I'm not sure if it was the cold weather or the rain but only a couple of kids showed up for today's story time. The small audience created a very intimate story time and kids really enjoyed helping with the flannel board animals, dancing, and singing extra songs. We started with our regular opening song "The More We Get Together" followed by our first book
Quacky Duck by Paul Rogers. There is a lot of "quacking"on this story and we took the opportunity to count and point out different animals. We followed with "Barnyard Song" and a finger play about "Ten Fluffy Chicks". I only had a small version of this book but it worked out great because we acted out the story.
Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton. We had fun bowing, twirling, hopping, and sliding. We then did another finger play "The Farm Yard" before our next book
Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Jane Cabrera. I originally wanted to use fingerpuppets but they kept falling off so I decided to use them with our flannel board. Each kid took turns putting a different animal up from our dog to our pig. After the story we played several songs and danced around followed by one more story
Little Chicken's Big Day by Katie Davis. I had a little chicken for the kids to hold and pet. After the last story we just had enough time for our closing story time song "We Wave Goodbye Like This".