Friday, September 23, 2011

Flannel Friday: Mouse Mess by Linnea Asplind Riley

I did a mouse theme for toddler storytime this week. Here are the flannel boards I used and the books, rhymes and songs I had fun sharing.

Flannel Board Visuals for "Mouse Mess" Storytime Theme

The toddlers brought the pictures of food to the the board while I read Mouse Mess by Linnea Asplind Riley aloud. I do an activity like this with the last book or rhyme every week. The toddlers love helping out in storytime. It is great for helping them practice taking turns and being in a larger  group of kids.

Here is the pdf for the food images to use with the book. I just found pictures of food from searches on Google Images.

I also used my flannel board for Lunch by Denise Fleming. I posted that one for a previous Flannel Friday. 

"Mouse Mess" Storytime Outline

Early Literacy Tip: One way kids prepare for reading is by learning about print. A good way to point out print is by reading food labels aloud in the kitchen or in the grocery store. Soon your child will recognize the words and will practice "reading" them when he or she see the labels.

Book Cover
I Miss You Mouse by Greg Foley

Book Cover
Lunch by Denise Fleming

Book Cover
Mouse Mess by Linnea Asplind Riley

Book Cover
Mommy, Where Are You? by Leonid Gore

Action Rhyme: Jumping Beans
Rhyme: Make Your Hands Go Clap, Clap, Clap... 
Nursery Rhyme: Hickory, Dickory Dock
Song: The Wheels on the Bus
Tickle Rhyme: 'Round and 'Round the Garden
Rhyme: Mouse in a Hole
Rhyme: Where are the Baby Mice?

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Song: Goodbye Song

Words for Mouse Rhymes:

Mouse in a Hole
A mouse lived in a little hole,
Lived softly in a little hole.
(cup hands)
When all was quiet,
as quiet as can be...
(loudly and tickle)

Where Are the Baby Mice?
(add actions to fit the words)
Where are the baby mice?
Squeak, squeak, squeak.
I cannot see them.
Peek, peek, peek.
Here they come from a hole in the wall...
1, 2, 3, 4, 5...
That's all!

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