Kevin Henkes

The Plan

Books

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Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Three Little Kittens”

Action Rhyme: “Big Yellow Moon”
Big yellow moon shines so bright, (circle overhead)
Glides across the starry night (arms left to right)
Looks down at me (hand shades eyes)
Asleep in bed, (head on hands)
Whispers, “Good night sleepyhead.” (shh)
Big yellow moon, your turn is done (move arms down)
Here comes Mr. Morning Sun (circle overhead)
I wake up. (arms stretch out)
You go to bed. (head on hands)
“Sleep well, Moon, you sleepyhead.” (shh)
Credit: King Country Library System

Song & Puppet: “Sleepy Bear” (Tune: “Thumbkin”)
Where is bear? Where is bear?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you this winter?
Very tired, thank you.
Go to sleep. Go to sleep.
(Have kids shout “WAKE UP BEAR” to do the song again.)
Credit: Preschool Education

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

Kevin Henkes is an author that just draws the kids in through illustrations. “Old Bear” is one of my all-time favorite storytime book and was absolutely the reason that I chose to do this storytime. I’ve never met a group that didn’t sit quietly, thoroughly engaged with that book and I’m pleased to say this storytime continued that streak. Also, “Sleepy Bear” is possible my absolute favorite puppet rhyme to do.

2 comments on “Kevin Henkes

  1. Staci Dever
    March 27, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    Katie, I have flannelboards for a few Kevin Henkes Books if you want to add them…I’ve really been slacking in getting stuff up for the Flannelboard Friday 😦

    >>> storytime katie 3/27/2014 10:00 AM >>>
    Katie posted: “The Plan Books Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes My Garden by Kevin Henkes Old Bear by Kevin Henkes Extension Activities Flannelboard: “Three Little Kittens” Action Rhyme: “Big Yellow Moon” “

    • Katie
      March 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

      Sure, I’d be happy to host a guest post for Flannel Friday! Just email me what you’d like to write up and the images: simplykatie [at] gmail [dot] com.

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