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Collage Art ABC-Alphabet cheer-Children’s Book Theme

Daytime Visions An Alphabet book

Daytime Visions an Alphabet by Isol

Daytime Visions is a children’s collage of illustrations introducing the alphabet. I picked this book from our library collection because of the art.

CRAFT –

Make a collage alphabet book. I have started the book off with a few pictures to add a colorful cut out to glue to the picture. You can cut from scrapbook paper, magazine, or cloth material. the first picture is an apple, so cut out an appe shape to glue on the branch.

A picture

B picture

c picture

ABC for poem

Alphabet Cheer

By Vicky Manning

(To make this fun ask the students to shout out compound words, or ask for two syllables, or things you eat….)  

Repeat cheer for the class

Everyone, clap your hands

And stomp your feet!

Clap, stomp, clap, stomp!

Give up an A for (shout out something that starts with the letter A)

Clap, stomp, clap, stomp!

Give up a B for (shout out something that starts with the letter B)

Clap, stomp, clap stomp!

Give up a C for (shout out something that starts with the letter C)

Clap, stomp, clap stomp!

(At the end of the cheer, have everyone jump and shout for victory of knowing their ABC)

 

 

 

 

Paperboy Craft-Song-Children’s Book Theme

The paperboy book

CRAFT

Paperboy

Make a copy and cut out

newspaper paperboy cutout

Trace paperboy on newspaper then fold accordion style.

Cut out and do not cut the newspaper boys arms at the end. (this part attaches the paperboy’s arms together when you open him up.)

paperboy cutouts 

paperboy bag

Cut out and cut on the inside black line to make a slit for the papers.

Cut an inch wide long rectangle and roll it up, tape. (make three)

paperboy bag picture craft

Finished bag

SONG

Paperboy

By Vicky Manning

Oh, I wish I was a paperboy deliverer

That is what I really want to be.

Because if I was a paperboy deliverer

Every day I’d make money for me!

 

Today I’m going to talk about an older book, The Paperboy, by Dav Pilkey.

The book came out in 1996 and the children still love to check it out. The story tells about what the paperboy does every morning while we sleep. The young boy thinks while he is delivering papers about different things. I love the pictures in the book. I would read this book as a night time story time book

 

Flying Dragon Craft-Song-Children’s Book Theme

Dragons in Love

CRAFT

Flying dragon

Make a copy of Dragon on card stock.

Cut out Dragon and the shape under the dragon.

Fold on the middle black line bring the colored side together.

Fold the outer black lines down on each side.

Fold the shape in half and glue to the bottom of the dragon to make an airplane shape.

Hold the bottom and pitch in the air.

SONG

Little Dragon is in Love

By Vicky Manning

 Little Dragon, Little Dragon.

Is in love, is in love.

Breathing out fire, for his lover.

There he blows, there he blows!

Dragon for poem

Interview with a children’s Book Character

 

“We have a guest today who has a problem that you may find yourself in one day. Drake, how are you today?”

 Drake

Hot

 “Well that’s okay because you are a dragon.”

 Drake

 I meant, I’m in love with a… girl.

“Drake what is the name of the book you’re in?”

 Drake

 Dragons in Love

 “I think it is wonderful that dragons fall in love.”

 Drake

 Lady, I’m a dragon and when I get upset about anything I breathe out fire.  I don’t want to burn up the little girl who gave me my first kiss!

 “That would be a problem.”

 Drake

 I liked the kiss.  I like to have friends and I like to go to the park too.  My dad helped me with my problem.  I want everyone to read my story and see how a dragon can love someone too.

 “Can you tell everyone who created you and who the author is of the book, “Dragons in Love?”

 Drake

 Alexandre Lacroix is the author and the Editor-in-Chief of Philosophie Magazine in France.  He has written several adult novels as well.  The illustrator is Ronan Babel who is a graduate of the Arts Decoratifs de Strasbourg.

 “Thank you, and may I kiss you on your cheek?”

 Drake

Go ahead if you dare.

