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Seasons Storytime

Storytime

Seasons Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

 

Book: Spring Song – Barbara Seuling

 

(Pretty awesome pics, and interactive element with guessing. Well received.)


Activity: Planting Seeds/Mr Golden Sun
from the CD Singable Songs for the Very Young by Raffi

 

Planting Seeds

First you take the seed and you plant it in the ground
(pretend to plant seeds in hand)

Next a little rain cloud comes that waters all around
(Use hand to simulate rain)
And the sun sends beams, shining bright without a sound
(make circle over head with arms)

Then in a few days, a flower can be found!
(cup hands together, then open fingers with wrists touching.)

(We also did this fingerplay in the musical interlude during Raffi’s song.)

Mr. Sun
Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden sun, 
(arms up, rock in time to the rhythm)
Please shine down on me.
(wiggle fingers down toward face )
Oh Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden sun,

(arms up again )
Hiding behind a tree

(ASL sign for ‘tree’ in front of face to ‘hide’)
These little children are asking you,
(gesture towards children)
To please come down so they can play with you,
(sign ASL sign for ‘Play’)
Oh, Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden sun,
(arms up again)
Please shine down on me.
(wiggle fingers down toward face)

(This was good times! Bright bouncy song)


Book: How Will We Get to the Beach? – Brigitte Luciani

 

(The group was a little unengaged today, but I've had great response with this book. Even so it was nice!)


Activity: There’s Something in my Garden

 

(The kids always like this, and are very excited that they know the animals)

There’s something in my garden,
That I can’t really see.
There’s something in my garden
Now what can it be?
Hear its funny sound…. RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.
A FROG is what I found! RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.

(continue with other animals. I pulled some from my critter bin: a frog, rabbit, chicken, kitten.)

 

Book: That Pup! – Lindsay Barrett George

 

(A cute story, with a fun chance to predict things with the hidden squirrel)


Activity: A Leaf is on My Nose

 

(Lots of kids today, which makes the energy kind of die while passing things out, but they had fun with the activity.)

A leaf is on my nose, a leaf is on my nose
Hi-ho just watch me blow
this leaf right off my nose!

(continue with other places)

 

Book: Old Bear – Kevin Henkes

 

(A nice review of the seasons, great illustrations.)


Activity: Ice Skating (on paper plates)

 

(The passing out of plates seemed doubly tedious after the time it took for the leaves earlier. This activity kinda flopped.)