Concepts: Feelings Preschool Story Time, 5/10/13
Book: My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood by Tameka Fryer Brown
This book is very poetic and the colors are not easily identifiable for four year olds.The kids unanimously thought gray was black and orange was yellow. They seemed to like the book, but it felt awkward trying to read it aloud.
Song: If You're Happy and You Know It
I usually just sing a bunch of different versions for happy, but because these were preschoolers, we also threw in mad and sad, and they got a kick out of crying boo hoo.
Book: Harriet You'll Drive Me Wild by Mem Fox, illustrated by Marla Frazee
I asked the kids if they had ever done something to upset their parents, and all said they had. They seemed to like Harriet, and the fact that her mom didn't stay mad for too long.
Book: Silly Billy by Anthony Browne
There was no real hit of this session, but this book was probably the favorite.
Song: Shake My Sillies Out
Book: Laugh Out Loud Baby by Tony Johnston
Well, I like this book because of the phrase "whoopee-doodles!" but I have to admit it's no The Relatives Came.
Craft: Feelings and Faces Mini-Book
*Also show in the photo above is a set of feelings faces I printed from kizclub.com. I planned to tell a story I made up based on I Look Like This by Nick Sharratt, but decided this group would probably not be receptive and saved it for another time.