"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

21 March 2016

Storytime: Dr. Seuss

Opening Rhyme: Open them, Shut them

Book: The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss

Rhyme: "Put Something In" by Shel Silverstein
Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That wasn’t there before.

Book: In a People House by Dr. Seuss

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

Book: I Wish that I Had Duck Feet by Dr. Seuss

Rhyme: "Don’t Think About a Zebra" by Kenn Nesbitt

Don't think about a zebra
no matter what you do,
for, if you ever think of one,
then soon you'll think of two.

And, after that, you'll think of three.
And then you'll think of four.
Then five or six or seven zebras.
Maybe even more.

And then you'll think of zebra herds
stampeding down the street,
and zebras wearing tutus,
disco-dancing to a beat.

You'll think of flying ninja zebras
practicing kung fu.
And zebra clowns from outer space.
And robot zebras too.

And zebras in pajama bottoms
bouncing on their beds,
and maybe even zebras
wearing diapers on their heads.

You'll wish you'd never thought of them,
so do it starting now:
Don't think about a zebra.
Only think about a cow.

Book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

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

Book: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

Goodbye Rhyme

Craft: Dr. Seuss hats! I found this craft online, and it was a nice and simple tie-in to the stories. The kids and parents loved making hats and wearing them as they left at the end of the craft. 

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