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Fairy Tale Storytime

Storytime

Fairy Tale Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

 

Book: Waking Beauty – Leah Wilcox

 
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(The kids really liked this, fun story and illustrations)


Flannel Board: Five Knights in Shining Armor (from Moxie)

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(A fun little rhyme, I do add some action as well.) 

Five knights in shining armor,
Fearless and brave,
Went hunting for a dragon
In a deep dark cave.
The dragon breathed some fire,
The knights were all aquiver
And one little knight
Ran and dove into the river!

(Count down remaining knights)

 

Book:Paper Bag Princess – Robert Munch

 
The Paper Bag Princess

(There always seems to be someone know know this story, and is excited to hear it again!)


Activity: Pinocchio -
(from Super Simple Learning)

 

 Everybody in. [Move forward.]
Everybody out. [Move back.]
Everybody turn around. [Turn around.]
Everybody shout, "Hey!" [Jump up and shout, "Hey!"]
Everybody ready? Here we go.
[Put your hands on your hips and sway side to side.]

Let's do The Pinocchio.
[Make a Pinocchio nose by putting two fists in front of your nose, and then make it "grow" by moving one hand forward.]

Right arm![Hold up your right arm as if it were a puppet's arm.]

[Keep your right arm up as you dance in and out.]
Everybody in.
Everybody out.
Everybody turn around.
Everybody shout, "Hey!"
Everybody ready? Here we go.
Let's do The Pinocchio.
Right arm! [Hold up your right arm.]
Left arm![Hold up your left arm
...continue with right leg, left leg, chin up!]

(A fun new activity for the kids! I was so pleased to find this.)


Book: Interrupting Chicken – David Ezra Stein

 
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(A fun story, great opportunity for voices, and the kids were quite engaged.)


Activity: Somethinglocks (full version here)

 
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(The kids loved helping me get this right, and playing with the pieces after the storytime was over.)

Essentially, it's the story of Goldilocks and the three Bears, but I kept messing up and having the kids help me out.

 

Book: Musicians of the sun – Gerald McDermott

 
musicians of the sun

(This was a bit of a droop after the Somethinglocks excitement, but the images are so awesome, and it still held the kids attention pretty well.)


Activity: Instruments

 

(Then we were the musicians! They always love the instruments, some ended up with handfulls in my Thursday group.)