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Gingerbread Mouse - Storytime Online


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Gingerbread Mouse by Katy Bratun.


Michelle and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Thursday, December 1st (today!), the kits are available to pick up for our online storytime this month!


Enjoy a FREE copy of the book and more!


"Gingerbread Mouse" by Katy Bratun


"On a snowy winter's night, Mouse is snug in her bed. Then…crack! A tree branch falls and destroys her house! It’s up to Mouse to find a new place to live in time for her to enjoy the season. With determination, resourcefulness, and a good amount of Christmas wonder, Mouse finds not only another house but also a place she can truly call home."


Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8OH2LRUkVI


to watch Learning Tree TV’s Ms. Rose read the story. Then, enjoy the activities. Everything is yours to keep!


Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of Gingerbread Mouse

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored mice)

  • 3 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with weblinks (instrument included)

  • gingerbread house sticker craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • gingerbread stickers

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included mouse handouts


Can You Show Me…?

(Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”)


Can you show me the brown mouse?

Brown mouse, brown mouse?

Can you show me the brown mouse?

And wave it in the air?

Gray… red… green… white



Hold It High – Choose one mouse from handouts

Hold your mouse high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your mouse below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your mouse against your nose

Now touch the mouse to your toes

Touch your mouse to the ground

Now wave that mouse all around!


Hold your mouse in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your mouse and jump up high!

Now let your mouse fly fly fly (throw it in the air)



SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included instruments


The Gingerbread Cookie Dance! by Danny Go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGy936i36DU



Gingerbread Man Song by Early Years Emily

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65dEHYsxTGc



I’m a Mouse by Skoolbo Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0SzqIJCwdk



Milton The Dancing Christmas Mouse by Jack Hartmann

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oLg6f2dDRg



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


The Quiet Mouse

Once there lived a quiet mouse

(bounce slowly)

In a little quiet house

(make ‘shhh’ noise while bouncing slowly)

When all was quiet as can be

(Whisper this line)

OUT POPPED SHE!

(Shout the line, then bounce child up high!)


Once there lived a quiet mouse

(bounce slowly)

In a very loud house!

(bounce fast)

When all was as loud as can be

(say line loudly, bouncing fast)

Away hid she!

(whisper line and dip child down low)



ACTION RHYMES


The Gingerbread House

Roll the dough, cut it too.

I’ll make a gingerbread house for you.

In the oven, let it bake,

It takes so long, for heaven’s sake!

It smells so good, pass the cream!

No! Don’t eat the house of my dream.

Pipe the icing, let it dry.

The house is standing - I don’t know why!

Shingle the roof, shutters on sides.

The house takes shape, I glow with pride,

Making gardens, gates and trees.

That’s my fence - don’t eat it, please!

Moving at a harried pace,

Candies flying everyplace

Keep on going - just can’t rest,

Get it done, here come the guests.

“Oh it’s beautiful!” - so they say

I turn and look the other way...

CHOMP!


Creeping Mouse

The little mice go creeping, creeping, creeping.

The little mice are creeping in the barn.

(fingers creeping on lap)

The little mice are eating, eating, eating.

The little mice are eating in the barn.

(nibbling motion at mouth)

The little mice are sleeping, sleeping, sleeping.

The little mice are sleeping in the barn.

(rest head on hand)

The old gray cat comes slinking, slinking, slinking.

The old gray cat comes slinking in the barn.

(snake motion with hand)

The little mice are running, running, running.

The little mice are running ‘round the farm.

(running motion all over the air)



Gingerbread Mice

Stir a bowl of gingerbread

Smooth and spicy brown

Roll it with a rolling pin

Up and up and down

With a cookie cutter

Make some little mice

Put them in the oven

Until they smell nice!



Hurry, Scurry

Hurry, scurry, little mouse

(wiggle fingers on one hand)

Starts down at your toes

(point to toes)

Hurry, scurry, little mouse,

(wiggle fingers up leg)

Past your knees he goes.

(wiggle fingers on knee)

Hurry, scurry, little mouse

(wiggle fingers up body)

Past where your tummy is,

(wiggle fingers up chest)

Hurry, scurry, little mouse,

(fingers on cheek)

Gives you a mousie kiss: (smack)

(on “smack” open hand wide)







Let us know what your little ones thought of Gingerbread Mouse! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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