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Family Storytime: To Market 5/14/22

Finally, back to in-person storytime! This was so exciting and of course there were many hiccups!

Here's what I had planned:


Peanut butter jelly, Marmalade and jam. Let’s say hello as LOUD as we can! HELLO (softly, fast, slow, nicely)

STRETCHING - High—Sky; Low—Toes; Right; Left; Tree; Lean wind/etc.

RHYME - Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

BOOK - To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda

RHYME - This is big big big

This is big big big Hold (arms out to side) This is small small small (cup hands together) This is short short short (hold hands with palms facing each other) This is tall tall tall (reach one hand above head) This is fast fast fast (circle fists quickly) This is slow slow slow (circle fists slowly) This is yes yes yes (nod) This is no no no (shake head)

SONG w/ PUPPETS - Old MacDonald Had a Farm

BOOK - Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

RHYME - Rolling, Rolling Little Hands

Rolling, rolling little hands Rolling down the street Rolling slowly Rolling faster Rolling, rolling little hands. Tapping, tapping little toes Clapping, clapping little hands Hugging, hugging little arms…hugging tight, hugging tighter

GAME - The Mixed-Up Animal Rhyme

I can't remember where I found this one but it was such a cute idea!

Animals have their own special languages. Each animal makes a special sound. In this game the animals are "tricky"--don't let them fool you and the farmer! H

A sheep and a chick and an old brown cow, Got together on the farm, and, wow, somehow, All their sounds got all mixed up, And the worried farmer said, "Hey, what's up?" And the cow said----------"Quack!" "Oh, is that right? Or is it all mixed up? What does the cow say? Moo--you're right. Poor farmer! What will he do with a cow that says "quack?" Then go thru the other animals. Sometimes use the "correct" sound, sometimes the mixedup sounds. At the end go thru them quickly again and make sure all the sounds are "right". Then say, “And the farmer was SO happy...wouldn't you be!!”

BOOKS - Cock-a-Doodle Quack! Quack! By Ivor Baddiel and Sophie Jubb

RHYME / Bubbles - Tiny Tim

I had a little turtle His name is Tiny Tim I put him in the bathtub To see if he could swim. He drank up all the water He ate up all the soap And now he’s home sick in bed with bubbles in his throat! Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble POP!

RHYME - If You’re Happy and You Know It


Peanut butter jelly, Marmalade and jam. Let’s say goodbye as LOUD as we can! Goodbye (softly, fast, slow, nicely)

How'd it go:

I had to quickly move from outside to in-side and then I totally didn't follow my outline at all. I nixed the bubbled and brought out shakers, since our floor was a little slick; I cut out one of my books and several of my rhymes because we needed more wiggle breaks than pre-pandemic; and I went completely out of order. BUT, everyone seemed to have a lot of fun and were grateful that we were back in-person. Can't wait to get back in the swing of things!

That's all for now!


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