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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: Royalty

“Who Wants a Dragon” by James Matthew
“I didn’t Do It!” by tony Ross

Royal King Family
This fingerplay is exactly like “Daddy Finger.”
Thumb – King

Pointer – Queen
Middle – Prince
Ring – Princess
Pinkie – Royal Baby

King finger, king finger (tap thumb)
Where are you?
Here I am, here I am
How do you do?

(repeat with other fingers)

Dragon, Dragon
Dragon, dragon turn around (turn)
Dragon, dragon touch the ground (touch floor)
Dragon, dragon fly up high (hold arms up)
Dragon, dragon float in the sky (hold arms out to the side)
Dragon, dragon shake your tail (shake behind)
Dragon, dragon move slow like a snail (tip toe)
Dragon, dragon give a roar
Dragon, dragon sit on the floor

Two Little Dragons
(Tune: Two Little Blackbirds)
Two little dragons sitting on a hill
One named Jack and one named Jill
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill
Come back Jack, come back Jill

Grand Old Duke of York
Parents bounced their child and older children marched and raised/lowered their arms.

The grand old duke of York
He had ten thousand men
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again
And when they’re up, they’re up
And when they’re down, they’re down
And when they’re only half way up
They’re neither up nor down

Humpty Dumpty
Each child was given the chance to knock humpty dumpty off of the flannel board!

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Humpty dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty dumpty had a great fall
And all of the kings horses
And all of the kings men
Couldn’t put humpty together again

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Storytime: Birds

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Roly-Poly Egg by Kali Stileman

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birdsongs by Betsy Franco & Steve Jenkins

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Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousin

 

 

 

 

 

 

For “Birdsongs” we used the Kindle Fire to show the kids videos of the birds. They loved singing the actual bird and hearing the noise (much better than me trying to make bird calls!).

Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill (hold up 2 thumbs)
One named Jack and one named Jill (wiggle thumbs)

Fly away Jack, fly away Jill (hide thumbs behind back)
Come back Jack, come back Jill (bring thumbs out front)

Two little blackbirds sitting on pole
One named Fast and one named Slow
Fly away Fast, fly away Slow (move thumb fast and slow)
Come back Fast, come back Slow

Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud
One named Quiet and one named Loud (whisper and yell)
Fly away Quiet, fly away Loud
Come back Quiet, come back Loud

I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner Band
with egg shakers

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Little Birds, Little Birds
Little birds, little birds jump up and down
Little birds, little birds don’t make a sound
Little birds, little birds tiptoe to me
Little birds, little birds bend your knees
Little birds, little birds peep, peep, peep
Little birds, little birds fly to the leaf
Little birds, little birds, sit down please

Feathered Birds

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Isn’t this flannel board amazing?!?! My wonderful co-worker made it for me, the kids were in awe and couldn’t keep their hands off it. I’m typically okay with them taking the flannel pieces off the board but I was nervous these would get ruined.


Five feathered birds sitting at the door,
One flew away and then there were four.
Four feathered birds singing in a tree,
One flew away and then there were three.
Three feathered birds looking at you,
One flew away and then there were two.
Two feathered birds sitting in the sun,
One flew away and then there was one.
One feathered bird looking like a hero,
He flew away and now there are zero.

 

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