Opening Song (with ukulele): Hello, how are you?
Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Jeff Mack (2007)
I asked the grown-ups to repeat each statement on each page after me. I paused to point out some of what was happening in the pictures before reading the text.
Song (with puppets): Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Rhyme: This is Big, Big, Big
I have stopped saying, "Now let's do a rhyme. It's called Big, Big, Big." Now I say, "Show me realllly big" and I stretch out my arms, then jump right into the rest of the rhyme. It works so much better because the adults don't know what's coming so they can't decide right up front not to participate.
Rhyme: Wiggle Fingers
I take the same approach to this rhyme. I say, "Show me how you wiggle your fingers!" Then I start saying the rhyme.
Meeow and the Pots and Pans by Sebastien Braun (2010)
This book isn't especially interactive, but I made it work by having the audience repeat certain phrases such as, "Be careful, Baa!" I wouldn't say this call and response format is doing anything for the overall story - but it keeps the adults engaged enough that they don't prevent the kids from paying attention.
Letter of the Day: Letter C
- Clock - Hickory Dickory Dock (with motions)
- Four Red Cherries
- Royal Crowns (Flannel board based on Grandpa's Ties)
Song: Sing a Happy Song
Song: I'm a Little Teapot
Song: If You're Happy and You Know It
Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This