Ahhh…. SPRING!

Hello, friends! Yes, I am still alive and hoppin’. I’ve been feeling a bit discouraged because I haven’t found a new library job and storytime home yet… but I have been considering looking into at least volunteering my storytelling (anyone interested?), and I have been working on writing some of my own stories. So, life is good… and SPRING is full of possibilities 🙂

Here’s another “oldie-but-goodie” from my Burbank days….

Spring Preschool Storytime with Jennifer: March 20, 2007

Puppet Act: Bunny puppets
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

Read-aloud #1: Bear Wants More by Karma Wilson
Song (with bird-in-egg prop): “Green Grass Grows All Around”
Read-aloud #2: Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters
Flannel song: Five Little Ducks Went Out to Play
Fingerplay: Here’s a Bunny
Read-aloud #3: Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
Song (with homemade finger puppets): Little Bunny Foo Foo
Storytelling Activity/ Flannelboard: The Enormous Turnip

The Picnic

Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

Bunny Foo Foo handout

Here’s a Bunny:
Here’s a bunny with ears so funny, (make curved bunny ears with two fingers of one hand)
And here is his hole in the ground. (make an open fist with the other hand)
When a noise he hears,
He pricks up his ears (raise bunny-ear fingers straight and tall)
And jumps in his hole in the ground. (tuck bunny-ear fingers into the fist)

**Note: Cold Little Duck was probably too simple for this age group
Suggestion: Who’s Garden Is It? By Mary Ann Hoberman

2 thoughts to “Ahhh…. SPRING!”

  1. Hang in there, it is SO hard to find positions. I’m sorry you have to wait so long. Thanks for sharing this storytime! Just today Mary at Miss Mary Liberry shared her flannelboard for The Enormous Turnip! I’m thinking of doing it for school summer reading visits, so it’s fun to see it pop up all over the place right now.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Melissa! I really needed it 🙂 The Enormous Turnip is definitely one of my favorites. I once saw a librarian use a giant stuffed carrot to tell the story (renaming it The Enormous Carrot). I’d love to try making and using a prop like that sometime… Happy Spring!

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