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Storytime: Caterpillar/Butterfly

The group I have for this story time tends to run young. We started the story time by introducing the theme and going over how caterpillars turn into butterflies. This is a great time to introduce a non-fiction book by talking about the images. It was wonderful to see some of the children understanding the concept!

Books:
“Waiting for Wings” by Lois Ehlert
“Butterfly Butterfly” by Petr Horacek
“The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle

Two Little Butterfllies
Tune: Two Little Blackbirds

Two little butterflies sitting on a hill (hold up thumbs)
One named Jack and one named Jill (wiggle thumbs)
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill

I’m a Caterpillar
Tune: Skip to My Lou

I’m a caterpillar, wiggle with me (wiggle body)
I’m a caterpillar, wiggle with me
I’m a caterpillar, wiggle with me
What’ll I be my darling

I’m a chrysalis, now sleep with me (whisper, put head on hands)
I’m a chrysalis, now sleep with me
I’m a chrysalis, now sleep with me
What’ll I be my darling

I’m a butterfly, come fly with me (soar around the room)
I’m a butterfly, come fly with me
I’m a butterfly, come fly with me
That’s what I’ll be my darling

Scarves
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Flutter, Flutter Butterfly
Flutter, flutter butterfly floating in the summer sky (wave scarves overhead)
Floating by for all to see, floating by so merrily
Flutter, flutter butterfly floating in the summer sky

Fly, Fly Butterfly
Tune: Skip to My Lou

Fly, fly butterfly (wave scarves while flying around the room)
Fly, fly butterfly
Fly, fly butterfly
Fly high up in the sky (wave scarves high)

(repeat)

Butterfly, Butterfly
Butterfly, butterfly dancing all around (wave scarves)
Butterfly, butterfly now you’re on the ground (lower scarves to floor)
In a tree you’re hard to see (raise scarves)
Now you’ve flown away (hide scarf behind back)
Butterfly, oh butterfly
Please come back some day!

Butterfly Colors
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The first to come to the garden bed
Is a lovely butterfly of brilliant red
Then in comes another and that makes two
Fly right in, my friends of blue
“The garden is fine, the best I’ve seen”
Says the butterfly of softest green
Our garden needs a sunny fellow
Fly on in, butter with wings of yellow
Little friend of purple, fly in too
The garden is waiting for a color like you
Orange, orange, we’ve waited so long
Fly right in, where you belong.
Butterflies, butterflies, you’re such a sight
Flying together – what a delight!

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Storytime: Winter Clothes

Little children cure all issues! Having a bad day? Find a small child and smiles will ensue. Needless to say I’m having a rough couple of weeks (significant other had major surgery and is basically bedridden, my car is falling apart, I keep misplacing my work keys and sleep is nonexistent). I was close to calling out of work this morning because I felt like everything was snowballing and I just needed to get things in order/sleep! The only reason I pulled myself out of bed was because I knew I had story time and I hate disappointing the kids and my coworkers. Well it’s a good thing I showed up because I had at least 25 children under the age of 5 and they all brought smiles to my face! I prepared this program in a haze and was nervous how it would go over but the kids and  parents loved it. Days like today make me so grateful to have a job I love!

One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George

A Hat for Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke

 

 

 

 

 

 

First we went over all the different articles of clothing we wear when we go outside in Winter. I brought my coat, scarf, hat and mittens for demonstration purposes. I went over each piece and had the kids clap if they wore it to the library today.

Five Little Snowmen

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

Each with a hat (hands on head)

And a big red bow (hands under chin)

Out came the sun and it shown all day (circle arms overhead)

And one little snowmen melted away (wiggle arms down)

(count down)

Silly Hat (Tune: This Old Man)

On my head, I wear my hat

It is such a silly hat

That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro

Where else can my silly hat go?

(repeat with other body parts)

Source: SurLaLune

Warm Mittens

I wiggle my left mitten (wave hand)

I wiggle my right (wave hand)

Inside of my mittens

So warm and so tight

I wiggle my pinkie (wiggle pinkie)

I wiggle my thumbs (wiggle thumbs)

So when I make snowballs (cup hands together)

My hands don’t get numb.

On a Chilly Winter Morning (Tune: Mulberry Bush)

I told the children and adults to act out each motion while I actually put on each article of clothing.

We’re getting ready to go out in the cold, out in the cold, out in the cold

We’re getting ready to go out in the cold

On a chilly winter morning

This is the way we put on our coat…

This is the way we put on our gloves…

This is the way we put on our hat…

This is the way we put on our scarf…

This is the way we put on our boots…

We’re getting ready to go out in the cold, out in the cold, out in the cold

We’re getting ready to go out in the cold

On a chilly winter morning

Source: Miss Emma’s Storytime

Ten Warm Mittens

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Ten warm mittens, hanging on the line,

One blows away and then there are nine.

Nine warm mittens, one without a mate,

A squirrel carries one away and that leaves eight.

Eight warm mittens, just eight not eleven,

One gets buried in the snow and that leaves seven.

Seven warm mittens, which one do you pick?

I’ll pick the red one and that leaves six.

Six warm mittens, put one on to try.

Then you take it from the line and that leaves five.

Five warm mittens, we had ten before!

A fluffy bunny needs one and that leaves four!

Four warm mittens, two for you and two for me,

I lost one on the ski slope and that leaves three.

Three warm mittens, looking very new,

One falls into the mud and that leaves two.

Two warm mittens, drying in the sun,

A bird comes down and snatches it and that leaves one.

One warm mitten, what good is one?

A little mouse can have a bed, and that leaves none!

If You’re Cold and You Know It

If you’re cold and you know it clap your mittens

If you’re cold and you know it clap your mittens

If you’re cold and you know it and you really want to show

If you’re cold and you know it clap your mittnes

…stomp your boots

…shake your hat

…say brrr

Froggy Flannel board

I love the book “Froggy Gets Dressed” by Jonathan London and have used it with great success with my 3-5 year olds. I knew the book was a little lengthy for my crew (mostly two year olds). I saw a post on Miss Emma’s Storytime that included a flannel board of this story, I figured I could make it and then tell a simpler/shorter version of the story. Usually my story flannel boards are accompanied by the actual book and  I was slightly nervous to use the board only but it was a big hit. I went through the book, used the general concept and pulled out some of the dialogue to read. The parents thought the flannel board was adorable and the kids loved trying to figure out what Froggy was missing, the ending stumped them but they all loved when I yelled “HIS UNDERWEAR.” Luckily for me I was in a much better mood by the end of storytime so I was really able to dramatize and act out the story. I used the Kiz Club template to make the pieces.

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Craft

I gave the children winter hats attached to a band and a variety of things (buttons, feathers, stickers, crayons) to decorate their hats with!

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