Positively Pigeon

So I ate my words and did another All Pigeon Storytime last Saturday! (I did one once before and said I probably wouldn’t do it again. Pigeon is HIGH ENERGY!)

It was fun, though, so I am glad that I gave this program another chance and expanded it. Sadly, not too many came… but it was enough fun that I may do an encore presentation at a better date and time in the future 🙂

I also got to use some cool Pigeon-y things: window clings, a shirt, and a talking Pigeon toy!

OPENING:
Hand out special Pigeon nametags (pre-numbered for the raffle drawing at the end of the program).
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Song (with flannel pieces): The Wheels on the Bus
Read-aloud #2: The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems
*Fingerplay: Mr. Pigeon and Mr. Duckling
Read-aloud #3: The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems
Dancing Song: “Coconut Soap” from Frank Leto’s Time for Music
Movie: Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems

CLOSING:
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This
Handouts: Fun activity sheets (coloring, mazes, finger puppets found here)
Raffle: Gave away free copy of Don’t Let the Pigeon Finish this Activity Book! by Mo Willems

*Mr. Pigeon and Mr. Duckling
(I modified this from “Mr. Turkey Went Out One Day”)
Mr. Pigeon went out one day
(Hold up one hand)
In bright sunshiny weather
He met Mr. Duckling along the way
(Hold up other hand)
They stopped to talk together
(Hold up both hands, Have hands “talk” to each other)
Coo, Coo, Coo
Quack, quack, quack
Coo, Coo, Coo
Quack, quack, quack
And then they went back
(hands behind back) Quack!

Don’t Let the Pigeon Eat All the Food!

I had a very fun Mo Willems Pigeon mini-storytime (less than 20 minutes) yesterday at Gail Borden. I’ve always wanted to do an all-Pigeon storytime… and I finally did it! Though, I admit, I probably won’t do it again… Pigeon stories are very active and intense (even if very fun!)! I was pooped afterwards. I guess I need Pigeon in smaller doses:) I had a wonderful time being a volunteer “Story Chef” over at Gail Borden this year… Reading was sooooo delicious.

I’m back on “storytime break” until the last week of September… but I’ll likely post on the blog before then. Happy storytiming, friends!

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Song (with flannel pieces): The Animals on the Bus
Read-aloud #2: The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! by Mo Willems
*Fingerplay: Mr. Pigeon and Mr. Duckling
Read-aloud #3: The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems

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

*Mr. Pigeon and Mr. Duckling
(I modified this from “Mr. Turkey Went Out One Day”)
Mr. Pigeon went out one day
(Hold up one hand)
In bright sunshiny weather
He met Mr. Duckling along the way
(Hold up other hand)
They stopped to talk together
(Hold up both hands, Have hands “talk” to each other)
Coo, Coo, Coo
Quack, quack, quack
Coo, Coo, Coo
Quack, quack, quack
And then they both went back
(hands behind back) Quack!