Theme: For week four I decided to go with a getting dressed/snow theme hoping that by this far into the Winter months, snow might have fallen. Sadly, we still haven't gotten much snow in Missouri, but we still had fun in storytime!
Opening Song: Where is Thumbkin by The Wiggles
Literacy Skill: Talk & Read
-The kids liked this book as it has a repetitive line about what Ella Sarah wants to wear. They caught on and told the story along with me.
Song: These Are My Glasses by Laurie Berkner (we sing this every week)
-This is one of my favorites and the kids loved it. They really liked figuring out that Peter's snowball melted in his pocket.
Rhyme: Cloudy Days from The Big Book of Stories, Songs, and Sing-Alongs: Programs for Babies, Toddlers and Families by Beth Maddigan
(Do the actions along with the words)
The day is cloudy and the wind is bold.
Dress up warmly, you mustn't get cold.
Put on your coat and zip it up tight,
Put on your left boot and put on your right.
Put on your scarf and put on your hat,
Put on your mittens and clap, clap, clap!
Go outside and play, play, play
Come in again and then we'll say-
Take off your coat that was zipped up tight,
Take off your left boot, take off your right.
Take off your scarf, take off your hat,
Take off your mittens then take a nap!
Song: Snowflakes Falling by Brighter Visions
-I had the kids dance and twirl like snowflakes
-Thanks to Pinterest for the snow hat craft! I used small paper plates instead of full size since that's what I had on hand. Mine were not as fancy as the picture-instead I just used crayons and cotton balls for the kids to decorate their hats.
-Getting dressed puzzles
-Getting dressed dolls & zipper, button, and snaps dolls (we have a collection of dolls that have buttons, snaps and zippers for our getting dressed storytime tub)
How it Went: The books this week were a bit hit-they loved both picks and said the pictures in both were really good. I would have added another book, Snow by Uri Shulevitz but my copy didn't come in on time for storytime.