Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dragons, dragons, I love dragons

I love to do dragons for storytime. I've listed an overview of books, flannel board stories and fingerplays that I've used. When possible, I've listed the sources for copyrighted works, links for those I've found on-line, and the actual text of those I've created or adapted.

Books:

THE EGG by M.P. Robertson
THE BEST PET OF ALL by David LaRochelle/illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama
THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS by Robert Munsch/art by Michael Martchenko
WHO WANTS A DRAGON? by James Mayhew/illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A DRAGON by Jack Kent
SPARK THE FIREFIGHTER by Stephen Krensky/illustrated by Amanda Haley
THE PET DRAGON: A Story about adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters by Chrisoph Niemann
THE KISS THAT MISSED by David Melling
BABY DRAGON by Amy Ehrlich/illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
LITTLE ONES DO by Jana Novotny Hunter/illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert
GRAMPS AND THE FIRE DRAGON by Bethany Roberts/illustrated by Melissa Iwai
THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE DRAGON by Else Holmelund Minarik/pictures by Martine Gourbault
NO HUGS TILL SATURDAY by Julie Downing
PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON by Peter Yarrow & Lenny Lipton/paintings by Eric Puybaret

Flannel board stories:
COLOR DRAGONS (see below)
LITTLE DRAGON'S BIRTHDAY (tracking down the source on this--I did from memory)
TEN DIZZY DRAGONS from SUPER STORYTELLING by Carol Elaine Catron & Barbara Catron Parks
THE DRAGON a poem by Jean Kenward (used PrintShop 15 to make flannelboard pieces)
S-P-A-R-K (see below)

Tell & Draw Story
THE LITTLE DRAGON MONSTER from CHALK IN HAND by Phyllis Noe Pflomm

Finger plays:

I found several at http://storytimepreschooltodders.blogspot.com
Dragon, Dragon (see below)
If I Were A Dragon (see below)


COLOR DRAGONS

Red dragon,
Green dragon,
Yellow dragon,
Blue....

Orange dragon,
Brown dragon,
Purple dragon, too!

How many dragons do we see?
Count them now along with me,
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
Seven bright dragons fly in the heavens.

Original author unknown, adapted by me on 9-26-01


S-P-A-R-K

There was a dragon that I knew
And Spark was his name.
S-P-A-R-K
S-P-A-R-K
S-P-A-R-K
And Spark was his name.

(On the second verse, remove the K & clap instead of saying "K". Continue replacing a letter with a clap until all five letters are claps)

Dragon, Dragon

Dragon, dragon, turn around
Dragon, dragon, touch the ground
Dragon, dragon, fly up high
Dragon, dragon float in the sky
Dragon, dragon, shake your tail
Dragon, dragon, pound a nail
Dragon, dragon, give a roar
Dragon, dragon, drop to the floor.


If I Were A Dragon

If I were a dragon, a dragon, a dragon,
If I were a dragon, here's what I'd do:

I'd fly and glide and soar and dip,
If I were a dragon that's what I'd do.

If I were a dragon, a dragon, a dragon,
If I were a dragon, here's what I'd do:

I'd stomp and roar and blow my fire,
If I were a dragon, that's what I'd do.

If I were a dragon, a dragon, a dragon,
If I were a dragon, here's what I'd do:

I'd twirl around then sit back down,
If I were a dragon, that's what I'd do.





Okay, that's the bare bones. Have fun with it!


1 comment:

funfelt said...

There is a St. George and the Dragon flannel board story at http://www.funfelt.com/castle.html We love dragons, too!
Karen
Story Time Felts