Number Ten!

The Plan



I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.
Ten Moonstruck Piglets by Lindsay Lee Johnson
Ten Tiny Tickles by Karen Katz

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Ten Fluffy Chickens”
Five eggs and five eggs
And that makes ten
Sitting on top
Is Mother Hen
Cackle cackle cackle
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens
Yellow as can be

Flannelboard: “Ten Little Umbrellas & Ten Little Raindrops”
One little, two little, three little umbrellas
Four little, five little, six little umbrellas
Seven little, eight little, nine little umbrellas
Ten umbrellas up for the rain
Repeat with raindrops going on top of umbrellas – last line “Ten raindrops falling down.” Pull raindrops away, counting down – last line “No raindrops out today.” Pull umbrellas away, counting down – last line, “Everything’s put away!”

Action Song: “Ten In the Bed”
There were ten in the bed and the little one said, “Roll over, roll over.”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.
(count down until)
There was one in the bed and the little one said, “I’ve got this all to myself.”
Credit: Childhood


The kids finished their coloring books today! It was so awesome to see all of the pages filled in!

How It Went

I did this storytime right around the beginning of March, when Chicagoland had a sudden warm-up and we thought spring was here! The kids loved the flannelboard with the umbrellas since it was mirroring what was happening outside that day. (I always love when that works out!) Their favorite books were “Ten Little Caterpillars” and “I’m the Biggest Thing In the Ocean.” My favorite part of storytime was when one kid shouted out, “HE DESERVED TO BE EATED” during “I’m the Biggest Thing.”

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