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*
MOVEMENT: “Reach for the Ceiling” from Toddlers on Parade by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel
Goosey Goose Colors
taken from Magical Library Book Bug
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
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Fingerplays and Footplays by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass
MOVEMENT: Now it’s Time to Say Goodbye taken from jbrary
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