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

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  • 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.

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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

Little Me: Spring

Monthly Theme for April: Spring

Weekly Theme for 5 April: Spring

Story Time Plan

-Opening

  • The More We Get Together
  • Bread and Butter
  • Up, Down, Turn Aroundmouse's first spring

-Book

  • Mouse’s First Spring / Lauren Thompson

-Finger Plays

  • It is Springtime
  • Nine Little Flowers
  • Here is a Beehivewhen spring comes

-Book

  • When Spring Comes / Robert Maass

-Nursery Rhyme

  • Little Bo Peep

-Finger Plays

  • Bumblebee, Bumblebee
  • Five Little Flowerssomething in my garden

-Felt Board

-Finger Plays

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

-Big Bookin the tall tall grass

  • In the Tall, Tall Grass / Denise Fleming

-Musical Movement: Bells

  • Shake Your Bells
  • 1, 2 Shake it on Your Shoe

-Closing

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

-Activities

 

Thoughts

I used the ASL sign for “bee” in the Bumblebee, Bumblebee song, and everyone picked it up quickly! I was also able to use it in some of the later songs and In the Tall, Tall Grass, and people remembered it then, too.

A note about the books, I skipped a lot of pages and words in When Spring Comes. I used it mainly for the pictures and talked about spring arrivals.

Something in My Garden

Something in My Garden

something in my garden

There’s something in my garden.
Now what can it be?
There’s something in my garden.
That I really can’t see.

Hear it’s funny sound…

Chirp, chirp, chirp. A bird is what I found!
Hiss, hiss, hiss. A snake is what I found!
Squeak, squeak, squeak. A mouse is what I found!
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit. A frog is what I found!
Thump, thump, thump. A rabbit is what I found!

My inspiration: Miss Meg’s Storytime