Stories With Ms. Jenna

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Storytime: In the Kitchen

on September 19, 2013

Last night was only my second session of Evening Family Storytime, so it doesn’t mean much to say this, but it was my best storytime yet. I’m definitely getting a better feel for what works and what doesn’t in a wide-range-of-ages storytime. This week’s theme: In the Kitchen! As usual, I started and ended with my Hello and Goodbye songs/ rhymes. After the Hello song, I explained the theme and then asked what the kid’s favorite foods were… “Pizza!” “Mac & Cheese!” “Blueberries!”… and then it was on to books, songs, and stories.

Book: Bee-bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee


Story: The Enormous Turnip -Check out the link to see my flannel story for this. The kids (and adults!) loved this story!

Song: “All Around the Kitchen” by Dan Zanes (Thanks for the suggestion, Rob!)

After this song, one kid exclaimed, “I LOVED that song! Can we do it again??”

Book: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood


Song: “Milkshake” by Songs for Wiggleworms

You take a little milk. Pour some milk.
And you take a little cream. Pour some cream.
You stir it all up.
You shake it and you’ll sing:

Milkshake Milkshake shake it up shake it up
Milkshake Milkshake shake it all up

Book: Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson and Will Hillenbrand


The end! I had a lot of fun with this storytime, and the kids responded well to the dance-crazy-music, rhyming books, and repetitive stories.


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