Little Me: Bugs and Insects

Monthly Theme for April: Spring

Weekly Theme for 26 April: Bugs and Insects

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • The More We Get Together
  • Bread and Butter
  • Up, Down, Turn Aroundten little caterpillars

-Book

  • Ten Little Caterpillars / Bill Martin, Jr.

-Finger Plays

  • It is Springtime
  • Nine Little Flowers
  • Here is a Beehive

-Bookbutterfly butterfly

  • Butterfly, Butterfly / Petr Horacek

-Nursery Rhyme

  • Little Bo Peep

-Finger Plays

  • Bumblebee, Bumblebee
  • Five Little Flowers

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-Finger Plays

  • I’m a Little Planted Seed
  • Dig a Little Hole
  • The Gardener Plants a Seed

-Big Bookhungry caterpillar

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar / Eric Carle

-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

It was an antsy crowd today, so I skipped a book and some songs to shorten the story time session down.

Little Me: Flowers and Gardens

Monthly Theme for April: Spring

Weekly Theme for 19 April: Flowers and Gardens

Story Time Plan

-Opening

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

-Book

  • My Garden / Kevin Henkes

-Finger Plays

  • It is Springtime
  • Nine Little Flowers
  • Here is a Beehiveflower garden

-Book

  • Flower Garden / Eve Bunting

-Nursery Rhyme

  • Little Bo Peep

-Finger Plays

  • Bumblebee, Bumblebee
  • Five Little Flowers

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-Finger Plays

  • I’m a Little Planted Seed
  • Dig a Little Hole
  • The Gardener Plants a Seed

-Big Bookvegetable soup

  • Growing Vegetable Soup / Lois Ehlert

-Musical Movement: Shaker Eggs

  • Shake Your Shaker
  • We Shake Our Eggs Together

-Closing

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

-Activities

 

Thoughts

 

I think everyone was having a rough day today…lots of tears! Because of that, I cut some of the songs out to shorten it.

Little Me: Baby Animals

Monthly Theme for April: Spring

Weekly Theme for 12 April: Baby Animals

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • The More We Get Together
  • Bread and Butter
  • Up, Down, Turn Aroundwee little buny

-Book

  • Wee Little Bunny / Lauren Thompson

-Finger Plays

  • It is Springtime
  • Nine Little Flowers
  • Here is a Beehivea book of babies

-Book

  • A Book of Babies / Il Sung Na

-Nursery Rhyme

  • Little Bo Peep

-Finger Plays

  • Bumblebee, Bumblebee
  • Five Little Flowers

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-Finger Plays

  • I’m a Little Planted Seed
  • Dig a Little Hole
  • The Gardener Plants a Seed

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  • Barnyard Banter / Denise Fleming

-Musical Movement: Bells

  • Let’s Make a Rainbow
  • Wave Your Ribbons

-Closing

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

-Activities

 

Thoughts

 

I was feeling a little under the weather, so I cut this story time short. I learned a valuable lesson…always, always, always bring your water bottle into story time!

Animal Pairs

Animal Pairs

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I didn’t have a rhyme for today’s felt. Instead, I chose four of the most “spring-like” animals from the Eric Carle illustrations and played a match the baby animal to the parent animal. Melissa, author of Mel’s Desk, had some great suggestions for what to do with these felts!

My inspiration: Mel’s Desk