 

Bat Craft-Song-Children’s Book Theme

bat craft

Bat Craft

Materials

Black plastic garbage bag

Two Buttons (any color)

Glue dots

Scissors

Garbage twist cut in half

One medicine bottle (any size)

Two plastic drinking straws

Instructions:

Wrap a medicine bottle with a piece of a black plastic garbage bag. Leave about an inch of the piece of black plastic above the top of the bottle.

Press the middle down on the top of the bottle to make the ears, tape.

Glue so no part of the bottle is showing.

Take one of the drinking straws and bend into a triangle, placing one end of the straw into the other end and tape.

Cut a square piece from the black garbage bag and wrap the drinking straw  leaving the long piece hanging to cut wings.

Glue wings on each side of the medicine bottle, with wings facing opposite top of bottle.

Glue button eyes on top of the bottle.

Take garbage twist and cut in half.

Wrap it in black garbage bag piece.

Cut one side in a v shape for foot.

Bend twist to make the foot to hold on to a branch.

Song

Friends to the End

By Vicky Manning

(Tune – Adams Family)

They’re special and they’re fun. (click, click)

They’re enjoyable and trusting. (click, click)

Friends are just like diamonds. (click, click)

Friends to the end.

Kiss, Kiss  (mouth motion)  (Click, click )

An Interview with a children’s book character

 “Hey Bob we are glad to have you with us today.”

 Bob

 Glad to be with you.

 “Bob, can you tell us the name of the book you are a character in?”

 Bob

 The name of the book is “Bob’s Blue Period.”

 “So you are the main character in this children’s book?”

 Bob

 I am and I have a friend who is in the book briefly, Bat.

 “Who created you and who is the author of the book?”

 Bob

 The creator and author are the same, Marion Denchars. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

 “Tell us about you and your part in the story.”

 Bob

 I love to paint and my best friend in the whole world is Bat and I’m blue because of something he did.

 “Artists paint from their heart so I can see this problem you had was real.  Did you find your happiness again in the book?”

 Bob

 I did and when you read the book you will see all my pictures and you will meet Bat, my best friend.

“Wonderful! I bet the illustrations are great as well as the story. Many will relate to your character too. Thanks for being with us today.”

 Bob

 When you open the book to read it, I will be hanging up-side down with my best friend.

 

Robot Craft-Song-Children’s book theme

Bitty Bot's Big Beach Getaway

The perfect summer children’s book to review is “Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway,” written by Tim McCanna and illustrated by Tad Carpenter.

 Today we are interviewing Bitty Bot.  How are you doing today?

 Bitty Bot

 “I’m fine but I really wish I was at the beach with my new friends.”

 “You like to go to the beach and play in the hot sun?”

 Bitty Bot

 “Not always, but I do now.  We built a submarine and took it deep into the sea.”

“You and your friends built the submarine by yourself?”

 Bitty Bot

“We did and when you read about us you will learn about all the things we saw and also something happen to us while we were down there.”

“Really, you have sparked my curiosity. Before we close this interview can you tell us about the author and illustrator of “Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway?”

 Bitty Bot

 “Tim McCanna is the author and he loves the beach also. He rode a submarine once.  When he is not ate the beach he loves volunteering for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and two kids.”

“Tad Carpenter the illustrator is a designer, author and teacher. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.”

“Thank you Bitty Bot and you have many more fun days at the beach!”

 CRAFT

 

beach bot craft

 

 Cut out the robot.

Cut out the finger holes.

Fold on Red lines.

Fold on the black line that goes through the finger holes.

Glue arms on.

Beach Bot Craft 2

SONG

The Beach Robot

By Vicky Manning

 

Have you ever taken your Robot?

Your robot, your robot?

 Have you ever taken your Robot?

Your robot, your robot down to the beach?

 He can make you a sandcastle,

A sandcastle, a sandcastle.

 He can make you a sandcastle on the beach.

 He can take you fishing,

You fishing, you fishing.

 He can take you fishing right off of the beach.

 Have you ever taken your Robot?

Your robot, your robot?

 Have you ever taken your Robot?

Your robot, your robot down to the beach?

