April 10, 2018

 

The Books We Read:
I'm Dirty by Kate & Jim McMullan
Tidy by Emily Gravett
Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke

Songs & Activities:
We Clap and Say Hello
We clap and say hello! We clap and say hello!
With our friends at storytime, we clap and say hello!

We [wiggle, jump, hop, stomp, dance, spin, whisper] and say hello...
Credit: Adapted from Jbrary

Egg Shaker Play
If You're Happy and You Know It
If you're happy and you know it, give a shake...
If you're happy and you know it, give a tap...[tap shaker on different parts of body]
If you're happy and you know it, give a clap...

If you're happy and you know it, wave "hello"...
Credit: Jbrary

Shake Your Shaker
To the tune of "London Bridges"
Shake your shaker in the air, shake it here, shake it there.
Shake your shaker in the air.  Shake your shaker.

Additional verses:
Shake your shaker..
...up and down, rub your shaker on the ground...
...high and low, shake it fast, shake it slow...
...near and far, drive your shaker in the car...
...fast and slow, shake it stop, shake it go...
Credit: Jbrary

Craft—Painting with Objects
We had fun painting with a variety of objects, including LEGOs, pom-poms, feathers and more:


 

As you'd expect, each artist had a unique creation in the end.  Here are two examples: