105 Ways to Give a Book

ABC Storytime: O is for...

Wow, ABC Storytime two weeks in a row. It’s almost like I originally intended it.

The Letter O

Book: My Very Own Octopus, by Bernard Most

Book: Olivia, by Ian Falconer (or any of the Olivia books)

Fingerplay: “Open, Shut Them”
Open, shut them, open, shut them.
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap, lap, lap.
Creep them, crawl them, creep them, crawl them
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open wide your little mouth...
But do not let them in.
(Act out the hand motions.)
Book: Owl Babies, by Martin Waddell, or Little Hoot, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Fingerplay: “Five Little Owls”
The first little owl has big, round eyes.
The second little owl is of very small size.
The third little owl can turn her head.
The fourth little owl likes mice, she said.
The fifth little owl flies all around,
And her wing hardly make a single sound.
(Count owls on fingers, and then “fly” hands around.)
Book: Over in the Meadow, by Olive A. Wadsworth (I sing it instead of reading it.)

Alternate Books: Olvina Files, by Grace Lin; A Lot of Otters, by Barbara Berger; Otto Goes to Camp, by Todd Parr


Corey Schwartz said...

Owen by Kevin Henkes

Becky said...

I just have to smile at your post! I love, love, loved the "Open Them, Shut Them" fingerplay. I can still hear it in my mom's voice. Anyway, thanks for a great memory!

Vivian Mahoney said...

Uh-oh. There is another version of "Open, Shut Them" that my kids loved listening to, and it's going to drive me crazy since I can't remember all the words.

Saints and Spinners said...

I am glad that you sing "Over in the Meadow" instead of reading it. Which picturebook version do you like best? I like the Ezra Jack Keats version, with the "soft, shady glen" at the end.