We had 18 children and 8 adults at story hour. Today we talked about families. We learned that some families are small and others big, some live together and others don't, some have step-families, and some are adopted. Our first book was
The Family Book by Todd Parr This book tells about all the different kinds of families there are. After the story we said a rhyme called "My Family." We held up a hand and each family member represented one of our fingers. We then sang a finger song to the tune of "Where is Thumbkin." Our next story was
Joe on the Go by Peggy Anderson Joe's family is having a family reunion and he is looking for someone to play with. After asking uncles, aunts, and cousins will Joe find anyone to play with? After the story we did a fun song called "Icky Sticky Bubble Gum." The song has simple actions and a nice beat for the kids to move to. Our last story for today was
Over the River & Through the Wood by Linda Ashman This story is about one family traveling in different ways to grandma's house for the holidays. Our craft today was a thankfulness tree. We asked the children who they were thankful for and wrote the names on leaves. Then the children glued them onto their trees. Next weeks theme is Pilgrims & Indians.