Storytime: Moose


EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY SKILLS:  Narrative Skill & Vocabulary


What Use is a Moose? by Martin Waddell
Duck, Duck, Moose!
by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
Moosey Moose by Christ Raschka

Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
Earnest, The Moose Who Doesn’t Fit
by Catherin Rayner
Chocolate Moose
by Maggie Kneen
Duck, Duck, Moose
by Dave Horowitz
Moose on the Loose
by Kathy-Jo Wargin
Moose Tracks!
by Karma Wilson
The Invisible Moose
by Dennis Haseley


  1. Intro
  2. Hello Song
  3. ASL (Lions, Tigers, Bears…MOOSE!)
  4. Read-a-Loud Book
  5. Flannelboard
  6. Action Rhyme
  7. Read-a-Loud Book
  8. Finger Puppet Rhyme
  9. Read-a-Loud Book
  10. Flannelboard
  11. ASL Goodbye Song
  12. Craft


Moose Storytime Books

If You Give a Moose Muffin by Laura Numeroff
Looking for a
Moose by Phyllis Root
Mooses Come Walking by Arlo Guthrie


American Sign Language (ASL): “Lions, Tigers, Bears…MOOSE!”

Flannelboard: “Five Sleepy Moose” (via Harris County Public Library)
Five sleepy moose on a great big hill.
The first one said, “I like lying still.”
The second one said, “I’m about to yawn!”
The third one said, “Please don’t wake me until dawn.”
The fourth one said, “My eyes are starting to close.”The first one The fifth one said, “It’s time for a doze.”
So they pulled up their covers and all said, “Goodnight!”
Then the five sleepy moose were out like a light.

Action Rhyme : “Mr. Moose” (via Harford County Public Library)
Mr. Mr is very tall (put hands to head for antlers)
His antlers touch the sky (hand high up in the air)
They make a real good resting place (put hands out to sides)
For birdies passing by (flap arms like wings)

Finger Puppet Rhyme: “Two Tall Moose” (modified Two Little Blackbirds)
Two tall moose standing on a hill,
One named Jack, one named Jill.
Run away Jack, run away Jill,
Come back Jack, come back Jill.

Flannelboard: “Ten Big Muffins” (via Storytime Sparks)
Ten big muffins on the window sill.
Moose came along and ate his fill.
Now how many muffins are on the window sill?
_______ big muffins on the window sill.
Moose came along and ate his fill.
Now how many muffins are on the window sill?

CRAFT: Moose Antler Headbands!

Moose Storytime Craft

I have had this simple but fun craft planned for months! I have been awaiting the right opportunity (season) to present this storytime session for two reasons: the moose antler craft (I love creating storytime crafts that enhance the session and act as take home prop that enhances the extension activity sheets I pass out at the start of storytime) and the fact I can sign, “Lions, Tigers, Bears…MOOSE!” In order to create my masterpiece, I sketched a quick set of templates and put my teen interns to work tracing and cutting. By chance, the former Children’s Librarian stopped by the library and revealed that there were DOZENS of moose antler headbands left over from the 2010 Collaborative Summer Library Program: “Make a Splash @ Your Library”. Apparently, she’d ordered so many that she was unable to use them all in the three plus years since then and had squirreled them away in a dark corner of the library’s basement. Ultimately, my teen interns lucked out, and my munchkins got to color their moose antlers instead of pasting them together. Win. Win. My munchkins enjoyed their antlers so much, that I had several wear them to the Monthly Children’s Craft at the library the following day.


Every once in awhile, the stars align and I give a PERFECT storytime performance. This was the case during all three moose-themed storytime sessions. The books were a big hit…particularly Phyllis Root’s book, Looking for a Moose. The children’s eyes were glued to each page as they sought out the elusive moose. As for Arlo Guthrie’s Mooses Come Walking, I used this story as a teaching opportunity to explain why the word, “moose” is both used in reference to one moose and a herd of moose. The extension activities went over well too, and the children got a kick out of learning how to sign, “Lions, Tigers, Bears…Moose!”


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