Sunday, February 17, 2013

Storytime: Pancakes

Tuesday, February 5th was National Pancake Day ... for IHOP. Free storytime at the library and free* pancakes at IHOP. It might be cold and snowy, but the price of free cannot be beat!

Hello SONG from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
American Sign Language signs for pancake and waffle
How to Make a Pancake by Dave Max (with mouse finger puppet)
Pancake Shapes flannel board

Pancakes are usually made in a circle, but not all the time. It is a silly refresher on basic shapes. These pancakes were made from pancake texture images, cropped to different shapes. The pictures were glued to yellow card stock and cut out with a wobbly edge to reflect the unevenness of actual pancakes.

The Shapes That Surround You SONG from Hap Palmer: Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
Round is a Pancake by Joan Sullivan Baranski, illustrated by Yu-Mei Han
Poem: Pancakes? by Shel Silverstein from Where the Sidewalk Ends (with mouse finger puppet)

The mouse finger puppet was used twice at storytime. The first time, author Dave Max used mice as kitchen assistants, so it naturally fit to bring in the puppet. The mouse returned to recited a short poem for the audience. Bringing the puppet back is always enjoyable for the listeners. 

If you're nervous about using puppets or poetry in storytime, the combination of poetry with a puppet cannot be beat!

If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
Good-bye, So Long, Farewell, Toodle-oo SONG from Hap Palmer: Two Little Sounds Fun with Phonics and Numbers
Craft Project from Banta friends: P is for Pancakes book

*from the IHOP website: "Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP has raised more than $10 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates. On February 5, 2013, guests from around the country will once again celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes*. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals© ** or other designated local charities."

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