Up, Up ~ Preschool Storytime


BOOKS WE SHARED

 

In Come Back, Ben by Ann and John Hassett, Ben grabs a red balloon and goes up, up, up,  beyond the trees and hills and mountains…all the way to the MOON!  Everyone tries to call him back but it’s not until he gets to the moon and puts some moon rocks in his pocket that he makes his way down, down, down.

Perfectly Percy by Paul Schmid introduces us to the plight of a porcupine who LOVES balloons!  You can imagine he has a hard time keeping his balloons from popping.  He is determined to find a solution to his dilemma and he begins to think and think.  When he can only come up with ice cream as a thought – he asks his sister and his mom, for help but they can’t solve his problem.  At breakfast the next morning he decides to put his thinking cap on again and he comes up with a brilliant plan!  You’ll have to read the book to find out what it is!


FLANNEL BOARDS WE SHARED

Pete the Clown and His Five Bright Balloons

  

Pete the Clown bought five bright balloons at the carnival.
He was so excited about them, he sang a song as he walked along.
“I’ve got five balloo-oons! I’ve got five balloo-oons!” (sung to the tune of a song for a Conga line)

But then POP! (clap hands)

One balloon broke and started to drop.
Now how many balloons did Pete have?
Four!

Did Pete cry?  No, never!
He knows balloons don’t last forever.
He was so happy that he had four balloons left that he sang a song as he walked along.
“I’ve got four balloo-oons!  I’ve got four balloo-oons!”

But then POP! (clap hands)

One balloon broke and started to drop.
Now how many balloons did Pete have?
Three!

Did Pete cry?  No, never!
He knows balloons don’t last forever.
He was so happy that he had three balloons left that he sang a song as he walked along.
“I’ve got three balloo-oons!  I’ve got three balloo-oons!”

(Repeat the same sequence of events until Pete is out of balloons, then add the following ending.)

Pete was out of balloons! What could he do? 
Well he stopped where he was, turned around and went back to the Carnival where he got five more balloons.
As he walked along he sang his song, “I’ve got five balloo-oons, I’ve got five balloo-oons!”


It Looked Like Spilt Milk (but it wasn’t…)

WE used flannel pieces to make Charles G. Shaw’s book, It Looked Like Spilt Milk come alive.

 

         

 


Action Songs & Fingerplays We Shared

We share a lot of songs, bounces & rhymes during storytime!  You’ll find lyrics/words to those songs & rhymes we shared without CD accompaniment here.

Welcome, Welcome Everyone
(to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle)

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

Open Shut Them – Video:  Open Shut Them

Open, shut them, open, shut them, (open and close hands)
Give a little clap, clap, clap.  (clap three times)
Open shut them, open shut them (open and close hands)
Put them in your lap, lap, lap. (place hands in lap and bounce them 3X)

Creep them, crawl them, creep them crawl them, (crawl fingers up arms)
Right up to your chinny  chin chin. (place fingers on chin)
Open up your little mouth (open mouth and say ahhhhhh)
But do not put them in!! (put hands behind your back)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Video:  Twinkle Twinkle

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.

Goodbye Friends (in sign) – Video:  Goodbye Friends

Goodbye babies, goodbye babies
Goodbye babies, it’s time to say goodbye.


Music from CDs We Shared

Children love to sing and dance to music.  Here are some of the action songs & rhymes on CD that we used in storytime.  Click onto the CD titles to find these items in our library catalog.

“Clap Everybody and Say Hello” from Sally Go Round the Sun by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel

“ABC”  from Go Baby Go! Baby Loves Jazz by Baby Loves Jazz Band

“We’re Going to the Market” from I Love to Hear the Sounds by Kathy Reid-Naiman

“Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes” from Its Toddler Time by Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel


We used our shaker eggs and bells for this song!  “We’re Going to the Market”



Video We Shared

   Peppa Pig ~ The Balloon Ride



 Continue the Fun

If you’d like to read more books about balloons and clouds, check these out at your local Pasadena Public Library!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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