Memory Box: Pig (from The Cow Loves Cookies)
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson. While the other animals on the farm enjoy their regular foods, the cow chooses the one thing she likes best!
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas. Jan Thomas does it again!! Cows jump, dance, and wiggle on Chicken's sofa.
This books screams for interaction, but sometimes the kids get so focused on jumping and moving they miss why a book is funny, so I made each child a laminated "stick puppet". They helped the cows plop down, jump, dance, wiggle, and finally take a nap.
Cowlick! by Christin Ditchfield. I did not read this book because I had to request it from a different branch and it was sitting on my desk after storytime. You will giggle and "awww" at this book!
If you don't know why kids wake up with cowlicks:
Flannels (ok, clip art):
Cows give us milk to drink. What foods are made from milk?
This Little Cow
This little cow eats grass
This little cow eats hay
This little cow drinks water
This little cow runs away
This little cow lies in the grass all day
Let's tickle, tickle, tickle her until she wants to play.
The best part was using this rhyme as a kind of mad libs. We did it two more times but I let the kids pick what the cows would eat and drink and how we would convince the last cow to play
The kids chose:
grapes/cheese and watermelon
make funny faces/put our arms up and cheer really loud
Music: Our song was totally unrelated to cows, but one I've wanted to use for a while. I handed out stuffed mice and we did "The Mouse Trap Dance".
Letter of the Day: Gg for guitar
One of our awesome teen volunteers who's been helping me in storytime learned some kids' songs on his guitar and played for us today. The kids got a huge kick out of it and he rocked it!
Did I already say today was a good day??!