Soup – Preschool Storytime

It’s January, so that means National Soup Month!  Which in turn means, if there’s a storytime to do, I’ll probably do one about soup!  Here’s this year’s:

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

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

MOVEMENT: My Wiggles*

BOOK:

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew
 by Keiko Kasza

MOVEMENT:
Pea Soup
(hold hand up with all five fingers extended)
1 little pea jumped into the pot (fold one finger down)
And waited for the soup to get hot.
2 little peas jumped into the pot (fold one finger down)
And waited for the soup to get hot.
3 little peas jumped into the pot (fold one finger down)
And waited for the soup to get hot.
4 little peas jumped into the pot (fold one finger down)
And waited for the soup to get hot.
5 little peas jumped into the pot (fold one finger down)
And waited for the soup to get hot.
Finally the soup got so very hot
All the little peas jumped out of the pot. (quickly open hand and extend all fingers.)

SONG:
Vegetable Soup Song
Soup Pot with Food 1
(Song adapted from Harford County Public Library storytime handout.  Veggies from Ikea play sets)

Before we started singing this song, I passed out a toy vegetable to each child at storytime.  When we sang about the veggie they were holding, they came up and dropped it in the small pot I had.

(to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)
The soup is boiling up
The soup is boiling up
Stir slow — around we go
The soup is boiling up.

First we add the broth
First we add the broth
Stir slow – around we go
The soup is boiling up.

Next we add the tomatoes
Next we add the tomatoes
Stir slow – around we go
The soup is boiling up.

Continue adding different veggies, and substitute for tomatoes: zucchini, mushrooms, garlic, cabbage leaves, carrots, eggplant, green onion, pasta, etc…

It’s time to eat it up
it’s time to eat it up
Sip slow – but with gusto!
It’s time to eat it up.

MOVEMENT: “Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs by Raffi

BOOK:

Duck Soup 
by Jackie Urbanovic

VIDEO:

“Birthday Soup” from Little Bear Season 1, Episode 2

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:

      

Book: Community Soup by Alma Fullerton
Book: Soup Day by Melissa Iwai
Book: Chicken Soup by Jean Van Leeuwen, illustrated by David Gavril
Book: Gazpacho for Nacho by Tracey Kyle, illustrated by Carolina Farías (this one might be better for audiences a little older.  Plus I’d need to brush up on Spanish pronunciation before I read it to a group.)
Book: 10 Hungry Rabbits by Anita Lobel (I also want to make this one into a flannelboard)
Book: Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
Flannelboard: Stone Soup
Movie: “Chicken Soup with Rice” from Where the Wild Things Are… and other Maurice Sendak Stories

My other soup storytimes:
Preschool Storytime 1/18/2014
Class Visits1/24/2014

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
This was a squirrelly storytime, I don’t think I did a very good job today of getting a handle on it.  I think I should have swapped the books around, since Duck Soup is a little bit longer.  Or told a different, shorter story, because this storytime ran a bit long.  Also, I really like doing the song where the kids bring up the veggies, but the squirrelly-ness seemed to happen a lot after that.  So after “Shake My Sillies Out”  I should have done a different calm down rhyme to help the transition into the story.  

I wanted to do something a little different with the movie this time, since I showed “Chicken Soup with Rice”.  I found that Little Bear has some episodes for free with Amazon Prime, and since I’m a Prime subscriber, I have an iPad, and our storyroom has AppleTV, I just played it through my iPad.  I hadn’t done that before, but that turned out just fine.  Yay for innovation in techniques.

ATTENDANCE: 33 (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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