Storytime: Mice

DOOR 2 DOOR STORYTIME

EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILL: Narrative Skill & Vocabulary

BOOKS TO DISPLAY

Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Busy, Busy Mouse
by Virginia Kroll
Mice on Ice
by Rebecca Emberley
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Back to Bed, Ed! by Sebastian Braun
Cat & Mouse
by Ian Schoenherr
Squeak-a-Lot
by Martin Waddell
Angelina Ballerina
by Katharine Holabird
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Owen
by Kevin Henkes
Owen’s Marshmallow Chick
by Kevin Henkes
Hickory Dickory Dock
by Keith Baker

BASIC TIMELINE

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

READ-A-LOUD BOOKS

Mice Books

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
A New House for Mouse by Petr Horacek

ACTIVITIES

Flannelboard: Mouse Paint (via Artfelt.net)

Finger Puppet Rhyme: “Two Little Mice” (modified Two Little Blackbirds)
Two mice sitting on a hill,
One named Jack, one named Jill.
Run away Jack, run away Jill.
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Flannelboard Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock  (modified)
Tick tock, tick tock.
Hickory dickory dock.
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
but the mouse didn’t run.
Hickory dickory dock.
Tick tock, tick tock.
Hickory dickory dock.
The mouse slid down the clock.
The clock struck two,
So the mouse said, “Boo!”
Hickory dickory dock.

Tick tock, tick tock.
Hickory dickory dock.
The mouse hopped up the clock.
The clock struck three,
and the mouse went, “Wheee!”
Hickory dickory dock.

CRAFT: Pet Mouse!

 Mouse Craft

Jo-Ann’s Fabric & Craft  had a 40% off sale, and I had two 40% off coupons, so I broke down and bought a couple of Friskars scrapbook hole punches. Hindsight being 20/20…I should have done this sooner! I may have to buy a couple more, because they made prepping this craft a breeze. I precut everyting prior to storytime, and added a small hole to the end of each mouse body. Chenille stems/pipe cleaners and googly eyes were provided.

REVIEW:

Storytime went fairly well. Each group of preschoolers enjoyed If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. When I finished the story, I asked the first group of children, “Would you give a mouse a cookie?” I was delighted when they replied by shouting, “Nooo!” The munchkins were somewhat restless during the reading of Wemberly Worried (especially the second class), so I decided to forgo reading A New House for Mouse. To help alleviate some of their excess energy, I opted to do a few rounds of Head and Shoulders and Dance Your Fingers. The planned extension activities were big hits–my audiences demanded encore presentations of Hickory Dickory Dock and Mouse Paint. I loved hearing their “oohs” and “ahhs” as white mice took dips into cans of paint, and reappeared colored in primary and secondary hues. Storytime magic!

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