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Mac and Cheese - Storytime Online


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Mac and Cheese by Sarah Weeks.


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


Enjoy a FREE copy of the book and more!



"Mac and Cheese" by Sarah Weeks


"When Macaroni sings a song, Cheese will never sing along. Mac likes to jump and play and sing, but Cheese does not like anything. Macaroni and Cheese are best friends, yet they couldn’t be more different! Mac likes to pounce and bounce and jump, but Cheese just sits there like a lump. But when Mac runs into a problem with a gust of wind, Cheese stops being a grumpy grump long enough to help save his friend’s favorite hat."



to watch the author read her story for #HarperKids, publisher HarperCollins Children’s Books’ YouTube channel. Then, enjoy the activities. Everything is yours to keep!


Kits include:

  • a FREE copy of Mac and Cheese

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored hats)

  • 3 activity pages

  • 2 coloring pages

  • rhymes/song pages with weblinks (instrument included)

  • cat mask craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • cat stickers


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


HANDOUT GAMES – play with included hat handouts


Can You Show Me…?

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


Can you show me the blue hat?

Blue hat, blue hat?

Can you show me the blue hat?

And wave it in the air?

Yellow… purple… red… brown



Hold It High – Choose one hat from handouts

Hold your hat high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your hat below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your hat against your nose

Now touch the hat to your toes

Touch your hat to the ground

Now wave that hat all around!


Hold your hat in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your hat and jump up high!

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



SONGS & INSTRUMENT – use included instruments


Kitty Cat Song by Sozo Studios


Let’s Be Friends by London Rhymes


Best Friends by Patty Shukla


The Cat Song by Good Child TV



BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


Two Little Kitties

Two little kitties jumping on the bed

(bounce child in lap)

One at the foot and one at the head

(touch child’s foot and then forehead)

Jump away, foot, jump away, head

(lean to the side while bouncing)

Jump back, foot, jump back, head

(straighten back up)

Kitties jump down the floor

(swing child down low)

Then they jump up high once more

(lift child up high)

Kitties turn around in a circle and then—

(rock child in a circle)

They jump right down again!

(swing child down low)



ACTION RHYMES


Kitty

Kitty’s tail swishes to and fro.

(wave arm like a tail)

Kitty like to meow, meow

(meow!)

Kitty likes to climb a tree.

(use hands like paws to climb)

Kitty’s whiskers tickle me!

(wiggle fingers by face like whiskers)



If You’re a Cat and You Know It

(tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)


If you’re a cat and you know it say meow, “meow”.

If you’re a cat and you know it say meow, “meow”.

If you’re a cat and you know it,

And you really want to show it,

If you’re a cat and you know it say meow, “meow”.


• If you’re a cat and you know it lick your paws…

• If you’re a cat and you know it purr like this…

• If you’re a cat and you know it pounce like this…



Let’s Be Friends With One Another

Let’s be friends with one another

Let’s be friends today!

You can sing with a friend

You can shout with a friend

You can hum with a friend

Let’s be friends today!

You can jump with a friend

You can clap with a friend

You can sit with a friend

Let’s be friends today!


What else can you do with a friend?



The More We Get Together

The more we get together,

together, together.

The more we get together,

the happier we’ll be.

‘Cause your friends are my friends

And my friends are your friends.

The more we get together,

the happier we’ll be!



Kitty Pokey

You put your whiskers in, you put your whiskers out.

You put your whiskers in, and you shake them all about.

You do the kitty pokey and you turn yourself around.

That’s what it’s all about.


You put your little paw in, you put your little paw out.

You put your little paw in, and you shake it all about.

You do the kitty pokey and you turn yourself around.

That’s what it’s all about.


You put your long tail in, you put your long tail out.

You put your long tail in, and you shake it all about.

You do the kitty pokey and you turn yourself around.

That’s what it’s all about!



EXTRA LINK!


Sarah Weeks’s site: https://sarahweeks.com/


Match the shadow to the cat!







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

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