Friday, January 19, 2018

Big Kids Storytime: Winter Animals

Bread and Butter
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say hello as [loud, quiet, fast, slow, etc.] as we can- hello!


Letter of the Week: S
Words we thought of- sun, snow, snake, sister, snack, skunk

Count to 10 and Back

Bear and Chicken by Jannie Ho

Snowball Finding Game
Similar to Little Mouse in the House, I hid a snowball behind differently colored mittens. To make it more challenging for this group, each mitten got a letter on it and we guessed by letter instead of by color.

William's Winter Nap by Linda Ashman

40 Years on an Iceberg
I learned this really fun repeating song at Girl Scout camp many years ago, but the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada have a great video version you can find here

Storytime Challenge
Today we played a matching game where each child got a card with two snowflakes on it. Half of the cards had the same snowflake and half had two different ones. We then made a chart of our cards where one side had snowflakes that were the same and the other side had cards with snowflakes that were different. We found that comparing colors was pretty easy, but comparing the shapes of the snowflakes made it more challenging. By taking it one step at a time (What color is this snowflake? What about this snowflake? Is that the same color? and then- are your snowflakes the same shape?) we eliminated the most confusing parts. Comparing/contrasting objects with multiple characteristics was pretty sophisticated, but everyone got the hang of it and had a good time.

Goodbye Song
(to the tune of “Wheels on the Bus”)
The library doors go open and shut, open and shut, open and shut
The library doors go open and shut at the library
We check our books in and out, in and out, in and out
We check our books in and out at the library
Our time is up but we’ll see you next week, see you next week, see you next week
Our time is up but we’ll see you next week at the library

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