Zombies and… Veggies? Second Grade Visits

Another fun visit!

Fiction Book: Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies! by Megan and Jorge Lacera
Nonfiction Book Bites: read/showed snippets from Zombie-Gut Chili and Other Horrifying Dinners by Ali Vega, How to Carve Freakishly Cool Pumpkins by Sarah L. Schuette, and What Makes a Monster? by Jess Keating (zombie ant fungus!); also said we have books about zombies at the library and showed the cover of The Legend of the Zombie by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
Storytell: Now I’ve Gotcha (I learned this “boo baby” story from storyteller Priscilla Howe)

Eat Your Veggies!

Another “Reading is sooooo delicious” storytime at Panera! This week, we had some tasty vegetable stories. “Seconds” will be served tomorrow at Gail Borden at 10:15 am in the Youth Services patio area. No registration required!

I’ll be back at both Panera and Gail Borden next week, too… so come on over and feast on some fine stories 🙂

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

PROGRAM:
Read-aloud #1: Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming
Song: Little Bunny Foo Foo (with finger puppets)
Read-aloud #2 (Big Book): The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
Flannel: The Enormous Turnip
Read-aloud #3: Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
*Fingerplay: Five Fat Pods
Read-aloud #4: Mrs. Fickle’s Pickles by Lori Ann Ries
Song: Fun with Hands

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

* Five Fat Pods
Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed (hold hand in a fist)
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest (put thumb and fingers up one by one)
They grew and grew (raise hands in the air very slowly)
And they grew and they grew
They grew so fat
That the pea-pod POPPED! (clap)

Spring Gardening

Stories Shared:
In My Garden by Ward Schumaker
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
The Enormous Turnip (Told with these patterns)

Rhymes (Can be found on Toddler Rhymes sheet.):
Flutter, Flutter Butterfly
Round and Round the Garden
The Beehive
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Hands Up High
Blackbirds

Music:
Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That? (I Know a Chicken)
*Awesome song to use with shakers!