Pete the Cat Storytime

Pete the Cat has so many fun books and songs perfect for storytime. We had great fun dancing this week!

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
Literacy Activity: Letter E
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for more information.
Sign Language:  Banana, Shoes

Book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean

Song: Retell the story of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by James Dean. Children would bring up strawberries, blueberries or mud when we were at that part of the story. We danced the rest of the time. So fun! Check out this and other songs by clicking here.

Book: Pete’s Big Lunch by James Dean

Song:  Peanut Butter and Jelly– Traditional Girl Scout Song

First you take the peanuts and you smash ’em, you smash ’em,
First you take the peanuts and you smash ’em, you smash ’em,

Chorus: Making peanut, peanut butter, and jelly.
Peanut, peanut butter, and jelly. Peanut, peanut butter, and jelly.

Then you take the butter and you spread it, you spread it, spread it.
Then you take the butter and you spread it, you spread it, spread it.

Chorus

Then you find the grapes and you pick ’em, you pick ’em,
Then you find the grapes and you pick ’em, you pick ’em,

Chorus

Then you take the grapes and you squish ’em, you squish ’em,
Then you take the grapes and you squish ’em, you squish ’em,

Chorus

Then you take the jelly and you spread it, you spread it,
Then you take the jelly and you spread it, you spread it,

Chorus

Then you take the sandwich and you bite it, you bite it,
Then you take the sandwich and you bite it, you bite it,

Wiggles 2: Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Book: Five Little Bunnies by James Dean

Action Song:  Sleeping Bunnies song by Kathy Reid-Naiman

Closing: Storytime’s Over
Hands up high! (Put your hands in air)
Now give a big sigh (sigh and bring hands down)
Our storytime’s over
So wave bye-bye (wave)

From Jen in the Library

Craft: Pete the Cat Shapes made from rectangles, semi-circles and ovals. I encouraged the caregivers to talk about the shapes as they assembled the craft.
Based on a craft found at Kid Soup.

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