Shoes – Infant Storytime

It had been a while since I had done a shoe storytime!  Since this was a long weekend and my prep time was a little shorter, I decided to reuse the shoe theme and update it.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT: Peek-a-Boo*

BOUNCE: Ride a Little Pony*

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: sign for “Shoe”
asl-shoe-sign
taken from Costello, Elaine Ph.D.  Random House Webster’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  1994.

BOOK:
WhoseShoebyMiller
Whose Shoe?
 by Margaret Miller

MOVEMENT: “Clap, Tap and Bend” from It’s Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

FLANNELBOARD:
Counting Feet
Counting Feet Flannelboard 1 Counting Feet Flanneboard 2
(
template and pattern adapted by Jean Warren from an idea by Janice Bodenstedt, Jackson MI. from Totline Magazine March/April 1994. pg 24.)

How many boots should a duckling buy
To keep his feet nice and dry?
Let’s count her feet and then we’ll know –
We can count.  Let’s go!
One, Two.
Two new boots is what he should buy.
That will keep the duckling dry.
(Place boots on duckling and count again.)

How many boots should a bunny buy
To keep her feet nice and dry?
Let’s count her feet and then we’ll know –
We can count.  Let’s go!
One, two, three, four.
Four new boots is what she should buy.
That will keep the bunny dry.
(Place boots on bunny and count again.)

How many boots should a spider buy
To keep his feet nice and dry?
Let’s count his feet and then we’ll know –
We can count.  Let’s go!
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Eight new boots is what he should buy.
That will keep the spider dry.
(Place boots on spider and count again.)

I like to end this one by counting all the feet we have on the board, then having the kids say goodbye to each animal as I take them off the flannelboard.

BOUNCE: “Smooth Road to London Town” from A Smooth Road to London Town: Songs from the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program by Kathy Reid-Naiman.

MOVEMENT: Patty Cake*

BOOK:
OneTwoThat'sMyShoebyMurray
One Two That’s My Shoe!
 by Alison Murray

TICKLE: Round and Round the Garden*

NURSERY RHYME:
The Old Woman

oldwomanflannelboard1jeninthelibrary oldwomanflannelboard2jeninthelibraryRhyme by Beatrix Potter,  and patterns and rhyme found in The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra.

You know the old woman who lived in a shoe?
And had so many children’s she didn’t know what to do?
I think that if she lived in a little shoe-house
That old woman was surely a …mouse!

Place the mouse behind the shoe for the first part of the rhyme.  When you reveal that it is a mouse, lift the shoe!

MOVEMENT: “Itsy Bitsy Spider” from Children’s Favorite Songs Volume 3 from Walt Disney

MOVEMENT: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from Songs for Wiggleworms by the Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
shoesshoesshoesbymorris shoebabybydunbar
Book: Shoes Shoes Shoes by Ann Morris
Book: Shoe Baby by Joyce Dunbar and Polly Dunbar
Flannelboard: All Kinds of Shoes
Flannelboard: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

GREAT RESOURCES FOR MORE IDEAS:
Jen in the Library – Infant Storytime – Feet 

HOW IT WENT:
This was a good storytime theme, but I wish there were some more great infant stories about shoes.  What are some of your favorites?

ATTENDANCE: 34 people (adults and children)

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

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