Royal Rover (& Other Pets!)

If you’re hoppy and you know it, you’re a bunny… or a happy storytime kid! It’s been a fun summer for me. I’ve really enjoyed doing storytimes again, and I hope that I can find a way to continue in the fall. Sadly, though, Summer Royal Reading is coming to a close. My last storytimes this summer in Elgin will be next Wednesday, August 17th 10:30 am at the Rakow Branch and 5:00 pm at the McDonald’s on Larkin. I intend to “live it up”!

Here’s this week’s pet storytime…

OPENING:
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Me and My Dragon by David Biedrycki
Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
Read-aloud #2:  If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff
*Fingerplay: Five Little Kittens
Read-aloud #3: Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey
Song/Fingerplay: BINGO (used flannel pattern from Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra) OR If You’re Happy and You Know It
Read-aloud #4: Peanut by Linas Alsenas OR If You’re Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre

CLOSING:
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

*Five Little Kittens
Five little kittens standing in a row, (Hold up five fingers.)
They nod their heads to the children so. (Bend fingers)
They run to the left; they run to the right. (Run fingers to the left and then to the right.)
They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight. (Stretch fingers out tall.)
Along comes a dog who’s in for some fun. (Hold up one finger from opposite hand.)
ME-OW! See those little kittens run! (Let fingers run.)

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