This is another adapted from one of our system storyboxes.
MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*
MOVEMENT: “Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Kathy Reid-Naiman
MOVEMENT: Open Shut Them*
Before starting into the storytime, kids could pet and say hello to a beaver puppet.
I Know the River Loves Me / Yo sé que el río me ama by Maya Christina Gonzalez
MOVEMENT: “Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi
MOVEMENT: Two Little Blackbirds from Fingerplays and Footplays for Fun and Learning by Rosemary Hallum and Henry “Buzz” Glass.
Five Little Boats (on the River)
Pattern taken from taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book 2nd Edition by Judy Sierra
Words adapted from Felt Board Ideas Five Little Sailboats Felt Board Poem
(to the tune of: “5 Little Ducks”)
Five little boats went out one day
Out on the river and far away
When the waves began to rock
One little boat returned to the dock.
4 little boats…
MOVEMENT: Row Row Row Your Boat
A Brave Bear by Sean Taylor, illustrated by Emily Hughes
MOVEMENT: Twinkle Twinkle
“River, River, River Run” from A Kid for The Wild: Music Videos Featuring Scenic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Animals and Locations
CRAFT: Fish Puppet in a River
Have the kids color in the river scene and the fish puppet. Tape or glue the fish onto a popsicle stick. Cut a slit into the river scene where the dotted line is. Insert puppet into line, and have the fish “frolic” in the river!
The templates for this craft are below:
Fish Puppet Template
DVD: “Scruffy the Tugboat: Big River Rescue” from The Poky Little Puppy and Friends
Book: Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue by Calista Brill, illustrated by Tad Carpenter
Book: Splash! by Flora McDonnell (they just say that the animals go down to the “water”, so I think you could say “river” instead.)
Book: Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner
Book: The Crocodile and the Scorpion by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
HOW IT WENT:
I wasn’t sure how Rivers would be as a theme for storytime, but I was pleasantly surprised! The DVD worked really well too.
PRESENTED: Tuesday, October 9 at LM branch
ATTENDANCE: 16 people (adults and children)
* For these songs, please see my page Storytime Movements & Music
Love your counting down rhyme and the different kinds of boats! I’ve been meaning to re-do my boats forever. So many flannels to make (and re-make), and so little time!
Isn’t that the truth? I look at this and think – wow! You can’t even see that black boat hull on there. Alas. It looks really good on a blue felt board.