All About Animals!

The Plan

Items used in storytime are starred; items with multiple stars indicate use in multiple storytimes.

Books

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Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell**
Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy by Tim Harrington**
Tanka Tanka Skunk by Steve Webb**
Who Is Driving? by Leo Timmers**

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: Brown Bear*

Flannelboard: Color Zoo**

Props: Where Is Animal?**

How It Went

Site Information
At this location, I do combined classrooms. For this first visit of the summer, I saw the preschool classrooms combined (two classes) and the pre-k classrooms combined (two classes).

Topic
This particular facility selects themes for me to do ahead of time to tie into their curriculum.

What a great theme to work with! I chose some of my very favorite animal books and included some new titles as well. For the first group, they had the best time guessing along with “Who Is Driving?” which I’ve mostly use in a transporation theme before. The second group loved clapping along with “Tanka Tanka Skunk” and I never get tired of using that book. Both groups were enamoured with “Color Zoo” and really enjoyed singing for the “Where Is Animal?” props. (The school uses “Thumbkin” often, so the kids chimed in perfectly!)

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