It's that time of the year again. And with a lot of my story time kids starting pre-school or daycare for the first time, a story time to ease them into the transition seemed in order.
Song: Good Morning Dear Earth
Flannel: Alphabet Soup- SCHOOL
Flannel: 5 Yellow Ducks
Action Rhyme: Big, Big, Big
Baby Bounce: Criss Cross, Line, Line
Book: Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes
by Eric Litwin
Song: Knees Up Mother Brown from Raffi: The Singable Songs Collection
Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Book: School Bus
by Donald Crews
Flannel: The Bus for Us
Song: Turn Around from Getting to Know Myself
Make and Take Craft: The Bus for Us
-construction paper school bus cut-outs
-construction paper black circles (wheels)
Process: Before story time I cut out the school bus shapes and the wheels. After story time I distributed the glue, crayons and cut outs and let the kids go crazy.
Time: Prep took 25 minutes, the craft took 45.