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Down Around the Meerkat Den

Down Around the Meerkat Den By Anne Clark

Down around the corner in the meerkat den, Were three little meerkets and then Along came an insect who could be a good lunch and the first chased after it, munch munch!
Repeat until no meerkats remain.

Prop Source: Zippy Paws Zoo Friends--Meerkat

Little Makers: Space

Little Makers is a program our previous children's department head started at our main branch. This was a program I covered during the time period after she resigned and our new children's department head took over. (I used to be the children's department head and now am the county-wide children's coordinator). Since it is June and we are using the space theme for our summer reading program, it is a space-themed storytime for ages 2-5 with some extra activities added. 
I have been making a conscious effort to incorporate all of the the 5 Early Literacy Practices more fully into my programs for this age group, so I laid my program plan out to make sure I covered them all.  Read: Peeper and Zeep by Adam Gudeon Journey to the Moon by Andy Mansfield (highly recommend this popup book for your professional storytime collections) Many Moons by Remi Courgeon

Sing: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom Yellow Sun, Yellow Sun, What do You See?

Write:  Constellation Art Craft (see photo) Write your name in …

Yellow Sun, Yellow Sun, What Do You See?

Inspired by Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? I used some magnet board pieces we had at my library and did a space-themed "spin" on it.

Goes like this:

Yellow Sun, Yellow Sun, What Do You See?  Yellow Sun, yellow Sun, What do you see? I see Mercury looking at me, etc. through the planets in order. 

As you can see in the photo if you zoom in, I am not a space expert, so I numbered the planets on top and wrote their names on the bottom.

Prop Source: Oriental Trading