Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sandcastles Theme

 

Sandcastles Theme




Books: READ

Jules VS the Ocean By Jessie Sima

The Sandcastle that Lola Built By Meagan






Songs & Rhymes & Finger Plays


Bubble, bubble bubble, bubble POP! Fish Song

One little red fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

One little red fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

(Hands make fish motion of swimming in the water, make bubbles that float to the top, clap hands above head)

Two little yellow fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

Two little yellow fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Three little green fish swimming in the water, swimming in the water, swimming in the water.

Three little green fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Four little blue fish swimming in the water ,bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop.

Five little purple fish swimming in the water, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble pop. 

 inspired by  https://jbrary.com/

Row Row Row your Boat song from Songs for wiggleworms CD https://www.amazon.com/Songs-Wiggleworms-Various-Artists/dp/B003HO0RQS/ref=sr_1_2?crid=3652HVVVXEXVD&keywords=songs+for+wiggleworms&qid=1656284105&sprefix=songs+for+wigg%2Caps%2C87&sr=8-2


Activities and Crafts 

Sandcastle Printable template 


Grab out a variety of blocks -- wood, foam, bristle blocks and let the kids have a few build time to create castles 

Wood Blocks colorful Melissa and Doug link from Amazon 


Bristle Blocks link to Amazon 

https://www.amazon.com/Teytoy-Bristle-Building-Blocks-toddlers/dp/B07T2PSZHJ/ref=sxin_15_pa_sp_search_thematic_sspa?content-id=amzn1.sym.b245e49f-68a4-4489-b1f9-81f4034255f5%3Aamzn1.sym.b245e49f-68a4-4489-b1f9-81f4034255f5&crid=1AX8L0S82NULU&cv_ct_cx=blocks+for+preschoolers&keywords=blocks+for+preschoolers&pd_rd_i=B07T2PSZHJ&pd_rd_r=1f10ce8d-9d9e-4a1f-bc2d-0864ab43eb7e&pd_rd_w=oOeh2&pd_rd_wg=vLhqd&pf_rd_p=b245e49f-68a4-4489-b1f9-81f4034255f5&pf_rd_r=79JS8NEQEQRTXARKRD69&qid=1656284488&sprefix=blocks+for+preschoolers+%2Caps%2C82&sr=1-1-a73d1c8c-2fd2-4f19-aa41-2df022bcb241-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE2TTVBQlpLM1hZT1UmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA1NTUxMjkyN0hVWkJZNDBLVjVFJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTEwMzE5NjYxOUE2R0ZENUoyMkRBJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3Bfc2VhcmNoX3RoZW1hdGljJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==








Balloon & Balls Theme






Balloons & Balls Theme 

READ:

Ball & Balloon By Rob Sanders illustrated By Helen Yoon

The Bear and The Moon By Matthew Burgess Illustrated by Catia Chien


Skunk on a String By Thao Lam 

Bird, Balloon, Bear By Il Sung Na 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Garbage Trucks and Trash Theme

 Garbage Trucks and Trash Theme ! 



TALK: Show a picture of a garage truck and ask what they do? Do we have an important job?


READ BOOKS:



Trashy Town By Andrea Zimmerman 

Smash, Mash, Crash There Goes the Trash By Barbara Odanaka 

I Stink! By Kate and Jim McMullan 

The Wheels on the Garbage Truck By Jeffrey Burton 

Vroom, Vroom Garbage Truck By Asia Citro and Troy Cummings




Songs And Rhymes:

Today is garbage Day song By Tami Finley from pinterest











Activities & Crafts:

Garbage truck coloring printable provided by enchanted learning.com

https://www.enchantedlearning.com/vehicles/garbagetruckbig.shtml


Printable Garbage Truck provided by Learn create love.com 

http://learncreatelove.com/garbage-truck-printable-craft/


Paper plate Garbage truck by Glued to my craftsblog.com

https://www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com/2017/05/paper-plate-garbage-truck-kid-craft.html


Teacher Pay Teacher Activities (these do all have a small fee attached)

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Search:garbage%20truck


Garbage Truck Activities and printables provided by the preschool tool box blog

https://thepreschooltoolboxblog.com/vroom-vroom-garbage-truck-large-vehicle-activities-for-preschoolers/



Sunday, May 1, 2022

Tow Trucks and Wreckers Theme

 Tow Trucks and Wreckers Theme 







BOOKS TO READ: 


Small Walt and Mo The Tow By Elizabeth Verdick

Sunny's Tow Truck Saves the Day By Anne Marie Pace 

Tow Truck Joe By June Sobel 

Tow Truck Joe Makes a Splash By June Sobel

Trick-or Treat with Tow Truck Joe By June Sobel 

Red Truck By Kersten Hamilton 


SONGS & RHYMES:


CRAFTS, PLAY & ACTIVITIES:

Tow Truck Worksheet Coloring with Handwriting practice 

Tow Truck Cut and Paste Craft from Teacher Pay Teacher $1.25 

Color By Number Tow Truck 

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Turtles Theme

 Turtles Theme

Show pictures of turtles like clipart or printed images. 