 

 

 

 

Children’s Moon crafts-Song-Book theme

Moons first Friends Book

Our children’s Book today is, “Moon’s First Friends, One Giant Leap for Friendship,” written by Susanna Leonard Hill and illustrated by Elisa Paganelli.

“We have the Moon with us today!”

Moon

“I love looking down on everyone at night and I’m here to day to tell you about my book character created by Susanna Leonard Hill. I was drawn by Elisa Paganelli.”

“Moon, tell us about your feelings and what makes this book so special.”

 

Moon

“I’ve always been in the sky and seen everyone from a distance.  It’s lonely up in space. I have been around for a long time and have seen many things, you will read about what I have seen and what I have hoped for. Please come and visit me and be my friend.”

 

“Moon, we all need friends and we can’t wait to read and look at the pictures in this book about friendships and Apollo 11 spaceflight. Thank you for sharing with us today. Everyone let’s blast off to get a hold of this book today!

CRAFT

Moon

Copy and Cut

Moon#2

Copy and Cut

Cut eyelids for the moon by cutting from one blue line to the other blue line. This cut will allow the eyelid to open and close.

Glue the gray moon on top of the white moon around the edge only.

SECOND CRAFT

Friendship braclet

I Love the moon friendship bracelet

SONG

A picnic on the Moon

By Vicky Manning

Tune – “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”

I can see the moon

Way up in the sky

I can see the moon

Hanging among the stars at night.

Don’t you wish you could soar

Through the Milky Way?

Land a spaceship on its face

And have a picnic while in space.

 

Children’s Potato Craft-Song-Children’s Book Theme

I'm Worried

CRAFT

Materials needed

  1. Bubble Wrap
  2. Scissors
  3. Brown Paint
  4. Sticker Eyes
  5. Doll Hair
  6. Ribbon
  7. Glue
  8. White Paper
  9. Pom-pom ball

Cut bubble wrap in a potato shape.

Paint bubbles with brown paint.

Place the brown bubbles on the white paper and press.

Decorate your bubble wrap potato.

potato heads

 

SONG

Worries

 By Vicky Manning

I’m going to shake those worries

Right out of my hair.

I’m going to shake those worries

Right out of my hair.

I’m going to shake those worries

Right out of my hair.

Right-Out-Of- My-Hair! (Shout Out)

I’m going to shake those worries

Right out of my fingers.

I’m going to shake those worries

Right out of my fingers.

I’m going to shake those worries

Right out of my fingers.

Right-Out-Of-My-Fingers (Shout Out)

I’m going to wiggle those worries

Right out of my body.

I’m going to wiggle those worries

Right out of my body.

I’m going to wiggle those worries

Right out of my body.

And-Worry-No-More! (Shout out)

 

“Have you ever worried till it made you sick?  Have you ever worried and had the best day ever?  I have a potato with me today and he is a book character from the children’s book, “I’m Worried.”

“Hi Potato!”

Potato

Hi!

“Tell us who wrote the book, I’m worried, and who illustrated the children’s book.”

 

Potato

 Michael Ian Black is the author and he lives in Connecticut.  The illustrator is Debbie Ridpath Ohi and you can visit her at DebbieOhi.com or @InkyElbows on Twitter.

“Great, so Potato you don’t look to worried today but are we being fooled?”

 

Potato

 “I’m a little worry wart. It stresses me when I worry.  My friend Penguin worries too but we have one friend who never worries. She’s very smart.”

“So, what do you worry about?”

 

Potato

 “Oh, just about everything. In my mind it starts with the, what if’s.”

“The what if’s?”

 

Potato

 “Yes, and I want you to read our book, so you will not have, “what if times” and to find out why we have bubble wrap in our story.”

“You hear that folks?  Check out this book! No one wants to worry and I’m dying to find out about the bubble wrap.”

Children’s Craft-Song-Children’s Book Theme

Whale Finger Puppet

Whale Finger Puppet

Make a copy of the whale.

Cut out the finger puppet with a blue sheet of construction paper behind it.

Glue pieces together leaving the bottom open for the finger to fit in.

