Saturday, May 26, 2007

Farm rhyme/Zoo rhyme

I found a rhyme on the internet that went:

I went to visit a farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way
And what do you think I heard her say?
Moo, moo, moo.

I've also used it for a zoo kit:

I went to visit the zoo one day,
I saw a tiger along the way
And what do you think I heard him say?
Growl, growl, growl.

While visiting our local Hobby Lobby I found some nifty wooden creatures in their Bible School area. There were zoo animals, some farm animals, and some bugs. These are just the right size to add a fat craft stick to for stick puppets. I'm going to use them with the above rhyme and see how it goes.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Piggy in the Puddle

It's funny how something that I've used for years can become fresh again. When I first began presenting preschool storytime, I used a book called PIGGY IN THE PUDDLE by Charlotte Pomerantz. The pictures aren't as large or as bright as many newer books, but the rhyme & language is delightful. I used it today with 3, 4, & 5 year olds, thinking that the younger kids might think it a little long. When I finished, a 3 year old looked at me and said, "That was a really fun book." I had 3 copies of the book available for check out & they all disappeared.