In honor of my former library‘s One Book, One Community mystery book selection (events for grown-ups going on right now!), I am posting a mystery-themed preschool storytime! (I also find it a little mysterious how I was actually able to finish packing in time! We’re hitting the road tomorrow!)
Mystery Preschool Storytime with Jennifer: May 15, 2007
Intro Song: “Wake Up” (Guthrie)
Puppet Act: Mouse puppet wants some cheese!
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story
Read-aloud #1: Dot & Jabber and the Big Bug Mystery by Ellen Stoll Walsh
*Flannel: Little Mouse
Read-aloud #2: Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
**Action Rhyme: Jumbo the Elephant
Read-aloud #3: Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? By Bonnie Lass and Philemon Sturges
Chant: Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This
CRAFT OR HANDOUT:
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…)
**Jumbo the Elephant
Jumbo has a great big trunk
That goes swinging to and fro.
[Clasp hands to make trunk swing.]
And he has tiny, tiny eyes
That show him where to go.
[Put hands to eyes.]
His great big ears go flopping
[Put hands to ears.]
While his great big feet go stomping, stomping, stomping on the ground
[Stomp feet on the ground.]