Families: Sick & Ouches

For more information on how I plan and prepare my family storytimes, check out this introduction post. I starred the materials used in the plan. Some activities go unstarred because I only do this program once a week.

The Plan



Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard*
Buzzy’s Boo-Boo by Harriet Ziefert
Llama Llama Home With Mama by Anna Dewdney*

Early Literacy Tip

Theme Extension Activities

Featured CD: Jim Gill’s “Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes”*

Featured Track: #1 The Sneezing Song*

Flannelboard: “All The Little Germs”*

Flannelboard: “Band-Aids”

Puppets: “Ah-Choo! Ah-Choo!”*
Farmer’s nose tingles (point to nose)
Farmer’s nose twitches (wiggle puppet)
And he is going to sneeze!
Ah-choo, ah-choo, ah-choo!
Ah-choo, ah-choo, ah-choo!
(Cow, moo-choo / pig, oink-choo / chicken, bawk-choo)
Credit: Modified from SurLaLune Storytime

Songs: “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”*
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
Credit: Childhood

Repeating Extension Activities

I had four back-up activities in case I needed them for time. I rarely used them, but here they are:

  • Dance Your Fingers Up
  • Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • Thumbkin*

How It Went

“Llama Llama Home With Mama” went over great! The flannelboard “All the Little Germs” was so fun & interactive! And the kids were very enthusiastic with the “Ah-Choo!” rhyme. Lots of fun sneezing during the sneeze song too.

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