“Letter V” preschool storytime

letter v

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 “V” 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 – The Man with the Violin by Kathy Stinson
*I play the My First Violin album while reading this story. It’s amazing how the music keeps the kids enthralled during a book I wouldn’t normally choose for storytime.

Song – “Beethoven’s Five Fingerplay” by Jim Gill

I’m a Little Vacuum
I’m a little vacuum,
Hear me vroom,
Over the floor and
All across the room.
When I get all revved up,
See me work,
Cleaning up the carpet,
And sucking up the dirt.
VROOM!
Source: Measured Mom

Book – Beep, Beep, Vroom, Vroom! by Stuart J. Murphy

Song – Ralph’s World – “Driving in my Car

Take Me Riding in the Car
American Sign Language: Car, Train, Boat, Airplane, Ride
Take me riding in the car, car;
Take me riding in the car, car;
Take you riding in the car, car;
I’ll take you riding in my car.
Source: King County Library System

Book – The View at the Zoo by Kathleen Long Bostrom

Zoo Animals
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you want to be a monkey, jump up high
If you want to be a monkey, jump up high.
If you want to be a monkey,
If you want to be a monkey,
If you want to be a monkey, jump up high.
Eagle…flap your wings
Elephant…swing your trunk
Lion…roar out loud
Giraffe…stand up tall  (stretch high)
Snake…slither and hiss
Source: Adapted Traditional

Old Volcano
Old volcano is asleep
(rest cheek on prayer hands)
Shhh, don’t wake him;
let him sleep! (put finger to lips)
Rumble, rumble, rumble, when will it stop? (pound feet on floor)
Look, old volcano has blown his top! (thrust arms up and out)
Source: 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: V is for visual literacy!  Visual literacy is the ability to obtain meaning from images. To develop your child’s visual literacy skills, read wordless picture books, visit art museums, play games like “I Spy,” and practice drawing.
Source: Being Visual (link broken)

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