Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Storytime Songs and Rhymes

“If You’re Happy and You Know It”

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands

If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it

If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands

 (Repeat w/ stomp your feet, shout hooray, & do all three)

“Open, Shut Them”

Open, shut them

Open, shut them

Give a little clap, clap, clap

Open, shut them

Open, shut them

Put them in your lap, lap, lap

Creep them, crawl them

Creep them, crawl them

Right up to your chin, chin, chin

Open up your little mouth but…

Do not let them in!

“Sticky Bubble Gum”

Sticky, sticky, sticky, sticky bubble gum, bubble gum, bubble gum

Sticky, sticky, sticky, sticky bubble gum

It sticks right to my (face, knees, feet, ears, eyes, nose)

One, two, three…  POP!

“Five Little Ducks”

Five little ducks went out one day

Over the hills and far away

Mama Duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack!”

But only four little ducks came back

(Repeat until “no little ducks come wandering back”)

Sad Mama Duck went out one day

Over the hills and far away

Mama Duck cried, “Quack, quack, quack, quack!”

And all five ducks came wandering back

“Peanut Butter Sandwich”

A peanut butter sandwich made with jam

One for me and one for David Anram

A peanut butter sandwich made with jam

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

“Pot of Tea”

Here’s a cup

And here’s a cup

And here’s a pot of tea

Pour a cup

And pour a cup

And have a sip with me!

“Two Little Blackbirds”

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill

One named Jack, the other named Jill

Fly away Jack, Fly away Jill

Come back Jack, come back Jill

Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud

One named Quiet, the other named Loud

Fly away Quiet, fly away Loud

Come back Quiet, come back Loud

Two little blackbirds sitting in the snow

One named Fast, the other named Slow

Fly away Fast, fly away Slow

Come back Fast, come back Slow

“The Itsy-Bitsy Spider”

The itsy-bitsy spider went up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

And the itsy-bitsy spider went up the spout again

(Repeat with “great, big spider” and “teensy-weensy spider,” using appropriate big and small voices)

Point of View

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

It's fun to see things in a different way...

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Pea hates eating candy for dinner, but his parents will not let him have his dessert (spinach!) until he cleans his plate.

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Is it a duck? Or is it a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it!

Our craft today was a duck AND a rabbit!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

OVAL Office

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
Each of the birds has an egg...  Except for Duck.  So when Duck finds a beautiful egg of his own, he's delighted.  Everyone is in for a BIG surprise when the egg finally hatches!

Color Farm by Lois Ehlert
Watch as the shapes and colors transform into different animals you might find on a farm.  Will it be a rooster?  A cow?  How about a sheep?

Oval owl joined his shapes family at Craft Time!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Don't Tangle With a RECTANGLE!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Not A Box by Antoinette Portis
To an imaginative bunny, a box is not always a box.

Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Layered shapes make different animals! Explore colors and shapes at this special zoo...

Our owl family has a new member:

Friday, June 26, 2015


June 24, 2015

Woof! Woof! by David A. Carter
Watch as the shapes turn into a full picture...

Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
In their haste to hide from the cat, three mice stumble into a pile of shapes.  What can they make with a few circles, ovals, squares, rectangles and a whole lot of triangles?

No Owl Shapes family is complete without

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Who's Your Daddy?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Daddy Hugs by Nancy Tafuri
Various young woodland creatures describe what they love most about getting hugs from their fathers.

The Daddy Book by Todd Parr
Some daddies have lots of hair, some just a little.  Some make cookies, others buy doughnuts. Some like to camp out, others like to take naps...  But they all want you to be who you are!

Today at Craft Time, we made Father's Day gift bags!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hip to be SQUARE

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Perfect Square by Michael Hall
A perfect square that is perfectly happy is torn into pieces, punched with holes, crumpled and otherwise changed...  But finds in each transformation that it can be something new, and just as happy.

Circle Square Moose by Kelly Bingham
When Zebra and his enthusiastic friend Moose are asked to exit a book about shapes, Moose has other plans...

Let's add another owl to the shapes family...
This little guy is a SQUARE!