Opening: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi
Book: Kite Day - Will Hillendbrand
(Lovely illustrations and a pretty well paced story.)
Flannel Board: There Was a Bold Lady -
adapted from the book by Charise Harper
(I think this worked better as a flannel board story than as a book. The kids like identifying the different modes of transport the bold lady uses.)
There was a bold lady who wanted a star. I don't know why she wanted a star, it seemed so far.
So she gets some shoes, trades them for skates, trades them for a bike, trades it for a car, trades that for a plane, trades that for a rocket, and finally catches the star in her pocket.
Book: Birds - Kevin Henkes
(This book is fantastic in it's simplicity. I love when I get the chance to use it.)
Song/Activity: Hey Diddle Diddle
(Not quite as engaging as it has been for other groups, maybe it was just a less enthusiastic day.)
The cow tried to jump behind, under and onto the moon, before the kids helped it remember where it should go. Over the moon! Then we all stood up and did the rhyme with actions.
Hey diddle diddle, the Cat and the fiddle,
(pretend to play fiddle)
The Cow jumped over the moon.
The little Dog laughed to see such fun,
(hold or tickle belly)
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.
(run in place)
Book: Butterfly, Butterfly - Petr Herowitz
(Lovely bright images, a simple repetitive format, and a fun pop-out ending always make this a hit.)
Flannel Song: Fireworks
(A nice simple rhyme with a big Boom! make this an engaging addition. Though the kids aren't to great at joining in on the rhyme, they were excited about identifying the colors.)
We sit and look at the dark night sky
waiting for the fireworks to start to fly.
Then with a Boom (clap hands) and a flash of light
a big RED firework sparkles in the night!
(continue with other colors)
Book: Ken's Cloud - Isabel M. Arques
(I really like this book, it's creative and has a predictive element.)
(Bubbles are great at floating up into the sky!)