Music & Movement: Silly Time
April 11th, 10:15 and 11am
Opening Song: Glad to See You by Peter and Ellen Allard
"When I'm glad to see all of you, I like to clap my hands, stamp my feet, I especially like to shake my hips (wiggle, wiggle, wiggle!), I even like to nod my head, and then I like to see how many times I can blink my eyes."
Book: What Will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas
Pause for a fan-girl moment: I love using Jan Thomas' books in storytimes. I get excited every time I see a new title in our vendor's database.
Song: Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi
This isn't one of my favorite songs (I know, the horror!), but it is a classic. You can't go wrong with a classic.
Rhyme: Monkey See, Monkey Do
I had originally planned to do Tommy Thumbs here (see below), but realized that we were already standing after the end of SMSO, so I flip-flopped on the spot.
Book: Where, Oh, Where's My Underwear?: a Pop-Up Book by Barney Saltzberg
I found this in a box of miscellaneous pop-up books in the children's storage area at the library. Its hilarious. I'll spoil the ending by telling you the underwear is all at the park, sliding down the slide, swinging on the swings, etc. So many giggles.
Rhyme: Tommy Thumbs
Song: Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill
Activity: Physical Activity Cube
I made my cube using a box from a Scentsy warmer. It was a great size, and they're made out of pretty sturdy cardboard. I filled the inside with paper scraps to give it some substance. I used most of the same actions as the original poster, but swapped one for "wobble like jello." Because it's sillier. We did each of the actions as a group, then I invited kids to "roll the dice" themselves and do the actions. Most of the kids got very shy all of a sudden (we have done other things singling out individuals from the group before), so I just took over after the kids who wanted a turn had one. I rolled the cube and we all did the actions for a bit.
Song: Super Silly Tango by Mr. Eric and Mr. Michael
Closing Rhyme: (borrowed from the librarians at the Ames Public Library)
We read a book / We sang a song / Let's blow a kiss / And say so long.
Teach sign language for book & song, mimic blowing a kiss, wave for so long.
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