Wedding Love

Today is my seventh wedding anniversary! To celebrate, we did a wedding-themed storytime, Hokey Pokey and all! 😉

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Jake Baked the Cake by B.G. Hennessy
*Fingerplay: Make a Cake
Action Song: Tony Chestnut
Read-aloud #2: The Ring Bearer by Laura Godwin
Flannel: The Little Cockroach Martina (from The Flannel Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra)
**Fingerplay: The Love Bug
Read-aloud #3 (Story Cards): A Kiss from Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
Flannel: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. (Templates available here.)
Fingerplay: My Eyes Can See
Song (with dog puppet): Snuggle Puppy from Sandra Boynton: Philadelphia Chickens
Read-aloud #4: Stop Kissing Me! By Ethan Long
Dancing Song: “Hokey Pokey” from Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes

CLOSING:
Closing song: We Wave Goodbye

*Make a Cake
Mix the batter, stir the batter
(make a stirring motion with one arm/hand)
Shake some flour in
(make a shaking motion with one arm/hand)
Mix the batter, stir the batter
(make a stirring motion with one arm/hand)
Place it in a tin
(pretend to pour)
Sprinkle some candy in
(pretend to sprinkle)
Pop it in the oven
(open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward)
Open wide the oven door
(pretend to open door)
And out comes the cake!
(open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward)

**The Love Bug (source unknown)
It begins with a grin (smile Broadly)
It turns to giggle (put both hands on mouth and giggle)
You start to laugh (throw head back and laugh out loud)
Your legs start to wiggle (put feet in the air and shake)
You look all around for someone to hug (move eyes back and forth)
What can you do (shrug shoulders)
You’ve caught the love bug (hug another child or yourself)
ACHOOO!

***My Eyes Can See
(Suit actions to words.)
My eyes can see.
My mouth can talk.
My ears can hear.
My feet can walk.
My nose can sniff.
My teeth can chew.
My lids can flutter.
My arms hug you!

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