytime because I did this on December 14th, 2012. Oddly, the only thing sticking in my mind is how grossed out the kids were when Pete’s belly button showed up — apparently this is related to a daycare thing about remembering to keep shirts down. Whoops!

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