I used a lot of lift-the-flap books in this storytime, so I decided since we were looking for things it made sense as a hide and seek storytime.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT:“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman.
MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*
Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill
MOVEMENT: “I’m a Little Teapot” from Walt Disney’s Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 4
MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider*
Children (since they are fun to play hide and seek with). These are from ArtFelt.
Little Mouse, Little Mouse
Pattern & Rhyme from Felt Board Fingerplays by Liz & Dick Wilmes
This is a fun game to play with storytime. You start off with different colored houses on the board, the say the following rhyme before uncovering who is under the house.
Little mouse, little mouse
Are you in the (insert color here) house?
When I first started doing this rhyme, I only hid the mouse in one of the houses. Then I realized it would be a whole lot more fun to uncover other animals. I just take some friends from my other flannelboard stories to add in there. The ones picture above are from some of my ArtFelt sets. I also like to leave one house empty with “nobody home”.
MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
Flappy Waggy Wiggly by Amanda Leslie
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
“Whose’s Hiding in the House?” from Baby’s First Word Stories: House
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS IDEAS:
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Peek-A-Moo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti
City Animals by Simms Taback
Hoot! Hoot! by Richard Powell
HOW IT WENT:
I tried using “I’m a Little Teapot” for the first time ever with this group, and I don’t think it was quite the right fit. Since I was just filling in for the storyteller who had lost her voice this week, it was a nice chance to try out things like that without having to add it to a ten week rotation. I think I would like to use it again, but maybe with older children.
ATTENDANCE: 10 am: 38 people 11 am: 39 people
* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page
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