Today's storytime was the first in our color series. After our Storytime Song and Who Wore Their....Today song, Baby Bear introduced the letter of the day and a clue. We used the letter F for fall and talked about the colors outdoors. Then Baby Bear pulled out a box of color crayons as a clue to today's colorful stories.
The first story was "Dog's Colorful Day" by Emma Dodd. I read the book,Cynthia had the flannel board version, and applied the spots as dog got messy.
Next we did an action song to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat:
Roll, roll, roll, your hands, slowly as can be.......words are on the song sheet picture.
Second book was "What Color is Your Underwear", a lift the flap book that is a fun book to use, but was not quite as funny to the toddlers as it was to our Head Start group.
We passed out scarves and everyone stood up for colorful scarf waving action song that ended with the scarves being thrown in the air.
We finished the storytime with that wonderful classic "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" by Bill Martin Jr. and told it on the flannelboard.
After our "Teddy Bear Turn Around" closing song, we stamped hands with a leaf stamp, and proceeded to the tables for a dog coloring sheet. Many of the dogs had a LOT of colorful spots!
Wouldn't change a thing. Worked very nicely, perfect craft for toddlers, fun books, just enough action and movement.
The new "Storytime Suggestion Song" went over well as did our new staging area on the rug.
Next week: the color RED!