Little Movers: Opposites!

We had fun with all sorts of opposites today!

OPENING SONG: WELL HELLO EVERYBODY! CAN YOU TOUCH YOUR NOSE?

BOOK: BIG BOX, LITTLE BOX BY CARYL HART

FELT BOARD: POOR LITTLE BABY

Poor little baby, are you feeling sad?

Let’s lift the (color) blanket and see if you’re glad!

This simple rhyme is great for so many things! Opposites, emotions, facial expressions, colors. You can even throw in counting!

ACTION SONG: THIS IS BIG, BIG, BIG

This song is a favorite of mine! You can sing it with the gals from Jbrary by clicking here.

This is big big big Hold (arms out to side)
This is small small small (cup hands together)
This is short short short (hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall tall tall (reach one hand above head)
This is fast fast fast (circle fists quickly)
This is slow slow slow (circle fists slowly)
This is yes yes yes (nod)
This is no no no (shake head)

BOOK: THE PIGEON NEEDS A BATH BY MO WILLEMS

SONG WITH SHAKER EGGS: MAMA’S SLEEPING

Mama’s sleeping, don’t wake her up (sing/shake quietly)
Mama’s sleeping, don’t wake her up
Mama’s sleeping, don’t wake her up
Let’s be very quiet

Wake up mama, we want to play (sing/shake loudly)
Wake up mama, we want to play
Wake up mama, we want to play
Let’s be very noisy!

(repeat with other family members)

SONG WITH SHAKER EGGS: WIMOWEH (THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT) BY LAURIE BERKNER BAND

SONG WITH SHAKER EGGS: DANCE, FREEZE, MELT BY MR. ERIC AND MR. MICHAEL

BOOK: STOP, GO, YES, NO!: A STORY OF OPPOSITES BY MIKE TWOHY

We tied in a fair amount of opposites activities or activities that could open possibilities to talk about opposites. We had oil and water sensory bags out, an opposite puzzle game, and our craft was stamping with cookie cutters using white paint on black paper. I filled out sensory bin with colorful popcorn kernels and small buckets and shovels (empty/full, in/out, up/down, etc). I also put pictures of opposites on our river stones (also called balancing stones) and let the kids try to find the opposites by hopping their way through.

And that’s what we did in storytime! Check back next week to find out what Jessica does in storytime.

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