I wanted to make this into a flannel board, but couldn't get the animals big enough to be seen and also simultaneously small enough to fit onto the seesaw I made. I'm working on it, though.
Flannel Board Song: One Elephant Went Out To Play
I read this as written, but in the future I think I'll sing the refrain I grew up with: "Peanut, peanut butter and jelly."
Song: If You're an Elephant... (Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It)
...flap your ears
...stomp your feet
...swish your tail
...wave your trunk
This was a hit with the parents and the threes, all of whom laughed when I asked who had an elephant at home.
Rhyme with Puppet: I Asked My Mother for Fifty Cents
This book is just not very good. I tried it once last year and it flopped, and it was okay today, but still not a hit.
Song: Shake My Sillies Out
Letter of the Day: Letter M
(I opted not to cut the letter out of felt. I just wrote it on the board.)
- Song: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
- Song: Moon Moon Moon
- Song: One Little Monster
- Song with ukulele: Do You Know the Muffin Man?
Song: Clap, Stomp, Wiggle
This one was fun - I could also use with my pre-K and K groups.
Song: Rum Sum Sum
Song: Tommy Thumb
I use the same hello and goodbye songs at almost every session. Click here for the tunes and words. For descriptions of each of my story times, click here.