Recently I ran across some picture books featuring cavemen that I thought were fun and so, a story time about cavemen! I actually called our theme Me featuring the letter M because both book titles start with the word Me.
I decided to give Sparky a little rest this week and instead we had Animal from the Muppets here to introduce our theme. Usually, at the end of story time, Sparky collects the kids name tags by eating them. But, this week is the last week of the session so the kids get to take the name tags home. Animal told the kids that Sparky was on vacation, looking for some name tags to eat!
Our songs we not really related to cavemen (if there are any out there, let me know). My co-worker noted dinosaurs lived with the cavemen, so we sang Laurie Berkner's We are the dinosaurs. Two kids informed me that this was their favorite song. It is fun to end with a loud 'ROAR!!!'
The Imagination Movers have a song called Shakable you. We used our shaker eggs as we shook our arms, legs, head, hips, and then jumped around like crazy. This is a very upbeat song.
It did rain a few days this week so that fit with Carole Peterson's Singing in the rain. The great part about this version is that there are actions between each verse. You add a new one each round and then say 'ooo-ga chuck-a, ooo-ga chuck-a' which sounds kind of caveman-like. Each time we sang the singing in the rain part we put our hands in the air and waved them.
Our craft was rather simple this week. We planted grass seed in a cup that was decorated like a face. Each kid got some eye stickers and markers to decorate the cup. The plan is that the grass seed will grow up to look like green hair.