Thursday, August 16, 2012

Theme Thursday: Robots!

Did you know that my one of my favorite albums of all time just got turned into a stage musical? In honor of the Flaming Lips and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (which, incidentally, is my number one pump up song of all time) we had a very robotic story time last week.

Song: Good Morning Dear Earth

Flannel: Alphabet Soup- ROBOT

Finger Play: 10 Little Fingers

Book: Hello, Robots by Bob Staake

Flannel: Robot Shapes

Song: Do Your Ears Hang Low?

Song: Open, Shut Them

Book: Robots Everywhere by Dennis Hebson

Song: Shake Your Sillies Out

Song: One Finger, One Thumb, Keep Moving

Flannel: Let's Go Out on a Summer Night

Action Rhyme: Big, Big, Big

Song: Turn Around from Getting to Know Myself

Make and Take Craft: Build Your Own Robot

-paper cups
-tin foil
-googly eyes or eye stickers
-pipe cleaners (cut in half)
-glitter glue

Process: Before story time I covered each paper cup in tin foil (if my kids were a little older I would have had them do it themselves), after story time I passed out the cups, stickers, pipe cleaners and eye stickers and let the kids go crazy. Adults helped poke pipe cleaners through the cups and everything else was pretty easy for the kids to handle on their own. The sheer variety of end results from the same starting point was wonderful to see.

Time: Prep took 25 minutes and the craft took 45.

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