Song

Questions????

Tune (“The Farmer in the Dell”)

By Vicky Manning

 

I got a question to ask.

I got a question to ask.

Oh dear, please listen to me

I got a question to ask.

 

Do all birds sing?

Do all birds sing?

Oh dear, please listen to me,

Do all birds sing?

ida and the whale book

Children’s Book Character Interview

“I love a story that takes you away through the eyes of a child.  Today I will interview Ida, a young book character from the children’s book, “Ida and the Whale.”

“Ida, we are glad to have you at Vicky’s Rowdy Book House. Give a few clues about yourself in the book story line.”

 

Ida

“I’m a thinker. I wonder about many things because I’m a kid. The only way I can learn is to ask questions so, I ask questions, a lot of questions.

“I see there is a whale who you meet in the book.”

Ida

Yes, but I will not tell you how I meet him. He teaches me things and makes me feel safe. I like him and can’t wait for you to read about him. Get ready to sail through an amazing journey with me and my new friend.

So, everyone we need to read this book to our sweet children who are always asking us questions. I think they will fall in love with this story written by Rebecca Gugger & Simon Rothlisberger.

Preschool Craft-Song-Theme Children’s Book-“Hangry,” by Drew Brockington

CRAFT

Make a copy

Fold on lines

Makes a happy face/ folding makes a angry face

SONG

Angry eyes/ Happy eyes

By Vicky Manning

(Tune: Three Blind Mice )

 

These are my angry eyes.

These are my angry eyes.

I’m looking at you.

I’m looking at you.

I can stay angry if I want to,

But I choose not to be angry with you.

Interview with a Children’s Book Character

I have a book today and it is a children’s picture book in graphic style! We have a little monster who is the main character in the book with us.

Little Monster

“Hi everyone! Do you have any food with you?”

“Little monster let’s talk about the book, “Hangry,” then maybe we can find you some food.”

Little Monster

“Okay, but I’m not very good with waiting long for my food, it makes me cranky. If you check out the book written by Drew Brockington you will find me the character he created all by himself. He also made me hungry and then angry. Everyone had food but me!”

“If I don’t get food soon you may see a tantrum.”

“I’ve seen plenty tantrums in my life time Little monster.”

Little Monster

“But, have you ever seen a monster tantrum?”

“Does anyone have a hotdog? We are glad you could come Little monster and here is your hotdog.”

“If you would like to read this cute book, check it out at your local library or buy your own copy! Drew says you can visit him at LBYR.COM

http://Drew Brockington

Interview with a Book Character – Theme Bookmarks – Brave

Good afternoon!  Today I’m interviewing Max a book character from the book,”Get me out of this book.”

“Max, we are glad to have you with us today. Can you tell us about your character in the children’s book, “Get me out of this book,” by Kalli Dakos”

Max

Hi! the one thing you must know is I’m not very brave and I’m a bookmark, but in the book I learn a few things to get me through scary situations.

“I remember my mother teaching me to close my eyes count to ten if I had a nightmare in the middle of the night.  She also said if my nightmare was still by my bed after the number ten to scream for her. I never once had to scream for her.”

Max

That is a great idea! Being a bookmark I get into some scary books and some are dangerous. When you read my book you will see some of the ways Navy Seals use to fight fear. The writer says the book is humorous so I’m glad I made people laugh.

“I’m glad the writer has written a book that is funny and gives us ideas to work our way through a scary situation. Remember folks the book title is,”Get me out of this book,” by Kalli Dakos and illustrated by Deborah Cholette. The publisher is Holiday House.

Three Little Book Marks

By Vicky Manning

 

Three little Book Marks

Placed in a book

They all shouted out

And the book shook, shook!

The first book mark

Was bitten by a shark.

The second book mark

Was snatched by a lark.

The third book mark

Fell into the dark.

All three book marks

Landed in a shady park,

Away from the shark

Away from the lark

And away from the dark!

CRAFT

self stick envelope; cut in half

Take half of the envelope and fold the printed side and fold;stick

Draw a water scene in pencil and give students small circle stickers to color in the picture.