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Virtual Family Storytime: All Things Birds!

For this virtual family storyime we are going to do all things birds! Eggs, feathers, wings and more!

Here’s what I have planned:

  1. Early Literacy Tips: today but I am going to highlight READ.

  2. Reading to our children not only instills a love of reading but helps to expand their vocabulary and build comprehension skills. Early literacy tip for caregivers- When you are out walking or driving, point out colors and words on road signs.

  3. Hello, Hello, Hello

  4. In this rhyme we practice saying hello in different ways and languages.

Hello, hello, hello. It’s time to say hello. Hello, today, to all my friends. Hello, hello, hello. (English, ASL, Spanish, French, etc.)

  1. Fun Fact: Migration.

  2. We’re getting closer and closer to Spring. So soon all of the birds that migrated south will be coming home. Migrating is a big word. Migrating happens when a bird or animal moves from one place, to another depending on the season. So when the weather gets cold, many birds fly sound where it is warmer. Butterflies migrate too.

  3. Music Song: Flitter Flutter by Johnette Downing on The Second Line – Scarf Activity Songs album

  4. Letters/Writing: we will practice writing the letter “B” and learn “B” in ASL; We will write “Bird” and learn “Bird” in ASL. We will follow the same pattern with “E” and “Egg.”

  5. Book – Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins read with permission from Candlewick Press

  6. I have a finger puppet woodpecker that I am going to use with this book.

  7. Movement Song: Sleeping Bunnies by the Kiboomers

  8. We are going to do “sleeping birdies” instead of sleeping bunnies.

See the birdies sleeping Till it’s nearly noon Shall we wake them with a merry tune They’re so still Are they ill Wake up birdies Hop little birdies Hop hop hop, Hop little birdies Hop hop hop Hop little birdies Hop hop hop Hop little birdies, now we STOP! (Jump/Skip)

  1. Flannel StoryBird Shapes

  2. This is a flannel story I saw when I attended a storytime with my daughter a few years ago. It was so cute I had to re-create it myself!

  3. Rhyme: 10 Little Feathers

  4. To the tune of 10 Little Indians. I am going to show a few real life feathers before we start this rhyme.

1 little, 2 little, 3 little feathers 4 little, 5 little, 6 little feathers 7 little, 8 little, 9 little feathers 10 little feathers in a row.

  1. Book – The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett read with permission of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

  2. Folder Story – Once There Was an Egg

  3. This is one I made up from scratch, so I am interested to see how it goes. Folder stories work really well for virtual storytimes.

Once there was a blue egg, shiny and round. It rolled this way, it rolled that way, It rolled all around. Then suddenly… it started with a creeeek. And then a louder craaaack. And OUT popped a blue bird, looking for a snack!

Once there was a green egg, shiny and round. It rolled this way, it rolled that way, It rolled all around. Then suddenly… it started with a creeeek. And then a louder craaaack. And OUT popped a turtle, looking for a snack! Once there was a red egg, shiny and round. It rolled this way, it rolled that way, It rolled all around. Then suddenly… it started with a creeeek. And then a louder craaaack. And OUT popped a platypus, looking for a snack! Once there was a yellow egg, shiny and round. It rolled this way, it rolled that way, It rolled all around. Then suddenly… it started with a creeeek. And then a louder craaaack. And OUT popped a butterfly, looking for a snack!

Once there was an orange egg, shiny and round. It rolled this way, it rolled that way, It rolled all around. Then suddenly… it started with a creeeek. And then a louder craaaack. And OUT popped an alligator, looking for a snack!

Once there was a pink and purple polka dotted egg, shiny and round. It rolled this way, it rolled that way, It rolled all around. Then suddenly… it started with a creeeek. And then a louder craaaack. And OUT popped a DINOSAUR, looking for a snack!

  1. Book – Froodle by Antoinette Portis read with permission of MacMillian Publishers

  2. Take Away: Letter “B” pipecleaner bird feeder

  3. I am going to show them a sample of a letter “B” that I made out of a pipe cleaner and strung with Cheerios to hang outside as a bird feeder.

  4. Our Hands Say Thank You…

  5. A simple rhyme where you say “thank you” instead of “goodbye.”

Our hands say thank you with A clap, clap, clap; Our feet say thank you with a Tap, tap, tap. Clap, clap, clap! Tap, tap, tap! We roll our hands around, and say, “Good-bye.”

  1. Extra: if we have more time, I also have “Two Little Blackbirds” and “Five Little Ducks” in my pocket.

How’d it go:

Overall, everything went really well. I rushed a tad at the end to fit everything in but other than that we had a bird-rific time!

That’s all for now!

-M-

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