Welcome back to storytime everyone! It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces this morning, despite the snow coming down! While it snowed outside, we read books about animals that live in the snow.
OPENING SONG: Mister Sun
With little ones, you can march your fingers up and down your child’s arm, or you can bounce them on your knees.
BOOK 1: Good Morning, Little Polar Bear by Carol Votaw
FLANNEL RHYME:5 Perky Penguins
(Rhyme and pattern from Mother Goose’s Playhouse by Judy Sierra)
Five perky penguins, Stood on the shore
One went for a swim, And then there were four. (swimming motions)
Four perky penguins, Looked out to sea (look around)
One went swimming, And then there were three. (swimming motions)
Three perky penguins said, “What can we do?” (shrug shoulders)
One jumped in the water, And then there were two.
Two perky penguins, Sat in the sun.
One swam off, And then there was one. (swimming motions)
One perky penguin said, “This is no fun!”
He dived in the water, And then there were none.
ACTION SONG/CD: Penguin Polka
Words and actions can be found on the Polar Animals handout, on the Toddler Rhymes page.
MP3 download available here from Music K-8: KidTunes for personal use, and from Music K-8 for professional use.
BOOK 2: Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear? By Bill Martin
CLOSING SONG: Wave Goodbye Like This
CRAFT: Penguin puppet
These cute little penguins are made out of black cardstock, and white and yellow paper. They are taped onto popsicle sticks to make stick-puppets – perfect for dancing the penguin polka!
You can print out my pattern here.