Mo Willems!

The Plan

Books

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Big Frog Can’t Fit In by Mo Willems
The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”

Action Rhyme: “Monster, Monster”
Monster, monster, turn around
Monster, monster, touch the ground
Monster, monster, reach up high
Monster, monster, touch the sky
Monster, monster, find your nose
Monster, monster, touch your toes
Monster, monster, find your knees
Monster, monster, sit down please
Credit: Modified from Childhood

Song: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”
Five green and speckled frogs
Sitting on a hollow log
Eating the most delicious bugs, yum, yum
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now there are four green, speckled frogs, ribbit, ribbit
Credit: Childhood

Craft

Since coloring sheets have gone over so well at the daycare, I’ve decided to go ahead and keep using them. The teachers love the sheets and the practice the kids get with holding crayons.

How It Went

It’s no secret that Mo Willems is one of my favorite picture book authors. (You can see a picture of me meeting Elephant and Piggie on the ALSC bloggers info page!) I had such a good time reading these books to the kids and we had some great conversations on what kinds of pictures Mr. Mo Willems makes. It’s hard to pick a most successful read here, but “Big Frog” and the pop-up aspect is always a crowd-pleaser.

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