Mouse Storytime

This week we read about mice. It was different for me since I did not use the Flannel Board.

Opening Song

 

Count with Maisy Cheep, Cheep, Cheep! by Lucy Cousins

Great for storytimes and counting. But I wish there was a bit more to the story or more rhymes as some children lost interest by the end.

Action Rhyme: Boing! Boing! Squeak! from Sur La Lune Storytime

Boing! Boing! Squeak! (bounce)
Boing! Boing! Squeak! (bounce)
A bouncing mouse is in my house,
It’s been here for a week.
It bounces on the sofa,
On the table and the bed,
Up the stairs and on the chairs, (move hands upwards)
And even on my head. (bounce hand on head)
That mouse continues bouncing.
Every minute of the day.
It bounces, bounces, bounces, (bounce)
But it doesn’t bounce away! (jump to side)
Boing! Boing! Squeak! (bounce)
Boing! Boing! Squeak! (bounce)
A bouncing mouse is in my house, (shrug)
It’s been here for a week.

Sur La Lune lists it as a song, but we spoke the words and bounced to the rhythm. We sang/spoke it three times.

The Mouse Who Ate the Moon by Petr Horáček

The illustrations are great and it kept the children’s attention during storytime, but the cutouts aren’t as fun or useful as they could be. The kids knew right away that Little Mouse had a banana, but that just made the story more fun for them, since they knew something Little Mouse did not.

Action Rhyme: Little Mousie from Sur La Lune Storytime
Here’s a little mousie,
Peeking through a hole,
(Poke index finger of one hand through fist of the other hand)
Peek to the left,
(Wiggle finger to the left)
Peek to the right,
(Wiggle finger to the right)
Pull your head back in,
(Pull finger into fist)
There’s a cat in sight!

Itsy Bitsy Baby Mouse by Michelle Meadows

Great fun for storytime. The rhythm and subject matter reminded me a lot of Llama Llama Red Pajama.

Song: The Tiny Mice are Creeping from Sur La Lune Storytime

The tiny mice are creeping,
Shhhh, shhhh, shhhh.
The tiny mice are creeping,
Shhhh, shhhh, shhhh.
They do not make a sound
as their feet touch the ground.
The tiny mice are creeping,
Shhhh, shhhh, shhhh.

Closing Song

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