Miss Mouse: was hiding behind Thanksgiving food. She was behind he corn — and they found Miss Mouse right away. So we looked for the cheese, singing “The cheese stands alone, the cheese stands alone. Hie Ho the Deerie Oh, the Cheese Stands alone.” Ultimately Cheesie was behind the Mashed Potatoes (duh).
Miss Mouse: told a football joke: Where do hungry football players play? The Supper Bowl
fingerplay: Clap, Clap your Lap.
Book 1: Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes. A sweet little book.
Fingerplay: Roll Roll Sugar Babies.
Book 2: Moo by David LaRochelle. This is very quickly becoming one of my favorite storytime books.
Song: Jack Be Nimble. Jack be nimble, jack be quick, one time jump the candlestick. I’ve never actually found the source for this song, but it’s a goodie.
Book 3: The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz. This is the Oh My Gosh, I’m a Squash book.
Draw and Tell: A Turkey Tale found in Twenty Tellable Tales by Margaret Read MacDonald. I knew there was a draw and tell for turkeys and when I did a Google search, this blog post from Anne at SoTomorrow was the second hit. Good enough for me. I checked the catalog and we had a copy of the book on shelf. I got to work early and found the book. It was easy and a very big hit!!
Song 2: I’m a Little Teapot and Two Little Blackbirds from Wiggleworms. it’s 40 seconds long… and so good we did it twice!
Prop Story: I know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson. We have a puppet and tape a clear bag to her front. And as she “swallows the pie, turkey, squash” we put the items in the clear bag.
Book 3: Speaking of something so good we’d do it twice… I re-read Moo by LaRochelle, and had everyone “read” with me!
Book 4:If You’re Happy and You know It by David Carter. Because every Saturday storytime should end on a happy note!