Friday, January 29, 2010

Polar Bears

Polar Bears

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

3. Poem: Polar Bear Pokey
You put your ears in …
You put your claws in …
You put your tail in …
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!
One little bear Playing in the arctic sun
He swam for home and Then there were none!

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.
Polar bear, Polar bear, Hide your claws.
Polar bear, Polar bear, Reach up high
Polar bear, Polar bear, Wink one eye.

Polar bear, Polar bear, Say good-night,
Polar bear, Polar bear, Shut your eyes tight.
Polar bear, Polar bear, Wake up now,
Polar bear, Polar bear, Take a bow.

7. Craft: Polar Bear Puppet
Materials: Styrofoam cup, felt or cotton pad round, Wiggly eyes, Glue, Black paper White paper
Black marker Scissors
Cut head and arm shapes out of white craft paper. Cut a small circle out of a cotton round and glue to the head. Cut a black nose out of black construction paper and two small ears out of white construction paper and glue on the cotton round circle. Draw a mouth with a black marker. Add wiggly eyes and glue to the Styrofoam cup as shown in picture. Glue arms to the side of cup.

Friday, January 22, 2010


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 Cuddly Duddly, Without You, or Lost and Found

Six little penguins off an iceberg did dive,
One bumped his beak, then there were five.
Five little penguins swam the ocean floor,
One saw a whale, then there were four.
Four little penguins spun around, whee-ee!
One spun off, then there were three!
Three little penguins, with nothing to do,
One went fishing, then there were two.
Two little penguins, having lots of fun,
One fell off, then there was one.
One little penguin, when the day was done,
Went home to sleep, then there were none.

3. Read second story Where is Home Little Pip?, My Penguin Osbert in Love or Tacky the Penguin.

4. Fingerplay- In the Land of Ice and Snow
In the land of ice and snow (shiver and say “brrr!”)
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)
He can swim, but he can’t fly. (swim and shake head “yes”, fly and shake head “no”)
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

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



Age 2’s and 3’s, 4’s and 5’s
Music: Alex Mahe Wakin' Up the Sunshine

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

3. Fingerplay: Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout, down came the rain and washed the spider out. Out came the sun and dried up all the rain so the itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the spout again!

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the kitchen wall, whoosh went the fan and made the spider fall, off went the fan, no longer did it blow, so the itsy bitsy spider, back up the fan did go.

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the big oak tree, she slipped on a limb and landed next to me, out came the sun and dried up all the rain, so the itsy bitsy spider, went right back up again.

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up without a stop, she spun a silky web right at the very top, she wove and spun and when her web was done, the itsy bitsy spider, rested in the sun.

5. Sing: Old MacDonald
Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O, And on his farm he had some chicks, E I E I O. With a chick chick here and a chick chick there, Here a chick, there a chick, ev'rywhere a chick chick. Old MacDonald had a farm, E I E I O.

Old MacDonald had a cow,
Old MacDonald had a pig,
Old MacDonald some geese,
Old MacDonald had a horse
Old MacDonald had a mule,
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.