Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Storytime: "Get Well Soon"

Discussion Questions:

What do you do when you don't feel well?  How can we get better when we're sick?  Who takes care of us when we're sick or hurt?

Story: Flea’s Sneeze by Lynn Downey*

Everyone is sleeping peacefully... but not the flea.  This short rhyming story was fun for our 2-5 year olds.  Animals were in different places when we visited them in the barn each time giving me an opportunity to play "I Spy" and ask our group where certain animals were.  When the flea finally sneezes, it's BIG!  I made sure everyone got to practice sneezing a few times for this page (covering ours mouths, of course!)

Movement Song: Drive the Fire Truck (credit to Jbrary

Connection for kids: "Who else helps in our community?" Lead kids towards firefighters!

Hurry, hurry drive the fire truck, (place hands in steering wheel position)
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck,
Hurry, hurry, drive the fire truck,
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. (ring bell)
/
Hurry, hurry, turn the corner, (lean to the right)
Hurry, hurry, turn the corner, (lean to the left)
Hurry, hurry, turn the corner,
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding. (ring bell)
/
Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder….(climb the ladder)
/
Hurry, hurry, spray the water hose (wave arms side to side)
/
Slowly, slowly, back to the fire station…. (lean slowly to the left and to the right)

Repeat again even FASTER!

Movement Song: Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Now we need to make sure we're healthy from head to toe for our next story!

Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes! (touch each body part as it is said) 
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes!
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes!

Story: Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard*


Bird gets bonked on the head while playing catch.  Who can help him feel better?  As Bird visits friends, I asked kids to share their ideas about what makes them feel better.  The kids absolutely loved Bird!  We were sure to blow him kisses at the end of the story.

Craft:  (based on idea from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)

You will need:
  • Pre-cut egg shapes
  • Band-aides
  • Coloring tools

Oh no!  Humpty Dumpty had a great fall!  Can you put him together again?  This craft was simple but so much fun as kids had an opportunity for dramatic play as a doctor.


*Links for books are to Amazon; I am not affiliated with the company.

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