It’s so good to be back!! After a month+ long break, story times are back for a six-week summer session. It felt so good to be back in the programming room with all my little ones!
I’m trying to venture out of my comfort zone ever-so-slightly, so today I brought out some felts – something I never do! Here’s what we did and how it went:
Hello Song: Hello, Friends!
Book 1: Bark, George! / Jules Feiffer
- I wake up my hands with a shake, shake, shake
- When cows wake up in the morning
- Open/shut them
- Roly poly
- Bend and stretch
- Zoom, zoom, zoom / Far, far, far
- Twinkle twinkle
- If you’re happy and you know it
- The elevator song
Soothing song: Orca whale
Goodbye song: Goodbye, Friends!
What a fabulous story time! We had an excellent adult/child ratio (no preschools/day cares), and the adults were all really involved and active, which was great. There was a mix of regulars and new patrons, and a lot of families who had been counting down the days until story time started up again!
For my first foray into felts, I combined pieces from “Dear Zoo” and “I went walking” to make a custom “When cows wake up in the morning”. Combining the stories meant I got old standards like “cow” and “horse” as well as fun additions like “elephant”, “snake” and “monkey”! It was a lot of fun, and I cut it down a bit because of time, but I think I could’ve easily gone through all the animals in my bag. It would also be fun to use this customized kit for “Old MacDonald had a farm”, to make a very unique set of farm animals!
All in all a really great way to kick off summer story times!