Fun and Fruity!

The food stories keep on being served… and the kids keep gobbling them up! This week, we read fruit stories. Again, “seconds” will be served tomorrow at Gail Borden at 10:15 am in the Youth Services patio area. No registration required!

I’ll be back at both Panera (registration only, last session for the summer) and Gail Borden next week!

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1 (Big Book): Jamberry by Bruce Degen
*Flannel: Fruit Faces
Read-aloud #2 (Big Book): The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
Fingerplay: Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Read-aloud #3: A New House for Mouse by Peter Horacek
**Flannel: Five Little Apples
Storytelling Activity: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (using story props)
Song/Fingerplay: Hands Up High
(May use One Little Blueberry by Tammi J. Salzano tomorrow)

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

*Fruit Faces
(Used homemade fruit flannels with corresponding faces… also had the children make the different faces with me)
Here is an “apple” who’s happy!
Here is an “orange” who sighs!
Here is a “banana” who’s sleepy!
Here is a “pineapple” who cries!
Here is a “pear” who’s angry!!
Here is a “lemon” who’s sad!
Here is a “strawberry” who’s noisy!!
Here is a “watermelon” who’s glad!

**Five Little Apples
(Chanted to Five Little Monkeys Teasing Mr. Crocodile)
Five little apples hanging in a tree,
Teasing Mr. Slinky Worm “you can’t eat me”,
Along comes Mr. Slinky Worm quiet as can be…
and…CRUNCH!
(Chant with 4,3,2,1)
(Used tree flannel, 5 apple flannels and a worm finger puppet)

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