Monday, December 14, 2009



Age 2’s and 3’s, 4’s and 5’s

1. Storytime – Welcome Song
Storytime is starting, starting, starting.
Storytime is starting, come and listen to me.

2. Read first story A Pirate's Night Before Christmas, Peek-A-Boo Christmas, or Merry Christmas A Superdog Adventure

3. Song: Hat and whiskers, belt and boots
Hat and whiskers, belt and boots, belt and boots, belt and boots.
Hat and whiskers, belt and boots,
Twinkling eyes and a cherry red nose.

4. Read second story Get Dressed, Santa!, or Mrs. Claus Takes a Vacation

5. Song: Rudolph
Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer...... (hands up like antlers)
Had a very shiny nose....(point to nose)
And if you ever saw it...(wooo, wooo!)
You would even say it glows....(hands out around face "glowing")
All of the other reindeer...(hands up like antlers)
Used to laugh and call him names...(make "raspberries" with mouth)
They never let poor Rudolph...(boo, hoo...use hands to wipe tears while saying it)
Join in any reindeer games...(slap legs, clap, hands out, clap)
Then one foggy Christmas eve,
Santa came to say: (we use deep voices now)
Rudolph with your nose so bright, Won't you guide my sleigh tonight?
Then all the reindeer ...(hands up for antlers) loved him
As they shouted out with glee...(rah-rah, ziss-boom-bah!)
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (hands up for antlers)
You'll go down in history!

6. Craft: Glitter Pinecone
Paint pinecone with glue, sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry.

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's A Sweet Storytime

It’s a Sweet Storytime

Age 2’s and 3’s, 4’s and 5’s

1. StorytimeWelcome Song and Storytime Starting Song.

2. Read first story All for Pie Pie for All, Where is the Cake? or The Cake that Mack Ate

3. Sing: Five little cookies
Five little cookies with frosting galore.
Mother ate the _____ one, and then there were four.
Four little cookies, two and two you see.
Father ate the _____ one, and then there were three.
Three little cookies, but before I knew,
Sister ate the _____ one, and then there were two.
Two little cookies, oh, what fun.
Brother ate the _____ one, and then there was one.
One little cookie, watch me run.
I ate the _____ one, and then there was none.

4. Fingerplay: Gingerbread Countdown
Five little gingerbread men on the tray
One jumped up and ran away.
Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can!
I’m really fast, I’m the gingerbread man!
Continue to zero….
No little gingerbread men on the tray
I will have to bake more another day!

6. Rhyme: Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man,
Bake me a cake as fast as you can.
Roll it, and prick it, and mark it with a "B"
And put it in the oven for Baby and me!

Fingerplay: Making Cookies
I am making cookie dough. (hold out arms in a circle, like a bowl)
Round and round the beaters go. (roll hands)
Add some flour from a cup. (shake a pretend cup)
Stir and stir the batter up. (stirring motion)
Roll them, cut them nice and neat. (rolling pin motion)
Put them on a cookie sheet. (place pretend cookies)
Bake them, count them 1-2-3. (counting motion)
Serve them to my friends for tea. (take a bite!)

7. Craft: Playdough Cookies
Rolling and patting into pretend cookies.