Story Time

Moose!
Submitted by: Ann P., Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Moosetache by:Margie Palatini
A mooseís mustache is too big to control until he meets Ms. Moose who has her own hair problem. Together they conquer each otherís hearts and their hair problems.
Moose Tracks! by:Karma Wilson
A homeowner remembers visits from all the animals whose tracks, feathers and other traces are visible Ė except for the moose whose prints are everywhere
Moose on the Loose by:Kathy Jo Wargin
Rhyming text poses a series of questions about how the reader would deal with a moose that is on the loose, in the yard, in the house, or taking a bath.
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by:Laura Joffe Numeroff
Chaos can ensue if you give a moose a muffin and start him on a cycle of urgent requests
Looking For a Moose by:Phyllis Root
Four children set off into the woods to find a moose
Songs
Moose Pokey!
You put your right hoove in (use foot)
You put your right hoove out.
You put your right hoove in,
And you shake it all about.
You do the Moose Pokey
And you turn yourself around.
Thatís what itís all about.

*You put your left hoove inÖ
*You put your antlers in...
*You put your whole self in
Big Brown Moose (tune of
I'm a big brown moose with antlers tall.
Listen to my stomp and listen to my call.
When I see trees I think, "Yum, yum!"
Get lunch ready Ďcause here I come!
I'm a Moose!
I have antlers and a nose
I have hooves for toes
And I stand about six feet tall
I'm in the mud up to my knees
Just a chewin' on the leaves
I'm a moose! Iím a moose!
Can you hear me call?
Oo-roog!!! Oo-roog!
Five Sleepy Moose
(did this as a feltboard activity)

Five sleepy moose on a great big hill.
The first one said, "I like lying still."
The second one said, "I'm about to yawn!"
The third one said, "Please don't wake me until dawn."
The fourth one said, "My eyes are starting to close."
The fifth one said, "It's time for a doze."
So they pulled up their covers and all said, "Goodnight!"
Then the five sleepy moose were out like a light.
Music Makes Me...
I played a youtube video of a moose singing the above song. The kids danced and did the different motions to the words....it was alot of fun!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su0GFS5Py6Q&p=A67CDCF4609C0214&playnext=1&index=37

Music Makes Me...

1) ...swirl and swing.
2) ...sing, sing, sing.
3) ...twirl and sway.
4) ...shout "Ole!"
5) ...take a chance.
6) ...dance, dance, dance.
7) ...want to hum.
8) ...have to drum
9) ...stomp my feet.
10)...keep the beat.
11) Music means I can't be mute.
12)...toot, toot, toot.
13)...la, la, la.
14)...cha, cha, cha.
15)...do the hula.
16) Music gets me in the ol' medulla.
17) Music shakes me, wakes me, quakes me.
18) Music simply overtakes me.
19) Music made me sing this song.
20) Music put me in this sarong. Oh my.
Craft
I drew the head of the moose from the book "Moostache" and copied it onto cardstock. I then stapled 6 pieces of brown yarn to the nose area. The kids colored the moose head and then used glue to "arrange" the moosetache in a fabulous "do" of their choosing!
Other
While the kids were coming into the room, I played a cute baby moose video for them.
www.wimp.com/babymoose



Notes
The kids in my storytime enjoy dancing and movement. I incorporate a cd or youtube video into my theme each week.