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Magic Storytime

Storytime

Magic Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

 

Book: Sausages – Jessica Souhami

 
sausages

(I think this is a fantastic adaptation. Great illustrations and a simple plot.)


Activity: The Magic Sneezes -
from the traditional story The Seven Sneezes
(see full version here)

 
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(A boy walks by and sneezes, messing all the animals up! Trimmed down from the original version, and it still felt just a bit long, but fun!)


Book: The Wizard the Fairy and the Magic Chicken – Helen Lester

 
the wizard the fairy and the magic chicken

(This is charming, with a nice message of teamwork.)


Activity: “Poof” You’re a...

 
wizards-wand

(We used magic wands to transform the children into different things, lots of fun.)

“Abracadabra, poof!  You’re a _____________!”

(Some of the things to turn the children into could included a duck, ogre, bear, tree, monkey, frog, fire engine and rock.  And of course, the kids had to act like that thing).

 

Book: Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock - Eric A. Kimmel

 
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(I think this worked better when I've used it before as a puppet play, but the book still worked fine.)


Activity: Magic Hat - Deanna Romriell

 
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(The kids love this! On the last attempt, I have them help me say 'Rabbit', and then it works!)

Magic!  Magic!  In my hat,
I’ll pull out a rabbit –
Aaaaaa!!  What is that?!!

(Pull out anything other than a rabbit and repeat. End with...)

Magic!  Magic!  In my hat,
I’ll pull out a rabbit –
See!!  Look at that!!

 

Book: Magic Box – Katie Cleminson

 
magic box

(Simple with bright illustrations. I quite like it.)


Activity: Instruments

 

(Then we had a little party, like the animals in 'Magic Box')