Story Time – April 28, 2020

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Story Time – April 28, 2020

10:30 am ONLINE on Facebook – ages 2 to 5

Where in the world is Cody’s hat? Spin the globe to see where it’s at.

​For the next four weeks in online storytime, we will visit four different biomes around the world. We have included a link to print off a passport so the children can keep a record of all the places we will visit.

Early Literacy Tip and Activity:

Tip

Children are born curious. From a very young age, they show interest in exploring the world around them. Tune into your child’s discoveries and use words to talk with them about the things they see, hear, and feel. 

https://talkingisteaching.org/

Activity

Go on a “Look and Find” walk either outside or in the house and collect a variety of objects. Then talk about how you can sort and categorize the items into groups perhaps by color, texture, or perhaps smell.

Books Presented

What’s the Matter, Habibi?
by Betsy Lewin

Habibi (Arabic for “my darling”) is a camel who usually seems to enjoy his work, giving rides to children. But one day Habibi lies down and absolutely will not get up. “What’s the matter?” asks Ahmed, Habibi’s owner.

Find it in our Catalog

Deserts
by Gail Gibbons

An introduction to the characteristics of deserts and the plants and animals that inhabit them.

Find it in our Catalog

Art and Max
by David Wiesner

Max and Arthur are friends who share an interest in painting. Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Although Max is inexperienced, he’s courageous—and a quick learner. His energy and enthusiasm bring the adventure to its triumphant conclusion.

The Seed and the Giant Saguaro
by Jennifer Ward

A packrat, carrying fruit from the giant saguaro, is chased by various desert animals and inadvertently helps spread the cactus’s seed. Includes information on saguaros.

Find it in our Catalog

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

S-N-A-K-E

I had a snake
he was so green
as green as snakes can be!
S-N-A-K-E, S-N-A-K-E, S-N-A-K-E,
he is my favorite snake!

Gina Miller

Lizard and the Bugs

5 little bugs on the desert floor
Along came a lizard, and SLURP!!!
There are 4.

4 little bugs on an aloe tree
Along came a lizard, and SLURP!!!
There are 3.

3 little bugs without a clue…..
2 little bugs soaking up the sun….
1 little bug knew he was done…..
Now there are none.

(Use fist of one hand to represent the lizard — have pointer finger move in and out of fist quickly to be the lizard’s tongue. 5 fingers of the other hand are the bugs that “disappear” as the lizard’s fast tongue “gets” them.)

-https://www.preschooleducation.com/sreptile.shtml

Five Little Coyotes

1 little coyote howling at the moon, along came a friend and joined in his tune
(Repeat with 2, 3, 4, 5)

5 Wild Coyotes watch an owl soar, one ran after it and then there were 4.

4 Wild coyotes sniffing at a tree, one chased a mouse and then there were 3.

3 wild coyotes where the clover grew, one chased a mouse and then there were 2.

2 wild coyotes sitting in the sun, one went for a drink and then there was 1.

1 wild coyote howling at the moon, he went to sleep ’cause the sun would be up soon.

~ storytiming.com/2011/11/25/flannel-friday-5-little-coyotes/

Alice the Camel

Alice the camel has 5 humps,
Alice the camel has 5 humps,
Alice the camel has 5 humps.
So go, Alice, go!
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

Alice the camel has 4 humps,
Alice the camel has 4 humps,
Alice the camel has 4 humps.
So go, Alice, go!
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

Alice the camel has 3 humps,
Alice the camel has 3 humps,
Alice the camel has 3 humps.
So go, Alice, go!
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

Alice the camel has 2 humps,
Alice the camel has 2 humps,
Alice the camel has 2 humps.
So go, Alice, go!
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

Alice the camel has 1 hump,
Alice the camel has 1 hump,
Alice the camel has 1 hump.
So go, Alice, go!
Boom, boom, boom, boom!

Alice the camel has NO humps,
Alice the camel has NO humps,
Alice the camel has NO humps.
‘Cause Alice is a HORSE,
Of course!

-Traditional

Craft Activities

Make a Saguaro Cactus out of play dough, and egg tray cup, and spaghetti noodles. Don’t have play dough? Try one of the three recipes listed on this page!

Try making jello playdough! It smells amazing and it is so smooth.

Let’s learn how to make this Easy 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough. It’s very inexpensive to make, can be colored any way you want, and smells so much better than traditional play doughs.

Here’s a recipe for homemade playdough that doesn’t require cream of tartar or cooking on the stovetop AND includes everyone’s favorite instant drink powder: Kool-Aid!

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