This is another adapted from one of our system storyboxes.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT: “Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music
MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*
North, South, East, West by Margaret Wise Brown, pictures by Greg Pizzoli
MOVEMENT: “Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi
MOVEMENT: “Two Little Blackbirds” from Music Together
A Plane Goes Ka-Zoom by Jonathan London, illustrated by Denis Roche
(to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)
The pilot on the airplane says fasten your seatbelts (pretend to fasten seat belt)
Fasten your seatbelt, fasten your seatbelt
The pilot on the airplane says fasten your seatbelts
When flying through the sky.
The children on the airplane go bum pity bump… (move up and down)
The babies on the airplane go waa, waa, waa… (rub eyes and pretend to cry)
The signs on the airplane go ding, ding, ding… (pretend to push sign button above head)
The drinks on the airplane go splish, splash, splish… (pretend to hold a glass and move it)
The luggage on the airplane goes up and down… (move hands up and down)
The exits on the airplane are here, here, here… (using two fingers on each hand, point in front, to side, and behind)
MOVEMENT: “Clap Along with Me” from Wee Sing for Baby by Wee Sing
Planes Go by Steve Light
“Miffy Wants to Fly” from Miffy and Friends: Miffy’s Adventure
CRAFT: Plane Paper Craft
Kids had these two pieces of an airplane, with a small slit cut into the body so they could put the wings through. They could decorate it with crayons and stickers. The template is below:
This idea was inspired by Mom Unleashed and Hands On as We Grow
Book: Flight 1-2-3 by Maria van Lieshout
Book: Hooray for Birds by Lucy Cousins
HOW IT WENT:
It’s still rather new to have to pick and plan a craft for storytime, since I didn’t used to do that at my other location. I’m still learning what works best, but one thing I have learned is that a craft doesn’t have to be super-complicated to entertain the kids.
PRESENTED: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at SR Branch
ATTENDANCE: 29 people (adults and children)
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music
Love this Airplane song, wish I had seen it before my storytime yesterday!
One of the things that I love about my system’s storyboxes is that you always come across new ideas and resources!
Oooh would love to chat more about your system’s storyboxes! We have a ton of resource packs as well and are looking to revamp them. Do you have a system for updating the kit contents? How do you manage them? So many questions! 🙂
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