Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pre-School Storytime/Craft–Chinese New Year—Year of the Rooster



Image result for year of the roosterSPECIAL CHINESE NEW YEAR STORYTIME/CRAFT – AGES 3-9

10 A.M. OR 4:30 P.M. Tuesday January 31st

Join us for a Storytime/Craft celebrating the Year of the Rooster and our area’s wonderful diversity.  We’ll also create noisemakers and parade around the library!   
No registration required.



Music: Multicultural Movement Fun (Kimbo): #17 – Chinese New Year Dancing Dragon

Book: Bringing in the New Year by Grace Lin (younger) or This Next New Year by Janet S. Wong (only if older 4’s & 5’s)

Action Song: (Wash your) Head Shoulders Knees & Toes (get clean & ready for the new year)

2017: Year of the Rooster stories :

Book: Cock a Doodle Moo by Bernard Most

Action Song: “Chicken Dance” (hand motions “beaks” with fingers, flap arms, wiggle bottom and knees, clap…then swing from child to child around the room.

Book: Chicken Story Time by Sandy Asher

Puppets/Song: “Cluck Cluck Red Hen” (Raffi)


Book: Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke (Alternates: Charlie Chick by Nick Denchfield or The Red Hen by Rebecca & Ed Emberley or Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker or Here a Chick, Where a Chick by Suse McDonald)

Song/Shakey Eggs: “I Know a Chicken” The best of the Laurie Berkner Band [music CD].

Oh, I know a chicken and she laid an egg
Oh, I know a chicken and she laid an egg
Oh my goodness, it’s a shaky egg!
Shake your eggs!
(Fast, slow, circle, etc.)

Fold Out Book: The Dancing Dragon by Marcia Vaughan


Music shakers: kid used markers to decorate outside (bottom) of 5” paper plate, then folded in half, stapled 3/4 way around, poured in rice and finished stapling. Added curly ribbon decorations.

Dragon/Lion dance “head”: Kids used markers (optional construction paper & gluesticks not used because crowd was large) to decorate yellow bulletin board paper (about the size of a tablecloth) which we used for our parade around the library. – used music from Lion Dance on Youtube.

Optional VHS to show while crafting: Reading Rainbow: Liang and the Magic Paintbrush.


Additional Song Possibilities: Dan Zane’s “All Around the Kitchen,”  Pete Seeger’s “I Had a Rooster,” “The Old Hen Cackled and the Rooster Lay the Egg” on The Best of the Land of Nod v. 1



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