Alien Party Storytime

Summer Reading Story Times: Party!
Opening Song:
[Sign language “hello” is waving hand back and forth.]

Hello everybody and how are you?
How are you?
How are you?
Hello everybody and how are you?
How are you today?

Hello everybody and clap your hands.
Clap your hands.
Clap your hands.
Hello everybody and clap your hands.
Clap your hands today!

[Stomp your feet, touch your nose, turn around, sit right down]

[Yay! Do sign language clapping!]

Clubhouse Literacy Time:
Figure out the theme of the Week: Party!
Guess the pictures. Figure out the letters. Unscramble them to find our theme.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
[Yay! Do sign language clapping!]

Storytelling Story:  Happy Birthday Hamster by Cynthia Lord

Finger Play or Song [participation without standing]:
Five Birthday Candles by Kathy Ross
Five birthday candles (hold up five fingers)
All in a row:
Four for my age (touch fingers)
And one to grow! (touch thumb)
I take a breath (inhale)
And then I blow! (fold down each finger candle as you blow it out)
Wh-wh-wh-wh-wh! (blow)
Not one did I miss!
Now I get my wish!

Longer Book: Dear Tyrannosaurus Rex by Lisa McClatchy

Action Song/Action Rhyme:
If You’re Happy and You Know It

Simon Says

Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick!

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Stretch!
[Yay! Do sign language clapping!]

Calming Song:
Comma looka see, here’s the mama.
Comma looka see, here’s the papa.
Comma looka see, my brother tall.
Sister, baby. *KISS* I love them all!

Shorter Book: Huff & Puff by Claudia Rueda (see my review here)

Closing Song:
[Sign language “goodbye” is waving with fingers bending at the large knuckles or wrist bending.]
Now it’s time to say goodbye.
Say goodbye.
Say goodbye.
Now it’s time to say goodbye.
I’ll see you all next week!
[Yay! Do sign language clapping!]

Craft:
Alien Party Hats

First I took some paper and rolled it into a cone.

And I taped it. I didn’t cut the odd edges at the bottom off…since it was going to be an alien I figured that the odd edges would be great.

Then I used various white and black shapes to make a face. (You can see the shapes in the background of the above picture.)

Then I taped some ribbon onto the inside of the alien party hat.

And put it on the kids heads. Now we are ready to party at the end of the Dream Big Summer Reading Program.

And here are a few more alien party hats sitting on my puppet’s clubhouse.

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