Pets are Fun!

Panera AND Randall Oaks Storytimes today! I’m continuing to entertain over at the Panera in Elgin the first and third Mondays of each month at 9:30 am. I also started another 6 week session of FUN over at our Randall Oaks Branch Library today at 10:30 am. Today, we had extra FUN with a PETS storytime 🙂 Bark! Meow!

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Bark, George by Jules Feiffer (Also: use swallowing “dog” puppet with various animal finger puppets inside)
Song (with finger puppets): Barnyard Gate [version available on Ed McCurdy: Children’s Songs: the Greatest Hits (I Had a Little Rooster)]
(Flannel: Where’s Spot? by Eric Hill)
Read-aloud #2: What Will Fat Cat Sit On? By Jan Thomas OR The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle
Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Read-aloud #3: I See Kitty by Yasmine Surovec
Flannel: The Three Little Kittens
Read-aloud #4: Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin
*Flannel: Silly Dog
Song: Do Your Ears Hang Low? (Lyrics and Melody can be found here. Miss Jennifer made the song extra silly by wearing pantyhose on her head and pretending the “legs” were her ears! We only sang the first verse.)
(Read-aloud #5: Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown)
(“Dancing” Song: “Animal Action” from Greg and Steve’s Kids in Motion)

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

*Silly Dog flannel (Source unknown)
The dog is red,
His tail is yellow,
His nose is blue.
He’s a handsome fellow!
His ears are pink,
His feet are green.
He’s the silliest dog
I’ve ever seen!

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