Crazy Soup Preschool Visits

I sure do love some soup when the weather gets chilly. And it’s been pretty chilly here in Chicagoland! Luckily, I can warm up by jumping around and acting silly with preschoolers 🙂 We we especially enjoyed A Soup Opera!

Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story
Book: The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza
Fingerplay: Open, Shut Them
Book: A Soup Opera by Jim Gill
*Flannel Song: Stir the Soup
Book: Is That Wise, Pig? by Jan Thomas
Dancing Song: “I Feel Crazy so I Jump in the Soup” from Laurie Berkner’s Victor Vito
Closing Song: We Wave Good-bye Like This

*Stir, Stir, Stir the Soup (from the fantastic website Jen in the Library. Lots of good soup storytime suggestions–and other themes as well!)
(To tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
Stir, stir, stir the soup
Stir it all day long.
Add some (insert food name here),
Take a taste (slurrrp!)
Soup will make us strong. (flex arm)

 

November 2017 “Holiday Food” Pre-K Visits

Fun times with Pre-K classes today!

Opening: If You Want to Hear a Story
Book: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson or Today is Monday by Eric Carle
(Prop Visual: The Colors We Eat On Thanksgiving)
Fingerplay: Apples or Sausages
Book: 1 Big Salad by Juana Medina
Flannel: The Enormous Turnip
Book: Is That Wise, Pig? By Jan Thomas
Song: “I Feel Crazy so I Jump in the Soup” from Laurie Berkner’s Victor Vito

Schools visited: Horizon, Little Bear Academy

Soup’s On!

It’s a great time of the year to slurp some delicious homemade soup. A “soup” themed storytime is also appropriate for Thanksgiving-time. It’s all about the food! Yum!

Soup’s On! Preschool Storytime with Jennifer: January 30, 2007

OPENING:
Play “Animal Crackers in my Soup” as audience enters
Have alligator puppet “eat” various ingredients of Stone Soup
Opening Song: If You Want to Hear a Story

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza
Rhyme (with puppet): Alligator Pie
Read-aloud #2 (big book): Mean Soup by Betsy Everitt
Flannel: Stone Soup poem (template found here)
Read-aloud #3: To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda
Flannel/Song: Barnyard Gate [version available on Ed McCurdy: Children’s Songs: the Greatest Hits (I Had a Little Rooster)]
Song: “I Feel Crazy So I Jump in the Soup” from Laurie Berkner’s Victor Vito

VIDEO:
Chicken Soup with Rice (5 minutes)

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