Monday, October 29, 2012

Storytime - Opposites and Underwear?!

Note: The toddlers' theme was Opposites. The preschoolers' was Underwear.

You and Me: We're Opposites by Harriet Ziefert
A Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis

Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman
What Color is Your Underwear? by Sam Lloyd

Tall as a Tree (Toddler)
Tall as a tree.
stand up tall with arms over head
Wide as a house.
stretch arms out to sides, feet apart
Thin as a pin.
arms at sides, feet together
Small as a mouse.
sink down to floor and crouch
--source unknown

Don’t Stare at the Bear
--Storytime Crafts: Crazy Days by Kathryn Totten. Ft. Atkinson, WI: Upstart Books, 2004.

Instead of a craft, the toddlers played with the parachute. We sang:

Come Under My Umbrella (parachute)
Come under my umbrella,
Umbrella, umbrella.
Gently wave the parachute up and down.
Come under my umbrella,
It’s starting to storm.
Move parachute faster.
There’s thunder and lightning
And wind and rain.
Come under my umbrella,
It’s starting to storm.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream!

Ring Around the Rosie
Ring around the rosie
A pocket full of posie
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!

The preschoolers were given a copy of a bear paper doll from Kathryn Totten's book Storytime Crafts: Crazy Days (see above). They cut out their bear and his clothing.

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