Storytime Theme: Cowboys & Cowgirls

 

 

Time for a book round up! We had a rootin’ tootin’ good time a readin’ and a sangin’ this week!  Giddy up, partners!

Books:

  • Cowboy Bunnies by Christine Loomis (I love this one because the baby bunnies are pretending to be like the grown-ups –just as most kids love to do)
  • Goodnight, Cowgirl by Glenn Dromgoole (lots of western imagery makes this a great learning device for visual learners. The pictures even take on a shape of their own!)
  • Cowboy Small by Lois Lenski (This classic describes a day in the life of a cowboy.)
  • If I Were a Cowboy by Eric Braun (One of a series of books gives children lots of information about different professions so they can start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.)
  • Armadillo Rodeo by Jan Brett (This is a heartwarming story about a confused little armadillo who wants to be friends with a red pair of cowboy boots!)

Activity:

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Boot Designers Toddler Craft

 

Boot Designers: My toddlers had the chance to design their very own boots! We used a brown construction paper cut out of a boot for our base and they went to town putting stickers all over them!

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Name Hats Pre K Craft

 

Name Hats:  Pinterest is so awesome!  I found this fun activity on there for my preschoolers. (many of whom are just learning to spell their names) We decorated our own cowboy hats and then added our names to the bands.

**Both of these activities use stickers to practice hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills. Not to mention, stickers are just fun!**

 

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Yee-haw!

 

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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