Story Time – Once Upon a Time

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Story Time – Once Upon a Time

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

How do you begin a story? Oh, yes! It’s “Once Upon a… slime, goat, or maybe it’s goose!” This week in story time we finished our “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading 2020 theme with books that start or end with “Once upon a Time.” We hope you have fun with the extension activities, songs, and finger plays. Remember to sing, talk, read, write, and play every day!

Early Literacy Tip and Activity

Tip

Even if you can’t sing on key, be sure to sing to your child! Your child is not looking for a concert quality song; he wants familar sounds from a person who means a great deal to him. Singing together can be great fun; it doesn’t require any special equipment or cost any money.

- Lambert

Activity

Sing an “egg shaker” or “clapping”song with your child such as “If You’re Happy and You Know It”. Have fun making up different verses throughout the day for activities you do with your child such as “…wash your hands, scrub scrub,” or “…eat your lunch, yum, yum!”

Books Presented

Silly Goose’s Big Story
by Keiko Kasza

  Silly Goose tells wonderful stories that lead to great adventures, but soon after his friends complain that he always gets to play the hero, Silly Goose learns that his friends can be truly heroic.

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Once Upon a Slime
by Andy Maxwell

Once upon a time–gloooooooorp! Ew, gross! Who slimed Goldilocks? Who could be the mastermind behind this icky, sticky plan?

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Once Upon a Goat
by Andy Maxwell

When a proper king and queen ask their fairy godmother for a child, they find themselves gifted instead with a baby goat.

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The End
by David LaRochelle

“…And they lived happily ever after.” So begins David LaRochelle and Richard Egielski’s wacky original fairy tale THE END, which traces the courtship of a handsome knight and a beautiful princess . . . backwards!

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Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Clap your hands together.
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
Clap your hands together.

Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet,
Stamp your feet together.
Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet,
Stamp your feet together.

Blink, blink, blink your eyes,
Blink your eyes together.
Blink, blink, blink your eyes,
Blink your eyes together.

– Mamalisa.com

One, Two, Shake it on Your Shoe

One, two, shake it on your shoe.
Three, four, shake it on the floor.
Five, six, stir and mix.
Seven, eight, stand up straight.
Nine, ten, wave to all your friends.

– Lisaslibrary.blogspot.com

Egg Shakers Up

(Tune: Tommy Thumbs Up)

Egg shakers up (raise shakers)
Egg shakers down (lower shakers)
Egg shakers dancing all around the town (wave shakers side to side)
Dance them on your shoulders (place shaker on your shoulder)
Dance them on your head (place shaker on your head)
Dance them on your knees (place shaker on your knee)
And, shhhhh tuck them into bed (quietly rest shaker on your palm)

– Adventuresofabookworm.com

Crafts and Activities

Use this Fairy Tale Cootie Catcher to tell your own stories!

Try out this magic wand craft!

Additional Books

The Frog Prince, Continued
by Jon Scieszka

After the frog turns into a prince, he and the Princess do not live happily ever after and the Prince decides to look for a witch to help him remedy the situation.

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Little Red Riding Sheep
by Linda Ravin Lodding

Arnold is an eager young sheep who is excited to be in his very first book. No problem-o! Except he’s a bit big and fluffy to play Little Red Riding Hood, and he’s a tiny bit scared of the deep dark woods.

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The Three Triceratops Tuff

by Steve Shaskan

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