The Plan



Maisy Bakes a Cake by Lucy Cousins
Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
The Red Hen by Rebecca & Ed Emberley
Who Made This Cake? by Chihiro Nakagawa

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Cake Numbers”
Credit: Anne’s Library Life

Flannelboard: “Down Around the Corner”
Down around the corner in the bakery shop
Were five yummy cupcakes with sprinkles on top
Along comes (puppet) with a dollar to pay
He/she buys a cupcake and takes it away
(continue with four, three, two, and one)
Credit: Mel’s Desk (for the original rhyme) & Anne’s Library Life for using cupcakes instead of cookies!

Flannelboard: “Five Candles”
Five candles on a birthday cake
Five, and not one more
You may blow on candle out,
And that leaves four!
(There for all to see / three; Standing straight and true / two; Helping us have fun / one; We know its task is done / none)

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


I went ahead and purchased these cupcake stamps from Oriental Trading for craft. Their pictures were awesome — full of color and tons of stamps. Miss Katie’s paper, on the other hand, has too much grown-up restraint. They had a good time with the stamps.

How It Went

Thursday morning
This was a wonderful storytime plan that translated SO WELL in actual storytime. The kids got a kick out of all the flannelboards, and they especially love that I’ve started (more and more) to let them up to the board. Their favorite book was definitely “The Little Red Hen.”

Friday morning
My Friday morning group totally related to George in “Oh, No George!” They were on pins and needles waiting to see if George was going to be good or bad. They also really liked blowing out the candles on the birthday cake flannelboard.


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