Foxes – Preschool Storytime

Today we celebrated scheming, sneaky foxes!


Books We Shared

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The first book we shared was the inspiration for this storytime: Fox and the Jumping Contest by Corey R. Tabor.  Fox isn’t the best jumper, but he really wants to win the jumping contest.  So, like any scheming fox, he decides to find a way to win.  But everything may not go the way Fox plans.  This book is brand new, so we should be getting some more copies in soon.

Our second book also featured another fox that may not get everything he hopes for.  In Dinnertime! by Sue Williams, illustrated by Kerry Argent, a hungry fox sees 6 fat bunnies.  He pounces on them page after page — but things may not turn out as you think!  Read this fun counting-down book to find out.

 


Flannelboard Story

A-Hunting We Will Go
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Flannelboard idea taken from The Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra.

A-hunting we will go,
A-hunting we will go.
We’ll take a fox,
Put him in a box,
And then we’ll let him go.

Other Verses:
Bear… sit her in a chair
Frog… put him on a log
Mouse… put her in a house
Whale… tickle his tail
Goat… put him in a boat.

You can continue the fun by thinking of other fun rhyming pairs!

 


Movements

Here’s a a few frisky fox rhymes to have fun with at home:

Fox Has Got a Long Red Tail
(to the tune of: “Mary had a Little Lamb”)
Fox has got a long red tail,
Shake that tail, shake that tail!
Fox has got a long red tail,
Shake that tail now!

Other Verses:
Pointy nose… wiggle that nose
Two front paws… clap those paws
Two pointy ears… twitch those ears
Two bright eyes… blink those eyes
Long sharp teeth… bite those teeth

Rhyme taken from:  Storytime Sparks

Foxy Loxy
Foxy Loxy touch your toes.
Foxy Loxy touch your nose.
Foxy Loxy pat your head.
Foxy Loxy go to bed.
Foxy Loxy wake up now.
Foxy Loxy take a bow.
Foxy Loxy touch the ground.
Foxy Loxy turn around.
Foxy Loxy sit back down.
Foxy Loxy don’t make a sound.

taken from Storytime Sparks

If You’re a Fox and You Know It
(to the tune of: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a fox and you know it, swish your tail.
If you’re a fox and you know it, swish your tail.
If you’re a fox and you know,
then you’ll really want to show it,
If you’re a fox and you know it, swish your tail.

Other verses:
– wiggle your nose
– show your claws
– say “yip yip yip”

taken from: Sunflower Storytime


 Continue the Fun

Fancy more fox fun?  Check out these fun books all about you at your Pasadena Public Library Branch:

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Preschool Storytime, Central Library 8/27/2016

Jennifer Driscoll

Jennifer D. is a Senior Librarian of Youth Services . When she was young, she was once grounded for reading too much. Things haven’t changed much since then and she loves escaping into a good story. When she’s not reading she enjoys watching old musicals, scouring flea markets, taking way too many photos and letterpressing. If she could have any pet she wanted she would have a wombat or a manatee.

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