Story Time

Bedtime
Submitted by: SL Pearson, Evelyn Meador
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
The Moon by:Robert Louis Stevenson
Pictures by Tracey Campbell Pearson

This is a beautifully illustrated version of the classic poem.
How Many Kisses Do You Want Tonight? by:Varsha Bajaj
Parent animals ask their babies how many kisses they want at bedtime. The book counts from 1 to 10 using animals and then a human girl asks for 100 kisses and a human boy asks for 1 million kisses.
Llama Llama Red Pajama by:Anna Dewdney
Baby Llama gets fussy when he feels lonely at bedtime/naptime. Mama Llama reminds him that she always loves him and is close by even if she is not in the same room.
Goodnight Moon by:Margaret Wise Brown
Little rabbit says goodnight to ordinary objects like mittens and mush and the moon at bedtime.
Songs
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are
Teddy Bear Teddy Bear
Teddy bear teddy bear turn around
Teddy bear teddy bear touch the ground
Teddy bear teddy bear rest your head
Teddy bear teddy bear go to bed
Craft
Moon and Stars Mobile

wooden dowels
construction paper
glitter
glue
yarn or string
hole punch
scissors

1. Cut out moon and stars shapes from the construction paper (use an Ellison die cutting machine if you have access to one).

2. Take two wooden dowels and tie them into a cross shape.

3. Tie a piece of string around the center section to hang the mobile from the ceiling.

4. Use a hole punch to punch a hole in each of the shapes.

5. Put glue on the shapes then dust the glue with glitter. Let dry.

6. Cut lengths of yarn and tie the shapes to the dowels. Be sure to vary the lengths of yarn and space the shapes along the dowels so that the mobile is balanced.

7. Hang and enjoy.