The Plan



Bears on Chairs by Shirley Parenteau
The Ducking Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems
Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney
Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “All the Little Germs”

Flannelboard: “Thanks a Lot”

Action Rhyme: “Thank You”
My hands say thank you with a clap, clap, clap.
My feet say thank you with a tap, tap, tap.
Clap, clap, clap. Tap, tap, tap.
I turn around, touch the ground,
And with a bow, I say…thank you, now.
Credit: The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays, & Chants by Jackie Silberg

Action Rhyme with 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

Fingerplay: “Thumbkin”
Credit: Childhood



I got this craft from a fellow librarian at Confessions of a Real Librarian! The kids had a great time coloring and their moms loved the reminder to cover our mouths!

How It Went

This was a wonderful storytime theme. I loved all of the extension activities and the books — and it really, really showed by how the kids responded to them. The “Thanks A Lot” flannelboard got a lot of parents all misty-eyed and it took me a few listens to not get misty-eyed, myself! The action rhyme I last used in “Sick” storytime was remembered by a few patrons and the kids were more than happy to help me make animal noises. Their favorite book had to be “Oh, No George!” I think they were delighted to be watching George try to be good.

4 comments on “Manners!

  1. GreenBeanTeenQueen
    April 17, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    My kids love Oh No George and they always think he’s going to eat the cat! 🙂

    • Katie
      April 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

      My kids always cheer for him to be bad, which I think is hysterical.


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