Preschoolers: Feelings

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.

The Plan



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

Monday morning
My co-worker covered my Monday morning class while I presented a Guerrilla Storytime at one of the local networking groups.

Thursday morning
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!

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