BAM! POW! COOKIES! First/Second Grade Visits

‘Tis the season for baking cookies!

Book: The Ninjabread Man by C.J. Leigh
Nonfiction Book Bites: read/showed snippets from Baking Class by Deanna F. Cook (the cookie section), A World of Cookies for Santa by M.E. Furman, and You Wouldn’t Want to be a Ninja Warrior! by John Malam
Storytell: The Ghost with One Black Eye (I learned this “boo baby” story from storyteller Priscilla Howe)

MMMilk and Cookies!

Today was our final Milk and Cookies storytime for the summer. I thought it only appropriate that I tell a “batch” of cookie stories 🙂 I was especially happy to finally be able to read Karma Wilson’s The Cow Loves Cookies at storytime… it was a hit!

We will be having more storytimes at Panera in the fall. Dates will be posted on the Library website soon!

In the mean time, I will repeat this storytime over at the Gail Borden Library tomorrow at 10:15 am in the Youth Services patio area. No registration required! Next week, I’ll be repeating my Let’s Cook Up Some Fun storytime same time, same place.

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
Song (with finger puppets): The Animals on the Bus
Read-aloud #2: Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont
*Fingerplay: Mix the Batter
Flannel: It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw (flannel pieces here)
Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Read-aloud #3 (Big Book): If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
**Fingerplay: The Quiet Mouse
Fingerplay: Fun with Hands
Read-aloud #4 (Story Cards): The Best Mouse Cookie by Laura Numeroff

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

*Mix the Batter
Mix the batter, stir the batter,
(curve one arm to make a bowl; pretend to stir with other hand)
Shake some flour in.
(stirring hand shakes over “bowl” arm)
Mix the batter, stir the batter,
(repeat first movement)
Pour it in a tin.
(hold up bowl in two hands; tip)
Then sprinkle little raisins on
(make sprinkling motion with one hand)
Put batter in to bake.
(Two hands out as if holding cake pan)
Open up the over door.
(opening motion with one hand)
Out comes a delicious cake!
(Two hands out as if holding cake pan; lift pan to nose and take deep sniff!)

**The Quiet Mouse
Once there lived a quiet mouse
(Hold out fist with index finger extended)
In a quiet little house.
(Insert index finger into other fist)
When all was quiet as can be,
Out Popped He!!
(Throw arms and hands apart)

Baker's Man, Bake Me Some Cookies!

Today’s books were all about bakers and baking…yum! Only four more weeks of storytime left:( We’ll have information about our summer reading program out soon, though… so stay tuned!

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with “B”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

Books Shared:
The Baker’s Dozen by Dan Andreasen
Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar? by Bonnie Lass
It Looked Like Spilt Milt by Charles Shaw
The Gingerbread Man

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet–Spring 2009):
Tony Chestnut
Hammer Song
Five Little Monkeys
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
If You’re Happy and You Know It
I’m a Little Teapot
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Music:
Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (Hokey Pokey)

Pat-a-Cake…and some Cookies, too!

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with “B”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

Books Shared:
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
Maisy Bakes Gingerbread by Lucy Cousins
The Gingerbread Man

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Ten Little Fingers
The Quiet Mouse
Animals on the Bus
Fun With Hands

Other:
Who Took the cookies from the Cookie Jar?

Music:
The Nutcracker excerpts
Hap Palmer’s Holiday Magic (Jingle Bells)