“Letter Q” preschool storytime

letter q

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 “Q” 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)

Book – Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood

What Begins with Q? (The Farmer in the Dell)
What begins with Q?
What begins with Q?
We all know.
We’ll tell you so.
What begins with Q?
Quack begins with Q…
Queen begins with Q…
Quiet begins with Q…
Source: Mother Reader

I’m a Little Patch Quilt
I’m a little patch quilt warm and nice
(Cross arms, hug self)
Cozy and snug in snow and ice
(Move hands down as if snow is falling)
When the winds start blowing cold outside (Blow and move hands from side to side in wind like motions)
Put me over your bed inside!
Source: King County Library System

Book – Quiet! There’s a Canary in the Library by Don Freeman 

Quietly
Quietly, quietly not a sound
I’m listening and I’m listening
As I look around
No sounds as I nod (nod)
No sounds as I clap (clap)
No sounds as I tap my hands on my lap (tap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap (stamp and clap)
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap
Loudly, loudly, stamp and clap
All that noise, well fancy that!
Source: Library Meow

Song –Mr. Eric’s “Jumping Song

Book – The Queen’s Hat by Steve Antony

My Hat (while wearing some sort of silly hat)
On my head I wear my hat
It is such a silly hat
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else should my silly hat go?
On my hands I wear my hat
It is such a quiet hat
That my hands don’t wiggle
They just go clap.
Then I rest them in my lap.
Source: King County Library System

Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out one day,
Over the hills and far away,
When mama duck said,
“Quack, quack, quack,”
Four Little ducks came running back.
Four …Three… Two…One little duck…
No little ducks went out to play,
Over the hills and far away,
When mother duck said
“QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!”
Five little ducks came running back.
Source: Traditional but here’s a video from King County LIbrary System

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:  Q is for quotes from a text! A family member and a child get a notebook and vertically fold each page in half to make 2 columns. Together, select favorite quotes from a book and write these in the left column. In the right column, write your responses – how it made you feel, or something silly like a nonsensical sentence that rhymes. Share the quotes and responses with another family member. This helps the child learn to respond to a book and to appreciate other perspectives.

  • Teaching Early Literacy by Diane Barone et al

 

 

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