To close out the year, I'd like to share with you 4 new storytime activities I learned this year and give a shout-out to the people who taught me them. I haven't had the chance to try all of these with my storytime kids yet, but I'm looking forward to our new session starting in January! Thank you Mary, Kendra, Lindsey, Dana, and Anna for being a part of my professional learning network (and my virtual colleagues and friends). Ready? Here we go (in no particular order)...
1) "Sleeping Bunnies" which I discovered via Mary's awesome ukelele at storytime posts
Learning to play the ukelele is on my list of things I want to learn how to do before I retire. You'll note that my retirement date is approximately 2049.
2) "Let's Go Riding on an Elevator" via Kendra
Wicked fun with the parachute! We do it with the kids under the parachute and the adults holding around and then we SNAP the chute down while the kids scream in delight.
3) "The Elevator Song" via Jbrary
I'm calling 2013 as "The Year of Elevator Storytime Activities". You heard it here first.
4) "The Watermelon Song" via Anna
Silly, quirky, simple.