Category: Saturday Share

It’s a Tiger!

It’s a Tiger!

It's a Tiger Book

David LaRochelle’s It’s a Tiger! makes the kids yell and laugh. Of course, I ham it up a bit. I wanted to make a craft to accompany the story: Its a Tiger craft.

  1. Copy the first page on white paper and cut a slit in the flower patch.
  2. Copy page two on orange paper (one page makes four crafts).
  3. Cut out the tigers and glue onto craft sticks to make a pop up surprise!

Its a Tiger Craft Photo

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Oh, No!

Candace Fleming’s Oh, No! is mesmerizing with its rhyming text. I have been wanting to expand my puppet stories and decided to add this to my repertoire. After reading Betsy Diamant-Cohen’s Transforming Preschool Storytime, I have been experimenting. In my outreach programs (I see the children once a month), I have been reading a picture book, then telling the same story using either¬†flannel pieces or puppets. Sometimes I change the story a little depending on my puppet collection. After, we discuss ways that the book and puppet story were different. Before I leave,¬†I ask the children to vote on their favorite way of listening to the story.

What ways do you incorporate repetition into your storytime programs?

Here’s a video clip of the puppet version of Oh, No!

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