Pigs – Preschool Storytime

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: “Jump Jump” from I’m a Rock Star by Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights

BOOK:
MyLuckyDaybyKasza
My Lucky Day
 by Keiko Kasza

FINGERPLAY:
Two Mother Pigs
Two mother pigs live in a pen.  (Put both thumbs up)
Each had 4 babies and that made 10. (Show all fingers and thumbs)
These 4 babies were black as night. (Hold up 1 hand, thumb in palm)
These 4 babies were black and white. (Hold up other hand, thumb in palm)
But all 8 babies loved to play,
And they rolled and rolled in the mud all day (roll hands over each other)
At night with their mother, they curled in a heap (make fists, palms up)
And squealed and squealed till they went to sleep.

FLANNELBOARD:
This Little Piggy
This Little Piggy Flannelboard

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

FLANNELBOARD:
Old MacDonald
OldMacDonaldFlannelboard2

BOOK:
Z-Z-ZOinkbyMost
Z-Z-Zoink! by Bernard Most

VIDEO:
ClickClackMooCowsThatTypeDVD
“The Pigs’ Wedding” from Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type …and More Fun on the Farm

MOVEMENT:
If You’re a Pig and You Know It
(To Tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a pig and you know it say “Oink Oink”
“Oink Oink”
If you’re a pig and you know it say “Oink Oink”
“Oink Oink”
If you’re a pig and you know it,
Then you really ought to show it.
If you’re a pig and you know it say “Oink Oink”
“Oink Oink”

If you’re a pig and you know it wiggle your tail…
trot your feet….

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
PingPongPigbyChurch NotAStickbyPortis IfYouGiveaPigAPancakebyNumeroff RibbitbyFolgueiraPepoandLoloRedApple
Book: Ping Pong Pig by Caroline Jayne Church
Book: Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis
Book: If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
Book: Ribbit! by Rodrigo Folgueira
Book: Pepo and Lolo and the Red Apple by Ana Martin Larranaga
Video: Any Peppa Pig Movie

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
I had a mix of ages for this storytime.  I thought since there were some older kids in the audience I would start with My Lucky Day and see how that went over, especially since it is one of my favorite books to read-aloud.  But I think that was too long for the group as a whole, and one of the younger girls in the group kept getting really scared whenever the pig got into the roasting pan.  So after I finished that one I went into a fingerplay and then the flannelboard This Little Piggy so that things could be a little less terrifying for the audience.  I thought Z-Z-ZOink! was a really good read aloud.   Also, “The Pigs’ Wedding” might be a bit of an older video as well, but it is just so fun.

ATTENDANCE: 32 (adults and children)

*To see the words to these movements and activities I use frequently, please visit my A-capella Movements Section on my Storytime Movements and Music Page

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