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Big and Little Storytime 12.12.2012 (Toddlers)

Toddler Starter

Opening Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Introduce Topic: I had a dinosaur flannel and a ladybug flannel up on the board, and I asked the children what they saw. Then we did this rhyme:
This (point to dinosaur) is big, big, big.
This (point to ladybug) is small, small, small.
This is short, short, short.
And this is tall, tall, tall.
big and little flannel

Action Rhyme: Tall as a Tree
Tall as a tree (arms over head)
Wide as a house (arms out to the side)
Thin as a pin (arms straight down by side)
And small as a mouse (get down low like a mouse)
credit: Harris County Public Library

Book 1: How Big is a Pig by Clare Beaton
big pig

Song: I’m a little Teapot

Action Rhyme: Show me something big.
Show me something small.
Spin in a circle, but try not to fall.
Clap your hands. Stomp your feet.
Shake your harms, then take a seat!
credit: The Family Zone

Book 2: Blue Sea by Robert Kalan
blue sea

Flannel Fun: We did the same rhyme with two different flannel sets:
A little turtle, a bigger turtle, a great big turtle I see.
Can you help me count them? One, two, three!
A little star, a bigger star, a great big star I see.
Can you help me count them? One, two, three!
a little turtle

Song: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Fingerplay: Open Them, Shut Them

Book 3: Big Little by Leslie Patricelli
big little

Big Finish: We danced with our scarves to The Littlest Birds by the Be Good Tanyas
tanyas

Goodbye Song!

Big and Little Storytime 12.12.2012 (Preschool)

Welcome Song
Name Song

Introduce Topic: “Today is all about things that are big and things that are little. Can you think of anything that is big? Can you think of anything that is little?”

Fingerplay: I can make myself real big by standing up straight and tall.
But when I’m tired of being big, I can make myself get small.
credit: The Family Zone

Book 1: The Three Bears by Byron Barton
three bears

Flannel Fun: Five Little Ladybugs
Five little ladybugs climbing up a door
One flew away, and then there were four.
Four little ladybugs sitting in a tree
One flew away, and then there were three.
Three little ladybugs landed on a shoe
One flew away, and then there were two.
Two little ladybugs looking for some fun
One flew away, and then there was none.
credit: I believe the woman who had my job before me made this flannel
ladybugs

Song: The Itsy Bitsy Spider (we sung it in itsy bitsy spider voices)
The Big Gigantic Spider (exactly the same as the itsy bitsy spider, but this time we sang it in big, gigantic voices)

Book 2: Itty Bitty by Cece Bell
itty bitty

 Action Rhyme: Show me something big.
Show me something small.
Spin in a circle, but try not to fall.
Clap your hands, stomp your feet.
Shake your arms then take a seat.
credit: The Family Zone

 Picture Fun: I had cardstock pictures with either big or little objects on them. (elephant/mouse, bus/car, baby/adult, etc.) I held up two at a time and asked the kids which one was big and which one was small.

Book 3: Ernest the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Catherine Rayner
earnest

 Big Finish: We danced with our scarves to The Littlest Birds by the Be Good Tanyas
tanyas

Goodbye Song!