Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mouse Storytime? Mice Storytime? Friday, July 22 @ 10:30

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Plays
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh. I had an enormous snake puppet from PPLC, 10 little mice (actually only 9 because I lost one but who's counting?) a jar, and a stone I quickly harvested from the library landscaping. Remembering all I had learned from magicians visiting this summer, I palmed the mice and pulled them out from behind folks' ears. Wonderful story!

Books
Mouse, Look Out!  by Judy Waite. The children loved joining in on the chorus, "MOUSE, LOOK OUT! THERE'S A CAT ABOUT." Choral reads are always fun.
Whose Mouse Are You? by Robert Kraus. Great pictures, charming, simple story.
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young. This very simply told tale is relative high concept, so I warned the children ahead of time that there was a trick in the story. Luckily this did intrigue the four-year-olds and they really enjoyed this beautifully illustrated tale.
Mice by Fyleman. Love Lois Ehlert's pictures. Love the mice. Love the cat.
Mouse Shapes by Walsh.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Numeroff.  (PPLC flannelboard) This would be a fun one to do with a xylophone. Start by playing a simple  note, and as the requests pile up, change to chords. 

Songs: 


Three Nice Mice: 
3 nice mice, 3 nice mice
See how nice they are, see how nice they are.

They're always polite when they nibble their cheese.

They never forget to say "thank you" and "please"

They cover their noses whenever they sneeze.
AHH CHOO AHH CHOO AHH CHOO!
They're 3 nice mice, 3 nice mice.



The Old Gray Cat (with TWENTY kids, I couldn't do this as a fun chase song so I skipped it.)
The old gray cat is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping,

The old gray cat is sleeping in the house.

The little mice are dancing, dancing, dancing (children dance)

The little mice are dancing in the house.

The little mice are nibbling, nibbling, nibbling (children nibble)

The little mice are nibbling in the house.

The little mice are resting, resting, resting,

The little mice are resting in the house.

The old gray cat comes creeping, creeping, creeping,

The old gray cat comes creeping in the the house.

The little mice go scampering, scampering, scampering (children run in place)

The little mice go scampering in the house.

The old gray gray cat is sleeping, sleeping, sleeping,

The old gray cat is sleeping in the house. 


Row, Row, Row, Your Boat 
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream,
If you see a crocodile,
Don’t forget to scream.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the Nile,
If you see a camel,
Don’t forget to smile.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the river,
If you see a polar bear,
Don’t forget to shiver.

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently to the shore,
If you see a lion there,
Don’t forget to roar!

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the creek,
If you see a little mouse,
Don’t forget to squeak.


Craft: 
This year I am going to do half/circle potato printing:  stamp the half circle and add the whiskers, ears and eyeballs to make a little mouse.



 
 

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