Storytime: Kittens

The books I picked for our kitten theme I refer to as story time gold! Here’s why: all ages become enthralled with these books. There are just some books that pull kids in (“The Napping House,” “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” etc) and leave them in awe. Sometimes it is the story but other times it is the pictures. These three kitten books are always crowd pleasures, the adults oooh and awww and the kids just stare silently in amazement. I have to say this story time (even with 13 kids ranging from 1 to 6 years old) was the most well behaved I’ve ever had and I truly believe that is because of the books I read. No antsy kids!!

Mama Cat has Three Kittens by Denise Fleming

Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann

Where Is Big Cat (Tune: Where is Thumbkin)

Before starting I introduce the kids to Big Cat (my thumbs) and Little Cat (my pinkies). The cats give a little meow and the kids show me their Big Cat and Little Cat.

Where is big cat, where i big cat (hide thumbs)

Here I am, here I am (bring thumbs out)

How are you today cat (wiggle one thumb)

Very well I thank you (wiggle other thumb)

Meow, meow, meow (put thumbs behind back)

Meow, meow, meow

(repeat with little cat)

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat

Kitty cat, kitty cat turn around

Kitty cat, kitty cat touch the ground

Kitty cat, kitty cat stand on your toes

Kitty cat, kitty cat touch your nose

Kitty cat, kitty cat say meow

Kitty cat, kitty cat sit on the ground

Five Little Kittens

Five little kittens standing in a row (hold up 5 fingers)

They nod their heads to the children so (bend fingers)

They run to the left, they run to the right (wiggle fingers side to side)

They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight (stretch fingers and hand)

Along comes a dog who is looking for fun (make other hand into a fist)

(slowly move fist to the five fingers to scare the kittens)

MEOW, see those kittens squeal and run (hide fingers behind back)

Kitten’s Mitten

kitten

My poor little kitten lost her mitten
And started to cry, boo-hoo.
So I helped my kitten to look for her mitten.
Her beautiful mitten of blue
I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Under my mother’s bed.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten,
For it was colored red
I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Under my father’s pillow.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten,
For it was colored yellow
I found a mitten just right for a kitten
On the hand of my brother’s toy clown.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten,
For it was colored brown
I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Under the laundry so clean.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten,
For it was colored green
I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Inside a grocery sack.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten,
For it was colored black
I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Under my sister’s kite.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten,
For it was colored white
I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Under the kitchen sink.
But, alas, the mitten was not the right mitten,
For it was colored pink
I found a mitten just right for a kitten
Inside my favorite shoe.
And this time the mitten was just the right mitten,
For it was colored blue
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