Party! Pre-School Storytime

This week in storytime we had a PARTY!
I started off the storytime by doing a Draw and Tell Story from Notes from the Story Room
This was my first time doing a draw and tell story and the kids really liked it… They were so into listening and it took them a second afterward to realize I had been drawing a picture the entire time… BIRTHDAY CAKE!

Party Picture Books

My Closet Threw a Party
My Closet Threw a Party by Robyn Parnell
Xander's Panda Party
Xander’s Pandy Party by Linda Sue Park, illus. by Matt Phelan
If You Give a Pig a Party
If You Give a Pig a Party by Linda Numeroff, illus. by Felicia Bond
I Am Invited to a Party
I am Invited to a Party! by Mo Willems

Party Songs & Rhymes

Mix the Batter, Stir the Batter fingerplay
source: Sunflower Storytime

Mix the batter, stir the batter (make a stirring motion with one arm/hand)
Shake some flour in (make a shaking motion with one arm/hand)
Mix the batter, stir the batter (make a stirring motion with one arm/hand)
Place it in a tin (pretend to pour)
Sprinkle in some chocolate chips (pretend to sprinkle)
Put it in to bake (open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward)
Then open wide the oven door (pretend to open door)
And out comes the cake! (open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward)

Los Colores
source: a play group circle time song I used to go to with the little girl I nannied…
tune: fere jacques

Red is rojo,
green is verde,
blue- azul,
negro-black,
Yellow-amarillo,
purple is morado,
Brown-café,
gray is gris.

We also made a band with some different musical instruments and had a brief music party, marching around, while listening to The Ants Go Marching

Check out my Flannel Friday post to see the cupcake flannelboard rhyme!

Other Party/Birthday themed ideas

Birthdays- Sunflower Storytime
Happy Birthday to Meeeeeeeeeee!- Silly Librarian
Storytime- Happy Birthday- Librarian Jenna
It’s a (storytime) Party!- The Show Me Librarian

 

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  1. I love this, Meg. I also like to use Dinner at the Panda Palace by Stephanie Calmenson, Wolf’s Coming by Joe Kulka, and Annie Was Warned by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

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