Thursday, November 14, 2013

Forest Animal Storytime

Opening Song: The More We Get Together 
*We sing and clap to our opening song.  All Stillwater Public Library story times start with this song and the children learn that song means story time is starting.

Book: A Fawn in the Grass by Joanne Ryder

Flannel Board: I spy with my little eye...
... animal who's big, brown and furry and who loves honey (bear)
... animal who's long and green and slithers on his stomach (snake)
... animal who's white and has long ears (rabbit)
... animal who's small and brown and has quills on its back (porcupine) 
... animal who stays up at night and says 'whoo' (owl)
... animal who has a big, bushy tail and who loves to eat nuts (squirrel)

Book: One Magical Morning by Claire Freedman

Song:  Bear Went Over the Mountain

Book:  The Happy Hedgehog Band by Martin Waddell

Craft: The children made a hedgehog by gluing on brown construction paper spines to a hedgehog body.

Beyond Storytime:

Other books to checkout:  
Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler
Forest Bright/ Forest Night by Jennifer Ward
Bedtime in the Forest by Kazuo Iwamura
At the Edge of the Woods: A Counting Book by Cynthia Cotten
Nonfiction books about forest animals can be found throughout the 500's. Ask your librarian to help find books about about your favorite forest animal.

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