Family Storytime – Cakes & Cupcakes – September 5

 

We read some funny stories about EATING and BAKING cakes & cupcakes (but not necessarily in that order).  Here are some of the books & activities we shared:

OPENING SONGS:

Welcome, Welcome! 

Welcome, welcome everyone

Now we’re here, let’s have some fun

First we clap our hands just so

Then we bend and touch our toes

Welcome, welcome everyone

Now we’re here, let’s have some fun!

Clap Everybody and Say Hello (from Sally Go Round the Sun, Kathy Reid Naiman)

go around the sun

 

 

 

 

 


ACTION RHYME:

Open, Shut Them

Open shut them (open and shut hands)
Open shut them (open and shut hands)
Give a little clap, clap, clap  (clap hands)Open shut them  (open and shut hands)
Open shut them  (open and shut hands)
Lay them on your lap, lap, lap  (put hands on lap)Creep them creep them  (crawl fingers up arm)
Creep them creep them  (crawl fingers up arm)
Right up to your chin, chin, chin  (crawl fingers around chin)
Open wide your little mouth  (open mouth)
But do not let them in  (quickly put hands behind back)Shake them shake them
Shake them shake them
Shake them
Just like this, this, this
Roll them roll them
Roll them roll them Roll
And blow a little kiss
Muah!


BOOKS:

george

Poor George the dog wants to be good and make his owner Harry proud, but he just can’t resist getting into mischief while Harry is away!  The story opens with George trying to fight the urge to eat the cake that Harry has left on the kitchen counter but….well you can probably guess what happens.  (He eats the whole thing!)  His antics don’t stop there – there’s still a cat to chase,

 

 

 

 

 
red hen

A modern re-telling of the classic tale, The Little Red Hen.  In Rebecca and Ed Emberly’s version, the hen bakes a cake instead of bread and (as in the original) she  asks her friends the cat, the rat and the frog to help her.  None of them are willing to lift a finger until she asks:  “And who will help me eat this cake?”  To which they all answer, “I WILL!”  By that time the hen was wise to their laziness and decides to eat the cake all by herself.  The illustrations are wild and crazy and the story’s repetitive nature make it a good fit for the preschool crowd.

 

 

 


FLANNELBOARD:  

Five Yummy Cupcakes!
felt cupcake picDown around the corner in the bakery shop,

Are five yummy cupcakes with frosting on top

Then along comes a KITTY with a dollar to pay

And she buys a cupcake and takes it away!

Repeat with four, three, two, one, NONE

 

 

MOVEMENT ACTIVITY:

My head, my shoulders, my knees, my toes (touch head, shoulders, knees, toes…)

My head, my shoulders, my knees, my toes  (touch head, shoulders, knees, toes…)

My head, my shoulders, my knees, my toes  (touch head, shoulders, knees, toes…)

Let’s all join hands together!  (clap hands)

(Repeat three times, each time going faster and faster)


VIDEO: 

Ruby’s Delivery

perfecrt pumpkin

 

 

 

 

 


CLOSING SONGS:

Itsy Bitsy Souder,  Row Your Boat from Songs for Wiggleworms, I’m a Little Teapot, Two Little Blackbirds, Twinkle,  Twinkle Little Star & Goodbye Friends in Sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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