Preschool Storytime: Kevin Henkes

I LOVE Kevin Henkes so when a new Henkes book appeared on my cart, I took the idea and ran with it.

We read…

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Birds by Kevin Henkes
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
When Spring Comes by (who else?) Kevin Henkes

We sang…

Hello/Goodbye, Friends
If You’re Ready for a Story
F
ive Little Ducks

We wiggled…

Here Comes a Bunny
This is My Garden
Open, Shut Them
These Are My Glasses (spoken)

We made…

Whatever we wanted! I put paint and paper on the tables along with sponges (some cut into shapes), toothbrushes, and chunky paintbrushes. A few kids started tentatively with the brushes but by the end, all of them were stamping the sponges or using the toothbrushes instead. They made some amazing spring-inspired art (mostly mud- the color yellow, red, and green paint become when you mix them with a circle sponge).

It went…

So, so well. Henkes has such a wonderful, soothing quality in storytimes! My Garden was by far the favorite because it was so silly and we had a lot of conversation about things we would plant in our pretend garden. We used my bunny felt board from last week to play Little Mouse. I left it up after storytime and had a lot of kids playing with their caretakers and each other!

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