Monday, July 31, 2017

Underwear theme National Underwear Day August 5th UPDATED

August 5 is National Underwear Day!

In Celebration of National Underwear Day here are some great picture books-- These all are a silly and zany ode to Underwear your little ones will love!

The Underwear Book By Todd Parr
What Color is Your Underwear? By Sam Lloyd
Dinosaurs Love Underpants By Claire Freedman
Vegetables in Underwear By Jared Chapman
One Big Pair of Underwear By Laura Gehl 
Bear in Underwear By Todd Doodler
Santa's Underwear By Marty Rhodes Figley 
Aliens Love Underpants By Claire Freedman
My Big Girl Undies By Karen Katz
My Big Boy Undies By Karen Katz
Polar Bear's Uderwear By Tupera Tupera
Pirates Love Underpants By Claire Freedman
Monsters Love Underpants By Claire Freedman
Animals in Underwear ABC By Todd Parr

Monster's New Undies By Samantha Berger 


MOVEMENT: Now You’re Getting Dressed
(to the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

First put on your underwear, underwear, underwear. (pretend to put on underwear)
First put on your underwear. Now you’re getting dressed.
Stick your arms up in your shirt, in your shirt, in your shirt.
Stick your arms up in your shirt.  Now you’re getting dressed.
Pull your pants up to your waist, to your waist, to your waist.
Pull your pants up to your waist.  Now you’re getting dressed.
Wiggle your toes down in your socks, in your socks, in your socks.
Wiggle your toes down in your socks.  Now you’re getting dressed.
Slip your shoes on, tie them tight, tie them tight, tie them tight.
Slip your shoes on, tie them tight.  Now you’re getting dressed
Now you can go out and play, out and play, out and play.
Now you can go out and play, You got yourself all dressed.
YES! Credit:Jen in the

MOVEMENT: Head, Shoulders Knees and Underwear
I sung this to the traditional tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes, but just substituted the word “underwear” for “toes” or “nose”.   Thanks to Miss Sarah’s Storytime for this great idea!  It was a hit.

Head, shoulders, knees, underwear.
Knees, underwear.
Head, shoulders, knees, underwear.
Knees, underwear.
Eyes and ears and mouth and underwear.
Head, shoulders, knees, underwear.
Knees, underwear. Credit: Jen in the


Happy Underwear day coloring sheet 

Todd Parr Paper Dolls Printable Link

Underpants class book sight words (from TPT) 1.00 

Design your own underpants coloring- to go with aliens love underpants link

Sheep Underwear craft template 1 credit Miss Sarah's Storytime

Sheep Underwear craft template 2 credit Miss Sarah's Storytime

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Collecting Things UPDATED

Collecting Things 

TALK: Collecting things can be fun and interesting whether its rocks, leaves, dolls, dinosaurs, books, teddy bears or a mix of objects like stamps or coins. Collections are fun to talk about and show our friends and teach them about things we love!

READ: Books

Hector The Collector By Emily Beeny

Rhoda's Rock Hunt  By Molly Beth Griffin

Hannah's Collections By Marthe Jocelyn 

Rocket's 100th Day of School By Tad Hills 
Show and Tell By Mercer Mayer 

The Two Mutch Sisters By Carol Brendler

Non-Fiction Books: 

Lots and Lots of Coins By Margarette Reid
 Let's Go Rock Collecting By Roma Gans


# 2 Can’t wait to Celebrate –Blue Jim Gill (irrational anthem disc)-

  • clap our hands,
  • stamp feet,
  • wave hello,
  • bounce up and down,
  • clap hands along with the song

Egg shakers or rhythm sticks with ABC song and Itsy Bitsy Spider

# 5 Toe, Leg Knee Song -Green Jim Gill CD

Dr. Jean Silly Songs Cd # 3 Cool Bear Hunt Song

#2 Hands are clapping Yellow Jim Gill CD ( Hands are clapping, toes are tapping, fingers are snaping/wiggling, knees are for slapping, teeth are brushing, hands are for clapping

#8 Silly Dance Contest Jim Gill Yellow CD use with colorful scarves

 # 6 Jim Gill Orange CD – Your Face will surely show it

#10 LAURIE BERKNER BLUE CD--I Really Love To Dance Laurie Berkner CD- use Scarves with it

Have a show and tell day where the kids bring in one or two examples of things they collect to share with other kids about it. 

Make sure to have kids watching in the group ask questions about their special show and tell item to the group before the child who brought the item/object reveal what it is?-- Is is hard or soft?, Is it big or small?  Does it have arms or legs? Is it a person or an animal? What is your favorite thing about it?
grab out a collection of items- craft supplies like paper scraps, buttons, craft sticks, wiggle eyes etc or things from nature - leaves, pine needles, pinecones etc and make a collage out of them using glue on paper. 

Sharks Theme

Sharks Theme

READ: Books -

The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark By Ken Geist 
Smiley Shark By Ruth Galloway 

Clark The Shark By Bruce Hale 

I'm A Shark By Bob Shea 


If your happy and you know it – (clap your hands, stomp your feet, shout hooray)

ABC song (with colored egg shakers)

Itsy Bitsy Spider (with colored egg shakers)

# 5 Jim Gill green cd-- Toe Lego Knee Song

#4 Freeze Dance By Greg and Steve (Kids in motion CD) use colored scarves

# 3 Cool Bear Hunt from Silly Songs by Dr. Jean (gobble up candy in candy factory, swim across peanut butter river, wiggle in jello swamp, click pretend flashlight on and  pretend to go in cave)

#10 from Laurie Berkner – I want to dance—spin, walk backwards, paint the sky with scarves


Shark Scissor Practice worksheets 

Ocean Animal Matching (numbers)


Shark Fish Catcher template

Popsicle Stick Shark Craft Idea 

Itsy Bitsy Shark Book Printable

Ocean and Sea Aninal Printable Coloring  

Ocean Animals Number Book Printable