Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hair Theme

Hair Theme

I am sure that at some point everyone has had a good hair day or a bad hair day! Share about hair- talk about different colors of hair, short or long length, straight or curly etc. Share pictures of the styles with the kids!  
READ Books: Stephanie's Pony Tail By Robert Munsch
 Crazy Hair Day By Barney Saltzberg
Crazy Hair By Neil Gaiman 
I Love My Hair By Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

This Is My Hair By Todd Parr
Bedhead By Margie Palatini
Princess Truly In My Magical Sparkling Curls By Kelly Greenawalt
Cowlick By Christin Ditchfield
 Even Monsters Need Haircuts By Matthew

What If You Had Animal Hair? By Sandra Markle  
 The Windy Day By Anna Milbourne
Pinkalicious: Crazy Hair Day By Victoria Kann
When Your Llama Needs a Hair Cut By Susanna Leonard Hill  

Hair By Leslie Patricelli 
Horrible Hair By Gerald Rose
Happy To Be Nappy By Bell Hooks
Princess Hair By Sharee Miller


Music CD's 

  Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi
Shake your sillies, clap your crazies, and jump your jiggles out with this one.

Song# 1 Tempo Marches on By Jim Gill (Green CD)  Do Re Mi on his Toe Leg Knee CD

Song #4 We Are The Dinosaurs By Laurie Berkner The Best of Laurie Berkner CD (Dinosaurs marching, stop eat our food, marching again, stop and take a rest, marching and then we roar )

Tune:  “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” Tap, tap, tap your sticks,
Tap your sticks today.
Tap them high,
Tap them low.
Tap them every way.
(Continue with other verses about different instruments.)
            Tap, tap, tap your cymbols.

 The Airplane Song by Laurie Berkner
Get ready to fly (as well as spin, jump, and gallop!)  Kids will really need to pay attention to the words with this one.

# Can't Wait to Celebrate By Jim Gill Irrational Anthem CD 


 Dramatic Play: Hair Salon

Hair: and why it's there -- activities Eyes and Eyelashes & Rainbow Wig  

Paper Plate Haircut  

 Windy Day Hair Painting

Wild Hair Creature Salon 

Friday, July 13, 2018

Sick & Get Well Soon and Ouches or Boo Boos! UPDATED

Sick and Get Well Soon and  Ouches Theme

TALK: Show a box of kleenex, thermometer, blanket, pj's, favorite teddy bear. Ask the kids have you ever not felt good, stuffy nose, sore throat. Have you ever fallen and scraped a knee or hand etc. Did you need a band-aid?
 Today we are going to share books about boo boos, and being sick!  

Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard
How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

If Beaver Had a Fever by Helen Ketteman
Llama Llama Home With Mama by Anna Dewdney
The Sniffles for Bear By Bonny Becker 
The Flea's Sneeze By Lynn Downey
Don't You Feel Well Sam? By Amy Hest 
Doctor Maisy By Lucy Cousins

A Sick Day for Amos McGee By Phillip Stead

Pinkalicious and the Sick Day By Victoria Kann
Buzzy's Boo Boo By Harriet Ziefert
The Big Sneeze By Ruth Brown
Little Critter: Just a Little Sick By Mercer Mayer
Germs Are Not For Sharing By Elizabeth Verdick 
Blow Your Nose Big Bad Wolf By Steve Smallman 
When Your Elephant Has The Sniffles By Susanna Leonard Hill 
Mother, Mother I feel Sick By Charles Remy 
Who's Sick Today By Lynne Cherry

  A Bad Case Of Stripes By David Shannon 


Puppets: “Ah-Choo! Ah-Choo!”
Farmer’s nose tingles (point to nose)
Farmer’s nose twitches (wiggle puppet)
And he is going to sneeze!
Ah-choo, ah-choo, ah-choo!
Ah-choo, ah-choo, ah-choo!
(Cow, moo-choo / pig, oink-choo / chicken, bawk-choo)
Credit: Modified from SurLaLune Storytime & Storytime Katie

Action Rhyme: “I’ve Got a Cold”
I’ve got a cold (point to yourself)
My nose can’t smell (point to your nose)
My eyes are red (point to your eyes)
I don’t feel well (hand on forehead)
So I’ll drink my juice (pretend to drink)
And go to bed… (fold hands under head)
My nose feels better (point to nose)
And so does my head! (point to head)
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime & Storytime Katie 

 Flannel Story: The Bandage Song (from Making Learning Fun)
The website includes templates and many song verses, so I was thrilled!
The basic idea is you move the bandage to different body parts. Credit One little librarian blog
Sing to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell:Put a bandage on my knee,
Put a bandage on my knee
Oh please take care of me
Put bandage on my knee.

Put a bandage on my head,
Put a bandage on my head
Oh please put me to bed
Put bandage on my head.

