Thursday, September 6, 2012

Theme Thursday: They Say It's Your Birthday

Well, it's my birthday too! Actually it isn't, but it was Little Mouse's birthday last Thursday and we threw him a romping, stomping party.

Song: Good Morning Dear Earth

Flannel: Little Mouse (Little Mouse was wearing a party hat today)

Song: Happy Birthday to You

Book: Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli

Flannel: Gifts for Me

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider

Song: Shake Your Sillies Out

Song: 1 Finger, 1 Thumb

Flannel: The Snake Behind the Cake

Song: Happy Birthday (again!)

Book: Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson

Song: Turn Around from Getting to Know Myself

Make and Take Craft: Party Hats

-construction paper
-hole punch
-glitter glue
-glue stick

Process: I adapted this pattern, and by adapted I mean blew up to 150% and only used the outline, to pre cut the party hats. I also punched two holes into every hat before story time. After story time I quickly showed the adults how to bend over the tab so that it would make a true cone with a flat bottom. Most ignored the instructions though and it turned out just fine. Then we let the kids go crazy with crayons and glitter glue. Adults help glue the hat shut and tie on the strings.

Time: Prep took 15 minutes and the craft took 50, with some kids making two hats.

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