Guji Guji - Storytime Online


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen!

Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, March 1 (today), the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.


Enjoy a borrowed copy of the book, and have fun doing the activities. Please return the book after you are done; everything else is yours to keep!


*We are still waiting on stickers to arrive in the mail. Kits will still be available, if you would like to wait for stickers, we expect them to come sometime later this week.


"Guji Guji" by Chih-Yuan Chen


"Guji Guji is just your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill duck...um, crocodile...um, duck... In this engaging story about identity, loyalty and what it really means to be a family,


Guji, Guji makes some pretty big decisions about who he is, what he is, and what it all means, anyway."


You will have to return this book to the library; everything else is yours to keep!


Go to: https://www.storylineonline.net/books/guji-guji/


You will have the book read to you by actor Robert Guillaume. He did such a great job, we hope you enjoy his reading as much as we did!


Kits include:

  • a borrowed copy of Guji Guji by Chih-Yuan Chen

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored ducks)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 3 activity pages

  • 3 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with web links (instruments included)

  • a craft to make Guji Guji and his 3 duckling siblings

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included duck handouts


Can You Show Me…?

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


Can you show me the blue duck?

Blue duck, blue duck?

Can you show me the blue duck?

And wave it in the air?


Brown… yellow… green… orange



Hold It High – Choose one duck from handouts

Hold your duck high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your duck below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your duck against your nose

Now touch the duck to your toes

Touch your duck to the ground

Now wave that duck all around!


Hold your duck in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your duck and jump up high!

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



SONGS & INSTRUMENTuse included instruments


The Crocodile Snap by Jingaloo Music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-oQe5HR2YE



Five Little Ducks by Super Simple Songs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZw9veQ76fo



Crocodile Song by Little Baby Bum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nvpr7zh39s



Ten Little Duckies by CoComelon

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



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


Little Duck

I am a little duck that goes quack, quack, quack.

(bounce and/or clap with each quack)

And I've got lots of feathers on my back, back, back.

(tickle or rub child’s back)

And when I go down to the lake,

I wiggle and I waddle and I shake, shake, shake.

(wiggle child while bouncing on lap)


I am a little duck that goes quack, quack, quack.

(bounce and/or clap with each quack)

Until it’s nighttime and it’s black, black, black

(tilt child to side like they’re sleeping)

But in the morning when I wake,

I wiggle and I waddle and I shake, shake, shake!

(wiggle child while bouncing on lap)



ACTION RHYMES


Teasing Mr. Crocodile

Five little ducklings hiding by a tree

Teasing Mr. Crocodile, "Can't catch me!"

Along comes Mr. Crocodile

Quiet as can be.... SNAP!!


Four little ducklings…

Three little ducklings…

Two little ducklings…

One little duckling…



Crocodile, Crocodile

Crocodile, crocodile turn around

Crocodile, crocodile touch the ground

Crocodile, crocodile dance on your toes

Crocodile, crocodile touch your nose

Crocodile, crocodile jump up now

Crocodile, crocodile take a bow

Crocodile, crocodile snap your jaws

Crocodile, crocodile it’s time for applause!

Crocodile, crocodile stomp your feet

Crocodile, crocodile take a seat



All the Little Ducks

(Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)


All the little ducks go upside down,

Upside down, upside down,

All the little ducks go upside down,

At the bottom of the pond.


All their little tails go wiggle, waggle, wiggle,

Wiggle, waggle, wiggle, wiggle, waggle, wiggle,

All their little tails go wiggle, waggle, wiggle,

At the bottom of the pond.


All the little beaks go snap, snap, snap,

Snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap,

All the little beaks go snap, snap, snap,

At the bottom of the pond.



Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row, row, your boat

Gently down the stream

Merrily merrily merrily merrily

Life is but a dream


Row, row, row, your boat

Gently down the stream

If you see some swimming ducks

Watch the waters teem


Row, row, row, your boat

Gently down the stream

If you see a crocodile

Don’t forget to scream

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!



MORE LINKS!


Encyclopedia.com’s page on Chih-Yuan Chen:

https://www.encyclopedia.com/children/scholarly-magazines/chen-chih-yuan-1975


Reading Is Fundamental’s guide to Guji Guji:

https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/storyline-guji.pdf


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

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