Age 2’s and 3’s, 4’s and 5’s
Duration 45 minutes
Music: An Elephant Never Forgets by Owen Duggan
1. Storytime – Welcome Song
2. Read first story Hush Little Polar Bear, The Polar Bear's Gift OR Irving and Muktuk Two Bad Bears
You put your black nose in …
You put your furry body in …
4. Fingerplay: FIVE LITTLE BEARS
Five little bears Heard a loud roar
One ran away Then there were four!
Four little bears In water to their knees
One fell in the ice Then there were three!
Three little bears Deciding what to do
One fell asleep Then there were two!
Two little bears Having lots of fun
One went home Then there was one!
5. Read second story Little Polar Bear, Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear OR Bad Bear Detectives
6. Fingerplay- Polar Bear, Polar Bear Turn Around
Polar bear, Polar bear, Turn around,
Polar bear, Polar bear ,Make no sound.
Polar bear, Polar bear, Dance on your toes,
Polar bear, Polar bear. Touch your nose.
Polar bear, Polar bear, Show your paws.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Where is Home Little Pip?, My Penguin Osbert in Love or Tacky the Penguin.
4. Fingerplay- In the Land of Ice and Snow
Where the freezing, cold winds blow (blow)
Lives a bird that’s quite a sight (make circles with fingers and put to eyes like binoculars)
With his suit of black and white. (run hands along side of body, then tummy)
The penguin is a funny guy!
5. Craft: Penguin Finger Puppets
4”x4” square of black construction paper, Scrap of orange construction paper, 2 small wiggle eyes, Scissors, White craft glue, Tape, Pattern
How to make it:
Use the pattern to cut the head and puppet body from the black square. Place your pointing finger onto the white construction paper and trace around it. Cut it out the finger shape with the scissors and place it in the middle of the black square for the penguin’s stomach. If it’s too long, trim the bottom before gluing in place. Cut a small triangle from the orange construction paper, round the top of the beak if you like. Glue the beak, point facing down, to the face. Glue two wiggle eyes above the beak. Let the glue dry for about 15-20 minutes. Carefully wrap the sides of the penguin loosely around your finger. Have someone help you tape it together in the back.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Family Literacy Day is January 27th and we are celebrating with a campfire style sing-a-long here at the library. It runs from 1-2 pm on Wednesday. There will be singing, storytellers, a literacy bingo prize draw and refreshments. Please join us!! Literacy Bingo cards are available at the library now.
Friday, January 15, 2010
3. Fingerplay: Itsy Bitsy Spider
5. Sing: Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a pig,
Old MacDonald some geese,
Old MacDonald had a horse
Old MacDonald had a duck.
6. Craft: Paper Plate Streamer Ring
Paper Plates, Streamers, Markers
Cut the middle out of a paper plate so that you have a ring. You can decorate the ring if you want to, but it's really not necessary. Then staple crepe paper streamers around three quarters of the ring on the outside. The kids then hold onto the ring at the spot without any streamers and run in the breeze. You can also use ribbon, strips of paper, or yarn instead of streamers.