We have been hit hard by the snow-mageddon these past two weeks! Storytime was on a little hiatus until the roads cleared up. But now we are back up and running and so are my blog posts. 🙂 This week is now known as “The Week of the Cow.”
- The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson (From the same author who brought us the Bear books, this tells us a story of a cow who is happiest when she eats nothing but cookies.)
- Millie Want to Play! by Janet Pedersen (Millie is an adorable calf who can’t wait to play with the other barnyard youngsters)
- Fair Cow by Leslie Helakoski (A story about feeling good about yourself and being true to who you are as told by a cow and a pig.)
- There’s a Cow in the Road by Reeve Lindbergh (Funny and repetitive rhyming help you keep the beat while reading this story of a cow and his barnyard friends )
- Burton the Sneezing Cow by Lisa Hall (Lisa is a local author here in East Tennessee and she tells this sweet story of a cow who is allergic to grass but too scared to see the doctor for help.)
Cow Puppets: We did two different versions of cow puppets this week. The toddlers used this cow cut out:
They added one spot for each year of their age. I told them I could only add four dots because the cow would be completely black if I kept going!
For the PreK kids we made a puppet of a cow eating hay. I saw the idea on Pinterest although I cannot remember the original pinner right now. I free handed the different facial parts and had those already cut out. The parents helped the children assemble their cows and then “feed” them a little bit of hay (basket filler). Of course, you need a lot of glue for this or the cows spit their food right back out! With Easter coming up, you could also use basket grass for this activity.
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