Penguins and Polar Bears

They may be polar opposites… but both are a lot of fun!

Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

Read-aloud #1: The Puzzled Penguin by Keith Faulkner (pop-up book)
Fingerplay: Two Little Penguins
Read-aloud #2: Baby Penguins Everywhere! by Melissa Guion OR Penguins by Liz Pichon
Song/Fingerplay: Tommy Thumb OR Where is Thumbkin?
Read-aloud #3: Arctic Waters by Laura Crawford OR My Little Polar Bear by Claudia Rueda
*Flannel: Five Little Polar Bears
**Fingerplay: Sometimes
Read-aloud #4: Santa Claus and the Three Bears by Maria Modugno OR/AND Polar Opposites by Erik Brooks
(Story Props: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin (Templates here))
(Dancing Song: “Doing the Penguin” from Sesame Street Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs)

Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

OTHER BOOKS TO CONSIDER: Sergio Makes a Splash! by Edel Rodriguez; If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor

*Five Little Polar Bears

Sometimes my hands are at my side (Hold hands at side)
Then behind my back they hide (Put hands behind back)
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so (Wiggle your fingers)
Shake them fast, shake them slow (Shake fingers fast and slow)
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap (Clap hands)
Then I rest them in my lap (Rest hands in lap)
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

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