For more information on how I plan and prepare my preschool storytimes, check out this introduction post. I starred the materials used in the plan; multiple stars indicate use for more than one class.
Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley*
Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard*
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Theme Extension Activities
Featured CD: Rock & Roll Playground*
Featured Track: “Jump Up (It’s a Good Day)”
Flannelboard: Go Away Big Green Monster*
Letter of the Day: F*
Prop: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”*
Repeating Extension Activities
- Icky Sticky Bubble Gum
- Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree
- Dance Your Fingers Up*
- Everyone Can March
How It Went
My co-worker covered my Monday morning class while I presented a Guerrilla Storytime at one of the local networking groups.
We spent a lot of time in this morning’s storytime talking about feelings and making faces. If you haven’t had a group of children stamp their foot and make grumpy faces with you during Grumpy Bird, you are missing out on life. They had a great time with the masks from Glad Monster, Sad Monster too. I took turns and left each child come up and pick a mask to be. Since I have a class of twenty, this took three go arounds but was time well spent in my opinion!