What We Did in Storytime: Frogs

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Storytime was all about frogs today! We splashed around in the sensory bin and made a frog craft with green tissue paper.

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Song: If You’re Ready for a Story 

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Book: Leap Back Home to Me by Lauren Thompson

I liked this book! The little frog leap frogs over different things but always comes back to mama frog.

Felt Board: 5 Little Froggies

Five little froggies sitting on a well,
One looked up (point up)
and down he fell. (fall down)
Froggies jump high (reach up high)
Froggies jump low (reach down low)
Four little froggies hopping two and fro.
(Keep going until there are no more frogs.)

I like that this little rhyme for the flannel board has actions to go along with it to keep everyone interested and moving while we count down the froggies.

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Book: Frogs by Marysa Storm

This is the first time I’ve tried using a nonfiction book in storytime, and I’m not sure how well it went over. It was shorter than Leap Back Home to Me but didn’t seem to hold the kids’ attention. I’ll have to think this over before trying another nonfiction book.

Song: Mm Ah Went the Little Green Frog 

              Mmm ahh went the little green frog one day.

Mmm ahh went the little green frog.

Mmm ahh went the little green frog one day.

And they all went mmm, mmm, ahh.

But… We know frogs go (clap) shanananana.

(clap) shanananana.

(clap) shanananana.

We know frogs go (clap) shanananana.

They don’t go mmm, mmm, ahh.

This is a classic kids’ song, but if you haven’t heard it before Jbrary has their version here.

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Fingerplay: “Two Little Frogs”

Two little frogs sitting on a hill,
One named Jack and one named Jill.
“Jump,” said Jack. “Jump,” said Jill.
And they both jumped down the great big hill.
Come back, Jack. Come back, Jill.
And they both jumped up the great big hill.

Book: Jump! by Scott M. Fischer

Fingerplay: Mr. Bullfrog

Here’s Mr. Bullfrog (make a fist)
Sitting on a rock (put fist on palm)
Into the water he jumps
KERPLOP! (clap loudly)

And that’s what we did in storytime today! If you’d like to see what we did in past weeks, click on the “What We Did in Storytime” tag. Also, just a reminder – we will be taking a break from Littles over the summer, so this was our last regular session for a few months. BUT!! Miss Marta and I have planned some really fun themed storytimes for over the summer too. We hope you can join us for Storytime Rocks! on June 3rd at 10 AM for a super fun music and dance themed storytime. Or why not check out Messing Around at 10 AM on July 1st, our art themed storytime program? We promise it will be LOTS of fun and make LOTS of messes. But don’t worry, you leave the clean up to us! Both programs are for kids up to age 6, with siblings welcome. Hope to see you there!

Miss Jessica

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