Roar! A Noisy Counting Book by Pamela Duncan Edwards
No Sleep for the Sheep by Karen Beaumont
Signs of the Week: Lion and Sheep
My thumbs are starting to wiggle (from Storytime Allstars, To the tune of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”)
are starting to wiggle.
My thumbs are starting to wiggle.
My thumbs are
starting to wiggle,
At the library today!
Continue with other body parts.
If you're a lion and you know it
If you're a lion and you know it stomp your paws (stomp feet).
If you're a lion and you know it stomp your paws.
If you're a lion and you know it and you really want to show it,
Stomp your paws!
Other actions involve wave your tail, roar out loud, shake your mane, etc.
Going to the Zoo (adapted from one of the 2014 ALA Conferences Guerilla Storytimes)
We're going to see some lions,
We're going to the zoo!
To look at all the animals and everything they do.
Shake it, baby, shake it!
Shake it if you can!
Shake it like a milkshake and pour it in a can!
Shake it to the bottom!
Shake it to the top!
Shake it round and round and round,
Until I tell you STOP!
I Love Sheep (from Perry Public Library)
I Love sheep.
I count them in my sleep (count on fingers)
They jump all night over fences high (swing arm over head)
They jump so high they reach the sky (point to sky)
They help me sleep and that is why (rest head on hands)
I love sheep!
Winding Wool (modified from Perry Public Library, with parachute)
Help me wind my ball of wool (pretend to wind)
Hold it gently, do not pull
Lift it high, Drop it low,
Reach down and touch your toes!
Five White and Fluffy Sheep (from Hubbard's Cupboard)
Five white and fluffy sheep (hold up five fingers)
In the pasture fast asleep (hands under head, lean over)
Their wool kept them cozy all night long (hug yourself)
Snore! Snore! (make snore sounds)
The farmer slipped away with one (hold up one finger)
And sheared the wool till he was done (clap)
Then there were 4 white fluffy sheep (hold up four fingers)
Baa! Baa! (baa!)
Credit: Hubbard’s Cupboard
Wheels on the Bus with Animal Sounds
(ex. "The sheep on the farm go baa baa baa! Baa baa baa! Baa baa baa! All day long!)
Literacy tip of the week: When you read with your child point out choices the authors and illustrators and have made, and explain what they might mean. For example, the large colored text used in "No Sheep for the Sheep" means the animals are being loud. Explaining things like this helps your child understand a little more about a story, as well as about how the process of writing works.