Who? What? Where?

Books to Share

  • Where Am I? Learning Riddles by Peter Zeibel.
  • Where Is Baby’s Mommy? by Karen Katz.
  • Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen.
  • Who’s Hiding?: With Big Flaps for Little Hands by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld.

Books to Show and Booktalk

  • Caillou Where Is It? by Fabien Savary.
  • Caillou Tell Me Where by Fabien Savary.
  • Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey.
  • Where Is My Baby? by Harriet Ziefert.
  • Who Am I? A Book to Touch and Feel by Alice Wilder.
  • Who Said Moo? by Harriet Zeifert.

Nametags

As the children enter the storytime area, give them nametags in the shape of large question marks.

Fingerplay

‘Where Is Thumbkin?” from Ring A Ring O’Roses.

Rhymes

Pussy Cat Where Have You Been?

(Mother Goose)

Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?


I’ve been to London to see the queen.


Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you there?


I frightened a little mouse under the chair.

Who Made the Pie?

(Mother Goose)

Who made the pie?


I did.


Who stole the pie.


He did.


Who found the pie?


She did.


Who ate the pie?


You did.


Who cried for pie?


We all did.

Chant

Where? Here!

(Traditional)

Where’s (insert child’s name)? Where, where?


Where’s (insert child’s name)? Where, where?


Where’s (insert child’s name)? Where, where?


There’s (insert child’s name). There, there!


Is he/she up on the mountain?


No, no!


Down, at the fountain?


No, no!


Gone out to play?


No, no!


I see (insert child’s name) is here today.

Story

Tell “A Mysterious House” from Stories To Play With by Hiroko Fujita.

Flannel Board Stories

  • “The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings” in Storytelling with the Flannel Board Book One by Paul S. Anderson.
  • “Chicken Little” in Storytelling with the Flannel Board Book Two by Paul S. Anderson.

Craft

Detective Dog Craft

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Directions

Precut two long ovals about two to three inches wide and a 2” X 18” strip of construction paper using the patterns for each child. Wrap the strip around the child’s head and staple it to fit. Remove and attach an oval to each side to create dog ears.

Activity

Where Is...?

Sing the song “Where Is Thumbkin” and display various finger puppets, substituting the name of the puppet. Introduce storytime books with this song with a puppet that represents a character from the story.

Audio Recordings

  • “Must Be Santa” on Raffi’s Christmas Album by Raffi.
  • “Who All Is Here?” on African American Folk Songs and Rhythms by Ella Jenkins.

Video

The Poky Little Puppy. (7 minutes)

Professional Resources

  • Storytelling with the Flannel Board Book One by Paul S. Anderson.
  • Storytelling with the Flannel Board Book Two by Paul S. Anderson.

 



Texas Reading Club 2003 Programming Manual / Mission Possible Spy Book!


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