Family Storytime – 11/30/19 – Shapes

Family Storytime – 11/30/19 – Shapes

  • Song – Top of the Morning
    • This is a fun tune and great for waking up and doing a little stretching. It’s called Top of the Morning.
  • Hello Rhyme – Hello, Hello, Hello
    • This is a little rhyme to say hello in different languages.514w93d37wl._sy498_bo1204203200_

Hello, hello, hello.
It’s time to say hello.
Hello, today, to all my friends.
Hello, hello, hello.
(English, ASL, Spanish, French, etc.)

  • Song/Stretch – Hands Are For Clapping by Jim Gill
    • I love this simple little stretching song. Simple movement and a nice tune.
  • ASL – CIRCLE / SQUARE / TRIANGLE
  • Book – Perfect Square by Micheal Hall
    • This is the “perfect” shape themed book.
  • Rhyme – Shape Song

A circle is a shape that goes round and round,
Round and round, round and round.
A circle is a shape that goes round and round,
Round and round.

A triangle is a shape with three sides,
With three sides, with three sides.
A triangle is a shape with three sides,
With three sides.  

A square is a shape with four sides,
With four sides, with four sides,
A square is a shape with four sides,
With four sides.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHUg4QuTmyc)

  • Song –  Shake Your Sillies Out IMG_3306
    • And a dance break to get those wiggles out!
  • Flannel –  Shaped houses—where’s my house
    • I saw this one at another library when I was with my daughter and it rocked! Sooo I recreated it.
  • Rhyme – Where is Triangle
    • I created shape “people” on Popsicle sticks for this one.

Where is triangle?  Where is triangle?
Here I am.  Here I am.
How are you today, sir?  Very well, I thank you.
Run away.  Run away.
(I repeated this rhyme with rectangle, circle, and square)
(http://libraryvillage.blogspot.com/2013/09/toddler-story-time-i-see-shapes.html)

  • Book/Flannel – Out of Shapes by Ashley G.
    • I have a flannel for this that is going to be super complicated but I am determined to try it!
  • Rhyme –  Little Circle IMG_2694

Little circle (fingers and thumb)
Bigger circle (two hands)
Biggest circle (Both arms)

How many circles did we make? 1,2,3!
(http://libraryvillage.blogspot.com/2013/09/toddler-story-time-i-see-shapes.html)

  • Song/Bubbles – Bubble Bath
    • never break out the bubbles for family storytime because it’s a risk with that many people. But bubbles are circles soooo please don’t trample me!
  • Song/Shakers –  Mr. Sun by Raffi
    • The sun is round, so we can shape shake to this song.
  • Goodbye Rhyme – Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye
    • We do goodbye the same way we said hello.

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.
It’s time to say goodbye.
Goodbye, today, to all my friends.
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.
(English, ASL, Spanish, French, etc.)

  • Song – Clean It Up! by The Laurie Berkner Band
    • Everyone helps put our shakers away.
  • Song – Goodbye, So Long, Farewell my Friends by Music Together
    • I always put this one on as I go to open the door. Its a nice, slow, peaceful song to wind down on.

How’d it go:

I decided that my Out of Shapes flannel had too many pieces, so I ended up doing It Looked Like Spilt Milk instead. Fun was had!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Author: MarandaLee

Children's Librarian. Connoisseur of all things bookish.

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