Story Time

Books you can sing!
Submitted by: SL Pearson, Evelyn Meador
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
She'll be coming 'round the mountain by:Jonathan Emmett
A new take on the old classic. The cowgirl who's on her way will be wearing pink pajamas,juggling with jelly, and drinking from a dustbin when she comes.
Fiddle-I-Fee by:Will Hillenbrand
Traditional cumaltive song where each animal makes a different musical sound. Pig says "griffy griffy", Goose goes "humm summ", Cat says fiddle-i-fee etc.
Ten in the Den by:John Butler
Everybody falls out of bed when the little mouse says "Roll over!"
The Train they call the City of New Orleans by:Steve Goodman
The original text of the song paired with illustrations.
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.
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Baa Baa Black Sheep,
have you any wool?
Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Three bags full.
One for the master and one for the dame; and one for the little boy who lives down the lane.
Baa Baa Black Sheep,
have you any wool?
Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Three bags full.
Alphabet Song
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N O P
Q R S
T U V
W X
Y & Z

Now I know my ABC's. Next time won't you sing with me!
Craft
Mommy's Melody Maker picture frame

You will need:

Ellison - Picture Frame, Rectangle - Large Die
Ellison - Picture Frame Back #1 - Large Die
cardstock in multiple colors
ink pads
black fine point felt-tip pens
glue sticks
individual pictures of each child*


Prior to the program, cut out a number of frames from various colors of cardstock using the dies listed above.

1. Let each child choose a colored frame.
2. Have the children use the ink pads & their thumbs to make "dots" around the edge of the frame.
3.Show the children how to turn the thumbprints into 1/4 and 1/8 & 16th notes by using the felt tip pens to draw stems and flags on the "dots".
4. Insert pictures into the frames.
5. Use a glue stick to affix the fronts of the frames to the frame backs.

*You will need to provide a camera and photo printer or will need to have the kids bring pictures of themselves from home.
Other
When reading Ten in Den, I like to have the children lightly tap the floor at the end of each "thumpety, thumpety, THUMP".
Notes
Before singing the songs, be sure to point out to the children that each has the exact same melody or tune even though they are "different" songs with different lyrics.