Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Eyes Theme (Eye glasses & Eye Patches included)

Eyes Theme
  (eye glasses & eye patches too) 
 Preschool and Up

Talk: Eyes are such an important tool we use everyday! It is a great time to talk about eyes are why they are so important to us? Ask questions what color are your eyes? What do we use them for? What happens when we close our eyes? Do some people wear glasses and why?
Cover one eye and ask what do you see? 


Eyes, Nose, Fingers, Toes By Judy Hindley
I can Read with My Eyes Shut By Dr. Seuss
The Eye Book By Theo LiSieg
Fish Eyes By Lois Ehlert
 Linus Gets Glasses By Charles Schulz
Arthur's Eyes By Marc Brown ( Gr K-3)
Arlo Needs Glasses By Barney Saltzberg
I Wish I Had Glasses Like Rosa By Kathryn Helig

Princess Peepers By Pam Calvert
Specs for Rex By Yasmeen Ismail
Batley Needs Glasses By Dave Sargent
I Need Glasses By Charlie Thomas
Rex's Specs By Jack Hughes
Jacob's Eye Patch By Beth Kobliner Shaw (Gr 1-3) 
I Can See Just Fine By Eric Barclay (Gr 1-3)
Glasses for D.W. By Marc Brown (Gr K-3)
Strawberry Shortcake: A BrandNew Look By Lana Jacobs
Fancy Nancy Spectcular Spectacles By Jane O'Connor
Agapanthus Hum and the Eyeglasses By joy Cowley (Gr K-3)
The Patch By Justina Chen Headley
The Pirate of Kindergarten By George Ella Lyon
Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses By James Dean
Douglas You Need Glasses By Ged Adamson (Pre-2)
My Travelin Eye By Jenny Sue Kostecki Shaw (1-4)

 Two Little Hands
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap. (Clap hands 3 times.)
Two little fingers go snap, snap, snap. (Snap fingers 3 times.)
Two little eyes go blink, blink, blink. (Blink eyes.)
If you want to hear a story go wink, wink, wink. (Wink eyes.)
(Lower your voice as you say each line.) Credit Dr. Jean and Friends. blogspot

Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes 
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes,
Knees and toes.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes,
And eyes and ears,
And mouth and nose.
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes,
Knees and toes.

Two little eyes to look around.
Two little ears to hear each sound.

One little nose to smell what's sweet.
One little mouth that likes to eat.

Credit Kididdles

Two little eyes that open and close.        (Point to eyes)
Two little ears, and one little nose.         (Point to ears and nose)
Two little cheeks and one little chin.       (Point to cheeks and chin)
Two little lips with the teeth closed in.   (Point to lips, then show teeth with big grin)
   Credit : Preschool Express                                          

 Eye Winker
Eye Winker, (Point to eyes.)
Tom Tinker , (Point to ears.)
Nose Smeller , (Point to nose.)
Mouth Eater, (Point to mouth.)
Chin Chopper, (Tap chin.)
Chin Chopper, Chin Chopper,
Chin Chopper, Chin.

Credit Preschool Education

It's Me Again! 
Here are my ears
Here are my ears.
Here is my nose.
Here are my fingers.
Here are my toes.
Here are my eyes,
Both open wide.
Here is my mouth
With white teeth inside.
Here is my tongue
That helps me speak.
Here is my chin,
And here are my cheeks.
Here are my hands
That help my play.
Here are my feet
For walking today.

Credit: Preschool Education 


 Paper Plate Eyeball Craft 

Learning all about our eyes

All about my eyes hands on activity 

Sunglasses coloring templates 

Pipe cleaner glasses craft 

Eye Patch Template 

Eye and Mouth Coloring Page

Eye chart letters printable 

All About Me Printables FREE

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Robots Theme UPDATED

Robots Theme

READ: Books

Hello Robots By Bob Staake
R is for Robot By Adam Watkins 
The Robot Book By Heather Brown

The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot By Margaret McNamara
Robots,Robots, Everywhere By Sue Fliess
That's Not My Robot By Fiona Watt
Big Bot, Small Bot By Marc Rosenthal  
Boy +Bot By Ame Dyckman
Lots of Bots: A Counting Book By David A. Carter
Rolie Polie Olie By William Joyce
If You're A Robot and You Know It By David A. Carter 
The Robot and the Bluebird By David Lucas 
Louise Loves Bake Sales By Kelly Light 
Clink By Kelli DiPucchio
Robots By Clive Gifford (Nonfiction) long but interesting
Robots Everywhere By Denny Hebson
Pete the Cat Robo Pete By James Dean 
Spare Parts By Rebecca and Ed Emberely
Awesome Dawson By Chris Gall
Snowbots By Aaron Reynolds 
Robo-Sauce By Adam Rubin (K and up)
Franky By Leo Timmers 
Mechanimals By Chris Tougas 
Little Robot Alone By Patricia Maclachlan
My Friend Robot By Sunny Scribens


 Robot, Robot Rhyme
 Robot, robot,
Turn around.
Robot, robot,
Touch the ground.
Robot, robot,
turn left and right.
Robot, robot,
flash your lights.
Robot, robot,
bloop and bleep.
Robot, robot,
Go to sleep.

