Friday, April 20, 2012

Shake it up and Get Ready for

Utah's  Earthquake Preparedness Drill . . .

The Great Shake Out!
April 17, 2012 at 10:15 a.m.

An Awesome Earthquake Prep Laptime for our Littlest Library Kids by Dalliene

Are you ready? 
Get set . . .


COVER and 


The Three Little Pigs 
Any version /  Teach the kids to Drop, Cover, and Hold On each time a house gets blown in by the big bad wolf.

Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi
OPL Link 
Dance it up and shake shake shake just like an earthquake

I Read Signs by Tana Hoban
OPL Link
Show kids what an EXIT sign is and to look for it in an emergency
 So Say the Little Monkeys by Nancy Van Laan
OPL Link
An Indian folktale from Brazil about some little monkeys left without a home. The book's message: Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today.


Additional Ideas

Use Rhythm Sticks to get a thundering and a shaking and verily quaking beat going.


Tana Hoban's Over Under and Through
OPL Link

Over Under by Marthe Jocelyn
OPL Link

On Preparedness: 

Aesop's Fables  / The Grasshopper and the Ants
OPL Link

On Safety:

Peanut's Emergency by Cristina Salat
OPL Link

Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
OPL Link

Earthquakes--Fiction Picture Books:

The Great Shaking : An Account of the Earthquakes of 1811 and  1812 by Jo Carson
OPL Link

Earth Shook: A Persian Tale by Donna Jo Napoli
OPL Link

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