Opening Song: Put Your Hands up High
Opening Rhyme: Hands go up
Story: Chicken Little by M.J. York
Song: Cluck, Cluck Red Hen
Tune: Baa-Baa Black Sheep
Rhyme: This Little Chick
Story: Brave Chicken Little by Robert Byrd
Activity: Dropping objects to see how things fall
Final Story: Chicken Little by Rebecca and Ed Emberley
How it actually went:
In a big change from the previous week, where I had only one child, this storytime had eight! I know that in some libraries, that's nothing, but I was excited to have so many kids in what is typically a low-volume storytime.
For our "drop things and see how they fall" activity, I put together what I called, experiment bags. They were paper bags that contained an assortment of items that I found in our storage room. Each bag had: a feather, a pom pom/cotton ball, a checker piece, and two marbles. I set up four cardboard boxes around the room so that as the children dropped their objects, they wouldn't scatter all over. As the kids dropped stuff into the boxes, I asked them to think about why some things might drop faster than others. I also pointed out that their bags had two marbles so they could test objects of the same size. I think they had fun dropping stuff, but they also tired of it pretty quickly and were ready to move on to the next task.
For our take home craft we made parachutes. I adapted it from the parachute activity in Explore! Forces and Motion.