The Northstate Library System sent me a huge bin full of moose puppet show stuff. Not only the Morris the Moose puppet show that we are presenting tomorrow, but a bunch of related items. This included a small moose puppet and all the flannelboard props needed for telling If You Give a Moose a Muffin. Today at preschool storytime I did Moose/Muffin and the kids really liked it.
Our books today were Snowmen at Christmas and Santa's New Suit. We sang SANTA, to the tune of BINGO.
I know a man in a furry red suit, and Santa is his name-o---
I know a man with big black boots, and Santa is his name-o---
I know a man with a long white beard, and Santa is his name-o---
I know a man with eight reindeer,and Santa is his name-o---
He comes down the chimney on Christmas Eve, and Santa is his name-o---
S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, S-A-N-T-A, , and Santa is his name -o.
Another fun song to sing and act out is "I'm a Little Pine Tree," sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot":
I'm a little pine tree, tall and straight (stand tall and hold out your arms like branches)
Waiting at Christmas for you to decorate.
Don't forget to put a star on top (hold one hand on top of your head with fingers spread out in a star)
And please be careful that the balls don't drop. (make two fists and lower them close to the ground, then clap) POP!
The thing about the balls breaking takes a bit of explanation for some children. Some kids are not familiar with glass ornaments. But they all like clapping loudly.