Spring Flowers

HOORAY! It’s FINALLY Spring!!!!!!

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: and then it’s spring by Julie Fogliano OR Sunflower by Miela Ford
*Flannel: Little Mouse
Read-aloud #2: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park
**Flannel: Here is a Spring Flower
Read Aloud #3: Fran’s Flower by Lisa Bruce
***Flannel: Three Little Tulips
****Fingerplay: Flowers for Mom
Fingerplay: Beehive
Read-aloud #4: My Garden by Kevin Henkes
Flannel: The Enormous Turnip
Read-aloud #5: It’s Spring! by Else Holmelund Minarik
(“Dancing” Song: “The Wiggle Song” from Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes)

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

*Little Mouse
Little Mouse, Little Mouse, Are you in the [insert color] house?
(Underneath different colored flannel houses, I place different flannel animals. Using a cat puppet, we go in search of the mouse flannel…)

**Here is a Spring Flower (using flannels of flowers with emotional faces)
Here is a spring flower who’s happy
Here is a spring flower who sighs
Here is a spring flower who’s sleepy
Here is a spring flower who cries
Here is a spring flower who’s angry
Here is a spring flower who’s sad
Here is a spring flower who’s noisy
And here is a spring flower who’s glad!

***Three Little Tulips (using 3 tulip flannels; the red one has a longer stem)
Three little tulips I once grew,
A white one, a pink one, a red one too.
One little tulip grew, grew, grew.
It grew taller than the other two,
The other two, the other two.
It grew taller than the other two!
[Credit: Arlea Kittredge]

****Flowers for Mom
I’ll pick some flowers for my Mom.
To make a nice bouquet (pick flowers)
I’ll give her a smile (smile)
And say, Happy Mother’s Day

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