Preschool Storytime- Blow, Wind Blow! – March 12, 2014

Welcome everybody! This week we will be reading books about wind.

Welcome Song- So Happy You’re Here – by Hap Palmer Lapsit Storytime CD #14

Book – “The Windy Day” by Anna Milbourne- In simple text, this book  describes what wind can do, including making leaves dance across the grass, pushing the sails on boats, and turning the blades of windmills.

Front Cover

Fingerplay – Woosh Went the Wind (Count on Fingers)

Five Little Dandelions Growing by my door.

WOOSH went the wind (Swing arms to side)

And then there were four

Four little dandelions pretty as can be

WOOSH went the wind

And then there were three

Three little dandelions

I picked them for you

WOOSH went the wind

And then there were two

Two little dandelions, blowing them is fun!

WOOSH went the wind

And then there was one

One little dandelion standing in the breeze

WOOSH went the wind

And scattered all the seeds !

Credit: Perry Public Library

Book – “Flora’s Very Windy Day” by Jeanne Birdsall – When a big wind blows her annoying little brother away, Flora decides to save him despite the many tempting offers she gets for him from, among others, a cloud, an eagle, the man in the moon, and the wind itself.

Flora's Very Windy Day

Activity/Movement- Blow, Wind, Blow!

Blow, wind, blow (move arms back and forth)

All through the town

Blow wind blow (move arms around)

Up and down (move arms up and down)

Blow, wind, blow

from the left to the right (move arms left to right)

Blow, wind, blow

All through the night (slowly lower arms)

Credit – Perry Public Library

Book – “The Wind Blew” by Pat Hutchins- The wind blew, and blew, and blew! It blew so hard, it took everything with it: Mr. White’s umbrella, Priscilla’s balloon, the twins’ scarves, even the wig on the judge’s head. But just when the wind was about to carry everything out to sea, it changed its

mind!

Book – “Like a Windy Day” by Frank Asch – The book is about a young girl who discovers all the things the wind can do , by playing and dancing along with it.

Song – Whistling Wind – sung to the tune “If you’re happy and you know it”

If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears

If you hear the whistling wind,  cover your ears

If you hear it in the trees

Making music in the leaves,

If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears

If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around

If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around

If you feel it lift your hair

Like a kite up in the air

If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around

Song/Activity- Use scarves along with Chopin’s “Minute” Waltz from “Artur Rubinstein – Selections from The Chopin Collection”

Product Details

Closing Song – Shout and Whisper by Hap Palmer  Lapsit Storytime CD #17

shout and whisper hap palmer

-Miss Ellen

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