September 20th, 2016
The Books We Read:I Love Bugs! by Emma DoddKaty Did It! by Lorianne SiomadesTraveling Butterflies by Susumo ShingoSongs & Activities:Felt Board BugsWe started story time by having volunteers pick an animal friend out of a bag and pin it on the felt board. The kids had fun describing each animal and deciding which ones (bear, alligator, bird) would NOT be invited to our bug picnic.
Can You Move with Me?Can you wiggle like a worm, can you squiggle, can you squirm?Can you flutter and fly like a gentle butterfly?Can you crawl on the ground like a beetle that is round?Can you move with me?
Can you flip, can you flop, can you give a little hop?Can you slither like a snake, can you give a little shake?Can you buzz like a bee that is flying 'round a tree?Can you move with me?Credit: preschooleducation.com
Itsy Bitsy SpiderThe itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.Down came the rain and washed the spider out.Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.Credit: Childhood
Craft—Egg Carton Insects
Everyone created their own unique and colorful bug. Here is just one example:
July 17, 2018
The Books We Read:The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric CarleThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Songs & Activities:We Clap and Say HelloWe clap and say hello! We clap and say hello!With our friends at storytime, we clap and say hello!
We [wiggle, jump, hop, stomp, dance, spin, whisper] and say hello...Credit: Adapted from Jbrary
Scarf Play- Popcorn Kernels- One Bright Scarf
Craft—Hungry Caterpillar Balloon Print Collages
Kids dipped inflated balloons into paint to create the caterpillar's body. They also had fun using hole punches to take "bites" out of all the different fruits their caterpillar ate.
February 4, 2020
The Books We Read:From Head to Toe by Eric CarleThe Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric CarleThe Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Songs & Activities: Hi HelloHi, hello and how are you? How are you? How are you?Hi, hello and how are you? How are you today?
Come along and clap with me, clap with me, clap with me.Come along and clap with me, clap with me at storytime.[Repeat with different actions.]
Credit: Adapted from multiple sources
Flannel Board: Five Ripe BerriesFive ripe berries sitting in a bowl.The blueberry fell out and it started to roll [make rolling motion with hands].It hit the table [slap your knee] and bumped my toe [tap your toe].Now how many berries are in the bowl?[Repeat with remaining berries.]Credit: Sunflowerstorytime.com
Craft—Hungry Caterpillar Balloon Print Collages:
Kids dipped inflated balloons into paint to create the caterpillar's body. Some added fruit for our hungry friend!