Today’s topic was DOGS 🙂 We did lots of fun songs, flannels, and books. The kids loved this topic. It is definitely one I will do again! Here is what the plan was:
1.) Hello Song with Lambchop
2.) Book One- Dogs
3.) Song-If You’re a Dog and You Know it
4.) Book Two: Puppy Pool Party
5.) Flannel Board-Little Dog, Little Dog
6.) Song-The Paws on the Dog
7.) Book Three-The Perfect Dog
8.) Book Four/Flannel-Counting Dogs
9.) Song-My Dog Rags
10.) Flannel/Song- 10 Little Puppies
11.) Flannel- Dear Zoo
12.) Goodbye song with Lambchop
Hello Song-With Lambchop Puppet
We clap and sing hello. We clap and sing hello. With our friends at storytime we clap and sign hello.
We stomp and sing hello. We stomp and sing hello. With our friends at storytime we stomp and sing hello.
We wave and sing hello. We wave and sing hello. With our friends at storytime we wave and sing hello.
Song-If You’re a Dog and You Know It from Librarian Lisa’s Site.
If you’re a dog and you know it clap your hands. If you’re a dog and you know it clap your hands. If you’re a dog and you know it and you really want to show it, if you’re a dog and you know it clap your hands.
We sang this song a couple of times and I used this as an opportunity for the kids to pick what we did. So we stomped our feet, barked out loud, and shook our heads. When you sing this song either pick what you want for each verse or have your kids pick for you. They loved that they got to create what we sang together as a group.
This book has adorable pictures in it. Some of the kids laughed out loud the whole time during this book because a lot of the pictures are very funny! A very cute and perfect book for this toddler age range.
Flannel board-Little Dog, Little Dog
This was a flannel board that I made a while ago for my cat themed storytime but it is a great flannel board to make because you could really use it for every theme if you wanted to.
So I would have all of the kids close their eyes tight and I would hide the dog in one of the colored houses. The kids would open their eyes and we would say, “Little Dog, Little Dog, are you in the _____house? I would use this as an opportunity for the kids to participate so they would take turns coming up and picking which house they thought the dog was in.
Song-The Paws on the Bus
The Paws on the bus go trot, trot, trot, trot, trot, trot, trot, trot, trot. The Paws on the bus go trot, trot, trot, all through the town.
I added motions on to each verse. There are many verses you can do with this song including: Ears on the dog, flop flop flop. Tail on the dog, wag wag wag. Bark on the dog, woof woof woof. Nose on the dog, sniff sniff sniff.
Book Four and Flannel Board
This was a very interactive activity for the kids. I put up all the numbers on the board, handed out the animals to the kids, and told them that as I read the story they should bring their animal up and put them up with their number when they came up in the story. It was very successful and a very easy flannel to make. I printed out the animals from clker.com, laminated them, and added felt on the back to make it a flannel board.
I have a dog and his name is Rags. He eats so much that his tummy sags. His ears flip flop and his tail wig wags and when he walks he goes zig zap.
He goes flip flop, wig wag, zig zag (x3)
I love Rags and he loves me!
Flannel/Song: 10 Little Puppies
I handed out the dogs and the kids brought them up to the board as we counted them out. Then we sang a song: 10 Little Puppies that I found on Librarian Lisa’s site!
One little, two little, three little puppies. Four little, five little, six little puppies. Seven little, eight little, nine little puppies. Ten puppies bark like this-woof woof!
Then we did my favorite flannel of all time 🙂 Dear Zoo. I found this a while ago I think on Teachers Pay Teachers. I didn’t read the book with this because I know it so well I just used the flannel to tell the story. The kids loved it and they took turns coming up and opening the boxes to see what animal was inside!
Goodbye Song with Lambchop.
We sing the same goodbye song as our hello song just interchange hello with goodbye!