Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pre-K 1-26-12 Dragons!

2012 is the year of the dragon (or so I've been told).  Time to celebrate and dragons are always fun to read about!


If I Had a Dragon by Tom Ellery.  Tired of playing with his little brother, a boy imagines what it would be like to play with a dragon!  Turns out, not so fun....

Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow.  A child shares adventures with Puff, our beloved dragon from the 1960's song.

Draw and Tell Story: An Emperor in China searches high and low for the majestic Chinese dragon in this draw-and-tell story by


Famous Dragons:  The kids helped me name some famous dragons in the pictures I held up (like Falkor from The NeverEnding Story, Penelope from Barbie as Rapunzel, and Dragon from Shrek).

Letter of the day:  Dd for dragon (and dinosaur)


We stomped like dinosaurs in "We Are the Dinosaurs"...not dragons, but close enough.

The rhymes below are from

Little Dragon
Little dragon counts to three
Little dragon bends one knee
Little dragon touches his toes
Little dragon touches his nose
Little dragon make a funny face
Little dragon runs in place
Little dragon lays on the floor
Little dragon starts to snore

Turn Around
Turn around once and swing your dragon tail
Turn around twice and flap your wings like sails
Turn around three times, stomp your feet and roar
Jump up high, then sit down on the floor

 Parade:  We ended storytime with a parade around the library.  I love when the High School students are in the library during their lunch because with a little bit of coaxing, we had a couple dozen teenagers clapping and cheering for the kids.  I played "Puff the Magic Dragon" on the library floor as Lesley led the parade with a big dragon and all the kids (a little over 30) followed with little fledgling dragon finger puppets.  Sooo cute!

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