Bilingual

Pinta tu mundo con los animales /


Color Your World with Animals

Books to Share

  • Baby Coyote and the Old Woman by Carmen Tafolla.
  • Un canguro en la granja by A. H. Benjamin.
  • Los cinco patitos and Five Little Ducks by Pamela Paparone.
  • Gorrión del metro and Subway Sparrow by Leyla Torres.
  • La lana de Andi by Rhonda Cox.
  • Pato está sucio and Duck is Dirty by Satoshi Kitamura.
  • Pinta ratones and Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh.
  • Quiero a los animales by Flora McDonnell.

Name Tags

Copy and cut out the bird and duck patterns and give them to the children as they enter storytime.

Refreshments

Serve animal crackers and milk.

Bulletin Board

Pinta tu mundo con los animales / Color Your World with Animals

Ask your patrons to bring pictures of their pets to display on the bulletin board. On an index card, write the pet's name.

Fingerplays

Los maranitos

The Little Pigs

(Tradicional)

Este compró un huevo.


Este encendió el fuego.


Este trajó la sal


Este lo cocinó


y este pícaro gordo se lo comió.

(Translated by Rose Treviño.)

This one bought an egg.


This one lit the fire.


This one brought the salt.


This one cooked it.


And this little fat one ate it.

Los lobitos

The Baby Wolves

(Tradicional)

Cinco lobitos,


Tiene la loba,


Blancos y negros


Detrás de la toba


Uno le canta


Todo el día


Y los otros le tocan


La sinfonía

(Translated by Rose Treviño.)

Five baby wolves


Mama wolf has.


White ones and black ones


Behind the tuba.


One sings


All day long


And the others play


The symphony.

Rhymes

Un ratoncito

A Little Mouse

(Tradicional)

Un ratoncito


iba por un arado


y este cuentecito


ya se ha acabado

(Translated by Rose Treviño.)

A little mouse ran


to swim in a pond


and this little story


is now long gone.

Saltar

Jump

(Tradicional)

Salto por aquí


salto por acá


pues esa culebra


no me ha de picar.

(Translated by Rose Treviño.)

Jump this way


Jump that way


So that snake


Can't bite me.

Songs

La granja

The Farm

(Tradicional)

Vamos a ver la granja,


Qué es bonita.


Vamos a ver la granja,


Qué es bonita.


La vaquita hace así: mu, mu


El borrego hace así: be, be


El patito hace así: cuá, cuá


El pollito hace así: pío, pío


El gallito hace así: kikiri, kí


El cerdito hace así: oinc, oinc.

(Translated by Rose Treviño.)

Let's go to the farm


'Cause it is beautiful


Let's go to the farm


'Cause it is beautiful


The cow says: moo, moo


The sheep says: be, be


The duck says: quack, quack


The chick says: peep, peep


The rooster says: cock-a-doodle-do


The pig says: oink, oink.

El Perro Is The Dog

(Sing to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell.")

El perro is the dog, el perro is the dog,


Hi-ho the derry-o, el perro is the dog

El gato is the cat, el gato is the cat


Hi-ho the derry-o, el gato is the cat

El períco is the parrot, el períco is the parrot


Hi-ho the derry-o, el períco is the parrot

El canario is the canary, el canario is the canary


Hi-ho the derry-o, el canario is the canary

La tortuga is the turtle, la tortuga is the turtle


Hi-ho the derry-o, la tortuga is the turtle

La gallina is the hen, la gallina is the hen


Hi-ho the derry-o, la gallina is the hen

Reader’s Theater

The Goat in the Chili Patch

(Adapted by Rose Treviño from “The Goat in the Chili Patch” found in Multicultural Folktales: Stories to Tell Young Children by Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski.)

Narrator:
Once, a man and a woman lived on a farm, un rancho. In their garden, el jardín, they grew all sorts of vegetables, but their favorite vegetables of all were the green chili peppers, los chiles verdes. One day, a big billy goat, un cabrito, broke through the fence and got into their garden and started eating all the ripe chiles. The man and the woman ran outside as fast as they could and tried to chase the billy goat out of the garden. They shouted and they pushed and they pulled, but they just couldn’t make him leave. So they asked the rooster, el gallo, to help them.


Man:
Please dear friend gallo, help us get el cabrito out of the chili patch.


Gallo:
(squawking and pecking) Cabrito, get out of the chili patch!


Cabrito:
Nooooooooo, you get out.


Narrator:
El cabrito kicked el gallo up into the air. And el cabrito went right on eating the chiles. So the man and woman walked over to the dog, el perro, and asked for help.


Woman:
Please dear friend perro, help us get el cabrito out of the chili patch.


Perro:
(barking and growling) Cabrito, get out of the chili patch!


Cabrito:
Nooooooooo, you get out.


Narrator:
El cabrito kicked el perro up into the air. And el cabrito went right on eating the chiles. So the man and woman went over to the bull, el toro and asked for help.


Man:
Please dear friend toro, help us get el cabrito out of the chili patch.


Narrator:
El toro snorted and pawed at the ground and gave el cabrito his meanest look.


Toro:
Cabrito, get out of the chili patch!


Cabrito:
Nooooooo, you get out.


Narrator:
El cabrito kicked el toro up into the air. And el cabrito went right on eating the chilis. Just then, a little red ant, una hormiguita, came along.


Hormiguita:
I think I can make el cabrito get out of your chile patch.


Man:
How can an hormiguita do something that el gallo, el perro, and even el toro could not do?


Hormiguita:
Just watch me.


Narrator:
La hormiguita walked over to el cabrito. El cabrito didn’t even see la hormiguita coming. La hormiguita walked up el cabrito’s back leg. El cabrito didn’t even feel la hormiguita walking. La hormiguita walked along el cabrito’s back. El cabrito still didn’t feel la hormiguita. La hormiguita walked across the soft skin behind el cabrito’s ear, and…bit him. El cabrito jumped up into the air, and ran out of the garden as fast as he could. And guess what? He never, ever, ever went near that chile patch again.

Pronunciation Guide

Spanish Pronunciation
un rancho oohn RON choh
el jardín el har THEEN
los chiles verdes los CHEE less VAIR thess
cabrito caw VREE toh
gallo GUY yoh
perro PEH roh (roll the r’s)
hormiguita ohr me GUEE tah

Craft

Animal Masks

Materials
  • Animal mask patterns -- cat | mouse
  • Construction paper
  • Colors or markers
  • Hole punch
  • String
Directions

Copy the animal mask patterns above onto construction paper and give them to the kids to color and decorate. Punch holes in the side and tie string to each hole.

Guest Presenters

Invite the local zoo or animal reserve to bring a petting zoo to the library and ask them to tell the children about animal care.

Audio Recordings

  • El gato Sam” on Un bosque hecho de espinacas by Lenny Graf.
  • Los elefantes se balanceaba” on Infantiles por Hugo Líscano y Javier Galué, volumen 3 by Hugo Líscano.

Videos

  • Arthur: the Music Video. (30 minutes)
  • Hola amigos, volumen 1. (55 minutes)

 



Texas Reading Club 2004 Programming Manual / Color Your World...Read!


Published by the Library Development Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Page last modified: June 14, 2011