Big Kids, storytime

Big Kids Storytime- Going to the Zoo!

We’re going to the zoo this week! This is always a fun theme- full of fun animal books and loud sound effects.

Hello Friends

Hello friends, hello friends

Hello friends- it’s time to say hello!

Alphabet Soup

We’re making alphabet soup, we’re making alphabet soup

We stir the pot until it’s hot- we’re making alphabet soup

ABCs

*Today I did a letter of the week (Z) for the zoo theme. Before I revealed the theme, we tried coming up with words we knew that start with Z and the only ones we could think of easily were zebra and zoo, which worked perfectly well.

I Dream of An Elephant by Ami Rubinger

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*Each child had a different colored felt elephant and added it to the board as the story went along. I tried to keep the colors a secret and have them guess which color was coming up based on the rhymes, but that was a little too hard so we went back to e showing the pages and guessing that way

Can You Hear the Lions Roaring at the Zoo

Can you hear the lions roaring at the zoo? (ROAR!)

Can you hear the lions roaring at the zoo? (ROAR!)

Can you hear the lions roaring, can you hear the lions roraring

Can you hear the lions roaring at the zoo? (ROAR!)

Can you hear the snakes all hissing at the zoo? (HISS!)

Can you hear the snakes all hissing at the zoo? (HISS!)

Can you hear the snakes all hissing, can you hear the snakes all hissing

Can you hear the snakes all hissing at the zoo? (HISS!)

Can you hear the bears all growling at the zoo? (GRRR!)

Can you hear the bears all growling at the zoo? (GRRR!)

Can you hear the bears all growling, can you hear the bears all growling

Can you hear the bears all growling at the zoo? (GRRR!)

The Zoo Is Closed Today by Evelyn Beilenson

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We’re Going to the Zoo game

*I put velcro bits on the backs of photos of zoo animals (some hard and some easy) and sung this guessing-game song-

We’re going to the zoo, we’re going to the zoo

I think we’ll see some…{lions!} there- we’re going to the zoo

Still a Gorilla by Kim Norman

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Goodbye Friends

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends

Goodbye friends- it’s time to say goodbye!

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