Mo Willems Storytime

Introduction Tickle The Moon
Tickle the Moon
Tickle your toes.
Clap your hands
And tickle your nose.
Reach up high.
Reach down low.
Turn around,
And say hello!Source: Storytime Katie has a closing version she found on pinterest. I wanted an opening song, so my coworker reworked it to make an opening song.
Book The Duckling Gets a Cookie

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Magnet Board Where is Pigeon?
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Book Big Frog Can’t Fit In

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Rhyme One Little, Two Little, Three Little….
One little, two little, three little frogs
Four little, five little, six little frogs
Seven little, eight little, nine little frogs
Ten little frogs go leap, leap, leap!
Book That is Not a Good Idea

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Rhyme Ten Fluffy Chickens
Five eggs and five eggs,
That makes ten. (hold up two hands)
Sitting on top is the Mother Hen. (fold one hand over the other)
Crackle, crackle, crackle;(clap three times)
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens, (hold up ten fingers)
As yellow as can be.
Action Rhyme If you’re an elephant and you know it, shake your ears
If you’re an elephant and you know it, shake your ears
If you’re an elephant and you know it and you really want to show it.
If you’re an elephant and you know it, shake your ears!

If you’re a pig and you know it, say oink, oink
If you’re a pig and you know it, oink, oink
If you’re a pig and you know it and you really want to show it.
If you’re a pig and you know it, oink, oink!

If you’re a pigeon and you know it, strut your stuff.
If you’re a pigeon and you know it, strut your stuff.
If you’re a pigeon and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re a pigeon and you know it, strut your stuff.

Source: I did a similar rhyme for my Elephant and Piggie storytime. However, I just added the pigeon line with the help of my colleague and a volunteer.

Book There was an elephant who had a friend
and Piggie was her name-o
P-I-G-G-I-E
P-I-G-G-I-E
P-I-G-G-I-E
And Piggie was her name-o.There was an elephant who had a friend
and Piggie was her name-o
(clap)-I-G-G-I-E
(clap)-I-G-G-I-E
(clap)-I-G-G-I-E
And Piggie was her name-o.There was an elephant who had a friend
and Piggie was her name-o
(clap)-(clap)-G-G-I-E
(clap)-(clap)-G-G-I-E
(clap)-(clap)-G-G-I-E
And Piggie was her name-o.

There was an elephant who had a friend
and Piggie was her name-o
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-I-E
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-I-E
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-G-I-E
And Piggie was her name-o.

There was an elephant who had a friend
and Piggie was her name-o
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)- (clap)-I-E
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)- (clap)-I-E
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)- (clap)-I-E
And Piggie was her name-o.

There was an elephant who had a friend
and Piggie was her name-o
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)- (clap)-(clap)-E
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)- (clap)-(clap)-E
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)- (clap)-(clap)-E
And Piggie was her name-o

There was an elephant who had a friend
and Piggie was her name-o
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)-(clap)
And Piggie was her name-o

Source: My colleague and I worked on this one together. It can be kind of awkward as there is an extra letter than the original BINGO song. My recommendation is to put the G-G close together while clapping. It does work with some practice.

Dance Song We Are the Dinosaurs

In honor of Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs.

Dance Song Monster Spray

In honor of Leonardo, the Terrible Monster 

Traditional Song Skinarmarink

In honor of Piggie and Elephant’s love for one another.

Goodbye Song Tickle the Stars
Tickle the Stars
Tickle your toes
Turn around
And tickle your nose
Reach down low
Reach up high
Storytime’s over
So wave goodbye!Source:My own modification

Additional Activities

I provided food in honor of Mo Willems’ birthday!

 

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Elephant and Piggie Storytime!

I LOVE Elephant and Piggie!!! I really wanted to do a special storytime for my community. I even tried to get the Piggie and Elephant costumes, but the costumes were not available for my Friday. However, I decided to still rock it.

Outfit

My super awesome t-shirt. REPRESENTING!

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Crafts

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Elephant and Piggie paperbag puppets. Templates are found at Three Little Birds.

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This was an leftover craft from one of my coworker’s storytimes. It actually worked perfectly for this storytime. I think it was slightly more popular than the paperbag puppets.

Photo Opportunities

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We have an awesome volunteer who can free hand images. She was able to create our own photo op from a pinterest picture that I found. I would still be trying to outline the first character.

I made the pig nose and elephant nose out of cardboard. The glasses are out of pipe cleaners.

Line-Up

Opening

If you’re an elephant and you know it, shake your ears…
If you’re an elephant and you know it, blow your nose…
If you’re a pig and you know it, say oink, oink…
If you’re a pig and you know it, wiggle your tail…

First Book

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First Activity

Form banana, form form banana. (Arms above head in banana shape.)
Form banana, form form banana.
Peel banana, peel, peel banana. (One arm down.)
Peel banana, peel, peel banana. (Other arm down.)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas! (Jump up and go bananas.)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas!

Form an orange, form, form an orange. (Lift arms above head.)
Form an orange, form, form an orange.
Peel an orange, peel, peel an orange. (Lower one arm.)
Peel an orange, peel, peel an orange. (Lower other arm.)
Squeeze an orange, squeeze, squeeze an orange. (Squeeze your body)
Squeeze an orange, squeeze, squeeze an orange.

Form potato, form, form potato. (Form potato by raising arms above head.)
Form potato, form, form potato.
Peel potato, peel, peel potato. (Lower one arm.)
Peel potato, peel, peel potato. (Lower other arm.)
Mash potato, mash, mash potato. (Stomp, jump on floor for these verses.)
Mash potato, mash, mash potato.

Form banana, form form banana. (Arms above head in banana shape.)
Form banana, form form banana.
Peel banana, peel, peel banana. (One arm down.)
Peel banana, peel, peel banana. (Other arm down.)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas! (Jump up and go bananas.)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas!

This is the video that I followed.

Second Book

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I incorporated an activity while reading this book. I had props (map, bags, sunglasses, umbrella, and a pirate hat) that I would pull out during the story.

Third Book

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Final Activity

Since Piggie and Elephant look at the stars, I thought it was only appropriate that we did something with stars. I gave each child two stars and then we sang “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” I then found music and we danced with our stars.

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Observations

I would definitely do this storytime again. However, I would probably recommend preschool and older. I had some wee little ones in my storytime who had some serious wiggles. Regardless, this was a blast.