Too Much Noise! Saturday Story Time
On Saturdays when there is no week day story time, we have to come up with our own. Sometimes that is good and sometimes not. I often need one thing to be inspired and then I can come up with a pretty good plan. This week, I didn’t know what to do.
I looked to the Wiggleworms Love You CD for inspiration. Pure Gold. I’ve been wanting to work in traditional songs into my story times for a while… songs we don’t sing anymore. Today was a good start.
Miss Mouse: wasn’t hiding behind anything this week. Too much to do!
Miss Mouse was wearing her black and red ruffle dress. She had her cow bell out and sang us a song… (not really, the bell just made lots of noise)
fingerplay: Clap, Clap Your Lap
WiggleWorm Song 1: I’m a Little Teapot with Two Little Blackbirds
Book 1: I Aint Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont Such fun and great for singing along
WiggleWorm Song 2: Humpty Dumpty It’s fun to blblblblblblb fall off the wall. Then we sing it again…
fingerplay: Roll Roll Sugar Babies
WiggleWorm Prop Song: Cat Goes Fiddle I Fie. Used: cat, dog, snake, rooster (oops, should have been a chicken), and an elephant.
Book 2: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Song 2: Drivin in My Car by Ralph Covert. Everyone loves this one… even the dads.
Prop Story with instruments and Puppets: Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern I pass out instruments: tambourines is the bed creaking, jingle bells play when the tea kettle whistles, and shaky eggs shake for the leaves falling on the roof. Really, it is a cacophony of noise and then I add the puppets. We moo and hee-haw and baa, but by the end of the story, the instruments do their job. One of my favorite.
Book 3: If You’re Happy and You Know it by David Carter
Titles I didn’t use but intended to:
- Flannel: Boom Boom Aint it Great To Be Crazy
- WiggleWorm Song 3: B-I-N-G-O. I had the poster cards up and ready and I just didn’t remember to do them!