"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

29 February 2016

Storytime: Yetis

This storytime happened on Leap Day, so I decided to take an unusual day and do an unusual theme. When I taught middle school, Leap Day stood for Let Everyone Act Peculiar, and my "peculiar" theme for this storytime was Yetis.

Opening Rhyme: Open them, Shut them

Book: No More Cuddles! by Jane Chapman

Rhyme: Five Fuzzy Yetis
Five fuzzy Yetis sitting on the floor.
The first one said, "Let's knock on someone's door."
The second on said, "Let's act a little scary."
The third one said, "Why are we so hairy?"
The fourth one said, "I hear a funny sound."
The fifth one said, "There's no one else around."
Then "WHOOSH" went the wind and "EEK!" someone said
So five fuzzy Yetis hid under the bed.

Book: Yeti and the Bird by Nadia Shireen

Song: "If You’re Happy and You Know It"

Book: The Snow Beast by Chris Judge

Rhyme: Yeti, Yeti
Yeti, Yeti, turn around! (turn around)
Yeti, Yeti, touch the ground! (touch ground)
Yeti, Yeti, reach up high! (stretch up high)
Yeti, Yeti, blink your eyes! (squint eyes)
Yeti, Yeti, show your teeth! (bare teeth and make claws)
Yeti, Yeti, stomp your feet! (stomp)
Yeti, Yeti, slap your knees! (slap knees)
Yeti, Yeti, sit down, please! (sit down)

Book: The Thing About Yetis by Vin Vogel

Song: "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes"

Book: Dear Yeti by James Kwan

Goodbye Rhyme

Craft: I also had a very unusual craft this week. I won't have a Monday night storytime on Leap Day again until 2044, so I crocheted yetis to give to the kids, and their craft was a Yeti Adoption Booklet that I created for them to draw a picture of their yeti, give him/her a name, etc. I definitely won't do something like this every week, but just this once it was fun to give the kids their own unique plushie to take home with them.

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