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Art & Artists Story Time (Building)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Alice the Camel
Alice the Camel has three humps
Alice the Camel has three humps
Alice the Camel has three humps
So go Alice go
Two // One
Alice the Camel has no humps
Alice the Camel has no humps
Alice the Camel has no humps
‘Cause Alice is a horse

I started with three humps because I had a slightly younger crowd and this song is pretty long.

Book: Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell; illustrated by Rafael López

maybe something beautiful.jpg

The most perfect book for Building a Better World through art that you can get.

Wiggle Rhyme: Watch Out for the Bugs (to the tune of Jingle Bells)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet
Wiggle all around
Throw your hands up in the air and now let’s touch the ground
Touch your head, touch your hips, give yourself a hug
Now sit down upon the floor
But watch out for the bugs!! (stamp out the bugs)

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Book: Ellie by Mike Wu


Flannel/Book: Mouse Paint

This flannel was already made by a coworker when I started this job and it doesn’t have big panels of red and orange and yellow, etc. for the end. So we used the flannel animals and pools of color and such for the first part of the story and then I used the book for the end when the mice paint big panels of color but keep a section of white to hide from the cat. It worked very well!

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Louise Loves Art by Kelly Light

louise loves art.jpg

Louise draws her masterpiece but her little brother (and his scissors!) gets his hands on it before it can be displayed.

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Our activity today was making our own masterpiece, like Louise. I set out a ton of art supplies and scissors and glue and the kids created a piece of art for their “gallery du fridge.”

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