It turns out that this was my last story time for a few months. The library where I work is undergoing a renovation starting in April and the program room will be closed, renovated, or used for storage. I’m sort of glad I didn’t know it was my last storytime….I think I might have gotten emotional about it. What makes it so serendipitous is that March 1 is National Pig Day and piggy storytimes are my favorite storytimes. When I first started working here, I had a lot to learn. My co-worker at the time really knew her storytime stuff and I modeled my programs after hers. Piggy storytimes became my go to, when I needed to pull something together.
Miss Mouse: was hiding behind
Miss Mouse wanted me to read a Nursery Rhyme instead of hide behind stuff This Little Piggy by Moira Kemp
Miss Mouse was wearing a party dress. Her Piggy friends stopped by and had a party to celebrate National Pig Day.
fingerplay: Clap, Clap your Lap.
Book1: Piggies by Audrey Wood I just saw the copyright of this book. I was surprise it’s more than twenty years old. It’s a goody though, and hope you look it up!
Book 1: Happy Pig Day by Mo Willems
Fingerplay: Roll Roll Sugar Babies. Oink Oink oinky Oink. Oink Oink Oinky Oink. Oink. Oink. Oink Oink Oink.
Song: Jack Be Nimble.
Prop Story: The Three Little Pigs. Puppets, cardboard houses sitting on bookends, and audience participation.
Flannel: Make a Pig. My favorite, and a time suck, which is a good thing as well.
Book: Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelman. These are some silly pigs and while their hearts are in the right place….
Book: If You’re happy and You Know it by David Carter
Titles I didn’t use but intended to:
sometimes it’s good to mix up the theme…but I ran out of time
This was such a fun storytime…a good one to end with. See you in six months or so…