NO! – Preschool Storytime

I noticed that there are a lot of great books you can say, “No!” to, so I figured why not share some of those in today’s storytime?  I would do this theme again — it was so much fun.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

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

BOOK:

No!
by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Tim Warnes

MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them

FLANNELBOARD:
The Little Red Hen
Little Red Hen Flannelboard
(pattern and story from: Sierra, Judy.  The Flannel Board Storytelling Book 2nd Edition. 1997. pg 152)

MOVEMENT: We danced to “Nobody But Me“ by the Human Beinz from Nuggets: Vol 2

You can find this song lots of other places as well.  The kids really enjoyed doing the pony (which I figured was close enough to the filly, whatever that is, to count)

Book:

Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill

Because it’s fun to say “No” along with all the hiding animals until you find Spot!

BOOK:

Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton

VIDEO:

“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! …and more stories by Mo Willems

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:


Book: I’m Not Cute! by Jonathan Allen (or any others in the I’m Not series…)
Book: What Will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas
Book: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
Book: No, David! by David Shannon
Book: No by Claudia Rueda
Book: Oh, Daddy! by Bob Shea
Book: Where’s My Mom? by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Flannelboard: Little Mouse, Little Mouse
Flannelboard: How do I Put it On?
Video: “No Roses for Harry” from Harry the Dirty Dog …and more playful puppy stories

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
Such a fun theme, and I keep thinking of other books you can use with it!  I think I will try this theme again in the future to see if it continues to work well.  The kids didn’t seem to respond back with “No!” as loudly or often as I thought they might, but they still seemed to have a good time.  For the Human Beinz song, I didn’t want it to go on took long, so I queued it up to time 1:25 right before all the “No no no nos..” come in.  I was worried they may not want to dance along, but I was wrong.  Who doesn’t like an awesome 60’s themed dance party?

ATTENDANCE: 22 (adults and children – I think it was a little low because it’s Memorial Day weekend)

*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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