Chicken Preschool Storytime

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Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012

1. HAVE FUN WITH BOOKS
Here are the books we read at storytime:

Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke ©2007
Chicks Run Wild by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen ©2011
Chicken Dance by Tammi Sauer ©2009
The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges ©2002

2. NOTICE PRINT ALL AROUND YOU
Check out our Staff Picks for Notice Print All Around You.

3. TALK, TALK, TALK
Check out our Staff Picks for Talk, Talk, Talk.

4. TELL STORIES ABOUT EVERYTHING
Have you tried TumbleBooks, an online library of read-along stories, videos and language games for use on computer, Ipad and mobile devices?

5. LOOK FOR LETTERS EVERYWHERE
Try some fun alphabet activities from the Corinth Youth Services Pinterest page.

6. TAKE TIME TO RHYME, SING AND PLAY WORD GAMES
Here are the rhymes and songs from today:

Welcome To Storytime! [tune:Twinkle, Twinkle]

Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now we're here, let's have some fun.
First we'll sing the ABC's,
then we'll read and sing with me.
Welcome, welcome, everyone,
Now we're here let's have some fun.

Here's a Little Egg

Here's a little egg, so smooth and white [Sit criss-cross applesauce, head down, arms in lap]
Peck, peck, peck, there's something inside! [Move head slightly at each peck]
Peck, peck, peck, here comes a little beak [Move head on each peck, raising it a little higher each time]
Peck, peck, peck, here come two little feet [Extend feet a little farther on each peck]
Peck, peck, peck, and peck, peck, peck. [straighten body and move arms on each word, spreading wider]
and crack, crack, CRACK! [move to squatting position] Out pops the baby chicken! [Stand up, arms above head]

Ten Fluffy Chickens

Five eggs and five eggs, that makes ten. [Hold up two hands]
Sitting on top is the Mother Hen. [Fold one hand over the other]
Crackle, crackle, crackle; what do I see? [Clap three times]
Ten fluffy chickens, as yellow as can be! [Hold up and wiggle ten fingers]

This Little Chick

This little chick got into the barn [Hold up index finger]
This little chick ate all the corn [Hold up middle finger]
This little chick said he wasn't well [Hold up ring finger]
This little chick said he'd go tell [Hold up pinky finger]
But this little chick said "Peep, peep, peep" [Hold up thumb and wiggle it]
"Please be quiet, I'm trying to sleep!" [Wiggle thumb]

I'm a Little Chicken [Tune:Little Teapot]

I'm a little chicken, short and fat.
Covered in feathers with a tail in back.
When I get real hungry, I flap my wings,
and look for bugs and yummy things.

Higgledy, Piggledy

Higgledy, piggledy, my black hen. [Hold up right fist]
She lays eggs for gentlemen; [Left hand, fingers extended, bow them forward]
Sometimes nine, [Hold up 9 fingers]
And sometimes ten, [Hold up 10 fingers]
Higgledy, piggledy, my black hen. [Hold up right fist]
And she clucks a song till they fall asleep. [Fingers of right hand creep into folded left hand]

Hens of a Different Color

This little hen is BLACK,She stands in the barnyard by the big hay stack.
This little hen is RED, She is vert tired and won't get out of bed.
This little hen is BROWN, She is feeling sad and wearing a frown.
This little hen is YELLOW, She's friends with the rooster; he's a handsom fellow.
This little hen is WHITE, She dances and plays, oh what a sight!
This little hen is PURPLE, She spends her day running around in a circle.
This little hen is GREEN, She is the silliest hen I've ever seen.
This little hen is BLUE, She lays eggs for me and you.
This little hen is PINK, She goes down to the pond to get a drink.
All of these hens live at the farm, out in the big RED barn. [Move hands gently in rocking motion]

Five Hungry Chickens

Said the first little chicken, with a quick little squirm, "I wish I could find a fat little worm."
Said the next little chicken, with an odd little shrug, "I wish I could find a fat little slug."
Said the third little chicken, with a sharp little squeal, "I wish I could find some nice yellow meal."
Said the fourth little chicken, with a small sigh of grief, "I wish I could find a little green leaf."
Said the fifth little chicken, with a faint little moan, "I wish I could find a wee gravel stone."
"Now see here," said the mother, from the garden patch, "If you want any breakfast, just come here and scratch!"

The More We Read Together [Tune: “The More We Get Together]

The more we read together, together, together,
The more we read together, the better it is!
'Cause reading and singing and talking together,
Is how you learn the six skills for reading by six.