Spring Storytime

Now that April is here, I decided to celebrate all things Spring with this storytime. We talked about the different things that happen in Spring before starting our program.

Afterward, I did a Five Little Bees flannel. You can find a fingerplay of this anywhere and adapt it to a flannel.

I found this fun action rhyme on The Holiday Zone:

Farmer, farmer, dig and plant, (Pretend to dig and plant.)
Farmer, farmer, dig and plant,
Farmer, farmer, dig and plant,
Dig and plant the soil.

Mr. Sun, shine so bright, (Make circle with hands above head; shine down on ground.)
Mr. Sun, shine so bright,
Mr. Sun, shine so bright,
Shine and warm the soil.

Mrs. Raindrop, fall, fall, fall, (Raise hands up high; bring fingers down like raindrops.)
Mrs. Raindrop, fall, fall, fall,
Mrs. Raindrop, fall, fall, fall,
Fall and water the earth.

Tiny seed, grow, grow, grow, (Crouch down in a little ball; grow slightly on each “grow.”)
Tiny seed, grow, grow, grow,
Tiny seed, grow, grow, grow,
Grow up big and tall. (Raise hands high and spread out arms, like towering plant.)

Lovely plant, bud and bloom, (Cup hands around face and slowly open them up, like a flower blooming.)
Lovely plant, bud and bloom,
Lovely plant, bud and bloom,
Bud and bloom for me.

Our next book:

My next flannel was all about Butterfly Colors.

I found this next action song on Preschool Education:

Spring Morning
Sung To: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”

This is the way the bunny hops, bunny hops, bunny hops,
This is the way the bunny hops,
On a spring time morning.

This is the way the blue bird flies…
This is the way the little chick walks……
This is the way the little duck swims……
This is the way the little lamb runs…..
This is the way the children play…..

We watched “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” movie before making our craft. The craft was an old one from Oriental Trading. Each child got flower shaped foam glasses that they decorated with designs and letters.

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