We had a wonderfully imaginative storytime! All of our stories and songs had NO WORDS!
I See a Song, by Eric Carle
"As a violinist, shown in black and white, starts to play, colorful semi-abstract images emerge from his music, transmuting magically from one to the next until the end, when the violinist, himself transformed into a many-colored figure, bows and leaves. Wordless, this beautiful book encourages children to develop their own visual and musical imagination and creativity." - eric-carle.com
We guessed the names of songs by humming them:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?
A Ball for Daisy, by Chris Raschka
"Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal
This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special." - Schwartz and Wade
For our craft, we got creative! We had paper, markers, scissors, glue, and stickers, and just went nuts making whatever we wanted!
What great imagination!
That's it for Fun for 4s and 5s this year! We'll come back in 2015 with Joyous Letter J!