Friday, November 08, 2013

Things that GO Storytime (2 and 3 year olds)

Chugga chugga choo choo! This week's theme at storytime was transportation! We talked about trains, cars, construction vehicles, boats, and all other things that go! Always a good theme for little ones. Here's what we did this time around:

In our opening every week, we sing "If You're Happy and You Know It," and this week in addition to clapping our hands, stomping our feet, wagging our tails, and flapping our wings, we also flew into space and drove our cars.

Books: 
Freight Train by Crews A Classic
In The Driver's Seat by Haynes Thank you so much to my coworker, K, for suggesting this one! A BIG hit!
Who Is Driving? by Timmers One of my personal favorites
Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig Another perfect book for 2 and 3 year olds.

Parachute Activities:
The Wheels on the Bus
The Grand Old Duke of York
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Let's Go Riding in an Elevator I learned this one from Kendra! For this one, the kids are under the parachute and the parents/caregivers are holding on. We start with the chute just above their heads and gradually raise it and slap it down FAST at DOWN. You can also do it as a bounce at baby storytime. I do it with my own daughter while we're waiting at the doctor's.

Music:
Dance, Freeze, Melt by Mister Eric (Track 6 on Rockin' RedThey really got into this one! You definitely have to practice the dance, freeze, melt actions so they know what's coming but they caught on really fast. Smarties!

After the parachute, the kids played together with Matchbox cars on the floor.

I adapted the image above from Open Clip Art.

1 comments:

I am so excited for my library's first ever parachute to arrive so I can try these fun parachute activities.