Story Time Starter — Moose

Story Time Starter

Spring is finally on its way, so what better topic for story time than . . . moose?  OK, well, maybe there are things better suited to spring (like cute baby animals, gardens, rain, or mud), but we’ve got some terrific moose books to share and we couldn’t wait for a better time!

Taking a look at some of our picture books, we of course have to include If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff.  Moosestache by Margie Palatini is another must (don’t forget the Christmas title Mooseltoe or the family-reunion-favorite Moosekitos).  From there, let’s not forget that Dr. Seuss character Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose.  Even though it’s a bit long, you may find that your kids will sit still for this classic story.

Some of our newer titles include the animal alphabet book Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham; Ernest, the Moose Who Doesn’t Fit by Catherine Rayner about an oversized moose just trying to fit in; and This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers, which shows that moose may not be the ideal pet.

Take a look at all the moose books we have to offer!

moose collage

Moose Books Booklist (Word Document/.doc file)

Next, we’ve got some rhymes and fingerplays to fill in the gaps.

This Little Moose
This little moose went to market
This little moose stayed home.
This little moose had grass and twigs.
This little moose had none.
And this little moose went trot, trot, trot,
All the way home.

Mr. Moose
Mr. Moose is very tall (put hands to head for antlers)
His antlers touch the sky (hands high up in the air)
They make a real good resting place (put hands out to sides)
For birdies passing by (flap arms like wings)

Ten Big Muffins
Ten big muffins on the window sill.
Moose came along and ate his fill.
Now how many muffins are on the window sill?

_____ big muffins are on the window sill.
Moose came along and ate his fill.
Now how many muffins are on the window sill?

(Continue)

_____ big muffin(s) on the window sill.
Moose came along and ate his fill.
Now no more muffins are on the window sill.

(This would make a great flannel with decorated muffins that you take down one at a time.)

Don’t forget the music — we’ve got some awesome tunes to give you something to sing about.

Last, we’ve got some fantastic crafts and coloring pages just right to finish your story time.

Enjoy the spring weather and watch out for moose (at least during story time!).

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