This week’s theme at Evening Family Storytime was Shapes and Sizes. I had a smaller group than the previous two weeks, but we still had a lot of fun. I continued using the same song/ rhyme for Hello and Goodbye.
Book: Windblown by Édouard Manceau
At the end of the storytime, I gave the kids this take home craft that goes along with this book.
Song: “Make a Circle, Draw a Square”
(Tune: Oh My Darling Clementine)
Make a circle, make a circle, draw it in the sky
Use your finger, use your finger, make it round as pie
Make a square, Make a square, make the lines so straight
Draw a square, draw a square, draw one or draw eight
Draw a triangle, draw a triangle, always start at the top
Make a tent, make a tent, use three lines and then stop!
Book: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
Flannel Story: Bear Squash You All Flat -This was the highlight of the evening. The kids really enjoyed this story.
Song: “Hokey Pokey” –Dan Zanes, Family Dance
Put your right leg in
Put your right leg out
Put your right let in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about
Left leg, Right arm, Left arm, Nose, Backside, Whole self
(Alright, the song itself has nothing to do with the theme, but we stood in a circle! So that’s good enough for me.)
Book: Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Song: “Very Very Tall” –Wiggleworms Love You
I’m very very tall
I’m very very small
Now I’m a little ball