May 21, 2018 | strande
Did you miss our Green Storytime this week? Don't worry, here's what you missed, plus a few more suggestions to inspire a colorful storytime you can do at home.
A lyrical ode to the planet poses a riddle that invites children to identify an enormous object that is green everywhere it is not blue and is covered with green plants and creatures.
FIVE GREEN AND SPECKLED FROGS
Five green and speckled frogs, sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs, Yum! Yum!
One jumped into the pool, where it was nice and cool
Now there are [four, three, two, one, no] green speckled frogs.
FIVE GREEN PEAS (from Harris County Library)
Five green peas in a peapod, pressed (make fist)
One grew, two grew, and so did all the rest (raise fingers one at a time)
They grew and grew and they did not stop (stretch fingers and hands wide)
Until that peapod just had to go…POP! (clap)
THE ALLIGATOR JUMP (modified from Storytime with Ms. Tara)
Alligators jump (jump). Alligators slide (slide back and forth).
All the alligators move from side to side.
Alligators jump (jump). Alligators giggle (tickle your storytime friends).
All the alligators like to wiggle, wiggle, wiggle! (shake your body).
Caspar Babypants (a.k.a. Chris Ballew, lead singer of the Seattle-based band Presidents of the United States of America) captures children and adults with his light, airy folk music that will make you happy and want to get up and dance. This week we used "The Frogs" for our parachute song.
More Songs and Stories to Enjoy
In the city an abandoned lot squeezed between two buildings becomes a community garden.
Meet the heaviest snake in the world--the green anaconda! Everything about this title is big, from the full-bleed photographs to the content. Readers will learn all that is super-sized about this hulking snake.
A story about many different sheep, and one that seems to be missing.
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.
Jameson refuses to wear pants that are not green, until he has to choose between wearing his green pants and wearing a tuxedo with black pants so that he can be in his cousin's wedding.
Presents an introduction to the color green, in simple text with illustrations, and includes information on the different things--food, animals, objects--that are green.