Who Hops?/Quien Salta? by Katie Davis. When I ordered this book I didn't know I'd be getting a bi-lingual version, but I'm happy I did. At one of the Head Start session a teacher read the Spanish while I did the English. Great!
Of course, we did some hoppy songs, like "I Saw a Little Rabbit" and "One little, two little, three little bunnies." Here's the words for the first one:
I saw a little rabbit come hop, hop, hop.
I saw his long ears go flop, flop, flop.
I saw his little eyes goes blink, blink, blink.
I saw his little nos go twink, twink, twink.
I said, "Mr. Rabbit can you stay, stay, stay?"
He looked at me, and then he hopped away!
On the flannelboard I did a great new game: Miss Mouse in the House. I thought that I got the idea from Mel's Desk (she has lots of flannelboard ideas), but she doesn't have a pattern, so I borrowed my mouse from Rain makes Applesauce. Or here's another version. Mine looks like this:
Miss Mouse, Miss Mouse, Are you in the ____ house?
Look under the house, she's not there?, try again. Kids LOVE this. It was an enormous success. I did three rounds of hiding Miss Mouse with each group, which means I played the Miss Mouse game 15 times. Or maybe more---I'm not sure.
Make your own Miss Mouse, and have a fun time at storytime!