Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
Action Rhyme: “Big Yellow Moon”
Big yellow moon shines so bright, (circle overhead)
Glides across the starry night (arms left to right)
Looks down at me (hand shades eyes)
Asleep in bed, (head on hands)
Whispers, “Good night sleepyhead.” (shh)
Big yellow moon, your turn is done (move arms down)
Here comes Mr. Morning Sun (circle overhead)
I wake up. (arms stretch out)
You go to bed. (head on hands)
“Sleep well, Moon, you sleepyhead.” (shh)
Credit: King Country Library System
Song & Puppet: “Sleepy Bear” (Tune: “Thumbkin”)
Where is bear? Where is bear?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you this winter?
Very tired, thank you.
Go to sleep. Go to sleep.
(Have kids shout “WAKE UP BEAR” to do the song again.)
Credit: Preschool Education
Since coloring sheets have gone over so well at the daycare, I’ve decided to go ahead and keep using them. The teachers love the sheets and the practice the kids get with holding crayons.
How It Went
Kevin Henkes is an author that just draws the kids in through illustrations. “Old Bear” is one of my all-time favorite storytime book and was absolutely the reason that I chose to do this storytime. I’ve never met a group that didn’t sit quietly, thoroughly engaged with that book and I’m pleased to say this storytime continued that streak. Also, “Sleepy Bear” is possible my absolute favorite puppet rhyme to do.