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“Art” preschool storytime

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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

Book – Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy

Song: They Might Be Giants “Clap Your Hands

Walking Walking (Frere Jacques)
Walking, walking, walking walking
Hop, hop, hop! Hop, hop, hop!
Running, running, running
Running, running, running
Now we STOP. Now we STOP.
Source: Super Simple Learning

This is the Way We Stir the Paint
This is the way we stir the paint,
Stir the paint, stir the paint
This is the way we stir the paint
So early in the morning
(dip our brush, paint the paper, blow it dry, frame the picture)
Source: Storytime Katie

Book – Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales

Song – Mr. Eric’s “Mi Cuerpo hace Musica

Felt Board – Cinco Ratoncitos
Cinco ratoncitos de colitis gris
Muevan las orejas
Muevan la nariz
Uno, dos, tres, quatro, cinco
Corren al rincon
Porqe viene el gato a comer raton
Source: Pasadena Public Library

The Paintbrush on the Paper
The paintbrush on the paper goes
swish swish swish, swish swish swish,
swish swish swish,
The paintbrush on the paper goes
swish swish swish,
All day long.
The pencil on the paper goes skritch scratch skritch…
The crayon on the paper goes scribble, scribble, scribble…
The Play-dough on the table goes squish, squish, squish…
Source: Storytime Hooligans

Book- Art by Patrick McDonnell

Song: Octopretzel “Jump Around and Dance Around

Felt Board – A-hunting We Will Go
A hunting we will go, a hunting we will go!
We’ll catch a fox and put him in a box,
And then we’ll let him go.
mouse…put her in a house
frog…put him on a log
goat…put her in a boat
bear…put him in a chair
owl … put her in a towel
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: Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops Cognitive, Social, Emotional and Sensori-Motor skills. Art is a cooperative learning experience that provides pleasure, challenge, and a sense of mastery. Instruction in the arts is one of the best ways in which to involve the different modes of learning; through art, children learn complex thinking skills and master developmental tasks.
Source: Early Childhood News

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“Body Art” Little Ones event

No, we’re not tattooing small children; we used our bodies, mainly hands and feet, to make animals! We held this event at the library and at an outreach event in Severance Town Hall. I simply set out paints, markers, wiggly eyes, and glue, along with some examples from the internet, and then let the families go to town.

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body-art-examples

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