Monday, December 15, 2014

F is for Frog!

F is for Fabulous, Friend, Fox, Freckle, Flash, Firetruck, Fence, and Frog!

We read:

Froggy's First Kiss, by Jonathan London

"Does Froggy have a girlfriend?
He can't even think straight when she's around. When Frogilina smiles at him through the monkey bars, Froggy falls smack on his head-bonk! So with Valentine's Day just a week away, Froggy gets busy making an extra-special valentine. The fifth book about the irrepressible Froggy, this is sure to keep children giggling with delight." - Puffin

Check out this adorable read along! 

We sang: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Five green and speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log,
Eating some most delicious bugs,
Yum, yum!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Now there’s only four green speckled frogs. 

Four, three, two, one, until there are no green and speckled frogs. 

We read:

Froggy Goes to the Doctor, by Jonathan London

"Froggy is going to the doctor for a checkup, and he?s feeling a little nervous. ?What if the doctor wants to give me a shot?? he thinks. He worries as he dresses and then he can?t sit still in the waiting room. Finally, it?s time to go in and change for his exam, but . . . OOOPS! He?s forgotten his underwear! And that?s just the beginning of Froggy?s hilarious doctor visit that ends reassuringly with a gold star and a lollipop." - Puffin

We sang: Little Green Frog (Action Song!  Actions in [ ]'s)

Mm, Mm went the little green frog one day, [stick tongue out on 2nd "Mm"]
Mm, Mm went the little green frog, 
 [stick tongue out on 2nd "Mm"]
Mm, Mm went the little green frog one day, 
 [stick tongue out on 2nd "Mm"]
And they all went Mm, Mm, Aahh! 
 [stick tongue out on 2nd "Mm" and open mouth wide for Aahh!]
We all know frogs go,
 [CLAP] Lahdeedahdeedah! [CLAP] Lahdeedahdeedah! [CLAP] Lahdeedahdeedah!
We all know frogs go,
 [CLAP] Lahdeedahdeedah!
They don't go Mm, Mm, Aahh!
[stick tongue out on 2nd "Mm" and open mouth wide for Aahh!]

We read: 
City Dog, Country Frog, by Mo Willems

"In spring, when City Dog runs free in the country for the first time, he spots Country Frog sitting on a rock, waiting for a friend. "You'll do," Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock. In winter, things change for City Dog and Country Frog. Come spring, friendship blooms again, a little different this time.

Mo Willems' spare, poignant text and Jon J. Muth's expressive watercolors team up to tell a story that will resonate with readers of all ages." - Disney-Hyperion

For our craft, we made frogs on a lily pad! 

Our next storytime will be a musical sensation!