Here are the songs and rhymes we are playing with this month!
Finger Rhyme: “My Heart”
I put my hands together, (put palms together, fingers up)
This is how I start,
I curve my fingers right around, (curl fingertips of each hand toward each other to form heart shape)
And I can make a HEART!
This is my heart,
It goes beat, beat (clap hands on the word “beat”)
It pumps the blood when I’m asleep (rest head on hands)
It pumps the blood when I jump up and down, (jump!)
It pumps the blood when I run around, (slap hands on knees)
It pumps the blood when I move my feet, (stomp feet)
It pumps the blood when I tip-toe to my seat! (Sh finger)Continue reading →
This week our Wiggleworms Story Time theme was Halloween! I love Rebecca Emberley, Adrian Emberley and Ed Emberley’s book There Was an Old Monster
I have seen many wonderful flannel versions of this story – and loved them all! My Wiggleworms group loves this kind of story but they expect my Old Lady puppet (Aunt B) to make an appearance… so I made Aunt B a Halloween costume:
The felt mask slipped over her face under Aunt B’s nose leaving her mouth uncovered and therefore able to swallow. The mask’s horns were made from some quilting fabric I had that was similar to the print in the illustrations. I stuffed the horns with a little cotton. I also made a pair of green felt shorts just like the monster in the book.
Next I printed off some clip art of the various bugs and animals the monster consumes in this book so that the kids could ‘feed’ them to Aunt B:
HUGE hit! Kids though it was hysterical that Aunt B had a costume.
When we got to the lion at the end of the book I asked the kids what they thought would happen since I did not have a giant lion puppet to gobble up Aunt B! I got a lot of good answers, but we turned to the book to find out what would happen and I feigned complete horror at the thought of Aunt B being eaten by a lion!
Tons of Halloween fun! Aunt B may have to dress up more often…..
Flannel Friday is being hosted by Lisa at Libraryland this week!