Storytime Theme: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

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My Mini-Me

This week we talked about all of the things that make us special and unique, as well as the parts of our bodies!  I should have talked about the beach because that is where I am vacationing to next week!  SQUEE!  No storytime next week!

Books:

  • Marvelous Me  by Lisa Bullard (This book was a fun read for the kids because a boy talks about why his body makes him like a super hero.)
  • I am Me  by Karla Kuskin (Don’t you hate it when someone says you remind them of your mom or your dad?  This book teaches us that while we may favor another person, we are all still unique!)
  • Parts by Tedd Arnold  (The story tells about a little boy who doesn’t understand colloquialisms about body parts and is afraid he is really falling apart.  It is always a cute read!)
  • Here are My Hands  by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault (This books explores our body and the uses for each part in a friendly, simple way that is great for toddlers.)
  • From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (This is a fantastic book for toddlers.  The reader mimics the moves that the animals make.)

Activity

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All About Me Die Cuts:  The toddler group used these pre-cut person shapes (purchased at a teacher supply store) to make representations of themselves.  Parents helped them color in their hair, pick silly eyes for themselves and pick out a shirt from their favorite color.  It was finished off by adding the type of pants, shoes and accessories the little ones liked to wear.  This activity relied heavily upon the parents helping out and discussing things with their children.

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Body Puzzles:  The PreK group colored and cut the pieces for a puzzle that literally breaks a person up into head, shoulders, knees and toes!  I printed out the forms from a website called fromabctoacts.com.  Those were printed onto cardstock for longer use.  The kids picked their person, colored, and cut them into pieces.  We then practiced putting our people back together.  I gave them each a ziplock bag to take their people home in.

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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