Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Shapes! Preschool Math Mash-Up

Our last Math Mash-up Storytime for preschool!  One of our storytime staff was out sick so I did two days in a row.  Since I had one repeat family I swapped out one book.


Walter's Wonderful Web
by Tim Hopgood

Shapes, Reshape!
by Silvia Borando

by Mark Barnett and Jon Klassen

Graph Question
What shape would you like to eat?

Triangle--slice of pizza, slice of watermelon, piece of pie, corn chips
Circle--cookie, crackers, pancakes, donuts, orange slice
Rectangle--chocolate bar, graham cracker, ice cream sandwich, fish sticks
Square--waffle, soda cracker, sandwich, square cereal

Play and Learn

Make a picture collage using shapes

Friday, December 15, 2017

Baby Storytime--Shapes

Our last Math Mash-up storytime; this one focusing on shapes!  After I had gathered all the books I decided to do it for two weeks in a row.

Read Aloud Books

by Irene Dickson

Baby Party
by Rebecca O'Connell; illustrated by Susie Poole


5 Little Cookies

Down around the corner, in the bakery shop
There were 5 yummy cookies with frosting on top
Along comes a ________ (animal puppet) with a dollar to day
He/She busy the _________ (color) one and takes it away!


A small ___________
A big ____________
And the biggest ____________ I see.
Now help me count them
One, two, three!

(shapes used: circle, heart, and star)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Baking Storytime

It's that time of year!!!  Pull out the mixing bowls, rolling pins, and oven mitts and do some BAKING!!


Baking Day at Grandma's
by Anika Denise; illustrated by Christopher Denise

Cookie Count: A Tasty Pop-Up
by Robert Sabuda


5 Little Cookies

Down around the corner in the bakery shop
Were five yummy cookies with frosting on top.
Along comes a ________ (animal puppet) with a dollar to pay
He/she busy the ____________ (color) one and takes it away.

Magnet Board Activity

Cookie Thief

Cookie, cookie soft and sweet
Who wants to eat my tasty treat?

Play and Learn

Since we had done playdough a few weeks prior I challenged the children do some pretend baking--I put out bowls, mixing spoons, measuring cups, measuring spoons, rolling pins, spatulas, cookie sheets, muffin tins, and pie dish and told them to BAKE.  It took a little bit for the kids to warm up to the idea, but most seemed to enjoy the activity and I got to taste some yummy baking!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Letter B Storytime

I used to do "Letter of the Week" storytimes all the time, so I decided to revisit it this week.


Did you the B from my __ook?
by Beck and Matt Stanton

Bug Bear
by Patricia Hegarty; illustrated by Carmen Saldana

Bird, Balloon, Bear
by Il Sung Na


The Beanbag Song
tune:  If You're Happy and You Know It

Put your beanbag on your hair, on your hair
Put your beanbag on your hair, on your hair
Put your beanbag on your hair and leave it right up there
Put the beanbag on your your hair, on your hair.

Additional verses:
Toe--left it high and lift it low
Ground--step and step around
Hand--toss it up and watch it land

Play and Learn

Wooden Beads
Beanbags and buckets
Button sorting
Make bead bracelets with pony beads and pipe cleaner
Pop bubble wrap