Families: Opposites

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



Animal Opposites by Petr Horacek*
Black? White! Day? Night! by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang*
Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox*

Early Literacy Tip

Theme Extension Activities

Featured CD: Wiggleworms’s “Songs for Wiggleworms”*

Featured Track: #13 Open, Shut Them & #26 In & Out the Window*

Flannelboard: “Big, Bigger, Biggest”*

Flannelboard: “I’m the Biggest Thing In the Ocean”*

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

Winter is getting to the whole group. We were restless and crazy during this storytime and it went a little short on content; I just went with more music than usual. “The Biggest Thing In the Ocean” was a huge mega hit and bascially saved the storytime. “You Are (Not) Small” was a big of a flop; it really does work better as a beginning reader.

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