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No Theme and Ice Cream!
Submitted by: Ann , Tomball
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
Little Pig Joins the Band by:David Costello
When Little Pig tries to join his grandpa, brothers and sisters in a marching band, he discovers that, although he is too small for any of the available instruments, he can still play an important role.
Zorro Gets an Outfit by:Carter Goodrich
Zorro is embarrassed at having to wear a fancy outfit to the park and Mister Bud is unable to cheer him up until a "cool" new dog arrives in his own fancy clothes and challenges the friends to a race.
Mr. Biggs in the City by:Kevin Bloomfield
A bigfoot monster named Mr. Biggs tries everything he can think of to have some fun in the city but nothing works until children in the park play with him.
Jeremy Draws a Monster by:Peter McCarty
A young boy who spends most of his time alone in his bedroom makes new friends after the monster in his drawing becomes a monstrous nuisance.
Chilly Milly Moo by:Fiona Ross
While the other cows are enjoying the sun and making plenty of milk, Milly Moo is too hot to make a drop. But when the temperature falls, Milly Moo shows the farmer and the rest of the herd what she can do.
Songs
Oh When the Band Comes Marching In
note: have kids march in place and "play" each instrument as indicated)
Oh, when the band comes marching in,
Oh, when the band comes marching in. Oh, how I want to be in that number.
When the band comes marching in!

drums
cymbals
horns
The Finger Band
note: start with fingers behind your back, bring them front to do actions in song and then return them behind your back at songs end)
The finger band is coming to town, coming to town, coming to town The finger band is coming to town early in the morning.

This is the way we snap our fingers, snap our fingers, snap our fingers, This is the way we snap our fingers early in the morning.

This is the way we clap our hands, clap our hands, clap our hands, This is the way we clap our hands early in the morning.

This is the way we pat our knees, pat our knees, pat our knees, This is the way we pat our knees early in the morning.

The finger band is going away, going away, going away The finger band is going away early in the morning!
Looby Loo
Chorus: Here we go Looby loo, here we go Looby light, here we go Looby loo, all on a Saturday night! I put my hands in, I take my hands out. I give my hands a shake and turn myself aboutÖ Oh!
Chorus
verses:
foot
head
whole self
Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Do your ears hang low? Do they wobble to and fro? Can you tie them in a knot? Can you tie them in a bow? Can you throw them o'er your shoulder like a continental soldier? Do your ears hang low?

Do your ears flip-flop? Can you use them for a mop? Are they stringy at the bottom? Are they curly at the top? Can you use them for a swatter? Can you use them for a blotter? Do your ears flip-flop?

Do your ears stick out? Can you wiggle them about? Can you flip them up and down as you fly around the town? Can you cover up your eyes, to keep away the flies? Do your ears stick out?
Horns, Fangs, Knees and Claws (
Horns, fangs, knees and claws,
knees and claws. (2x) Eyes and ears and tail and paws. Horns, fangs, knees and claws,
knees and claw!

faster
super fast
note: I gave the kids different colored "scoops" of ice cream (die-cut). As I sang, they came up and put the ice cream into a bowl.

I want some ice cream, ice cream, ice cream
I want some ice cream, Iíll eat it right away.
Chocolate is my favorite kind, favorite kind, favorite kind
Chocolate is my favorite kind, I eat it every day!
(add other flavors)

Thank you for the ice cream, ice cream, ice cream
Thank you for the ice cream
ÖIím gonna eat it up!
Craft
The kids chose 1 of 2 different ice cream coloring pages. They also got to make their own ice cream sundae to enjoy while they colored.
Notes
July is National Ice Cream month. I mentioned this to the kids at the start of story time.