I do everything 4 x — get your groove going (one two three four and one two three four and)… ready?
Clap. (clap 4 times )
clap your Lap. (3 times)
Give a tiny Gap . (finger clap)
Now a thunder Clap. (big ouchy clapping)
take a little Nap.
Zap (wake up).
Let’s do that again, this time zap with me.
This is one of the first storytime activities I learned as a new librarian. I loved that the word families were the action. Now, with our attempt at Early Literacy story times, I thought I’d vamp up the rhyming part.
My first attempt had felt-backed poster board. Fail. To paraphrase Mr. Dumpty’s demise: they all fell down.
A co-worker suggested magnets. I applied magnet tape to the back, tested them… they stayed up! Score. Took it down, and the tape stayed up:
A wee bit of book tape and it’s all good. If the general public knew how wonderful book tape was, would it be more or less expensive?