Weekly Opening Song – The More We Get Together
We sang this twice, with signs for more, together, happy, and friend.
Weekly Opening Song – Bread and Butter
[slap hands on knees to the beat]
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Can you say hello as slowly as you can?
Hello [very slow]
We repeated this with slowly, quickly, high, low, and ended with loud and quiet.
We talked about what opposites are and talked about some well-known opposites like up and down, in and out, short and tall, and big and small. I brought a number of finger puppet and larger puppet versions of the same animal and asked the children which one was small and which one was big, ending with three owls. The puppet idea came from Beyond the Books Storytime and was lots of fun!
Book 1 — I Say, You Say Opposites by Tad Carpenter
This bright, simple, lift the flap book is great for toddler and babytimes. I basically planned this storytime around this book.
Movement/Stretch — This is Big, Big, Big
This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no