Storytime: Shapes

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Storytime is a series that you can use to get your homeschool day going. If you don’t open with a circle time (we don’t), keep it in your back pocket for one of those days when you need something to fill 20-30 minutes or when you want an enriching activity but don’t want to plan anything yourself. See this post for more detailed information about the series. 

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom, as a printable/downloadable pdf version of the storytime is available there. In the pdf are some extra books in case you don’t have access to the ones listed here or need more, as well as extra songs and rhymes.

Shapes

Opening Song

“If You’re Ready for a Story”

Sung to the tune “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands.

If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands.

If you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story,

If you’re ready for a story clap your hands.

(nod your head, sit so still)

Book

City Shapes written by Diana Murray, illustrated by Bryan Collier

Draw attention to the collage style art. At the end ask how they think the art style lends itself to the theme of the book and the setting.

Flannel Board

“Five Little Hot Dogs”

Five little hot dogs frying in a pan,

One got hot and it went, “BAM!!”…

Four little hot dogs frying in a pan,

One got hot and it went, “BAM!!”…

Three little hot dogs frying in a pan,

One got hot and it went, “BAM!!”…

Two little hot dogs frying in a pan,

One got hot and it went, “BAM!!”…

One little hot dogs frying in a pan,

It got hot and it went, “BAM!!”…

No more hot dogs in a frying pan!

Book

Wild About Shapes by Jeremie Fischer

Wiggle Break

“Shake Our Sillies Out”

We’re gonna shake, shake, shake our sillies out,

Shake, shake, shake our sillies out,

Shake, shake, shake our sillies out,

And wiggle our waggles away.

We’re Gonna jump, jump, jump our jiggles out,

Jump, jump, jump our jiggles out,

Jump, jump, jump our jiggles out,

And wiggle our waggles away.

Shape Search

Now that we are standing let’s take a few minutes to look around and see if we can see any shapes. Do you see any circles? Does anyone know what a 3 dimensional shape is? Put out printed & laminated shapes on the flannel board. Name them so the kids know what to look for.

Goodbye Song

Remind them of the signs for “good bye” and “friends”. Sing through twice. Sung to the tune “Goodnight, Ladies”

“Good Bye Friends”

Good bye, friends.

Good bye, friends.

Good bye, friends.

It’s time to say goodbye.

 

Click here to download the Shapes Storytime

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