Storytime: Moose

by | Nov 10, 2021 | Blog, Kid's Corner, Story Time | 0 comments

Did you know that moose are one of the most mischievous characters in the animal kingdom, their front legs are longer than their back legs, and they LOVE to swim? Discover more things about this large deer with these books and activities.

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Ages 2-5

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Tip

Phonological awareness is a set of critical pre-reading skills: the ability to hear, identify, and play with the sounds in spoken language — including rhymes, syllables, and phonemes. Children with strong phonological awareness skills are ready to become readers.

- Reading Rockets: https://www.readingrockets.org/reading-101-guide-parents/prek/phonological-and-phonemic-awareness-activities-your-pre-k-child

Activity

Play “I Spy” first sounds game — Practice beginning sounds with this simple “I spy” game at home, on a walk, or at the grocery store. Choose words with distinctive, easy-to-hear beginning sounds. For example, if you’re in the bathroom you can say, “I spy something red that starts with the “s” ssss sound (soap).”

Books Presented

If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff

Chaos can ensue if you give a moose a muffin and start him on a cycle of urgent requests.

Looking for a Moose by Phyllis Root

Do you really, really want to see a moose — a long-leggy moose — a branchy-antler, dinner-diving, bulgy-nose moose? This hunt for an elusive moose through woods, swamps, bushes, and hills is just as fun as the final surprise discovery of moose en masse. 

 

Duck Duck Moose by Mary Sullivan

Goose is gone and a young girl pleads with her friends, two ducks and moose, for help in finding their missing pal. The foursome ride through the farm on the tractor while other animals, like the horse and sheep, point them in the right direction. A gold key hung high in a tree appears to be an important clue to goose’s disappearance, but after several humorous attempts to retrieve it, the ducks and moose land in the mud and return home without Goose. Sorrowfully, it’s time for bath and bed. The next day everyone rejoices to find that Goose has returned, refreshed and happy after a vacation.

This is a Whoopsie by Andrew Cangelose

This is supposed to be a book about all the different things moose can do, like leaping and jumping and being really tall. But maybe Whoopsie isn’t the right moose for the job. You might want to pick a different moose for this book. Maybe instead we can do a book about falling down a lot? Yeah! Whoopsie would be great at that.This hilarious book about a clumsy moose shows that sometimes being a little different can make one great story.

 

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

Mr. Moose

Mr. Moose is very tall (put hands to head for antlers)
His antlers touch the sky (hand high up in the air)
They make a real good resting place (put hands out to sides)
For birdies passing by (flap arms like wings)

Five Big Muffins

Five big muffins on the window sill;
A moose came along and ate his fill.
Now how many muffins on the window sill?

Four big muffins……
(repeat until all are gone)

No more muffins on the window sill!

Two Tall Moose

Two tall moose standing on a hill,
One named Jack, one named Jill.
Run away Jack, run away Jill,
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Crafts and Activities

M is for Moose

A simple moose hat from tracing hands and circles!

Additional Books

Moose by Aaron Carr

Animals in My Backyard introduces beginning readers to some of the many animals they might find in their backyard. Cougars, moose, owls, and other animals covered in the series have adapted to life near people. Each book looks at one animal and describes features that allow the animal to survive. With easytoread text, vibrant photos, and interesting facts, Animals in My Backyard teaches young readers about backyard animals as they learn to read.

Duck Duck Moose by Dave Horowitz

With no prospect of any friends around for the winter, Moose decides to travel south with Duck and Other Duck.

Hanukkah in Alaska by Barbara Brown

Hanukkah in Alaska is unlike anywhere else. Snow piles up over the windows. Daylight is only five hours long. And one girl finds a moose camped out in her backyard, right near her favorite blue swing. She tries everything to lure it away: apples, carrots, even cookies. But it just keeps eating more tree! It’s not until the last night of Hanukkah that a familiar Jewish holiday tradition provides the perfect-and surprising-solution.

Moosey Moose by Chris Raschka

Moosey Moose is mad. Moosey Moose is throwing a tantrum! Why? Well, he wants his pants, of course. And not his short pants—his long pants! 

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