Credit hushlander.wordpress

Song: The Lights on the Robot
Another song from 1,000 Fingerplays and Action Rhymes, this song was a big hit. I think that one great thing about The Wheels on the Bus and its variations is that the repetition allows even the youngest kids to catch on. Definitely a winner!

The lights on the robot
blink on and off,
on and off, on and off.
The lights on the robot
blink on and off,
all around the rocket ship

(arms on the robot go up and down,
dials on the robot turn left and right,
legs go up and down,
power on the robot powers down)

Credit hushlander.wordpress

 Rhyme picture credit Pinterest

I'm A Little Robot
(Sung to: "I'm A Little Teapot") 
 I'm a little robot, short and strong.
Here are my handles, just turn me on.
When I get all warmed up, watch me go,
Sometimes fast and sometimes slow. 

Credit everything preschool

Sam the Robot Man
I'm Sam the robot man, I'm doing the best I can.
Power onto low. Are all systems go?
I can keep the beat. I can keep it in my feet.
Move my feet to the music's beat, everywhere I go.
I can reach up high. I can reach down low.
Move my feet to the music's beat, everywhere I go.
I can turn around. I can touch the ground.
Move my feet to the music's beat, everywhere I go.
Move my feet to the music's beat, everywhere I go

Credit Everything Preschool


Free Robot Emergent Reader Books Printable

Robot Playdough Mats Free Printable 

Robot Preschool Printables 

Robot Tinker Tray Ideas 

Flip A Robot Printable Activity Book FREE

Robots Rhyming Puzzles FREE Printable 

Robots Shape Matching Puzzles Free Printable 

Painting Newspaper Robots Craft

Building a Robot Activity 

Robot Play Dough Activity

Robot Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

Robot Math Dice Game Printable 

Robot Cutting Practice (match squares) 

Robot Patterns Activity 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Breakfast Theme (UPDATED)


Breakfast Theme

In Celebration of National Pancake Day Tuesday, February 27, 2018 IHOP Restaurants are giving away a Free Short Stack of Pancakes! Check with your local location!

Why not celebrate all breakfast foods! 

Breakfast food can be eaten anytime of the day! Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Bacon, French Toast, Waffles to name a few! 

Show Pictures of Different Breakfast foods to your kids and ask some questions like which one is your favorite! What Do They Like Best about Breakfast?

READ: Books

The Prince’s Breakfast By Joanne Oppenheim

Lady Pancake and Sir Frenchtoast By Josh Funk

Everyone Loves Bacon By Kelly Dipucchio

Please, Mr. Panda By Steve Antony

Pancakes for Breakfast By Tomie DePaola 

Pancakes, Pancakes By Eric Carle

If You Give A Pig a Pancake By Laura Numeroff

Hey, Pancakes By Tamson Weston

Spring is Here By Will Hillenbrand 

We're Making Breakfast for Mother By Shirley Neitzel 

If You Give A Moose a Muffin By Laura Numeroff 

Arnie the Doughnut By Laurie Keller

Bear's Big Breakfast By Lynn Rowe Reed


Max's Breakfast By Rosemary Wells 

Little Mouse's Big Breakfast By Christine Pym
The Best Breakfast By Mona Hogdson
Two Eggs, Please By Sarah Weeks 
Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Seuss
Curious George Makes Pancakes By H. A. Rey  
Pancakes In Pajamas By Frank Asch 


Patty Cake Rhyme
Patty cake patty cake,
Bakers man bake me some a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it pat it mark it with a (first initial of child's name)
And put it in the oven for (child's Name) and me
  MOVEMENT: Five Fat Sausages
Five fat sausages frying in a pan (hold up 5 fingers)
All of a sudden one went BANG! (clap hands)
Four fat sausages…
One fat sausage frying in a pan (hold up 1 finger)
All of a sudden, it went BANG! (clap hands)
There were NO sausages left.


MOVEMENT: Bread and Butter
(taken from Preschool Storytime Outlines)

Throughout this rhyme, pat your lap and clap your hands in time as you chant, except for when you are saying “Hello”.
Bread and butter
Marmalade and jam
Let’s say Hello
as _quietly__ as we can.

Other verses:
loudly, slowly, fast, high, low


MOVEMENT: If You Like Your Eggs Scrambled
(taken from Storytime Source Page)

If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
Yes, they’re yummy and they’re yellow
So you’ll be a happy fellow
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands

Other verses:
If you like your eggs fried, jump up high…
If you want bacon with your eggs, wiggle your legs…
If you want toast instead, nod your head (mmm-hmmm)


The Muffin Man - Lyrics
Do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Do you know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane?

Oh Yes, I know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Yes, I know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane.

  Lots of food pieces so let the kids help you while listening to the song and building him on the felt board.

Patterns for Flip Flap Jack Pieces and coloring sheet available along with music cd available from Ready to Go storytimes Book     used copies or new available from Amazon from third party sellers or brand new prices range from $5.97-70.00


Make Pancakes Together - this can be a fun learning experience and teachable moment- of measuring, mixing, and following directions! 

Pancakes Tracing printable 

P is for Pancake Coloring Sheet Printable 

Pancakes Number Sequencing  

Press and Serve Wooden Waffle Set Melissa and Doug - Amazon 

Flip and Serve Pancake Set Wooden Melissa and Doug Amazon