Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pre-K Socks!

Who knew that socks could be so much fun?  (Or that ducks enjoyed socks so much?)

Duck Sock Hop by Jane Konuth.  In this tongue-twisting, toe-tapping picture book, ducks grab socks from a big sock box and head on down to the duck sock hop.

Ducks Don't Wear Socks by John Nedwidek.  Emily is a serious girl but slowly cracks when she sees silly duck day after day wearing human clothing.
The is another book where I really change the text to make it work for storytelling.  I used my flannel as I "read" the story to make it easier for the kids to see duck's silly antics.
New Socks by Bob Shea.  I didn't get to this one today, but it's about a chicken (I think?) who gains  confidence and a hip attitude when he wears his new orange socks.  Fun! Fun!
Music /  Movement:
We danced to two songs today:
"Sock Puppets" -  I always learn new sock puppet dance moves from my storytime kids!  Here are a few (of my 60) sock puppets the kids got to choose from for dancing to this song:
"BOOTS" - What a great song to stomp around to!  Before each new kind of boot is introduced in the song, we get to spell out (and stamp our feet to) the word "BOOTS".
Letter of the Day:  Ss (for socks, of course).
The kids sounded out the word "socks" with me and I spelled it out in foam letters.  We then used our bodies to make lots of letter S's around the room.
My "sock" version of "A-Hunting We Will Go"
A-hunting we will go (pat rhythm on legs)
A-hunting we will go (pat rhythm on legs)
We'll catch a fox
and put him in ______ socks (kids, call out the color when I hold the socks up)
and then we'll let him go! (shoo the fox away so he can have fun in his new socks!)
Even though they were pre-schoolers and already knew their colors, the kids had a lot of fun with this one because I told them to call out the color as QUICKLY as they could so they were very alert and eager to participate!
After fox had some fun in a few new pairs of socks, I introduced him to a friend..... awww a girl.... and the group decided she should wear pink socks.  Whew, because that is what I brought for her!



  1. Very cute! Where did you find the two musical songs? Are they available for download?

  2. "BOOTS" is just Laurie Berkner which will not be hard to get your hands on! "Sock Puppets" I found on CD Baby

  3. How fun! I love the puppets! How did you manage 60? The cost of that!!

  4. Sock donations or Goodwill. Gave the whole batch a good cleaning and then got to work. The felt, yarn, and glue are all supplies I already have and am constantly replenishing.

  5. socks like animals its greate idea.. how do you manage this all ...

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