Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Egg it up

Spring is Springing! And it's Time for a Super Fun 'Eggs'tra Special Laptime 

Ahhhh, the sun is here and warming things up and all the flowers coming up, and . . . 

Spring is Here
(sing to the tune of: Are You Sleeping)

I see robins, I see bird's nests,
Butterflies too, flowers too.
Everything is growing,
The wind is gently blowing.
Spring is here, spring is here.

That was so much fun, let's sing it again!
(repeat, but stop at nest...

A NEST??!!
YES! A bird's nest!
And in that nest, 
in that tree,
there are eggs, 
3 little blue eggs.

What do you think is going to hatch out of those eggs? 
(have stuffed animals: Ladybug, Bee, Butterfly, Spider, Duck  . . . and a Cow?)

Do you think it will be Ladybugs? They hatch out of eggs.
Oh, or maybe it will be Bees? They come out of eggs. 
Oh, oh, or maybe Butterflies, or Spiders, or what if it's a Duck!
I know, I know, it might just be a . . .

(nod your head - - -yes, yes . . .wait for it look at kids all saying ---no, no, no and then reluctantly agree with them. Oh, okay)

Cows don't hatch out of eggs?
Oh, okay, I'll take your word for it.

I have a book about an egg, a little blue egg . . . 

Except If by Jim Averbeck
OPL Link

Well now, what do you think about that?
There really are all kinds of things to be found in eggs!

Snakes and Lizards and Dinosaurs and . . .even BIRDS!

Maybe even Chickens?!

Ten Fluffy Chicks

I have five eggs, and five eggs
(hold up five fingers, then five on the other hand)
That makes ten! 
Sitting on top is mother hen.
(fold fingers inside hand) 
Uh-oh, uh-oh . . .

Crackle, crackle, crackle
(clap, clap, clap)
What do I see?
Ten little chicks as cute as can be!
(wiggle fingers)

Now I have a story for you about one of my favorite eggs . . .

OPL Link
Eggbert: The Slightly Cracked Egg (Paperstar)

What an awesome egg that Eggbert is!

Oh, or what about this egg . . . this very odd egg . . . 
Odd Egg by Emily Gravett
OPL Link

Wait for it... Mark's ending is perfect for sharing at storytime!

What an awesome egg that Eggbert is!
Oh so many eggs!

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs
(Sung to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Eggs in buckets, eggs in bins
Eggs in baskets, eggs in tins
Eggs in green grass, eggs in clover

Eggs, eggs, eggs, yes, eggs all over.
Eggs for children, just like me
Eggs for springtime fun, yippeee!

Let's hear it for eggs!
Now, tell, me - do you remember what comes from eggs?
(Ladybugs, and bees and snakes, and lizards --have the kids help remember - and at the end include that cow! ;)

 . . . well, I do know of a Cow that laid an egg
but you will have to read that story on your own . . .
(have book on display for kids to check out)

The Cow That Laid an EggThe Cow that Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill
OPL Link 

Thank you for coming and have a great day!
Need More?

Spring is here 
(sing to the tune: The Farmer in the Dell)
The days of Spring are here,
Warm, sunny days are near,
Flowers and bees, and birds in trees.
The days of spring are here.

Can I Have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I Please!? (Dinosaur) - Hardcover - 2001 EditionCan I have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!?
by Lois G. Grambling
OPL Link

YIKES!!! A tyrannosaurus? I don't think so.
Well, let me tell you a story . . . 

Hold on here. There's an egg. In a nest. Hmm.
What do you think it's going to do?

Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman
OPL Link

As you introduce this, make an envelope bird puppet Unobtrusively color the beak part.
Show them that the egg was nice a round, like this (draw one of the eyes) until, craaaack (karate chop the break in the envelope - and tada! You have a little talking beak) "Are you my mother?"

Go out into the audience and find the cat the dog and the horse etc. (it's just unsuspecting kids).

Have all the other kids make beaks with their hands and repeat after you, "Are you my mother?"

What about this little egg over here? What is it doing? 
Ollie (Gossie & Friends) 
Ollie by Olivier Dunrea
OPL Link

 The Chick That Wouldn't HatchThe Chick that Wouldn't Hatch 
by Claire Daniel
OPL Link
Let's go on an Egg Hunt!
Shhhhhh . . .

We're hunting wabbits, er, I mean eggs.
Shhhhh . . .

An Egg is Quiet  
by Dianne Hutts Aston
OPL link

by Marsha Windborn
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