Story Sparklers II

Today was my second year performing at the Lakeside Fest in Crystal Lake!

Sadly, I have just one storytime left this summer: this Monday, July 7 at the Randall Oaks Library at 10:30 am. It’s been a GREAT summer session, and I will be missing the kids lots.

This happy Fourth of July, I shared some more story sparklers…

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1 (Big Book): The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Flannel: The Enormous Turnip
**Fingerplay: Apples
Storytelling Activity: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (using story props)
***Fingerplay: Five Little Sausages
Story/Song: Herman the Worm
Read-aloud #2 (Big Book): The Little Red Hen (pictures by Lucinda MccQueen)
Storytelling: “Chickens!” (I learned this “boo baby” story from storyteller Priscilla Howe’s cd, Chickens! and Other Stories for Young Children)

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

*If You Want to Hear a Story (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you want to hear a story, clap your hands!
If you want to hear a story, clap your hands!
If you want to hear a story,
if you want to hear a story,
if you want to hear a story, clap your hands!

Other verses:
“nod your head,”
“rub your tummy,”
“sit real still,” etc.

**Apples
Way up high in the apple tree,
(Stretch arms in the air.)
Two little apples smiled at me.
(Hold up two fists.)
I shook the tree as hard as I could.
(Shake fists in the air.)
Down came the apples.
(Drop fists to lap. Mime biting into “apples”.)
Mmm, were they good!
(Pat tummy.)

***Five Little Sausages
Five little sausages frying in a pan
(Wiggle all five fingers)
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, and one went BAM!
(When you say “BAM”, clap your hands together Count down with each sausage (fingers) until you’re out of sausages)

****We Wave Goodbye Like This (to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends. We wave goodbye like this.
(Repeat once.)

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