Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Elephant Storytime 5/24/16 and 5/25/16

Books read: 
Hide and Seek by Il Sung Na
What to do if an elephant steps on your foot by Michelle Robinson

Other book suggestions:
Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems
Tweak, Tweak by Eve Bunting

ASL Sign of the Week: Elephant

Elephant Goes Like This (from Preschool Education)
The elephant goes like this, like that (swing arms like a trunk)
He's terrible big (hold arms up high)
and very fat. (hold arms out)
He has no fingers. He has no toes. (wiggle fingers and toes)
But goodness gracious! What a nose! (swing arms like trunk)

This is the way (from Miss Katie's Storytime Wiki)
This is the way I stomp my feet,
Stomp my feet, stomp my feet.
This is the way I stomp my feet,
Cause I'm an elephant!
Other actions can include: Wave trunk, shake tail, etc.

Up the Hill (from Storytime Katie)
Here goes a turtle up a hill, creepy, creepy creepy! (crawl)
Here goes a rabbit up a hill, boing, boing, boing! (jump)Here goes a snake up a hill, slither, slither, slither! (make snake motion with arms)
Here goes the elephant up the hill, thud, thud, thud! (stomp)
Here comes the elephant down the hill, boom, boom, boom! (bounce to ground and clap)

Elephants have wrinkles (from The Loudest Librarian)
Elephants have wrinkles, wrinkles, wrinkles,
Elephants have wrinkles everywhere!
Wrinkles on their (insert body part)!

If you're an elephant and you know it (version of "If you're happy and you know it")
If you're an elephant and you know it stomp your feet.
If you're an elephant and you know it and your face will surely show it.
If you're an elephant and you know it stomp your feet!
Other actions: Swing your trunk, Swish your tail

One elephant went out to play (from many sources, done with elephant puppet)
One elephant went out to play,
On a bright and sunny day.
He had such enormous fun,
He called for another elephant to come.

Two big elephants (version of Two Little Blackbirds)
Two big elephants were sitting on a hill,
One named Jack and the other named Jill.
Run away Jack! Run away Jill!
Other verses can include: Fast and Slow, High and Low, etc

Literacy tip of the week: Talk with your child about things you see throughout the day. This is a great way to build their vocabulary!

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