Friday, January 26, 2018

Preschool Storytime: Cookies!

This Preschool Storytime was presented at Bellevue Public Library on January 24 & 25, 2018.

Each Preschool Storytime includes activities that support all or most of the five early literacy practices identified as essential in helping your child develop the skills they need before they can learn to read. The five practices – singing, talking, reading, playing and writing – were developed for Every Child Ready to Read®, an initiative of the Association for Library Services for Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA).


The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Marcellus Hall

Who Took the Cookies From the Cookie Jar? by Bonnie Lass & Philemon Sturges, illustrated by Ashley Wolff


Hello, Friends!
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")

Hello friends.
Hello friends.
Hello friends.
We're glad you came today!

Everybody Say Hello!
(tune: "London Bridge")

Everybody say hello, say hello, say hello,
Everybody say hello, hello Wesley!

(Wesley is my turtle puppet who pops out of my apron pocket whenever we sing this song.  Then he sits quietly on his rock and listens to the stories and sings along with us.  At the end of storytime he says goodbye to the children, gives them high fives, eats pretend food from their hands, blows kisses, and plays hide and seek!)

Goodbye, Friends!
(tune: "Goodnight Ladies")

Goodbye friends.
Goodbye friends.
Goodbye friends.
We're glad you came today!

I Am Making Cookie Dough

I am making cookie dough (form bowl with arms)
Round and round the beaters go (roll hands)
Add some flour from a cup (pouring action)
Stir and stir the batter up (stirring action)

Roll them, cut them, nice and neat (rolling pin action)
Put them on a cookie sheet (place pretend cookies)
Bake them, count them, 1-2-3 (count on fingers)
They're ready for my friends and me! (eating action)

Great Big Cookie
I am a great big cookie, chocolatey and round,
Filled with lots of chocolate chips, the very best around!

I am a great big cookie.  Take a bite of me!
Tasty, sweet, delicious, I'm oh, so yummy!

I WAS a great big cookie, the very best around.
Now there's nothing left of me, just crumbs upon the ground.

What's in the Green Box?
(tune: "Sally Wore a Red Dress")

What's in the green box,

The green box, the green box?
What's in the green box 
For us today?

Along with a frosted cookie for each child, the Green Box held two food-related activities:

Cookie Dough Play Set:

Play Food Set:

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