Alligators & Crocodiles – Preschool Storytime

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song

MOVEMENT: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem by Jim Gill

BOOK:
Egad Alligator by Ziefert
Egad Alligator! by Harriet Ziefert

FLANNELBOARD:
Counting Crocodiles
Counting Crocodiles Flannelboard
Pattern and Story from Judy Sierra (it’s called “A Bridge of Crocodiles” in the Second Edition of The Flannel Board Storytelling Book. I inherited this flannelboard set from my mom, who was a librarian until she retired.  She had my dad make all her flannelboard sets, so it’s steeped in family history.  I think it came from the 1987 version of Sierra’s book…)

THEMED MOVEMENT:
“The Alligator”
The alligator likes to swim (two hands flat, one on top of the other)
And he opens his mouth wide (hands open and shut)
But when he sees me on the shore (turn hands towards self)
Down under the water he’ll hide (hands go between legs on lap)

BOOK:
Solomon Crocodile by Rayner
Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner

MOVEMENT: “Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi

BOOK:
For Pete's Sake by Walsh
For Pete’s Sake by Ellen Stoll Walsh

VIDEO:
Swimmy DVD
“Cornelius” from Swimmy …and More Classic Leo Lionni Stories

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Guji Guji by Chen Extraordinary Egg by Lionni 
Book: Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen
Book: An Extraordinary Egg by Lio Lionni

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
I had a lot of infants and toddlers in the group today, so that changed my plan a little.  I was originally planning on reading Guji Guji, since I really enjoy it, but thought that it might be a bit too long with little ones there.  I switched and chose Egad Alligator instead.  I really must say “Egad!” more when surprised is what I think every time I read this book.  Then, because Guji Guji is a long book, I had some unaccounted for time at the end and decided to use For Pete’s Sake.

ATTENDANCE: 30 (adults and children)

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