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Here is the Cookie House

Here is the Cookie House Adapted from “Here is the Beehive” (traditional) Here is the cookie house. Where are our gingerbread friends? Hidden inside where nobody sees! Wait…Here they come…1, 2, 3!  

A similar gingerbread house is available from Amazon. The one pictured is by Fringe dog toys and I cannot find a current seller. 



P.S. I know the rhyme is not perfect, so please feel to suggest some revisions in the comments!

The Gears in the 'Bot

Gears in the ‘Bot Tune: Wheels on The Bus
Hide the gears throughout the room and have the children hunt for them. Then use this song to collect them back. Have the children put the gears back on the flannel board as their color is called. Change the words to match the colors.
Blue gears in the ‘bot, Go round and round, Round and round, Round and round, Blue gears in the ‘bot Go round and round, All through the day.

Build a Face Chart

A long time ago, I bought this Build a Face chart from (I believe) Discount School Supply. I cannot find any notes that have the store or manufacturer or the item name, but if you happen to know a source for this, I will happily edit it into this post. 
Ever since I got it, I've been collecting ideas to use with it. Here are some in case someone else out there has this item or something similar. It would be simple enough to make something similar out of felt as well. 

I Look in the Mirror
I look in the mirror and what do I see?
I see a happy face smiling at me.
I look in the mirror and what do I see? I see a surprised face looking at me. Source
I Have a Happy Face Tune:  “I’m A Little Teapot”
I have a happy face, Just watch me grin. I have a great big smile From my forehead to my chin. When I’m upset And things are bad, Then my happy face Turns to sad. ---Jean Warren Source
What's On A Face? Here's a face, Now let's begin It has two ears, a nose and chin.

A mouth, two eyes, with a…

Kitty Gets Dressed Magnetboard

I spotted this very cute Learning Weather Magnetic Activity Set on sale and knew it would be cute for storytimes. In lieu of adding it to our storytime tubs, I've decided to add it to my stash of preschool visit activities so I can put together a visit more efficiently. I don't do many of these visits due to the nature of my current position being more administrative/project-management than a traditional children's librarian job so it's nice to have a few go-to activities handy.

The kitten backgrounds are not magnetic on their own, FYI, so I plan to laminate them and use magnets temporarily to keep them up on our storytime easel.

There are lots of ways to use this set. I love its versatility! I did write an activity to go with it that I'm calling "Kitty Gets Dressed"

Kitty Gets Dressed Tune: Frere Jacques WINTER It is snowing, it is snowing. What to wear? What to wear? Kitty needs a warm coat, Kitty needs a warm coat On today. Repeat with snowboots, mittens, a…