Toddler Storytime – A Bit O’ Magic – March 8, 2016

We had fun exploring MAGIC in today’s Toddler Storytime!  Besides a wonderful book about a magic box and the “magic” of books…we performed a scarf trick and made some rabbits disappear.  (All with a little fairy dust of course!)  Here are the stories, songs & activities we shared:


OUR FIRST BOOK:

Ole Konnecke’s Anton Can Do Magic had the toddlers under it’s magical spell.  A little boy is convinced he can “do magic”…  He tries to make a tree disappear but realizes that might be too BIG!  Then he sees a bird land on a tree branch…voila, he makes the bird disappear – Anton can do magic!  (Well the bird helps by flying a way…)  Then, of course, he meets a disbelieving friend and, well, you probably guessed that Anton definitely wants to make him disappear…  I won’t give away the ending but this is truly a delightful story about a little boy’s belief in himself and his quest to make magic.

Anton 2


OUR FLANNEL ACTIVITY:

Five Magic Rabbits

(I used a black top hat and five flannel rabbits for this rhyme.)

Five magic rabbits in a tall black hat (pull rabbits out of hat and place on flannel board)

Along comes a magician who gives each one a pat (pat each rabbit with a makeshift magic wand)

He waves his magic wand high above their ears, (wave wand above rabbits)

Abracadabra, poof! One rabbit disappears (remove a rabbit from the board)

(Count down…4, 3, 2, 1)

Credit:  Storytime Katie/Youth Literature

pioneer-rabbit-magic-tricks


OUR SECOND BOOK:

In The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli, we see a little baby find out that there can be magic in the simplest of gifts – a cardboard box!    A great book about imagination and the joy of discovery through play.  This held the toddlers’ attention the entire time!

birthday box


A Magic Trick – The COLOR-CHANGING Scarf!

(I used a trick scarf I purchased from Party City ~ the kids & adults loved it!)

magic scarf


Rhyme & Puppets Hat Trick

Magic, magic in my hat!

I’ll pull out a rabbit – (pull anything other than a rabbit)

Ahhhh!  What is that?

(repeat until ready to pull out the rabbit)

Magic, magic in my hat!

I’ll pull out a rabbit –

See!  Look at that!

Credit:  SLC Book Boy


OUR DVD:

spots birthday party


TRANSITION ACTIVITIES:

 Open Shut Them

Open shut them, open shut them (hands open and close)

Give a little clap clap clap (hands clap)

Open shut them, open shut them (hands open and close)

Place them in your lap, lap, lap. (place hands in lap)

Creep them crawl them, creep them crawl them (crawl fingers up both arms)

Right up to your chinny, chin, chin (tap fingers onto chin)

Open up your little mouth BUT (keep tapping and open mouth)

DO NOT LET THEM IN!!! (quickly place both hands behind back)

 

Roll Your Hands

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Clap, clap, clap your hands as loud as loud can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Tap, tap, tap your feet as softly as can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Shake, shake, shake your feet as quickly as can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

Roll, roll, roll your hands as fast as fast can be

Do it now, let me see, do it now with me.

(Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel, Toddlers on Parade CD)

toddlers on parade

 

 

 

 

 

 


OUR OPENING & CLOSING SONGS:

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

                                                                                                sally go round the sun

Clap everybody and say hello,

Clap everybody and say hello,

Clap everybody and say hello,

No matter what the weather…

REPEAT verse with Stamp, Wiggle, Jump & Sing

(Kathy Reid-Naiman, Sally Go Round the Sun CD)

 

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are

Up above the world so high

Like a diamond in the sky

Twinkle, twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are!

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out!

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again!

I’m a Little Teapot

I’m a little teapot, short and stout

Here is my handle, here is my spout

When I get all full of steam I shout

Tip me over and pour me out!

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill

One named Jack and the other named Jill

Fly away Jack and fly away Jill

Come back Jack and come back Jill


OUR GOODBYE SONG & STRETCH:

Goodbye Friends (in sign) – to the tune of  “Goodnight Ladies

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends, goodbye friends,

It’s time to say goodbye….

Tickle the Clouds

Tickle the clouds,

Tickle your toes

Turn around and tickle your nose

Reach down low,

each up high,

storytime’s over,

Let’s wave bye-bye!


 

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