Story Time

Birthdays
Submitted by: Rosemarie Visconti, Cy-Fair
Audience
• Toddler
Books
Pip & Squeak by:Ian Schoenherr
After rushing through the snow to get to their friend's birthday party, two mice realize that they forgot to bring the present.
Otto Has a Birthday Party by:Todd Parr
There is a problem with the cake Otto the dog makes for his birthday party, but he and his friends have a good time anyway.
Flower Garden by:Eve Bunting
Helped by her father, a young girl prepares a flower garden as a birthday surprise for her mother.
Snog the Frog by:Tony Bonning
Here’s an amusing new twist on the well-known fairy tale situation in which a frog becomes a handsome prince when he is kissed by a beautiful princess. Can Snog the Frog also be transformed by a kiss? Today is his birthday, and he plans to celebrate the day by finding out. Who will give him a kiss?
Max's Birthday by:Rosemary Wells
When Max sees his new windup toy lobster, he says, No! His big sister, Ruby, makes it go away, but back it comes. Around and around it chases them until it stops on Max, who cries, Again!
The Birthday Box by:Leslie Patricelli
An imaginative young child has a wonderful time playing with a box he receives for his birthday.
Songs
Make a Wish
Big birthday cake
(make huge circle with arms)
Ice cream in a dish
(cup hands)
Here are the candles
(wiggle hands on one hand)
Now make a wish!
(blow and make fingers into a fist)
Balloons
This is the way we blow our balloons:

(cup hands near mouth)

Blow; blow; blow.

(move hands apart showing a growing balloon while blowing)
This is the way we break our balloons
Oh, oh, no!
(move hands in and clap real hard at “no”) http://www.ecewebguide.com/preschool_themes/balloons/balloon_songs.htm
Five Little Candles

Five little candles on a birthday cake,
Just five and not one more.
You may blow one candle out
And that leaves four.

Four little candles on a birthday cake,
As bright as they can be.
You may blow one candle out
And that leaves three.

Three little candles on a birthday cake,
They know just what to do.
You may blow one candle out
And that leaves two.

Two little candles on a birthday cake,
Helping us have fun.
You may blow one candle out
And that leaves one.

One little candle on a birthday cake, It knows its job is done.
You may blow that candle out
And that leaves none. http://www.kinderkorner.com/birthdays.html
Craft
Decorate a birthday hat.