Today we took a trip to see lots of different animals. We went on safari!
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT:“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman.
MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*
Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen
MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider*
Rhyme from ABC Literacy Storytimes: Storytimes to Promote Literacy and Learning by Marilyn Lohnes
One little lion, roaring at the zoo,
Called for another: ROAR!
Then there were two.
Two little lions, underneath a tree,
Called for another: ROAR! ROAR!
Then there were three.
Three little lions, who heard a distant roar,
Called for another: ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!
Then there were four.
Four little lions, happy and alive,
called for another: ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!
Then there were five.
Five little lions.
ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!
Ran off to play
And then there were no more.
MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
Splash! by Flora McDonnell
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
“Mouse in the House” from The Poky Little Puppy and Friends
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:
When the Elephant Walks by Keiko Kasza
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Do Crocs Kiss? by Salina Yoon
Little Elephant by Miela Ford
Watch Us Play by Miela Ford
Flannelboard: 10 Lions (for Counting)
HOW IT WENT:
This storytime came about because I really wanted to try reading Tiny Little Fly to a group. I had put it on my good books list a while back, but hadn’t gotten around to using it, so I thought it was time. I think I want to try it again with a preschool audience to see how it works there. It was fine with these groups, but I think I either need to try it with a different age group or practice a bit more to get the most out of it. Splash! worked well as it always does.
ATTENDANCE: 10 am: 36 people 11 am: 33 people
* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page