Pandas – Preschool Storytime

A few weeks ago I did Infant and Toddler storytimes featuring pandas.  While searching for books, I found that a lot of the ones featuring pandas were better suited for preschoolers.  So why not recycle the theme, but with new books?  I presented this storytime on 6/4/16.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

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

MOVEMENT: My Wiggles*

BOOK:
Birthday at the Panda Palace by Calmenson
Birthday at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson, illustrated by Doug Cushman

SONG/MOVEMENT:
Panda Bear, Panda Bear
Panda bear, panda bear turn around.
Panda bear, panda bear touch the ground.
Panda bear, panda bear show your shoe.
Panda bear, panda bear say “How do you do?”
Panda bear, panda bear turn off the light.
Panda bear, panda bear say “Good-night.”
Panda bear, panda bear wake up now.
Panda bear, panda bear take a bow.

FLANNELBOARD:
P-A-N-D-A
P-A-N-D-A flannelboard 1 name P-A-N-D-A flannelboard 2 name P-A-N-D-A flannelboard 3 name

There is a bear that likes bamboo
and Panda is its name-o
P-A-N-D-A
P-A-N-D-A
P-A-N-D-A
and Panda is its name-o.

(Turn over the letter P so that the panda side is showing.  Let everyone know when they see the Panda they should clap.)

There is a bear that likes bamboo
and Panda is its name-o
Clap-A-N-D-A
Clap-A-N-D-A
Clap-A-N-D-A
and Panda is its name-o.

Continue until all Pandas face out and you are clapping for the whole song.

MOVEMENT:
Panda Pokey
taken from Sturgis Kids – Panda Storytime

You put your snout in
You put your snout out
You put your snout in
And you shake it all about
You do the panda pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

Other verses:
Black ears…
White tummy…
Panda paws…
Black tail…

MOVEMENT: Grandma’s Spectacles*

BOOK:
Where My Feet Go by Sif
Where My Feet Go by Birgitta Sif

VIDEO:
Max and Ruby's Halloween DVD
“Ruby’s Panda Prize” from Max and Ruby’s Halloween

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:

Please Mr Panda by Antony Panda Bear Panda Bear What Do You See by Carle If you were a Panda Bear by MinorPanda Bear and Polar Bear by Baek Chu's Day by GaimanChengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Saltzberg Xander's Panda Party

Book:Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony
Book: Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr, illustrated by Eric Carle
Book: If You Were a Panda Bear by Wendell and Florence Minor
Book:Panda and Polar Bear by Matthew J. Baek
Book: Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Adam Rex
Book: Chengdu Could Not, Would Not Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg
Book: Xander’s Panda Party by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Matt Phelan (This would probably work better with an older audience, but I wanted to include it so I don’t forget.)

ATTENDANCE: 43 (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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