Preschool- Teddy Bear Storytime – January 29, 2014

This is a favorite storytime of mine.  The week before I ask all the children  to bring in a teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal to share during storytime.  I use a teddy bear of my own that I hold while I read during storytime.   The children enjoy holding their teddy bears or favorite stuffed while they listen to the stories.  We sing and dance to our opening song “So Happy You’re Here Today” By Hap Palmer.  The first book that I share with the children will be “Knuffle Bunny” by Mo Willems.  It’s about a little girl named Trixie and her daddy.  They take a trip to the neighborhood laundromat.  The story takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes her stuffed bunny was left behind in the laundromat.  knuffle bunny

Next we do an activity with our teddy bears.  We act out

Movement Rhyme: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy bear, teddy bear wake up now. (Stretch arms)
Teddy bear, teddy bear take a bow. (Bow)
Teddy bear, teddy bear dance on your toes. (Dance on your tip toes)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your nose. (Touch your nose)
Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around. (Turn around in a circle)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground. (Bend over and touch floor)
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your shoe. (Touch your shoe)
Teddy bear, teddy bear I love you. (Point to self, point to audience)
Teddy bear, teddy bear climb the stairs. (March)
Teddy bear, teddy bear say your prayers. (Put hands together like in prayer)
Teddy bear, teddy bear turn out the light. (Pretend to turn off light switch)
Teddy bear, teddy bear say goodnight. (Pretend to sleep)

The next book I read is called “Best Bear” by Emma Dodd.  It’s a simple book about a boy and his teddy bear getting ready for bedtime, but the boy is prepared to face the dark and sleep safely the whole night through because he has his teddy to hold all night long. best bear

Next we will do a flannelboard story “Ten in the bed” we use little bears to take away.

Ten In The Bed Lyrics and Actions

Here we go!
There were ten in the bed [Hold up 10 fingers.]
and the little one said, [Hold your hands close together, indicating ‘small.’]
“Roll over, roll over” [Roll hands around each other, or each student turns to the right and says, “Roll over! Roll over!”]
So they all rolled over and one fell out. [Everyone rolls to the right and the student in the first chair ‘falls out’ of the bed.]

Nine! [Hold up 10 fingers and then take one away, leaving 9.]
There were nine in the bed [Hold up 9 fingers.]
and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Eight! [Hold up 9 fingers and then take one away, leaving 8.]
There were eight in the bed [Hold up 8 fingers.]
and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Seven! [Hold up 8 fingers and then take one away, leaving 7.]
There were seven in the bed [Hold up 7 fingers.]
and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Six! [Hold up 7 fingers and then take one away, leaving 6.]
There were six in the bed [Hold up 6 fingers.]
and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Five! [Hold up 6 fingers and then take one away, leaving 5.]
There were five in the bed [Hold up 5 fingers.]
and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Four! [Hold up 5 fingers and then take one away, leaving 4.]
There were four in the bed [Hold up 4 fingers.]
and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Three! [Hold up 4 fingers and then take one away, leaving 3.]
There were three in the bed [Hold up 3 fingers.]
and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

Two! [Hold up 3 fingers and then take one away, leaving 2.]
There were two in the bed [Hold up 2 fingers.]
and the little one said,
“Roll over, roll over”
So they both rolled over and one fell out.

One! [Hold up 2 fingers and then take one away, leaving 1.]
There was one in the bed [Hold up 1 finger.]
and the little one said,
“I’m lonely…[sigh]” [The one remaining student lays down on the chair, then everyone shouts “WAKE UP!” and the student falls out of bed.] ♫

We move along to our next story called “It’s the bear” by Jez Alborough.  It’s about a boy named Eddie and his mom who go into the woods for a picnic and meet a very large, very hungry bear.  it's the bear

The last book I will read is called “Everybody has a Teddy” By Virginia Kroll.  It’s about a child who describes teddy bears owned by owned by other children in his class.  Some teddies are soft and furry and some are made from socks etc. everybody has a teddy

Lastly we sing a song called “You are my Teddy Bear” (To the tune of You are  Sunshine)

You are my Teddy Bear (Tune: You Are My Sunshine)
You are my teddy bear
My only teddy bear
You make me smile dear
You are my friend
You’ll never know dear
How much I like you
I’m so glad you’re my
Teddy Bear today.

We close with our closing song “Shout and Whisper” by Hap Palmer

shout and whisper hap palmer

– Miss Ellen

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