The Hat Storytime: Week 1

2nd Week of February Storytime
The Hat: Week 1








If You’ll be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant
Biscuit’s Valentine’s Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
The Hat by Jan Brett
Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman (We did not get to this book this week)

Opening Activity: Stretch and wave

Sing: Welcome Song: If you are happy and you know it clap your hands!

Early Literacy Tip: Children need background knowledge, or a general understanding of how the world works, to later understand what they read. Background knowledge includes being familiar with holidays, what our traditions are for each holiday, and being able to make predictions from year to year about what they can expect. Valentine’s Day is coming up, and even something as simple as being aware of a holiday helps children understand more about the world around them.

If You’ll be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant
(Ask the children at the end of this book to go and hug the “big person” who brought them to Storytime.)

Sing with Scarves:
Play the Jack in the Box Game
Play the “Hide your hand…your foot…your ears…etc” Game with the scarves.
We wave our scarves Together
Popcorn Kernels

 Read: The Hat  by Jan Brett

Begin by asking kids what we wear on our heads to keep them warm (a hat). Ask what we wear on our feet to keep them warm (socks). Ask if the kids are sure we do not socks on our heads. J I tried this, and it helped bring this story into context for the kids. Also, if the kids are getting restless, skip a few of the pages, and go right to the end of the story.

Sing with Shakers:

Shake, shake, shake, stop
One two, shake it on your shoe
Egg shakers up, Egg Shakers Down!

Read: Biscuit’s Valentine’s Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Sing: End of Storytime Closing Song:
Tickle the Stars,
Tickle your toes,
Reach down over and tickle your nose
Reach down low,
Reach way up high,
Storytime is over can you wave goodbye?
Credit: Laptime Songs




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