Storytime: Cats

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Print Awareness & Narrative Skill

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Friends by Michael Foreman
Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Grumpy Cat
by Britta Teckentrup
Kitten’s First Full Moon
by Kevin Henkes  
Feathers for Lunch
by Lois Elhert  
The Cat Barked?
by Lydia Monk  
Some Cat!
by Mary Casanova
Tickle Time by Sandra Boynton  
I must Have Bobo
by Marc Rosenthal

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Read-a-Loud Book
  3. Read-a-Loud Book
  4. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Flannelboard Rhyme
  7. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Cat Books

Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman
Little Beauty
by Anthony Browne
Square Cat by Elizabeth Schoonmaker  

ACTIVITIES

Finger Puppet Rhyme: Five Little Kittens (via Artfelt.net)

Five little kittens sleeping on a chair
One rolled off, leaving four there.
Four little kittens, one climbed a tree
To look in a birds nest; then there were three.
Three little kittens wondered what to do.
One saw a mouse, and then there were two.
Two little kittens playing near a wall.
One little kitten chased a red ball.
One little kitten with fur soft as silk,
Left all alone to drink a dish of milk.

 

Flannelboard Rhyme: 1st 2 stanzas of Three Little Kittens (via MotherGooseClub.com)

 Three little kittens,
They lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
“Oh, mother dear,
We sadly fear
Our mittens we have lost.”
“What! Lost your mittens,
You naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie.”
“Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.”

Three little kittens,
They found their mittens,
And they began to cry,
“Oh, mother dear,
See here, see here,
Our mittens we have found.”
“What! Found your mittens,
You darling kittens!
Then you shall have some pie.”
“Mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow, mee-ow.”

 

CRAFT: Cat!

Cat Storytime Craft

To create this storytime craft I drew a picture of a cartoon cat, and scanned the original into my computer. Multiple copies were printed on linen textured paper, and cut out prior to storytime. I used a hole punch to create whisker holes, and chenille stems (pipe cleaners) were used to fashion the whiskers. Crayons and different colored chenille stems were provided to enable the children to individualize their craft.

REVIEW:

As I have come to expect, last Saturday’s storytime session consisted of a small group of kids at GBL. A couple of my regular attendees were absent on Saturday, but I had two relative newcomers for a total count of 4 kids.  This week’s theme went over like gangbusters, and the kids (and adult attendees) LOVED the read-a-loud books. The craft was equally successful, and the kids were delighted to answer questions about their new pet’s name and eating habits.

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