Storytime: Birthdays

Books

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A Birthday for Cow! by Jan Thomas
Max’s Birthday by Rosemary Wells (Toddler Storytime only)
Dinosaur Zoom! by Penny Dale
The Fairytale Cake by Mark Sperring

Song – “Happy Birthday Song”

Rhyme

“Make A Cake” (from Sunflower Storytime)
Mix the batter, stir the batter (make a stirring motion with one arm/hand)
Shake some flour in (make a shaking motion with one arm/hand)
Mix the batter, stir the batter (make a stirring motion with one arm/hand)
Place it in a tin (pretend to pour)

Sprinkle in some chocolate chips (pretend to sprinkle)
Put it in to bake (open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward)
Then open wide the oven door (pretend to open door)
And out comes the cake! (open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward)

Birthday Cake Draw and Tell Story (from Notes from the Story Room)

Activities
1. Pom-Pom Cupcakes – I made these as SWAPs with my Girl Scouts a couple years ago, and figured that with a few modifications could be easily made by preschoolers. Glue dots (to stick the pom-pom to the cupcake holder, and to stick the cherry pom-pom to the big pom-pom) and glitter glue help simplify the process. A card stock circle helped stabilize the cupcake.

I couldn't find the mini-cupcake wrappers, which is why there is a strip of cardstock around the pom-poms instead.

I couldn’t find the mini-cupcake wrappers, which is why there is a strip of card stock around the pom-poms instead.

2. Play dough cupcakes – I used a different activity with my toddler storytime, because pom-pom cupcakes would have been too much for them. Instead, they each got a play dough “cupcake”, candles, and jewel stones (along with caregiver warning to make sure no one mouths them, generally none of my toddlers put things in their mouths. I’m assuming I’m lucky in that regard).

play dough cupcake

 

 

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