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Storytime: Art

on December 20, 2013

My last Evening Family Storytime of 2013! The theme was Art because that’s the theme of our family winter reading program. I couldn’t find movement songs that had to do with art, so I just threw in a Jim Gill dance song instead. 🙂

Book: Lines that Wiggle by Candace Whitman, Steve Wilson


Action Song: “This Is the Way We Paint”

This is the way we stir the paint, stir the paint, stir the paint
This is the way we stir the paint so early in the morning
(dip our brush, paint the paper, blow it dry, frame the picture)

Book: I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean! by Kevin Sherry


Song: “Find the Color”
(to the tune of: The muffin man)

Oh, can you find the color______,
The color _____, the color _____?
Oh, can you find the color _____,
Somewhere in this room?

For this song, I had cut snowflakes of different colors (brown, blue, green, pink, orange) and taped them up around the room. As I sang the colors the kids had to find it and run over to it.

Folder Story: Lovely Ladybug


Song: “Jump Up Turn Around” –Jim Gill (Moving Rhymes for  Modern Times)

Simple motions and a simply rhyme.
Say it as you play it and repeat two times.

Jump up
Turn around
Clap your hands
Stamp the ground

Let’s play it again, but this time try
To say it as you play
And stretch your arms up high.

Let me suggest that this time you might
Say it as you play it
With your eyes closed tight.

Get ready my friends to take a deep breath
Because I challenge you
To play it as you hold your breath!

Book: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont, David Catrow


Rhyme: “Tap and Clap”

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
A quick little leap up from the chair,
Two little arms reach high in the air.
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump.
Two little hands go thump, thump, thump.
Everyone turns round and round.
Then, everyone sits quietly down.


One response to “Storytime: Art

  1. Toni says:

    “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More” is one of my all-time favorite kid books. Kids always request, “Read it Again!”

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