 Ask kids if they know what they are?

What color are they? Where do they live?

Today we are going to be sharing about Turtles in our Storytime!


Fun facts about Turtles from Petco

https://www.petco.com/content/petco/PetcoStore/en_US/pet-services/resource-center/caresheets/fun-facts-about-aquatic-turtles.html

READ:

Turtle Island By Kevin Sherry 

Turtle Walk By Matt Phelan 

Turtle Splash Countdown to the Pond By Cathryn Falwell




SING SONGS & RHYMES:

print out some cute clipart turtles and laminate them
Clipart Cute Turtle credit my cute graphics.com




10 Little Turtles Song ( Tune ten little indians)
1 little 2 little 3 little turtles 
4 little 5 little 6 little turtles 
7 little 8 little 9 little turtles
10 little turtles are walking to the pond!




















Turtle songs image credit to finding on Pinterest and uploaded by Rachelle Belair Gendron








image credit to songs with singable books with emily through pinterest

Crafts, Activities and Play:

Printable turtle coloring template 

Paper plate Turtle 


Styrofoam bowl turtles 
https://www.craftymorning.com/styrofoam-bowl-turtles/

Heart shaped turtle craft template free 

Paper loops turtle craft 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Button, Buttons and more Buttons Theme Preschool & Toddler Storytime!

Button, Buttons and more Buttons Theme for Preschool and Toddler Storytime! 

Show some example buttons- different colors, shapes and sizes and talk to kids about them. Ask Simple questions about colors or shapes or sizes. 


Does anyone in the room have buttons on their clothes like a shirt?

What if there was a special button on the wall? ask a question like what would you want that button to do? Well, we are about to find out about some special buttons in our stories today at Storytime! Let's have some fun and press some buttons together!


READ:The Button Book By Sally Nicholls 
Don't Push The Button By Bill CotterPress Here By Herve Tullet
The Good for Nothing Button By Mo Willems
Pete the Cat and His 4 groovy Buttons By Eric
Litwin 


Sing Songs Or Rhymes:
1. If your happy and you know it (clap hands, stomp feet, shout hooray)
2. We can’t wait to celebrate #2 (Jim Gill  CD)
3. Itsy Bitsy Spider Song with (Egg shakers) 
4. Shake your sillies #13 (Raffi CD - green disc #13 ) (use with egg shakers )
5. Silly Dance Contest # 8 (Jim Gill CD) with color scarves 
PLAY --Parachute Fun:   Use colored parachute and unfold it out &have everyone hold handles & lift up above head and play peek-a-boo. Then hold handles and walk in a circle singing “ring around the rosie”  
ring around the rosie
 pocket full of posies 
ashes ashes we all fall down! (everyone bend down low to ground or fall)
children  go under the parachute  while parents lift it up
Have kids help put balls on and shake them up 

Parachute for play https://www.amazon.com/B-toys-BX1590Z-Parachute-Play/dp/B0757589KF/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3B5C5KZ542KYK&keywords=parachute+for+kids&qid=1650309549&sprefix=parachute+for+kids+%2Caps%2C88&sr=8-6





Buttons activities to use with Pete the Cat and his 4 groovy buttons ( credit to hands on learning to life over c's https://lifeovercs.com/button-activities-inspired-by-pete-the-cat/

Don't Push the Button Book Stick Puppet Activity Credit to the The Tucson Puppet Lady 
thetucsonpuppetlady.com/dont-push-the-button-stick-puppet-activity/

Don't push this button Obstacle Course ( Credit from the Lego Librarian)
https://legolibrarian.com/2020/06/19/laugh-out-loud-stories-dont-push-the-button-obstacle-course/



Monday, February 28, 2022

Crayons Theme --March 31 National Crayon Day

 Crayons Theme 

National Crayon Day is March 31 
Celebration of the invention of crayons and the joy of coloring!



BOOKS:

Franken Crayon By Michael Hall 
Harold and the Purple Crayon By Crockett Johnson

Skippyjon Jones: Color Crazy By Judy Schachner

The Day the Crayons Quit By Drew Daywalt


Red: A Crayon's Story By Michael Hall 

A Day with No Crayons By Elizabeth Rusch

Snap! By Hazel Hutchins 
Pete The Cat: Crayons Rock By Kimberly and James Dean 

Monsters love colors by Mike Austin 

SONGS:

Crayon Song; "Ten Little Indians" Tune

1 little, 2 little 3 little crayons 
4 little 5 little 6 little crayons 
7 little, 8 little , 9 little crayons
10 little crayons in my box

Draw in the air with a color (sing line 3X times)

Take out a red one and draw a circle
Take out a red one and draw a circle
Take out a red one and draw a circle 
put it back in the box

Take out a blue one and draw a line
Take out a blue one and draw a line
Take out a blue one and draw a line 
put it back in the box

continue with other colors and actions
take out a yellow one and draw some scribbles 
take out a purple one and draw a square 
take out a green one and draw some grass 
each time putting color back in your box

Then end with repeating first counting to verse to show all crayons are put away!
Change colors or actions to suit your needs.



Crayons Crafts and Coloring: