December Stories

More Golfview Family Literacy Fun! Happy Holidays, everyone 🙂

Opening Song: “Put Your Finger in the Air” from Pete Seeger: Children’s Concert at Town Hall (live version)
Read-aloud #1: You Make Me Smile by Layn Marlow
Flannel: Rudolph! Rudolph!
Read-aloud #2 (Sung): Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, version illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Storytell: The Mitten (You can use beautiful visuals as props from Jan Brett’s website here.) (I also used Heather Forest’s musical refrain from her version on her Tales Around the Hearth cd.)
Read-aloud #3: Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London
Closing Song: “Jingle Bells” from The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (with bells, of course!)
Craft: Make holiday cards

Oh what Fun… Holiday Time

Merry Christmas, Everyone 🙂 See you next year! (Storytimes start back up Monday, January 6.)

Opening Song: If you Want to Hear a Story
Read-aloud #1: Dream Snow by Eric Carle OR If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff
(Song with finger puppets: Old MacDonald)
Action Rhyme: If You’re Wearing Red Today
(Action Song: Cap, Mittens, Shoes and Socks)
Read-aloud #2: Deck the Walls by Erin Dealey OR The Twelve Days of Christmas by Jane Cabrera
(Fingerplay: Sausages)
Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Read-aloud #3 (Sung): Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, version illustrated by Richard Cowdrey
Flannel: Six Little Snowmen
Fingerplay: Snow Fell Softly
*(Flannel: Five Ringing Bells)
(Read-aloud #4: Santa Duck by David Milgrim)
(Dancing Song: “Jingle Bells” from The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas (with bells, of course!))

*Five Ringing Bells
5 little bells hanging in a row.
The first one said, “Ring me slow.”
The second one said, “Ring me fast.”
The third one said, “Ring me last.”
The fourth one said, “I’m like a chime.”
The fifth one said, “It’s Holiday Time!”