Story Time

Vacations
Submitted by: Cheryl, Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Miko Goes on Vacation by:Brigette Weninger
Miko the mouse likes going to the beach with his mother, but does not know what to do with his toy, Mimiki, when it is time for a swim.
The Bunnies Trip by:Lezlie Evans
Eight members of a bunny family find packing for their vacation to be much more complicated than they anticipated, and once on the road the long journey tires the little ones and makes them irritable, but happiness awaits them at their destination.
The House Takes a Vacation by:Jacqueline Davies
While the Petersons are away, their house decides to take a trip to the sea to watch the “dance of the sunlight” despite some groaning from the chimney and the basement’s refusal to rise to the occasion.
Goat and Donkey and the Great Outdoors by:Simon Puttock
When goat offers to do the grocery shopping, he gets a bit muddled in spite of the list Donkey gives him to take to the market.
Songs
Oh, We're Goin' on a Vacation
Oh, we're goin' on a vacation on the plane (zoom, zoom)
Oh we're goin' on a vacation on the plane (zoom, zoom)
Oh, we're goin' on a vacation
Oh, we're goin' on a vacation
Oh, we're goin' on a vacation on a plane (zoom, zoom)

Oh, we're goin' on a vacation on the train (chug a chug)
oh, we're goin' on a vaction on the train (chug a chug)
Oh, we're goin' on a vacation
Oh, we're goin' on a vacation
Oh, we're goin' on a vacation on a train (chug a chug)

Oh, we're goin' on a vacation in our car (honk, honk)
Oh, we're goin' on a vacation in our car (honk, honk)
Oh, we're goin' on a vacation
Oh, we're goin' on a vacation
oh, we're goin' on a vacation in our car (honk, honk,)
Auto, Auto
Auto, Auto, may I have a ride? (thumb a ride)
Yes, sir. Yes, sir - step right inside (make fist and extend thum and talk with it)
Pour in the water (pour water with thumb)
Turn on the gas (switch on with your thumb and index finger)
Chug-away, Chug-away (pretend to steer)
But not too fast!
Craft
SUITCASE - Fold a 12"X18" piece of construction paper in half (short end to short end). Draw 4 rounded corners making sure to draw the corners at the top low enough so you can add a handle at the top. The edges are then stapled leaving the top open. The children can then color pictures of items that would go into a suitcase such as a comb or clothing items and put them inside. You could even give them a real toothbrush. On the computer I created colorful destination stickers of Toyland, Candyland and Dreamland which we glued to the outside of the suitcase.