Library Lion Storytime Kit


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen! Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, September 21, the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.



"Library Lion" by Michelle Knudsen


Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how.


Go to: https://www.storylineonline.net/books/library-lion/


You will have the book read to you by actress Mindy Sterling! She does such a great job, we hope you enjoy her reading as much as we did!


Kits include:

  • a copy of Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen (You get to keep this book for FREE!)

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored lions)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 1 activity page

  • 2 coloring pages

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

  • a lion craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • 2 Sticker sheets


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included lion handouts

Can You Show Me…?

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

Can you show me the white lion?

White lion, white lion?

Can you show me the white lion?

And wave it in the air?

Brown… orange… red… yellow

Hold It High – Choose one lion from handouts

Hold your lion high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your lion below your chin

Now hold it way up high again

Hold your lion against your nose

Now touch the lion to your toes

Touch your lion to the ground

Now wave that lion all around!

Hold your lion in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your lion and jump up high!

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

SONGS & INSTRUMENTuse included maraca

The Lion by PinkFong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrlsmm6gaww

The Lion Song with Matt by Dream English Kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwkvF7UoMfI

Read a Book Today by Between the Lions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYU_3Pb-tXE


Going to the Library Song by the Kiboomers

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



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)

Oh Little Lion

(sung to: “La Cucaracha”)

Oh little lion, oh little lion

Sneak through the waving grass

(wave hands like grass blowing)

Oh little lion, oh little lion

Jump up for another pass!

(bounce child in lap)

Oh little lion, oh little lion

Run through the waving grass

(wave hands faster)

Oh little lion, oh little lion

Run up and then you JUMP!

(bounce child in lap)

Oh little lion, oh little lion

Lie down for a little nap

(pretend to snore)

Oh little lion, oh little lion

And now it’s time to wake up!

(bounce child in lap)

ACTION RHYMES

Lions All Come Out to Play

(sung to: “London Bridge”)

Lions all come out to play, out to play, out to play.

Lions all come out to play.

Lions roar!

Lions clap and wave their paws, wave their paws, wave their paws

Lions clap and wave their paws.

Lions roar!

Lions jump and twist around, twist around, twist around

Lions jump and twist around,

Lions roar!

(If you like, add new movements or sounds to match the verses)

We’re Going On a Lion Hunt

We’re going on a lion hunt. (march in place)

We’re not afraid. (shake head ‘no’)

We’re going to catch a big one! (Spread arms open wide.)

But look! What’s that ahead?

Uh-oh. There’s mud ahead!

Can’t go over it. (move hand “over”)

Can’t go under it. (move hand “under”)

Can’t go around it. (move hand “around”)

Better go through it. (Move hands and feet as if wading through mud.)

Uh-oh. There’s a lake ahead.

Can’t go over it. (move hand “over”)

Can’t go under it. (move hand “under”)

Can’t go around it. (move hand “around”)

Better swim through it. (Make swimming motions.)

Uh-oh. There’s tall grass ahead.

Can’t go over it. (move hand “over”)

Can’t go under it. (move hand “under”)

Can’t go around it. (move hand “around”)

Better crawl through it. (Crawl.)

Uh-oh. There’s a cave ahead.

Can’t go over it. (move hand “over”)

Can’t go under it. (move hand “under”)

Can’t go around it. (move hand “around”)

Guess we’ll have to walk into it. (Tip toe quietly.)

Look to the left. Look to the right.

Look Up. Look Down.

I think I see some big eyes! (Place fingers to form circles around eyes.)

I think it’s a LION! (Throw arms back and make scared faces.)

Run out of the cave!

Crawl through the grass!

Swim across the lake!

Wade through the mud!

Run into the house!

Close the door!

Run up the front stairs!

Crawl under your bed!

Whew! We made it! (Wipe forehead.)

And we weren’t afraid! (Shake head ‘No.’)

Five Little Lions

(hold up one finger)

One little lion, roaring at the zoo.

Called for another: ROAR!

Then there were two.

(hold up two fingers)

Two little lions, underneath a tree.

Called for another: ROAR! ROAR!

Then there were three.

(hold up three fingers)

Three little lions who heard a distant roar.

Called for another: ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!

Then there were four.

(hold up four fingers)

Four little lions, happy and alive.

Called for another, ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!

Then there were five.

(hold up five fingers)

Five little lions.

ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!

Ran off to play

and then there were no more!

Borrow a Book

(tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”)

We’ll borrow a book from the library

We’ll borrow a book for a week.

We’ll borrow a book and we’ll read it,

Then we’ll bring it right back the next week.

Bring back, bring back,

We’ll bring back our book the next week, next week.

Bring back, bring back,

We’ll bring back our library books!

MORE LINKS!

Michelle Knudsen’s website: http://www.michelleknudsen.com/

Libraries for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwPNhB57iQ4

All About Lions for Children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRrrpBewz0g


Craft: Lion Mask

Included:

Paper plate

Yarn

Lion ears (2 half circles)

Lion nose (diamond shape)

Lion muzzle (3 circles)

Glue the mouth, nose, and ears on and color to make

your own lion mask! You can tie the mask on using the yarn provided.

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


We look forward to continuing story time in October with Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola and Zombies Don't Eat Veggies by Megan and Jorge Lacera!

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