Lauren Thompson!

The Plan



Chew, Chew, Gulp! by Lauren Thompson
Leap Back Home to Me by Lauren Thompson
Little Quack’s Bedtime by Lauren Thompson
Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Apples and Bananas”
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
(Repeat with different vowel sounds)

Flannelboard: “Five Little Ducks”
Five little ducks went out to play, over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
And only four little ducks came back
(count down until)
Sad mother duck went out one day, over the hill and far away
Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack”
And all of her five little ducks came back

Action Rhyme: “Little Duck”
I saw a little duck go hop, hop, hop (hop three times)
I told the little duck to stop, stop, stop (hold up hand for stop)
I went to the window to say, ‘How do you do?’ (hold out hand for handshake)
He wagged his little tail and far away he flew! (shake tail and fly away)
Credit: Childhood

Fingerplay: “Pat-a-Cake”
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it, and pat it, and mark it with a “B”
And put it in the oven for baby and me
Credit: Childhood


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

I started asking the kids what they think the author writes about once I finish the storytime. Kids reported that Lauren Thompson writes about animals and mommies and food. So there you have it! Had a lot of fun with this storytime, and really these author storytimes are so easy to plan and put together!

6 comments on “Lauren Thompson!

  1. Lauren
    June 19, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    I haven’t done an author story time yet but this one looks great. I did use her Spring book last week, and i must have read Mouse’s First Halloween 6000 times to my own kids, all year round.

    • Katie
      July 5, 2013 at 9:22 am #

      Excellent! Thank you!

  2. Homeschool Crafts
    June 23, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Hi, I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog 🙂

    • Katie
      July 5, 2013 at 9:23 am #

      Thank you!

  3. Allison
    June 27, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    I love your website! We have a huge line of flannelboard stories, some of which are original stories as well as cultural stories/classics, etc! I would for you to take a look at them, if you don’t know of us already. Many libraries across the country use our stories at Story Time and have loved them! I will continue to read your blog, love love love it! Very creative!

    • Katie
      July 5, 2013 at 9:24 am #

      Thank you for the link and thanks for reading!

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