Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Easter Storytimes

For my storytimes last week I used most of the same stories for Family Storytime and Toddler Time. Toddler Time I did not use Bunny Trouble. It was too long for them.  I think I had a shorter one that I used but I did not write it down and have since forgotten. :)
Both groups had a blast doing Little Bunny Foo Foo.  One little boy in my toddler time cracked up everytime we bopped Foo Foo on the head.  Too cute. :)

Opening Song:
Open Shut Them - sung through twice
For Family Storytime I always add a second verse since they are the big kids.

Books: Splat the Cat: Where is the Easter Bunny?  By Rob Scotton

 Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Morgan Stoeke



Bunny Trouble by Hans Wilhelm



Action Songs:

Little Bunny Foo Foo
(I used stuffed mice and a rabbit and let the kids act this out gently! I wore my princess crown and had my wand to be the Good Fairy.  Good times were had by all.)
Bunny Pokey - I used bunny ears, paws, nose, and tail.

Fingerplay:
5 Little Bunnies
Five little bunnies standing by the door
One hopped away, and then there were four.
Four little bunnies sitting near a tree,
One hopped away, and then there were three.
Three little bunnies looking at you,
One hopped away and then there were two,
Two little bunnies enjoying the sun,
One hopped away and then there was one.
One little bunny sitting all alone,
He hopped away and then there were none.

Feltboard:
We played pin the tail on the bunny.  I cut out a ton of bunny tales from different colors.  The older kids had to close their eyes and spin them around.  The younger kids could either spin a few times or just pin the tail on the bunny.  ( I thought about doing an exercise with colors for the toddlers and even during baby storytime, but it just didn't work. They were too eager to put something on the feltboard!)
(this refused to rotate to normal.  so just tilt your head a wee bit....)
Closing Song:
The More We Get Together
Craft:
 

I had the bunnies cut out along with crayons and cotton balls for the kids to decorate with.  I gave them all a piece of green construction paper and they glued everything on.  Then decorated the eggs. 


 

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas! I like how you acted out Little Bunny Foo Foo.

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