Curious George

The theme of this weeks story time was Curious George. Our books were Curious George and the Birthday Suprise, Curious George and the Chocolate Factory, and Curious George and the Toy Store. All of the books were written by H. A. Rey.

                

The kids loved the curious George books but taking breaks in between them is a good idea. A few of the books can be somewhat long and they tend to get bored. Getting them up and active in between books is always a good idea.

Our songs this week were:

Five Little Monkeys

Five little monkeys (Hold up five fingers.)
jumping on the bed. (Jump up and down.)
One fell off (Hold up one finger and then roll your hand down towards the floor.)
and bumped his head. (Tap your head with your fist.)
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, (Put your pinky to your mouth and thumb to your ear like a telephone.)
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” (Put one hand on your hip and wag your index finger.)

Four little monkeys (Hold up four fingers.)
jumping on the bed. (Jump up and down.)
One fell off (Hold up one finger and then roll your hand down towards the floor.)
and bumped his head. (Tap your head with your fist.)
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, (Put your pinky to your mouth and thumb to your ear like a telephone.)
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” (Put one hand on your hip and wag your index finger.)

Three little monkeys (Hold up three fingers.)
jumping on the bed. (Jump up and down.)
One fell off (Hold up one finger and then roll your hand down towards the floor.)
and bumped her head. (Tap your head with your fist.)
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, (Put your pinky to your mouth and thumb to your ear like a telephone.)
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” (Put one hand on your hip and wag your index finger.)

Two little monkeys (Hold up two fingers.)
jumping on the bed. (Jump up and down.)
One fell off (Hold up one finger and then roll your hand down towards the floor.)
and bumped his head. (Tap your head with your fist.)
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, (Put your pinky to your mouth and thumb to your ear like a telephone.)
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” (Put one hand on your hip and wag your index finger.)

One little monkey (Hold up one finger.)
jumping on the bed. (Jump up and down.)
She fell off (Hold up one finger and then roll your hand down towards the floor.)
and bumped her head. (Tap your head with your fist.)
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said, (Put your pinky to your mouth and thumb to your ear like a telephone.)
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” (Put one hand on your hip and wag your index finger.)

Keeper in the Zoo

(Sung to the farmer in the dell)

The keeper in the zoo,

the keeper in the zoo,

Heigh-ho! The derry-o!

The keeper in the zoo.

The keeper feeds the (bears).

The keeper feeds the (bears).

Heigh-ho. The derry-o!

The keeper feeds the (bears).

continue with monkeys, ‘gators, birds, etc.

Our games this week were Cube Play. Usually I have them do just an action but this week I went with a zoo theme. Each side of the cube was a different animal. The kids then made that animal noise when it landed on it. When the kids are allowed to act silly and make noise they naturally jump around and do motions so they are still getting their movement.

Our craft this week went with the Birthday Suprise book. We celebrated George’s birthday by making party hats. What you will need for this craft is a cut out of a party hat, markers/crayons, stickers, pom-poms, glitter, glue sticks, tape, string, and scissors. You can find a quick party hat outline on google. Just print it out and you are ready to go.

First, let the kids color their flat paper hat. This is all about creativity and letting them expressing themselves. Some kids go crazy and color everything while others are minimalist and barely color anything on the paper.

After they are done coloring let them take stickers, pom-poms, or glitter to decorate their hat. My advice is to add the glitter before the stickers so that the stickers done get covered.

After they are done decorating fold up the hat and use tape to secure it. This may take an adults help. Then add a string to the hat so they can wear it around. For finishing touches they can add a pom-pom to the tip of the hat!!

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