Bad Wolf?…or…Good Wolf?

More storytime fun with the Family Literacy crowd at Golfview Elementary! Today, we played around with the fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood, and other wolf stories. And, the wolf wasn’t always the bad guy!

Opening Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands With Me
Read-aloud #1: Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf by Rachael Mortimer
Storytelling Activity: The Gunniwolf
Read-aloud #2: Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya
Dancing Song: “Jump Up, Turn Around” from Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes for Modern Times
Read-aloud #3: The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza

Craft: Wolf Leaf Craft (I used Ellison die cut leafs rather than real ones)

Tell Me a Story

All over Illinois, people gathered for Family Reading Night tonight… including at Dundee Public Library 🙂 We dressed up in our pjs and shared some favorite traditional tales.

OPENING:
Opening Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands With Me (from Pete Seeger: American folk, game & activity songs for children)

PROGRAM:

Storytelling: “Book! Book! Book!” (This is a well-loved librarian anecdote about a chicken that comes into the library. One version, “The Well-Read Frog” can be found in Margaret Read MacDonald’s Three Minute Tales. There is also a picture book, Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Bruss that expands this tale.)

Storytelling Activity: “The Little Red Hen” (This is a traditional folktale, possibly of Russian-origin. Children dressed up and acted out the parts. I used a singing refrain from storyteller Heather Forest’s sound recording Sing Me a Story. See this previous post for a little more information on how I present this tale.)

Action Song: “Five Little Ducks”

Tandem Poem: “Red Riding Hood” from You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman

[Readers Theater: “Little Red Riding Hood” by Moira Butterfield]

Flannel Song: “Ten in the Bed”

Tandem Poem: “The Three Little Pigs” from You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman

Flannel Story: “The Three Little Pigs”

Story Cards: “A Sleepy Story” by Elisabeth Burrowes (a childhood favorite, now sadly out-of print)

CLOSING:
Closing Song: ‘Hands Are For Clapping” (from Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song)