Caregivers, thanks for dealing with the (organized) chaos today! There were a lot of things to hand out and collect during storytime today and lots of exciting activities.
Kids took a Monsters Love Colors worksheet on the way in.
Plumply Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo. Peter finds the perfect pumpkin so he and his dad can make a jack -o-lantern.
Before reading the book, I handed out a bag of crayons to each child with the instructions to wait...
As I read the book, the children colored their monsters accordingly:
We then sounded out and spelled the word: Pumpkin
The kids all know their colors - this was more of a move-around, pat-your-knees, rhythm activity before setting in for Monsters Love Colors
Meet the Star Monster (not to be confused with The Alphabet Monster from last week) ;-)
Oh, I love this song! We always watch the YouTube Video first. Watch "The Mice Go Marching" here
Then each child gets a mouse (from IKEA) to act out the song while I play it again without the video:
I love when the monster sneezes and the mice go flying!! I took this picture really fast and apparently missed the 60 mice that were in the air. How often do you get to throw mice around the library?