Friday, November 23, 2018

Top Picture Book Picks 2018 Part 7 (includes links to parts 1-6)

Top Picture Book Picks 2018 Part 7

See Links to Parts 1-6 of Top Picks at the end of this post!

Here is part # 7 to my Top Picks for Picture Books 2018! Check out some of my favorites today!So Many great books so little time!


Tough Cookie: A Christmas Story By Edward Hemingway

Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast: Mission Defrostable By Josh Funk

Thank You Omu By Oge Mora 
Crunch The Shy Dinosaur By Cirocco Dunlap & Greg Pizzoli 
All Are Welcome By Alexandra Penfold & Suzanne  Kaufman

A Big Mooncake for a Little Star By Grace Lin
My Wish For You By Kathryn Hahn 
Bigger Than You By Hyewon Kyung  
Pigeon P.I. By Meg McLaren (2017) 
Let Me Finish By Minh Le (2016)
Santa Bruce From Ryan T Higgins 
Looking for more great new books from 2018 ?-- check out these links you may have missed 

Top 15 Picture Book Picks 2018 Part 1  (2018)

Top 15 Picture Books Picks 2018 Part 2  (2018)

Top picture books 2018 part 3 (2018)

Top picture books and Leveled Readers Part 4  (2018)

Top picture books and leveled readers part 5 (2018) 

Top Picks picture books and leveled readers part 6 (2018)


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Givng Thanks and Thanksgiving, Gratitude


Duck and Hippo Give Thanks By Jonathan London
Thanks for Thanksgiving By Julie Markes
Bear Says Thanks By Karma Wilson
Thankful By Eileen Spinelli
Thank You Omu By Oge Mora
The Thankful Book By Todd Parr 
Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving By James Dean
Where's Is Baby's Turkey? By Karen Katz 
The Very Fairy Princess: The Attitude of Gratitude By Julie Andrews  
Biscuit is Thankful By Alyssa Satin Capucilli 
Little Critter: Just a Special Thanksgiving By Mercer Mayer
Llama Llama Give Thanks By Anna Dewdney  
Happy Thanksgiving Curious George By H.A. Rey
The Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim By Jeffrey Burton
 Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks By Margaret Sutherland 
God Gave Us Thankful Hearts By Lisa Tawn Bergen
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims By B.G. Hennessy

Songs & Rhymes:

 Thanksgiving Music by Pre-k pages and Youtube

Credit- Brownsburg Public Library and Pinterest 


Another Movement activity: Kids can help you put felt turkeys/ clipart turkeys on the black
feltboard and count them and then sing
(Sung to Tune Ten Little Indians )
1 little 2 little 3 little turkeys
4 little 5 little 6 little Turkeys
7 little 8 little 9 little Turkeys
10 little Turkeys say Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!


 Napkin Rings and Placemats Kids Can Make
Printable Thanksgiving Placemats FREE 

Thankful Crafts Ideas for Kids

I am Thankful Activities and Printables  from TPT $3.00

Turkeys Theme

Turkeys Theme


 10 Fat Turkeys By Tony Johnston
Setting the Turkeys Free By W. Nikola Lisa 
Turkey on the Loose By Sylvie Wickstrom
10 Turkeys in the Road By Brenda Reeves Sturgis
5 Silly Turkeys By Salina Yoon
The Very Stuffed Turkey By Katharine Kenah
Turkey Trouble By Wendi Silvano
How To Catch a Turkey By Adam Wallace 
Turkey Trouble By Wendi Silvano 
There was an old lady who swallowed a Turkey By Lucile Colandro 


 Below Rhymes Credit Preschool
Mr. Turkey  
I have a turkey, big and fat.
(Make a fist with one hand-thumb Out for turkey's head)
He spreads his tail and walks like that.
(Attach "tail" by spreading Out fingers of other hand and join together)
His daily corn he would not miss.
(Poke with thumb at floor)
And when he talks, it sounds like this:
Gobble Gobble Gobble

Did You Ever See A Turkey? 
Sung to: "Did you ever see a Lassie"

Did you ever see a turkey a turkey a turkey
Did you ever see a turkey go this way and that
Go this way and that way and this way and that way
Did you ever see a turkey go this way and that?

Hello Mr. Turkey 
Sung to: "If You're Happy and You Know It"

Hello, Mr. Turkey how are you?
Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?
His feet go wobble, wobble
And his head goes Gobble, Gobble.
Hello, Mr. Turkey, how are you?

 Five Little Turkeys 
Five little turkeys by the barn door,
One waddled off, then there were four.
Four little turkeys out under the tree,
One waddled off, then there were three.
Three little turkeys with nothing to do.
One waddled off, then there were two.
Two little turkeys in the noonday sun,
One waddled off, then there was one.
One little turkey - better run away!
Soon will come Thanksgiving Day.



Friday, October 19, 2018

Mummies Theme

Mummies Theme

Since we are so close to Halloween I thought it would be fun to share  a theme all about mummies today! These mummy books are not scary they will having your kids wanting to wrap themselves up like mummies! Also a perfect idea to use fabric or crepe too for wrapping fun!


The Runaway Mummy  By Michael Rex
Ten Little Mummies  By Phillip Yates
The Littlest Mummy By Brandi Dougherty
 Where's My Mummy? By Carolyn Crimi
There Was An Old Mummy Who Swallowed A Spider By Jennifer Ward 
 Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble By Judy Schachner
 Skeleton Meets the Mummy By Steve Metzger


 Use Halloween Songs from a CD like the monster mash. 

Do a mummy walk around the room to music of your choice.

Count the Mummies (use clipart or felt mummies)
"Tune of ten little indians song"
1 little, 2 little, 3 little mummies
4 little, 5 little, 6 little mummies
7 little, 8 little, 9 little mummies
10 Little mummies are _____
(Walking at night, humming a tune-- decide which action words you want to use)


Yarn Mummies Craft

Sticky Wall Mummy 
Mummy Games and Science Activity  
Where's My Mummy Story Map Printable 
Halloween Lacing Cards Printable 
 Yarn Wrapped Mummy Craft

Masking tape Mummy
foldable mummy craft
10 cool mummy crafts for kids
Paper plate Mummy Craft  
Mummy Paper Plate Lacing Craft 
Marshmallow Mummy Craft
Tissue Paper Mummy Craft 

SNACK: Mummy Pizza

Spoon and Fabric Wrapped Mummies 

Masking Tape Mummies  

Printable Halloween Emergent Reader  

Mummy Printable Template from I Heart Crafty Things