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!