There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot by Linda Smith
Magic Box by Katie Cleminson
The Magic Hat by Mem Fox
I switched out There was an Old Woman for My Mommy is Magic by Carl Norac
Bingo - we were using our magic hands to make the letters disappear
Two Little Blackbirds - I used the extra verses as well
Two Little Blackbirds
Poof! (Action Rhyme)
Poof! I'm an elephant big in size
Poof! I'm an owl with great big eyes
Poof! I'm a mouse squeak, squeak, squeak
Poof! 'm the best, I'm just me!
Magic Finger - Action Rhyme
Magic finger in the air
Magic finger in my hair
Magic finger on my hip
Magic finger on my lips
The Magician's Hat- I cannot find the book this came from. My boss lent the story to me and I believe she copied it from a book a million moons ago. It is a very simple story using simple drawings, which is great for me since my drawing skills are very lacking. If you are interested in seeing it, let me know. I'll scan it into an email for you.
I used First Palette's idea. I used their template for the stars and moons. However, their instructions on how to make the hat were completely lost on me. I definitely do not have a protractor at work! Instead, I used their birthday hat template. This worked much better for me. In order to simplify the craft, I skipped the brim. I also hole punched two holes on either side of the hat and the kids used yarn to tie the hat on. Super Cute!
Both storytimes are started with Open Shut Them and then closed with The More We Get Together