“Letter P’ preschool storytime

letter p

Opening Song
I wiggle my fingers. I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my ears. I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders. I wiggle my chin.
I stretch my arms wide and pull them back in.
I wiggle my elbows. I wiggle my knees.
I hop like a bunny. I smile and say, “Cheese!”
Now I have no more wiggles left in me
And I sit on the floor as still as can be.
Source: Storytime with Jason

Alphabet Monster (with puppet)
I’m the Alphabet Monster
And nothing tastes better
To the Alphabet Monster
Than eating a letter.
Today I will eat a “P” if I may
With the million more letters
I munch every day.
I’m hungry now. What shall I do?
I think I’ll eat a “y” an “o” and a “u” . . . . . . That means YOU!
Source: Storyblocks (adapted)

Everyone had a TON of wiggles today so we started out with a song:
Mr. Eric’s “Polka Dot Pants,” and I even had a break dancer!

Book: Too Pickley by Jean Reidy

Popping Hopping Popcorn
One little kernel (crouch down)
Sleeping in the pot.Turn on the heat
And watch it pop. (Jump into the air)
Popping, hopping popcorn; (hop around)
A munchy, crunchy treat.)
Pour on the butter
And let me eat!
Source: King County Library System

Song: Laurie Berkner’s “Pig on Her Head

 Felt Board – Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Source: the book by Bill Martin, Jr. 

Book – Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin

Song – Jim Gill’s “Poison Ivy

Two Mother Pigs
Two mother pigs lived in a pen
(show thumbs)
Each had four babies, and that made ten
(show fingers & thumbs)
These four babies were black as night
(thumb in palm, wiggle fingers)
These four babies were black and white (switch hands, repeat)
But all eight babies loved to play
And they rolled and rolled in the mud all day (roll hands)
At night, with their mother,
they curled up in a heap (clasp hands)
And squealed and squealed
Till they fell fast asleep.
Source: King County Library System

Book – Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

If You’re a Pirate and You Know It
If you’re a pirate and you know it,
Swab the deck (Swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it,
Swab the deck (Swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it,
then you’ll hear the sea winds blowin’.
If you’re a pirate and you know it,
Swab the deck (Swish, swish)
“Walk the plank” (Stomp, stomp)
Say ahoy: Ahoy!
Source: Adapted Traditional

Goodbye
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as high as we can
Good-bye! (in high, squeaky voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as low as we can
Good-bye! (in a deep voice)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as fast as we can
Good-bye! (very quick)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as slow as we can
Good-bye! (very slowly and drawn out)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as quiet as we can
Good-bye! (in a whisper)
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam
Let’s say good-bye as loud as we can
GOOD-BYE! (yelling)
Source: Jbrary

Early literacy tip:  P is for predictable books! Predictable books, like Pete the Cat or Bill Martin Jr.’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, make reading aloud an interactive experience for children, as they can join in as they become familiar with the sentence patterns. Have your child predict what may come next in the book.

  • Teaching Early Literacy by Diane Barone et al

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