I filled in for a colleague who was out sick this week for infant/toddler storytime. We had a fresh fruit theme that was bananas!
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT: “Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun: songs and rhymes from the parent-child Mother Goose program by Kathy Reid-Naiman
MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*
One Little Blueberry by Tammi Salzano, illustrated by Kat Whelan
MOVEMENT: “Roll Your Hands” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel
idea taken from Storytime ABC’s
Start this flannelboard with the 6 different fruit on your board, and the 6 rainbow colors in your pot.
Take an strawberry put it in the pot
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot (stir, not letting the kids see inside the pot)
Take it out now
What will it be? (pull out the color band that matches the fruit)
The prettiest red I ever did see.
Continue doing this for all the fruits/colors, until you have a full rainbow on the board:
Then I recited the other rhyme mentioned by Storytime ABC’s
(to tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)
And yellow too.
Rainbow smiling overhead.
Come and count the colors with me.
How many colors do you see?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6!
MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: I’m a Little Teapot from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 4 performed by Larry Groce and the Disneyland Children’s Sing-along Chorus
MOVEMENT: Grandma’s Spectacles*
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories
MOVEMENT: Itsy Bitsy Spider
MOVEMENT: Twinkle Twinkle
MOVEMENT: Goodbye Friends
MOVEMENT: Tickle the Clouds*
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: Go, Go, Grapes! A Fruit Chant by April Pulley Sayre
Book: Apple by Nikki McClure
Book: Lunch by Denise Fleming (or as a flannelboard)
Counting Flannelboard: Apples
DVD: “Grandma’s Berry Patch” from Max and Ruby Berry Bunny Adventures
DVD: “Each Peach Pear Plum” from The Napping House…and more stories that rhyme
Related Blog Posts: Berries – Preschool Storytime
ATTENDANCE: 10 am: 39 people 11 am: 38 people
* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page