Opening: Shake my Sillies Out – Raffi
Book: Art & Max – David Wiesner
Shadow Play - Harolds Purple Crayon
from the book by Crockett Johnson
(Borrowed from a fellow librarian. Told the story using a projector and transparencies with the illustrations, and a little puppet Harold.)
Book: Lions Lunch – Fiona Tierney
Song: Shape Man
from the CD Get ready, get set, sing by Sarah Barchas
(On a whiteboard I drew each shape that the song mentions first, and had the kids name them. These became the bodies as I filled out each man as the song dictates. You don't have to pretend to be out of breath by the time it's over! [which the kids enjoyed].)
Book: I Ain’t Gonna’ Paint No More – Karen Beaumont
(Very bright and playful.)
Poem: Invisible Boy by Shel Silverstein
And here we see the invisible boy
In his lovely invisible house,
Feeding a piece of invisible cheese
To a little invisible mouse.
Oh, what a beautiful picture to see!
Will you draw an invisible picture for me?
(showed the kids the 'picture' [a white board] and pointed out each thing it described. Then I guided them through a drawing of a house with a pet in the air with our fingers.)
Book: That’s How I See Things – Sirish Rao
(a sort of strange book, which I love, and it was well received. I little wordy toward the end, so I abbreviated.)
Activity: Coloring on Butcher Paper
(Linked this with the last book, having the kids create strange animals of their own.)