Since it’s (almost) spring, it seemed time for a kite storytime!
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
BOUNCE: Icky Bicky Soda Cracker*
Kite Flying by Grace Lin
MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Five Colorful Kites
(template and pattern adapted from page 55 of some book, but I got this flannelboard from my mom, so I don’t know which one. Dental floss was used as the “thread” for the kite tails.)
Way up high in the sky so blue,
5 (4, 3, 2, 1) little kites flew and flew.
The wind blew hard (blow hard),
The wind blew loud (say “wooooo”),
The wind blew the little red (yellow, blue, green, orange) kite
Off to the clouds! (remove the appropriately colored kite).
BOUNCE: “Ladies Ride” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
While You Were Chasing a Hat by Lilian Moore, illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses
And all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.
When I do this, at the end it’s fun to put Humpty together in the wrong way (middle on bottom, head in middle, feet on top, etc) a couple of times and see if the audience can get it right.
TICKLE: Catch a Wee Mouse*
MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney
MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins
HOW IT WENT:
This was a the largest group for infant storytime I’ve had for a long time! The storytime went well, but I think that While You Were Chasing a Hat might be a better fit for older kids.
ATTENDANCE: 55 people
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music