Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Storytime - Counting and Money


Theme: Counting


Songs / Rhymes: “Good Morning”, “Hello, How Are You?”, “Open, Shut Them”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, “One Elephant Went Out to Play” on the felt board, “I Wiggle My Fingers”, and “The More We Get Together”.

Craft: Sticky Shapes. Materials: construction paper, contact paper, and foam shapes. The caregivers peeled the covering off of the contact paper and the toddlers stuck their foam pieces to the sticky sheet. As they worked, they counted their shapes.


Theme: Money


Songs / Rhymes: “Welcome to the Library”, “Hello, How Are You?”, “Open, Shut Them”, “If You’re Happy and You Know It”, “Three Little Dollars” on the felt board, and “The More We Get Together”.

Special Activity: I placed pictures of money on the felt board and asked the preschoolers what the names were. I then asked the children how people get money and what they buy with it. I explained the difference between spending money and saving it in a piggy bank.

Craft: Piggy Banks. Materials: small paper bag, glue, tape, construction paper crayons, and scissors. The preschoolers thought about what they’d like to buy with the money they’ll save in their piggy banks (paper bags). They drew the item on the paper bag and told me about their plans.


One Elephant Went Out to Play
One Elephant went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day
He had such enormous fun
He called another elephant to come.
Two elephants went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day
They had such enormous fun,
They called another elephant to come…

Three Little Dollars
Three little dollars in a wallet new,
I bought a box of crayons,
And then there were two.
Two little dollars, and before the day was done,
I bought some cookies,
And then there was one.
One little dollar, I heard it plainly say,
“I’m going into the piggy bank for a rainy day!”
--Can Teach (was originally "Three Little Nickels")


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