For this our last story time of spring, I wanted to go out with a bang, so I tried to plan an extra-special story time that would include all of our favourite songs and activities. To make it extra-special, we did almost the entire story time standing up! We sang our hello song as usual, then sang “when cows wake up in the morning (including a lion and a dinosaur, of course), and then it was up and moving around, even during the stories!
Welcome Song: Hello, Friends
Song: When cows wake up in the morning
Book 1: From Head to Toe / Eric Carle
- I wake up my hands
- Wiggle your fingers
- Open-shut them
- Roly poly
Book 2: Jump / Scott M. Fischer
- Zoom zoom
- The wheels on the bus
- Here we go a marching
- Toast in the toaster
- Elevator song
- Grr-grr went the little brown bear one day (with puppet)
Goodbye Song: Goodbye, Friends!
I know my audience, and what my audience loves best is jumping! So, we jumped to the moon, the people on the bus went up and down, we went a jumping, our toast popped, and our elevators went up and down. Even our second book was all about jumping! We had a delighted, if exhausted crew after story time today, and it was a wonderful note on which to finish off the session.