Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi
Book: Dogs – Emily Gravett
(The kids quite like seeing the different dogs, and even identified some of them as we read the story.)
Flannel Board: Five Little Mice
(Tune: Five Little Ducks)
(The cat would come out and snag a mouse, it was well received.)
Five little mice came out to play,
Gathering crumbs up on their way;
Out came a pussy cat Sleek and black, Meeoooww!
Four little mice went scampering back.
(continue counting down remaining mice)
Book: What will Fat Cat Sit On? – Jan Thomas
(How can anything Jan Thomas not be fantastic! It transitioned well from the mice flannel board.)
Puppets: Stop Kissing Me!
(from the book by Ethan Long, adapted by Liesl Johnson)
(The kids adore this! They love the crazy licking by the dog and the cat's disgusted reactions.)
Essentially, dog keeps licking cat, even though cat doesn't like it. Finally dog say's it's just because he likes her, and cat attacks dog with licks, then suggests they just hug in the future.
Book: Bertie Was a Watchdog – Rick Walton
(This was loads of fun, the kids got to help with the barking and police siren.)
Flannel Board: Oh Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
(I hid the dog before introducing the different things in the house he could hide behind [blue cabinet, white chair, green plant, black TV, red doggy bed], then we sang the song between each item we looked under. The kids were very enthusiastic about this, we played it twice!)
Oh where, oh where has my little dog gone
Oh where, oh where can he be
With his ears cut short and his tail cut long
Oh where, oh where can he be?
Book: A Cat and a Dog – Claire Masurel
(A simple cute story with a lovely ending. Some good talking point opportunities as well)
(Then we were kitties that popped bubbles with our claws! All in all a lovley program =])