Underground Animals

Standard

The Plan

Opening Action Song: “Fast and Slow” by The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band CD

Best of Laurie Berkner

Book: Mole’s Babies by David Bedford

This book is about a father mole that is trying to make his baby moles happy like other animals on the farm.  He discovers that all they really need is some love.

mole's babies

Action Rhyme/Song: We’re Taking a Walk in the Woods

Sung to tune: He’s a Jolly Good Fellow

We’re taking a walk in the woods,
We’re taking a walk in the woods,
We’re taking a walk in the woods,
On this gorgeous day.

We’re taking a hop in the woods,
We’re taking a hop in the woods,
We’re taking a hop in the woods,
On this gorgeous day.

We’re doing a dance in the woods,
We’re doing a dance in the woods,
We’re doing a dance in the woods,
On this gorgeous day.

We’re taking a jog in the woods,
We’re taking a jog in the woods,
We’re taking a jog in the woods,
On this gorgeous day.
We’re scaring all the wildlife,
We’re scaring all the wildlife,
We’re scaring all the wildlife,
If we hop, dance, and jog in the woods.

(Whisper)
We’re taking a walk in the woods,
We’re taking a walk in the woods,
We’re taking a walk in the woods,
On this gorgeous day.

Book: Wake Up, Groundhog! by Susan Korman

Everyone is trying to wake Groundhog up to see if spring is coming.  Finally, he sees his shadow and tells everyone that spring won’t be coming for a while yet.  All the animals go back to sleep, but Groundhog wakes them up!

wake up groundhog

Book: UnderGROUND by Denise Fleming

Rhyming text spotlights all the kinds of animals that burrow, tunnel and dig underground.

underground

Flannelboard: Hiding Hedgehog

 

Action Rhyme: Five Little Rabbits

Five little rabbits went hop, hop, hop.

Children called out, “Stop, stop, stop!”
The first rabbit said, “Run, run, run!”

The second rabbit laughed, “Fun, fun, fun!”
The third rabbit’s foot went thump, thump, thump.

The fourth rabbit went jump, jump, jump.
The fifth rabbit came in creep, creep, creep.

The five rabbits yawned and went to sleep, sleep, sleep.

Book: Porcupining: a Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler

A porcupine really wants to find love at the zoo where he lives.  After a series of rejections, he finds true love with a prickly hedgehog.

porcupining

Handout/Craft/Game/Activity

We made a hand print hedgehog craft at this storytime.  A very easy craft to do with minimal supplies.  Print out the hedgehog template (found at sunflowerstorytime) on cardstock.  Give each child a piece of brown construction paper and have them trace and cut out both hands.  Glue the hand cut-outs onto the template to form the quills.  So cute!

handprint hedgehog

How It Went

I was out recovering from surgery during the whole month of February, so I don’t actually know how these went.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s