Happy Pig Day!

Happy Pig Day!There are so many really fun pig stories out there!

Sadly, I only have one more storytime left this summer (that I know of), and that is on THIS FRIDAY, July 1 at 12:30pm at the Lakeside Fest in Crystal Lake. Two storytimes in one week! Lucky me 🙂

OPENING:

Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Happy Pig Day! by Mo Willems
Song (sung with a puppet on my head): Pig on Her Head (from Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz)
Read-aloud #2 (Big Book): If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
*Action Song: Fun with Hands
Flannel/Storytelling: The Three Little Pigs
**Fingerplay: Two Mother Pigs
Read-aloud #3: Ten Pigs: an Epic Bath Adventure by Derek Anderson
Song/Fingerplay: Hands Up High
Read-aloud #4: Z-Z-ZOINK! by Bernard Most
“Dancing” Song: “Jumping and Counting” from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

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

*Fun With Hands
Suit actions to words.
Tune: “Row, Row, Row your boat”.

Roll, roll, roll your hands,
As slowly as can be.
Roll, roll, roll your hands,
Do it now with me.
Roll, roll, roll your hands,
As fast, as fast can be.
Roll, roll, roll your hands,
Do it now with me.
Clap, clap, clap your hands…
Shake, shake, shake your hands…
Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet…

**Two Mother Pigs

Two mother pigs lived in a pen, (two thumbs up) Each had four babies and that made ten. (Wiggle four fingers on each hand)
These four babies were black and white. (Wiggle four fingers on one hand)
These four babies were black as night. (Wiggle four fingers on the other hand)
All eight babies loved to play. (Wiggle eight fingers)
And the rolled and they rolled in the mud all day. (Roll hands)
At night, with their mother,
They curled up in a heap, (Make fists, palms up)
And squealed and squealed
‘Til they went to sleep. (Tuck thumbs under fingers)

Pig-tastic!

This storytime was so much fun. The kids (and I!) especially enjoyed the book, Z-Z-ZOINK! It’s about a pig who snores so loudly that no one wants to sleep in the same room as her. Fun to be dramatic with and giggle at 🙂

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: The Long-Nosed Pig by Keith Faulkner (pop-up book)
*Fingerplay: I Wiggle
Song (sung with a puppet on my head): Pig on Her Head (from Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz)
Read-aloud #2: Can You Make a Piggy Giggle? by Linda Ashman OR Ten Dirty Pigs/Ten Clean Pigs By Carol Roth
Action Song: Head Shoulders Knees and Toes
Nursery Rhyme/Flannel: This Little Piggy
Read-aloud #3: Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! by David McPhail OR Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? by Barney Saltzberg
**Fingerplay: Two Mother Pigs
(Song/Fingerplay/Finger puppets: Ten in the Bed)
Read-aloud #4: Z-Z-ZOINK! by Bernard Most
Flannel/Storytelling: The Three Little Pigs
(“Dancing” Song–with bean bags: “The Bean Bag” from Hap Palmer: Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?)

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

*I Wiggle My Fingers
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes,
I wiggle my shoulders,
I wiggle my nose.
Now all the wiggles are out of me
And I’m just as quiet
As I can be.

**Two Mother Pigs
Two mother pigs lived in a pen, (two thumbs up) Each had four babies and that made ten. (Wiggle four fingers on each hand)
These four babies were black and white. (Wiggle four fingers on one hand)
These four babies were black as night. (Wiggle four fingers on the other hand)
All eight babies loved to play. (Wiggle eight fingers)
And the rolled and they rolled in the mud all day. (Roll hands)
At night, with their mother,
They curled up in a heap, (Make fists, palms up)
And squealed and squealed
‘Til they went to sleep. (Tuck thumbs under fingers)

Other Piggy Books to consider: Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; Piggies by Audrey Wood

The Three Little Pigs

Super Saturday Stories is back! A few times each year, I do a special family storytime that focuses on a classic folktale. Last Saturday, I presented our “Three Little Pigs Go Hog Wild!” program over at the Buena Vista library. Fun times!

OPENING:
Intro Music: “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” versions from Vintage Children’s Favourites, Simply Mad About the Mouse , and Reggae for Kids: Movie Classics
Opening Song: Let Everyone Clap Hands with Me

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: The Three Little Pigs retold by James Marshall
Storytelling Activity: The Three Little Pigs (Children dressed up and acted out the parts.)
Read-aloud #2: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
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
Read-aloud #3: The Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon
Song: Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz (Pig on Her Head)

MOVIE:
Muppet Classic Theater (The Three Little Pigs)

CRAFT OR HANDOUT:
Upon entering, children choose between a pig and a wolf cut-out to wear during the program. As they left, each child was given a pig sticker.

Farm Animals, E-I-E-I-O!

Wowsers! We were all very good listeners today, so we got to read lots of books about farm animals. Miss Jennifer was very silly…she balanced lots of animals on her head: a pig, a chicken, a dog, a cat and a sheep! She also had a BOOK on her head…and it didn’t fall off when she walked across the room! So silly! Storytime is so much fun 🙂

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Baa, Baa Black Sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes, sir,
Three bags full;
One for the master,
One for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

Books Shared:
Cows in the Kitchen by June Crebbin
Barn Sneeze by Karen B. Winnick
Moo, Baa, La La La! by Sandra Boynton
Clip Clop by Nicola Smee
The Farmer in the Dell (pictures by Mary Maki Rae)
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Storytime Rhymes Sheet.):
Old MacDonald
Mr. Turkey Went Out One Day
I Wiggle My Fingers
Not Say a Single Word
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Music:
Music for Little People: A Child’s Celebration of Folk Music
Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz (Pig on Her Head)
Greg and Steve’s Kids in Motion (Animal Action)

Hickory Dickory Dare…Piggies

Nursery Rhyme of the Week:
Hickory, Dickory, Dare
Hickory, dickory, dare.
The pig flew up in the air.
The man in brown
Soon brought him down,
Dickory, dickory, dare.

Stories Shared:
Piggies by Don and Audrey Wood
Can You Make a Piggy Giggle? by Linda Ashman
Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
The Three Little Pigs

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Tales Rhymes sheet. Extra copies available at the Library.):
Open Shut Them
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Old MacDonald
I’m a Little Teapot
Rain is Falling Down
Tony Chestnut

Music:
Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum and Other Tasty Tunes (I am a Fine Musician)
Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz (Pig on Her Head)