It’s been awhile since I did story time, but we’re back! I’m going to do it once a month (which is really 3 times in a week as there are three different preschool classes). Since it’s gray out, the theme was COLORS!
Of course we started with the welcome/goodbye song, “The More We Get Together” by the Cedarmont Kids:
Then Color Farm by Lois Ehlert. I love this book because it gives preschoolers the chance to show off – colors, shapes, farm animals, and animal sounds all in one book. (Although I forgot to switch the titles for 1st grade on Monday and read this, to which one student said, “Why are we reading baby books?” Fair enough!)
Then we voted on the color of their parents’ cars, and we sang a couple of verses:1 little, 2 little, 3 little (red) cars, 4 little, 5 little, 6 little (red) cars, 7 little, 8 little, 9 little (red) cars, Going down the street.
Then Freight Train by Donald Crews:
Then a song I learned from teaching children at church:Choo-choo, the big train is coming down the tracks. Choo-choo the big train is coming down the tracks. Stop, look, and listen, Stop, look, and listen, Choo-choo the big train is coming down the tracks. Choo-choo!
Then Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. This one is great as kids can show off their color mixing prowess. The 4-year olds knew those, but 3-year olds didn’t yet. They’ll learn!
I thought of doing the Hokey Pokey here (like how the mice put their feet into the paint), but I thought that would get too wild and crazy.
The last book I did doesn’t exactly have anything to do with color, other than it being colorful. I read Eric Carle’s From Head to Toe:
Then we closed with “The More We Get Together.”