Earth – Preschool Storytime

Here’s another post that I was delayed on posting.  But the theme is evergreen.

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The first full week in October is Public Power Week!  I was contacted by a colleague in the department of Water and Power who wanted to come be a guest reader at this week’s storytime to celebrate!

We focused on an Earth theme and talked about what we can do to help take care of our Earth.

MOVEMENT: Welcome Song*

MOVEMENT:

“Clap Your Hands” from Wiggleworms Love You by Old Town School of Folk Music

MOVEMENT:
My Thumbs are Starting to Wiggle
(to the tune of: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”)
My thumbs are starting to wiggle,
My thumbs are starting to wiggle,
My thumbs are starting to wiggle,
and now so are my hands.

Other verses:
Hands → arms
Arms → toes
Toes → feet
Body is starting to wiggle…. around and around and around.

This time, I ended things with
My ears are starting to listen….
because now it’s time for a story!

Take from: jbrary: https://youtu.be/AAmsnpMQlpw

BOOK:
Parr-Earth_Book
The Earth Book by Todd Parr

MOVEMENT:
See the Little, Pick it Up
(to the tune of: “London Bridge”)
See the litter? Pick it up!
Pick it up! Pick it up!
See the litter? Pick it up!
Keep the Earth clean.

Make sure to recycle, recycle
recycle, recycle.
Make sure to recycle, recycle
Keep the Earth clean.

Since The Earth Book talks about some other ways of keeping the Earth clean, we added those to the song too:

taken from Canton Public Library: https://www.cantonpl.org/content/share-story-earth-day-storytime 

MOVEMENT:

“Shake My Sillies Out” from More Singable Songs by Raffi

FLANNELBOARD:
5 Bottles of Juice
FB-5_Bottles_of_Juice_jeninthelibrary

5 bottles of juice on the wall
5 bottles of juice
Put one in
the recycling bin
4 bottles of juice on the wall….

Continue counting down until all bottles are recycled!

Taken from: yogilibrarian – https://yogibrarian.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/earth-day-preschool-storytime/

MOVEMENT:

If You Love the Earth
(to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you love the Earth, clap your hands.
If you love the Earth, clap your hands.
If you love the Earth, love it for all its worth,
If you love the Earth, clap you hands.

Other Verses:
…plant new trees
…then recycle
…turn off the light
…stop the drip

Taken from Preschool Education – https://preschooleducation.com/searth.shtml 

 MOVEMENT:
“Two Little Blackbirds”

BOOK:
Heffernan-Earth_Hour
Earth Hour: A Lights Out Event for Our Planet by Nanette Heffernan, illustrated by Bao Luu

MOVEMENT:
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

MOVEMENT: Storytime’s Over*

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IDEAS:
Book: Love Your World by Dawn Sirett
Book: My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Francesca Sanna

HOW IT WENT:
It was a fun storytime!  Sometimes, having a small group is great because you can interact with them and adapt the storytime to them.  We had a little one who was very excited about Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes, so we decided to do that one today.

ATTENDANCE: 4 (adults and children)

DATE PRESENTED: Thursday, October 7, 2021 @ Lamanda

*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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