Saturday, May 17, 2014

Airplanes! A Flying Storytime

This was quite a fun storytime to end the spring session!  We had a bunch of leftover Oriental Trading Company foam plane craft sets from last summer, so I opted to use those and the kids loved them.  Books I shared:

 
Action Rhyme: “The Airplane”
The airplane has great big wings (arms outstretched)
Its propeller spins around and sings “vvvvvv!”
(make one arm go round)
The airplane goes up (lift arms)
The airplane goes down (lower arms)
The airplane flies high (arms outstretched, turn body around)
All over the town!
(fly around)
Credit:
Preschool Rainbow
Action Rhyme: “Flying Fast, Flying Slow”
Flying fast, flying slow                                                                     (Spread out arms; move feet rapidly)
Flying high, flying low.                                                                     (Raise & lower arms)
Swooping & swirling, I glide through the air.                              (Glide arms around)
My special wings take me everywhere!                                       (Continue gliding)
Fingerplay: “Flying Airplane”
Here is an airplane flying around,                                                  (Right hand moving high)
Here is the landing field down on the ground.                            (Left hand held low, palm up & open)
The man in the tower tells the plane when to land.                 (Raise thumb of left hand)
Zoom-- the plane lands right in my hand.                                    (Right hand into left hand)
 
Music & Instruments: We jammed out to "Rocketship Run" by Laurie Berkner.  Not technically about airplanes, but rockets are really just planes that fly to space, right? ;-P
 
 
 Five little airplanes in the sky. Flying through the clouds way up high.
One little airplane, too tired to soar, landed on the ground and then there were four.
Four little airplanes in the sky. Flying through the clouds way up high.
 One little airplane flew too close to a tree. He landed on the ground and then there were three.
Three little airplanes in the sky. Flying through the clouds way up high.
One little airplane flew a loop-de-loop. He landed on the ground and then there were two.
Two little airplanes in the sky. Flying through the clouds way up high.
One little airplane tried to fly to the sun. He got too hot, so he landed, and then there was one.
One little airplane in the sky. Flying through the clouds way up high.
He got so lonely since no one was around. And joined his friends who were down on the ground.






 

And our foam plane craft:
 


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