Opening song: Put your hands up high
Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Opening rhyme: Hands go up
Story: Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne
Song: Five Cows All Brown and Tan
Tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs
Song: Climbing up the Beanstalk
Tune: She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
Activities: Measuring items in the room
Pentominoes (if time)
Craft: Make your own beanstalk
Final Story: Jack and the Beanstalk by Nina Crews
Goodbye song: Time to Say Goodbye to Our Friends
Tune: If You're Happy and You Know It
How it actually went:
I only had one child show up for this storytime, so things didn't go quite like I had wanted when we got to the activity portion of the program. The first couple of stories went over well. My one kid was very attentive and participated by asking questions and commenting on the pictures.
When we started on the measuring portion of the program, I had initially envisioned handing out rulers and letting the kids explore, but it wound up being more one one one. I had a paper beanstalk on the wall with both giant and Jack sized footprints leading up to it. We measured each foot print and we measured the beanstalk. Then I asked him to estimate how many giant footprints it would take to reach the top of the beanstalk. We did the same with Jack's footprints. His estimates were really close each time! As it turned out we did not have time to play with the pentominoes.
|My paper beanstalk laid out on the floor. It measured just over six feet tall.|
Next it was on to craft time. Ahead of time I prepped the beanstalks by gluing green paper to paper towel tubes and then hot gluing that to a paper plate. I try not to prep too much so the kids still have some room to get creative, but hot glue is one exception to that.
Craft time ran over, as it often does, so I did not have time to read my final story.
Overall, I think this was a decent first try. I will definitely attempt this one again after some time has passed. I'll probably make some changes next time around also.
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