Each child picked a colorful scarf on the way in to use throughout storytime.
Memory Box: Rabbit (From Hurray for Spring!)
We discussed what happens in the spring and then sang the song below using flannel pieces and doing the actions/raising our scarves when we shout, "HOORAY FOR SPRINGTIME"
Hurray for Spring! by Patricia Hubbell. Rhyming text (and stunning illustrations) celebrates the joys of spring.
Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand. Bear and Mole build a kite and take it out on a windy day, but when the weather suddenly turns stormy the birds are thankful for the kite.
We danced to "The Ants Go Marching" using our scarves as umbrellas
Flannel: So Many Kites
(Adapted from http://www.nancymusic.com/SOM/2009/lots-of-cars.htm)
So many kites up in the sky (wave scarf or make diamond shape with hands)
What color kite is flying by? (X as many colors as you put up)
So manky kites up in the sky
What's the biggest/smallest/thinnest kite flying by?
Then we talked about patterns and where else they can see these patterns (on zebras, cheetahs, snails, etc.)
Letter of the day: Kk for kite (good guess, guys!)