Silly Hats

I enjoy wearing my silly hat at storytime. Do you have your silly hats ready for Halloween??? Have a fun and safe Halloween, everyone!

Hats Off To You! Preschool Storytime with Jennifer: March 6, 2007

OPENING:
Intro Song: “Boom Boom Ain’t It Great To Be Crazy” (Raffi)
Puppet Act: Hide monkey puppet underneath hat (with tail sticking out). Have children guess who or what is hiding, and then surprise them.
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
Activity Song: Silly Hat Song
Read-aloud #2: Where’s Mary’s Hat? By Stephane Barroux
Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers
Fingerplay: My Hat (Has Three Corners)
Read-aloud #3: Peedie by Olivier Dunrea
Flannel Song: 5 Little Monkeys
Storytelling/Book Activity: Caps for Sale (Have children “be” the monkeys. Hand out coffee filters as caps.)

MOVIE:
The Hat

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

CRAFT OR HANDOUT:
Children can color/decorate their coffee filter caps.

Let it Snow! in the Winter

HO HO HO– I hope that everyone is having a great holiday season! I’ve started doing some monthly pajama family storytimes over at Buena Vista. This month, I did some winter stories. It was a delight to see families cuddled up in their pjs enjoying the stories and singing Christmas songs. Tomorrow, Buena Vista is holding a special holiday storytime at 10 am… I will be making a special appearance there (along with SANTA CLAUS!).

PROGRAM
Entrance Music: Hap Palmer: Holiday Magic
Opening Song: If you Want to Hear a Story
Book: Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Song: If You’re Wearing Red Today
Book: Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett
Book (Sung): Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, version illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Book: Snowmen at Night by Carolyn Buehner
Song: Raffi’s Christmas Album (Jingle Bells)
Storytelling: The Mitten
Closing Song: We Wave Goodbye

AFTER PROGRAM VIDEO
Disney’s Sing Along Songs: Very Merry Christmas Songs (approx. 30 minutes)

Christmas Clothing

Today we read stories about getting dressed. Because we were all such great listeners at storytime… Santa Claus came to visit us at the library!!! HO HO HO! (Be on the look out for some photos to be posted on my Flickr account.) Happy Holidays, everyone! We are going to have a two week break; see you next year (January 9th)!!!

Books Shared:
How Do I Put It On? by Shigeo Watanabe
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett
Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
I Have Something in My Pocket
If You’re Wearing Red Today
Cap, Mittens, Shoes and Socks
Tony Chestnut

Bonus Song:
Silly Hat Song
(Tune: This Old Man)
On my head, I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly hat go?
[Repeat using foot, elbow and knee.]

Music:
Nutcracker excerpts
We Sing for Christmas (Jingle Bells)