105 Ways to Give a Book

ABC Storytime: H is for...

Yes, I was going to talk about the New York trip yesterday, but a period of annoyance blocked my brain. Then today another project grabbed me and wouldn’t let go, at least not until it was time to join my daughter for the annual parents’ lunch at school. So it looks like Thursday will be yet another day I headline with NYC (and Booklights and probably NaNoWriMo). For now, you can enjoy Anne’s summary at the Cybils page, which actually frees me from having to describe the event later, so instead I’ll be able to share my Intro with you — or as I like to think of it, my State of the KidLitosphere Speech. (In case you’re wondering, the state of the kidlitosphere is strong — and I did indeed open with that.)

For now, let’s go back to ABC Storytime.

For the letter H, you could do a whole program on horses or houses. Depending when you start in the school year, a Halloween program often lines up quite nicely, though apparently less so when you can’t seem to get your weekly feature up each week. (Bad MotherReader.)

The Letter H

Book: Harry’s Home, by Catherine and Lawrence Anholt

Fingerplay: “Houses”
Here is a nest for robin
(Cup your hands.)
Here is a hive for bee
(Put your fists together.)
Here is a hold for bunny
(Form a circle with hands)
And here is a house for me.
(Form a peak with hands)

Book: Happy Bees, by Al Yorinks

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it
And you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.

(Repeat with... stomp your feet, shout hooray, do all three.)

Book: I Call My Hand Gentle, by Amanda Haan

Fingerplay: “Open, Shut Them”
Open, shut them,
Give a little clap, clap, clap.
Open, shut them,
Open, shut them,
Put them in your lap, lap, lap.
Creep them, creep them,
Creep them, creep them,
Right up to your chin, chin, chin.
Open wide your little mouth
But do not put them in!

(Follow the directions of the song and you can’t go wrong.)

Book: Hamsters to the Rescue, by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Rhyme: “Hickory Dickory Dock”
Hickory, Dickory Dock
The hamster ran up the clock.
The clock struck one
And down he run.
Hickory, Dickory Dock.

(I tell them I’m replacing the traditional mouse with a hamster.)

Alternate Books: Little Hoot, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; Hiding Hoover, by Elise Broach; Hungry Hen, by Richard Waring

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1 comment:

Gretta said...

Harold & the purple crayon because one little boys crayon stroke makes so much happen and changes the story page after page

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