Story Time

Mommies
Submitted by: Dawn Resch, Katy
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Hey, Mama Goose by:Zalben, Jane
The old woman in the shoe's home is getting too small. She checks out the seven dwarves house and Jack and Jill's home, etc. In the end they go back to their own shoe happy with what they have.
Back in Mommy's Tummy by:Robberecht, Thierry
A girl is celebrating her 5th birthday, but she is not happy. She wants to be back in mommy's tummy to be closer to her. We find out later why. It's because mommy is having another baby and she is afraid mommy will not be as close with her anymore.
I Love You Because Your You by:Baker, Liza
A story about all the ways a fox mother loves her child: when the child is happy or sad; mad or silly etc.
Mommies Say Shhh! by:Polacco, Patricia
It's all about how different animal mommies and a human mommy say "Shhh."
Mommy, Where Are You? by:Ziefert, Harriet
This is a lift a flap book. Mama hippo and baby hippo areplaying a game of hide and seek.
Songs
Mommy Happy and You Know It
I adapted this song to the theme.

If your happy and you know it, blow mommy a kiss. If your happy and you know it blow mommy a kiss. If your happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it. If your happy and you know it, blow mommy a kiss.

The second verse is the same as the first verse except that you give mommy a hug.

The third verse is the same as the first, except that you jump for joy.

The fourth verse you do all three.

Same
Shake your Sillies Out
I use the Wiggles CD. It is song #15.
Hot Potato
I use the Wiggles CD. It is the first song on the CD.
Craft
We made a Mother's Day card.
I printed hollowed letters that said I Love Mom onto 8 1/2 x 11 printer paper. On that paper I drew a flower vase. I made copies of this for the kids. Under the letters I Love You Mom I had the moms help their kids trace their hands. The children then colored their hands to look like flowers. Then they colored the rest of the card.
Notes
We talked about all the different ways moms take care of us and love us. In the Mommy, Where Are You book I had the children help me guess where mommy was.