Colorful Bikes

Colorful Bikes

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If you have a red bike, a red bike, a red bike.
If you have a red bike, come put it on the board.

…yellow bike.
…orange bike.
…green bike.
…blue bike.
…purple bike.

My inspiration: Storytime Katie

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Little Me: Bicycles

Monthly Theme for March: Things That GO! / Transportation

Weekly Theme for 29 March: Bicycles

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • The More We Get Together
  • Bread and Butter
  • Up, Down, Turn Aroundmax on his tricycle

-Book

  • Max on His Tricycle / Guido Van Genechten

-Finger Plays

  • I’m Sitting in a Boat
  • Zoom Down the Highway
  • Little Red Traineveryone can learn to ride

-Book

  • Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle / Chris Raschka

-Nursery Rhyme

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat

-Finger Plays

  • Stop Light Colors
  • A Little Tire20170404_141103

-Felt Board

-Finger Plays

  • Have You Ever Seen A Sailboat
  • Pete the Pilot
  • My Bikebicycles kate petty

-Book

  • Bicycles / Kate Petty

-Musical Movement: Scarves

  • Wave Your Scarves
  • We Wave Our Scarves Together

-Closing

  • Up, Down, Turn Around
  • Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye

-Activities

 

Thoughts

I tried to do an “interactive” felt board this week. Each child was given a bicycle and they were told to bring their bicycle up and place it on the felt board when their color was called. It did not go very well. Children didn’t want to leave their felt after they had placed it on the board, so other children couldn’t put their felt up. I had to take felts off to make room for others, so children were sad that their felts were taken off…there were a lot of issues!! I might try this again with older children and with a smaller crowd, but for this group…I probably won’t do it again.

Little Me: Boats

Monthly Theme for March: Things That GO! / Transportation

Weekly Theme for 22 March: Boats

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • The More We Get Together
  • Bread and Butter
  • Up, Down, Turn Around9461137

-Book

  • Busy Boats / Susan Steggall

-Finger Plays

  • I’m Sitting in a Boat
  • Zoom Down the Highway
  • Little Red Train61EXN2YcJ8L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

-Book

  • Boats: Speeding! Sailing! Cruising! / Patricia Hubbell

-Nursery Rhyme

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat

-Finger Plays

  • Stop Light Colors20170322_134838
  • A Little Tire

-Felt Board

-Finger Plays

  • Have You Ever Seen A Sailboat
  • Pete the Pilot
  • My Bike61znPJM-TQL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_

-Book

  • Boats Afloat / Shelly Rotner

-Musical Movement: Animal Shaker

  • Animal Shakers Up
  • 1, 2 Shake it on Your Shoe

-Closing

  • Up, Down, Turn Around
  • Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye

-Activities

 

Thoughts

For all three books, I skipped some sections to shorten them down to a reasonable length for this story time.
Also, I was gone on vacation last week, and it was so sweet to have all the caregivers tell me that their child missed me and noticed I was missing. One girl even came up to give me a hug! It made my heart quite happy.

This Little Train

Where’s the Snowball?

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This little train, painted _______,
____________________.
With a choo-choo, clicky-clack, hear the whistle blow.
This little train goes rolling home.

…gray / takes us places far away.
…black / keeps us chugging down the track.
…green / rolls on by the field and stream.
…white / keeps things cold both day and night.
…blue / it has seats for me and you.
… red / is where the engineer goes to bed.

My inspiration: Mel’s Desk

Little Me: Trains

Monthly Theme for March: Things That GO! / Transportation

Weekly Theme for 8 March: Trains

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • The More We Get Together
  • Bread and Butter
  • Up, Down, Turn Aroundchugga chugga

-Book

  • Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo / Kevin Lewis

-Finger Plays

  • I’m Sitting in a Boat
  • Zoom Down the Highway
  • Little Red Traini love trains

-Book

  • I Love Trains! / Philemon Sturges

-Nursery Rhyme

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat

-Finger Plays

  • Stop Light Colors
  • A Little Tire20170320_134950.jpg

-Felt Board

-Finger Plays

  • Have You Ever Seen A Sailboat
  • Pete the Pilot
  • My Bike

-Big Bookfreight trains

  • Freight Train / Donald Crews

-Musical Movement: Shaker Eggs

  • We Shake Our Eggs Together
  • Can You Shake Along with Me?

-Closing

  • Up, Down, Turn Around
  • Now It’s Time to Say Goodbye

-Activities