Puppies–Preschool

Dress-Up Item

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Source: Martha Stewart

Opening Song

If You Want to Hear a Story

Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”

If you want to hear a story, clap your hands!
If you want to hear a story, clap your hands!
If you want to hear a story,
If you want to hear a story,
If you want to hear a story, clap your hands!

 

Books

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Bark George by Jules Feiffer
The Doghouse by Jan Thomas
Mister Bud Wears the Cone by Carter Goodrich

Action Rhymes

Some Dogs Bark (make appropriate noises)

Some Dogs bark.
Some dogs growl.
Some dogs yip.
Some dogs howl.
And some dogs just wag their tail. (wiggle bottom)
Source: Storytime Katie

Bingo

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
B-I-N-G-O!
B-I-N-G-O!
B-I-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

There was a farmer who had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
(Clap)-I-N-G-O!
And Bingo was his name-o!

Puppy Dog
Puppy dog, puppy dog,
turn around. (turn in place)
Puppy dog, puppy dog,
Sit on the ground (sit)
Puppy dog , puppy dog,
Sit and beg. (pretend begging)
Puppy dog, puppy dog,
Stand on one leg. (stand on one leg)
Puppy dog, puppy dog,
Bark and wail! (bark and howl)
Puppy dog, puppy dog,
Chase your tail! (run in circle)
Puppy dog, puppy dog,
Into your bed creep. (walk softly)
Puppy dog, puppy dog,
Go to sleep! (close eyes, put head on hands)
Source: Librarian Lisa’s Storytimes

 Fingerplay

“Five Little Puppies”

Five little puppies were playing in the sun. (Hold up hand, fingers extended.)
This one saw a rabbit, and he began to run. (Bend first finger.)
This one saw a butterfly, and he began to race. (Bend second finger.)
This one saw a pussycat, and he began to chase. (Bend third finger.)
This one tried to catch his tail, and he went round & round. (Bend fourth finger.)
This one was so quiet, he never made a sound. (Bend thumb.)
Source: Storytime Katie

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I’m still need to make the eyes, but the puppets still worked for the storytime.
Source: Mollie Makes

Take Home Craft

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This was originally designed to be a card, but I thought the puppy dog would be cute as a craft.
Source: mmmcrafts

Closing Dance Song

Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill

Observations

The preschoolers had just as much fun with this theme as the two-year-olds. I did switch up the books from my Tales for Two session.

Bark George was still a big hit. The kids were engaged and answered my questions about George. The Doghouse was awesome. Actually anything by Jan Thomas is awesome. The kids loved the animals’ responses to being pushed into the doghouse. Unfortunately, Mister Bud Wears the Cone was not as big as hit as I hoped. It was my mistake for choosing two funny books and then going to a more solemn story. I would probably recommend doing Say Hello to Zorro instead.

The kids also named the flannel puppets. They were a bit more creative than my two-year-old group and actually gave me names.

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