Fingerplay/Action Rhyme: “I’ve Got a Cold”
I’ve got a cold                   (point to yourself)
My nose can’t smell        (point to your nose)
My eyes are red               (point to your eyes)
I don’t feel well                (hand on forehead)
So I’ll drink my juice        (pretend to drink)
And go to bed…                (fold hands under head)
My nose feels better       (point to nose)
And so does my head!    (point to head)

Credit Miss Barbara at the Library

Action Rhyme:  “Chicken Soup”
When my forehead's feeling hot
put hand to forehead
Do I want pizza? I do not!
hold out hands in questioning gesture, shake head
When I cough or when I sneeze
cough, sneeze
Give me a bowl of hot soup please
make bowl with hands
Eating chicken soup with rice
pretend to eat
Makes me feel so very nice
hug self
So when you're feeling under the weather
frown, point thumb down
Chicken soup might make you feel better
smile, point thumb up

Credit Miss Barbara at the Library

Songs: “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed”
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”

 CD: Jim Gill’s “Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes”
 #1 The Sneezing Song

 Got a Boo Boo: to the tune of “Clementine”
got a boo boo
got a boo boo
got a boo boo on my __________ (insert body part)
got a boo boo
need a bandaid
kiss it better for me!

Credit Storytime


Get Well Cards made with band-aids and wiggle eyes! Idea from Polka-Dotty Place Blog 

 Band-aid Butterflies with Kleenex Wings - Credit Storytime Katie

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Circus Theme

Talk about the parts to a Circus! The Big Top Tent, the sights, sounds, smells! Popcorn, Cotton Candy are some of my favorites! Imagine all the animals- lions, and elephants, and trapeze artists and even the grand ring master! Pull up pictures and share with the kids!  Today we are all going to the Circus through stories, songs and activities! Come on along!

Sidewalk Circus By Paul Fleschman 
Olivia Saves the Circus By Ian Falconer
Clifford at the Circus By Norman Bridwell
Curious George Circus Act By H. A. Rey
Peppa Pig Backyard
Circus By Candlewick Press
The Circus Ship By Chris Van Dussen
Harold's Circus By Crockett Johnson
Emma Circus By Candace Fleming
Circus by Lois Ehlert
Spot Goes To The Circus By Eric Hill 
If You Ever Want To Bring a Circus to the Library Don't By Elise Parsley 
Circus Opposites By Suse MacDonald
Say Hola to Spanish at the Circus by Susan Middleton Elya 

A Small Surprise by Louise Yates
 Last Night I Dreamed a Circus By Maya Gottfried
Circus By Peter Spier


Flannelboard: “One Elephant Went Out to Play”
One elephant went out to play
Upon a spider’s web one day
She had such enormous fun
That she called another elephant to come (HEY ELEPHANT)

Action Rhyme: “Five Little Clowns”
Five little clowns all in a row (hold up five fingers)i
Wearing funny hats (tap head)
And polka dotted bows (fix pretend bow tie)
One little clown hopped away (hop)
Back to the circus to laugh and play (wave goodbye)
(Four little clowns, one twirled away; three little clowns, one tumbled away; two little clowns, one wiggled away; one little clown, he tiptoed away)
Credit: Perry Public Library & Storytime Katie

Action Song: “Funny Clowns”
Funny clowns, funny clowns,
Jump around, jump around
Sometimes making faces
Sometimes running races
Funny clowns, funny clowns
Funny clowns, funny clowns
Spin around, spin around
Sometimes with a big nose,
Sometimes with big toes
Funny clowns, funny clowns
Credit: Youth Literature & Storytime Katie 

Lets go to the Circus
(Sung To: "Mary Had a Little Lamb") Let's all go to the circus
The circus today, the circus today
Let's all go to the circus, today
And watch a big parade

See the clowns all tumbling around, tumbling around
See the clowns all tumbling around
In the circus ring.

Lions and tigers jumping through hoops
Jumping through hoops, jumping through hoops
Lions and tigers jumping through hoops
In their circus cage

The prancing horses step so high, Step so high, step so high.
The prancing horses step so high
In the circus ring 

Add Your Own Verses
 Credit Everything Preschool

Bouncing Balloons
This is the way we bounce the balloons
bounce the balloons, bounce the balloons
This is the way we bounce the balloons, gently in the air

Credit Everything Preschool

Take Me Out To the Circus
Tune "Take me out to the ballgame"
Take me out to the circus
Take me to the big top
I want to see the clowns tumbling
As I eat popcorn and drink soda pop
Oh, the lions and tigers may scare me
And the high wire acts amaze me
So . . .You! . . .see . . .all the great things we will do
On our circus day
 Credit Everything Preschool

Walking Through The Circus
(Sung To: "I've Been Working On the Railroad")
I am walking through the circus (walk in place)
Happy as can be (smile real big)
I am walking through the circus (walk in place)
Just to see, what I can see (make binoculars with hands)
I can see the clown laughing (ha, ha, ha)
I can see the elephant, too (make trunk motion)
I can see the lion sleeping (yawn)
Look out (make binoculars with hands)... because he sees you too

Credit Everything Preschool 


C is for Circus Theme Preschool 

Circus crafts, printables and games 

Let's Go To The Circus Basic Math Printables FREE 

 Exploring shapes and colors clown craft