Geese – Toddler Storytime

When I started thinking of storytime themes, I thought there might be enough books out there to do a storytime about geese.  This storytime was presented on 5/31/2016.

SONG: Now it’s Time to Say Hello*
taken from jbrary

MOVEMENT:  “Wake Up Toes” from Morning Magic by Joanie Bartels

MOVEMENT:
Open Shut Them*

SIGN: ASL sign for “GOOSE”
asl - goose
taken from Costello, Elaine Ph.D.  Random House Webster’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  1994.

BOOK:
Silly Suzy Goose by Horacek
Silly Suzy Goose by Petr Horácek

MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

COUNTING SONG:*
10 Geese Flannelboard name
10 Geese

FLANNELBOARD:
Goosey Goose Colors Flannelboard name
Goosey Goose Colors
taken from Magical Library Book Bug

Goosey, goosey gander
Please come play with me.
Goosey, goosey “red” goose
Join the flock and me.

Pass out geese to all the children.  Then, recite the rhyme and have the children holding that color goose come up and place it on the flannelboard.  When they are done, recite the rhyme again, substituting the color red for another color.  Continue this until you’ve gone through all the colored geese that you have.

MOVEMENT: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

BOOK:
Duck and Goose Let's Dance by Hills
Duck & Goose Let’s Dance by Tad Hills, Original Song by Lauren Savage and Ross Gruet

MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass

VIDEO:
Everybunny Loves Winter DVD
“Duck, Duck, Goose” from  Max & Ruby: Everybunny Loves Winter!

MOVEMENT: Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye taken from jbrary

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Gossie by Dunrea   Look Out Suzy Goose by Petr Horacek Silly Little Goose by Tafuri Splendid Friend Indeed by Bloom

Book: Gossie by Olivier Dunrea (the Padded Board Book version, it’s bigger)
Book: Look Out, Suzy Goose by Petr Horácek
Book: Silly Little Goose! by Nancy Tafuri
Book: A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom (or any of the Bear and Goose books by Bloom)
Flannelboard: Three Eggs in a Basket (but change the duck to the goose.  The pieces look similar enough that I don’t think anyone would notice.)

GREAT RESOURCES FOR MORE IDEAS
Magical Library Book Bug –  Duck, Duck, Goose Preschool Storytime
Librarian vs Storytime – Down by the Bay Flannelboard (I think this one might be fun to use with preschoolers, if I ever repeat the theme.)

THOUGHTS ON THIS STORYTIME:
Duck & Goose Let’s Dance is a board book, but I thought since I could do an activity with it (have the kids dance as instructed by the book), the size might not matter.  It seemed to work pretty well, and I would do it again.

ATTENDANCE:  10 am:  33 people      11 am: 29 people

* For these songs, please see my Storytime Movements & Music page

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