Yesterday was STORYTIME at Park North!
I brought back a favorite theme from last year: ICE CREAM! When I look at my WordPress stats, one of the searches that brings folks to my blog again and again is “ice cream storytime” (that and “chicken goddess,” which I find very funny). I wrote about last year’s storytime here. I changed a few things this year, but it was a very similar storytime.
Here’s what we did:
First, we visited the Bookmobile. I want to drive the Bookmobile. That would be the best job, right?
After visiting the Bookmobile, we got down to business.
We read –
Should I share my Ice Cream? By Mo Willems
We played this yoga game:
CIRCLE – JOG – FREEZE – MELT: Play some upbeat music for kids to “jog” to. Throughout the song, stop and say FREEZE. They should freeze in a yoga pose. Say MELT, and they should pretend like they are ice cream and melt to the floor. Then, say JOG (or DANCE) and continue till the end of the song. The circle part comes in when there is space to jog, you jog in a circle. I used Taio Cruz’ Dynamite as our song for this game.
After our last “melt,” I read It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
Then it was time for our craft! Construction paper ice cream cones!
Then, of course, we made our own ice cream using freezer bags (did this last year and it was so fun!) Our shaking music was Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling and Carly Rae Jepsen Call Me Maybe 🙂