Last week we talked about clothes and getting dressed in my preschool, pre-k, and Book Buddies storytimes.
Bubbles: Hello Bubbles and 1 little 2 little 3 little bubbles
Opening song: We hit our knees together
Opening rhyme: Two little dickey birds/Open them, shut them
Letter of the day: P (pajamas, pants, pink)
Polly’s Pink Pajamas, by Vivian French and Sue Heap. (E HUMOR FREN). I made sure to emphasize the “P” sounds while reading this one aloud.
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed, by Margaret Chodos-Irvine (E SELF CHOD).
Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? by Nancy White Carlstrom and Bruce Degen (E BEARS CARL) Pre-K especially loved identifying the rhyming words in this book. They thought it was hilarious when I asked them if they wore their “pants that dance” today. Heeheehee… Look here for a cute paper doll activity to go with this book.
One Two Buckle My Shoe (This one has hand motions)
Hat and shirt, pants and shoes (to the tune of Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes). We started slowly and got faster and faster!
Closing game: Rhyme cube
Closing Rhyme: This is big
Closing song: My hands say thank you
I have a bunch of stuffed bears and a bunch of assorted Build a Bear Workshop clothes, so I pulled them all out and we had a dress-up bear party! This activity was even better than I could have hoped! The kids used their motor skills to put the clothes on the bears and talked about what article of clothing the bear was wearing, what color it was, and why the bear was dressed that way (I see that your bear has a backpack on. Is he going to school?) This is definitely an activity I would repeat!