One part of my job I love is preschool storytime, and it's part of my job that would be a lot harder to do without the Internet. When I do preschool storytimes, I like to use themes because they spark a lot of great discussion among the kids. I often use blogs like Storytime Katie to help me plan. I didn't see a lot of posts on circus storytimes when I was planning this one, so I wanted to share what I did with you guys
For this storytime, I had an assistant create this incredibly fun flannel activity. Vivian the Librarian has this listed as a draw and tell activity on her blog, but my attendees all love flannels. They were all so pleased with themselves when they figured out it was a clown.
Fruit Salad song here, which I learned from Anna. I told the kids, "Since clowns at the circus love to act silly, we're going to sing a silly song now!" If you click on the words "Fruit Salad" the song is at 3:12.
I found this image here.
The kids got to make their own clowns, and they had a blast with it! I didn't put out a sample--I just laid out the pieces and let the kids have at it. They did all kinds of things with the different shapes, and it gave us a chance to briefly review shapes while they worked.