K is for Kisses: Storytime Plan

Opening Song: "If You're Happy and You Know It" [standing up] with whispered added verse "If it's storytime and you know it, say Shhhh..."

Letter of the Day

Action Rhyme: "Kinds of Kisses"
Fish kisses [purse lips]
Movie-star kisses [blow a big mwah!]
Rabbit kisses [wiggle nose]
Puppy kisses [lick lick lick]

Book: Good Night, Good Knight by Shelley Moore Thomas

Action Rhyme, standing: "Can You Kiss?"
Can you kiss your knee? 
Can you kiss your toes?
Can you kiss your shoulder?
Can you kiss your nose? [make goofy face trying to kiss your own nose]
Blow a kiss to your grown-up.
Blow a kiss to all our friends [blow an extra dramatic kiss that encompasses whole room]
Blow a kiss to the sky,
and that's how this rhyme ends.

Song: Dance, Freeze, Melt by The Learning Groove from their album Rockin' Red

Song a cappella: "The Itsy Bitsy Monkey"
The Itsy Bitsy Monkey
climbed up the coconut tree.
Down came a coconut
that bopped him on the knee [OUCH!--bop fist on knee]
Along came his grownup to kiss away the pain [SMOOCH! --kissing your knee]
and the Itsy Bitsy Monkey 
climbed up the tree again.

Book [standing] : Kiss Kiss! by Margaret Wild and Bridget Strevens-Marzo 
[NOTE: ask kids to repeat "Kiss" after I say it--I'll be the grown animal, they'll be the child animal. Ask kids to name animals as we go]

Song: "A Little Bit Up" by Michael and Jello ["I have two lips and I can blow a kiss..."]

Book: Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

Closing Song: Laurie Berkner's "These Are My Glasses" a cappella. "Today, everything we find in our book will begin with "K". Possibles before opening to kids for suggestions: Kangaroo! [bounce, bounce, bounce] King Kong! Kitten! [ohh! Let's pet it!]-------------------------------------------------------------

Alternates to swap in:

Book: Bark, George! by Jules Feiffer [for second book, instead of Kiss, Kiss]
Book: Snog the Frog by Tony Bonning