Storytime Theme: Udderly Good Books

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.”

th2LOL5XWUREALLY?  A whole week of books about little ole me?

How mooooooooving!

Books:

Toddlers: 

  • 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)

Pre K:

  • 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.)

Craft:

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Cow Puppets:  We did two different versions of cow puppets this week. The toddlers used this cow cut out:

puppet

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.

Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                                      

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This lesson plan is free and you have my permission to use it all you want.  I just ask that you give me a little love by crediting me on any blog or social media post.  Thank you!

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