Rosemary Wells!

The Plan

Books

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Max’s ABC by Rosemary Wells
Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells
Read to Your Bunny by Rosemary Wells
Time-Out for Sophie by Rosemary Wells

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”

Action Rhyme: “Loud and Quiet”
Quietly, quietly not a sound
I’m listening and I’m listening
As I look around
No sounds as I nod (nod)
No sounds as I clap (clap)
No sounds as I tap my hands on my lap (tap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap (stamp and clap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap (stamp and clap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap (stamp and clap)
All that noise, well fancy that!
Credit: Preschool Storytime Outlines

Puppets: “Five Little Bunnies”
Hippety hop and hippety hay,
Five little bunnies went out to play.
Hippety hop and hippety hay,
One little bunny hopped away.
(No more bunnies are playing today,
I hope they come back another day.)
Credit: Twizzle Magazine

Song: “ABCs” (Two Ways)
Credit: Mel’s Desk

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

The kiddos were pretty much unfamiliar with anything except Max and Ruby, so I was glad to introduce them to more works by Rosemary Wells. She’s one of my favorite authors from my childhood and the first preschool program I ever did was a Max and Ruby program, so it’s close to my heart. Kids had the best time with “Max’s ABCs” and the corresponding activity of singing the ABCs to different tunes really blew their minds in the best of ways.

4 comments on “Rosemary Wells!

  1. Vicki Kouchnerkavich
    February 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm #

    I haven’t often considered doing an author day, just to make the children more aware of the writers/authors of books. Thanks for sharing. I think that Eric Carle, Norman Bridwell, Stella Blacksone, Eric Litwin would be others to spotlight.

    • Katie
      March 4, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

      Thanks for the suggestions! The kids have really responded to the author storytimes. 😀

  2. westerlypubliclibrary
    March 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    How did you do Chicka Chicka Boom Boom as an activity/flannelboard? We have the Velcro tree, but I want to make it more interactive for the kids. Thanks!

    • Katie
      March 10, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

      I have a flannel tree and flannel letters and tell the story (most of the kids chant along with me) as I put the pieces up on the board. I knock them down with my hand and generally speaking do not pick them up in order since it’d be difficult to do. I also had the Velcro tree at my old job and used to drop the tree to get the letters to fall off.

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