Red, Red ‘Time

I’m so, so sad that today was our last Monday morning storytime over at Randall Oaks Branch until June 2! But, we had a happy group as usual today and a fun time reading “Red” stories. This summer… ANIMAL STORIES! Have a wonderful spring 🙂

( P.S. I will be repeating my (New) Book Love storytime over at the Dundee Library this Thursday night at 7 p.m. at their Pajama Storytime.)

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier
*Flannel: Little Mouse
Read-aloud #2 (Big Book): The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
**Flannel: Five Red Strawberries
Flannel: The Little Red Hen
Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands with Me (from Pete Seeger: American Folk, Game & Activity Songs for Children)
Read Aloud #3: Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
Action Song: If You’re Wearing Red Today
***Flannel: Red Jeep, Red Jeep
Read Aloud #4: Fire Truck by Peter Sis
“Dancing” Song: “Hurry, Hurry Drive the Fire Truck” from Barney’s Favorites Volume 1

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…)

**Five Red Strawberries
Five red strawberries
Juicy and sweet
My oh my, what a treat.

Along came Daddy
And one he did eat
Leaving four red strawberries
Juicy and sweet

(…Mommy, Sister, Brother, Baby…)

***Red Jeep, Red Jeep
Red jeep, red jeep, what do you see?
I see a blue van looking at me.
Blue van, blue van, what do you see?
I see a… green bus, pink limo, yellow cab, purple car
Purple car, purple car, what do you see?
I see a driver looking at me!
Driver, driver, what do you see?
I see a traffic jam looking at me!

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