The Very Talented Eric Carle Drop-In Story Time, 2/19/13
Book: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle
Some of the adults got really into this one, and the polka dotted donkey brought down the house for everyone.
Flannel Board Song: The Artist's Crayons
This was the perfect activity for the preschoolers who came to story time today. They knew all the colors and shouted them right out!
Book: The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
This book starts out with a few longer pages of text which immediately made the adults lose interest. I got them back when things really started moving along, and the book got a lot of applause at the end.
Song: Stars Shining Bright
I used foam stars to hold up and the kids called out the colors for me.
Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle
The adults all joined in with me, so we were one chorus. I think everyone enjoyed this one the most!
Letter of the Day: D
- Rhyme: Dance Your Fingers
- Rhyme: Little Duck
Action rhymes are very hit or miss with these large groups, but every now and then I try a new one. This is a definite keeper!
- Song with Ukulele: Stomp Like a Dinosaur (based on Fly Like a Butterfly)
They loved this as well. I'll be adding it to the regular rotation of favorite songs!
Song: Sing a Happy Song
Song: The Wheels on the Bus
Song: If You're Happy and You Know It
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.