Storytime: Hugs & Kisses

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Letter Knowledge & Narrative Skill

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Everyone Needs a Kiss by Sophie Piper
Kiss Good Night
by Amy Hest
I Kissed the Baby by Mary Murphy    
I lost my Kisses
by Trudie Trewin
Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Hug
by Jez Alborough   
Time for a Hug
by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green   
The Perfect Hug
by Joanna Walsh  
Hugs from Pearl
by Paul Schmid   
Hugless Douglas
by David Melling
Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera
A Pocket Full of Kisses
by Audrey Penn
Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson  

BASIC TIMELINE

  1. Intro
  2. Rhyme
  3. Read-a-Loud Book
  4. Rhyme
  5. Read-a-Loud Book
  6. Rhyme
  7. Read-a-Loud Book
  8. Flannelboard Rhyme
  9. Read-a-Loud Book
  10. Craft

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Hugs & Kisses Books

How Do You Hug a Porcupine? by Laurie Isop
Big Hugs, Little Hugs
by Felicia Bond
The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh
Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson

ACTIVITIES

Rhyme: A Kiss (via Lynn Goldberg & The GSLIS/ISRL listserv)

There’s something in my pocket,
Could it be a moose?
Could it be a train with a bell and a caboose?
Could it be a snake or some sticky glue?
Right here in my pocket is a KISS from me to you!
(blow a kiss to the audience)

Rhyme: Gertie the Goldfish (via SurLaLune Storytime)

Gertie the Goldfish goes
smack, smack, smack
She looks at me and goes like
smack, smack, smack,
She doesn’t laugh, doesn’t sing
doesn’t do anything
Just blows big kisses like this
Smack, smack, smack, smack

Rhyme: I Can Hug (via SurLaLune Storytime)

I can hug, hug, hug,
I can hop, hop, hop,
I can kiss, kiss kiss,
I can stop, stop, stop.
I can nod my head yes,
And I can shake my head no,
And I can sit down very low.

Flannelboard Rhyme: modified version of Five Little Kisses (via storytimesecrets.blogspot.com)

I have five kisses that I want to give away.
Who should I kiss this Valentine’s Day?
I’ll kiss kitten!

I have four kisses that I want to give away.
Who should I kiss this Valentine’s Day?
I’ll kiss dog!

I have three kisses that I want to give away.
Who should I kiss this Valentine’s Day?
I’ll kiss rabbit!

I have two kisses that I want to give away.
Who should I kiss this Valentine’s Day?
I’ll kiss frog!

I have one kiss that I want to give away.
Who should I kiss this Valentine’s Day?
I’ll kiss you!

CRAFT: XOXO Flower!

Hugs & Kisses Flower Craft

This simple craft was inspired by the book, Plant a Kiss, I decided to have the kids create heart-shaped, hugs and kisses flowers. I used PowerPoint to create the heart-shaped flower, and printed multiple copies which were cut out prior to storytime. The stems were fashioned out of left over green scrapbook cardstock. Crayons and markers were provided.

REVIEW:

I did not want to repeat the Valentine’s Day themed storytime I had presented at GBL the previous Saturday (especially due to the paste heavy craft). So I decided to go with a related Hugs & Kisses theme…which I performed for 20 preschoolers at GBL2. This was a very successful storytime. The kids enjoyed the read-a-loud books, and had fun constructing and coloring their flowers. More than one child told me they would be gifting their flower’s to parents.

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