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Having a bad day
Submitted by: Dawn Resch, Katy
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
The Grouchy Ladybug by:Eric Carle
A grouchy ladybug, lookingfor a fight, challenges everyone she meets regardless of their size and strength.
Leo the Late Bloomer by:Robert Krauss
Leo, a young tiger, finally blooms under the anxious eyes of his parents.
I love it when you smile by:Sam McBratney
A grumpy kangaroo is having a bad day until mother finds a way to make him smile.
No! No! No! by:Anne Rockwell
After a day when nothing goes right, a young boy's mood begins to change at bedtime.
Where the Wild Things Are by:Maurice Sendak
Max sails to the land of the wild things, where he becomes their king.
Mean Soup by:Betsy Everitt
Horace feels really mean at the end of a bad day, until he helps his mother make mean soup.
Songs
Hot Potato
I use Yummy Yummy by the Wiggles. Two of the kids favorites are Hot Potato and Shake Your Sillies Out.
If you're mad and you know it
Sing to the tune of If Your Happy and You Know It. Use whatever motions show being mad ie. yelling, stomping, frowning.
Notes
Fun to bring in a kettle and have the children act out mean soup. You can use popsicle sticks to bang on the kettle and bubbles to make the water look like it is boiling.