RovingFiddlehead KidLit

Shoes & Clothing Storytime

May 18, 2015

A clothing-themed storytime featuring lots of colour-based songs and accessories such as hats, shoes and socks.

Opening Song: Glad to See You by Pete Allard

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
A girl with a mind and style all her own!

If You Like Wearing….[Red, Black, etc.]
(Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It)
If you like wearing red, shake your head
If you like wearing red, shake your head
If you like wearing red
Then please shake your head
If you like wearing red, shake your head

(Continue to add colours and movements to fit the song)
Blue, touch your shoe
Green, bow to the queen
Yellow, shake like Jell-O
Black, pat your back
Brown, turn around
Hat
Hat by Paul Hoppe
A simple story filled with both imagination and compassion.

Prince Wore a Red Crown

Princess Wore Her ____ Crown Flannelboard
(Tune: Mary Wore a Red Dress)

Princess wore a *purple* crown, a *purple* crown, a *purple* crown,
The princess wore a *purple* crown all day long.
Prince wore a *blue* crown, a *blue* crown, a *blue* crown,
The prince wore a *blue* crown all day long.
Repeated with the red, pink polka-dot, green and starry crowns.

New Socks

New Socks by Bob Shea
Can’t beat Leon’s enthusiasm for his new socks!

Where Oh Where Has My Clothing Gone?
(Tune: Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?)
Oh where, oh where have my new shoes gone?
Of where, oh where can they be?
I’ve looked up high, and I’ve looked down low
Did someone hide them from me?
(Repeat with: white socks, blue jeans, red shirt, yellow hat, etc.)

Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin.
Let’s face it, Pete the Cat puts a smile on everyone’s face!

Color Rhyme by Jean Warren
If your clothes have any red
Put your finger on your head
If your clothes have any blue
Put your finger on your shoe.
If your clothes have any green
Wave your hand so you’ll be seen
If your clothes have any yellow,
Smile like a happy fellow
If your clothes have any brown,
Turn your smile into a frown.
If your clothes have any black,
Put your hands behind your back.
If your clothes have any white,
Clap your hands with all your might.

No That's Wrong

No! That’s Wrong! by Zhaohua Ji and Cui Xu
A rabbit mistakes a pair of underwear for a hat. Giggles ensue.

Early Literacy Tip

Make a dress up trunk with lightly used clothes for dramatic play. Dramatic play and pretend play help to build narrative skills along with encouraging social and emotional development.
Source: CLEL Play Reminders.

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