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Mice Twice - Storytime Online

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for Mice Twice by Joseph Low!

Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, June 21st (today), the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.

Enjoy a free copy of the book, and have fun doing the activities. Everything else is yours to keep!

"Mice Twice" by Joseph Low

"Cat and Miss Mouse become involved in a round of uneasy hospitality when Miss Mouse accepts Cat’s dinner invitation. While Cat expects her to walk right into his trap, Miss Mouse outsmarts him by asking her close friend Dog to join her. The animals perform a literal game of cat-and-mouse through dinner invitations, continuously amping up their efforts until a hilarious and fitting conclusion results. Mice Twice is a charming, funny and thoughtful fable about friendship, cleverness, irony, self-awareness and manners."

Everything is yours to keep!!!

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

Kits include:

  • a free copy of Mice Twice by Joseph Low

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored lions)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 4 activity pages

  • 3 coloring pages

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

  • cat mask craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers

HANDOUT GAMES – play with included lion handouts

Can You Show Me…?

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

Can you show me the orange lion?

Orange lion, orange lion?

Can you show me the orange lion?

And wave it in the air?

Black… yellow… brown… white

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 instruments

Cat & Mouse Nursery Rhyme by HeyHop Kids

Kitty Family by Pinkfong

The Cat Came Back by Laurie Berkner

Colorful Little Mouse by JunyTony

BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)

Creepy Mouse/Sneaky Cat

Creepy mouse. Creepy mouse.

Creeping all over the house.

(bounce child in small short bounces)

And along comes a big, black cat – SCAT!

(bounce child up high)

Sneaky cat. Sneaky cat.

Sneaking all over the house.

(bounce child slowly)

Looking for a big fat mouse – POUNCE!

(bounce child up high)

(to child) Should we find another mouse?

(Repeat as many times as desired!)


Mrs. Kitty’s Dinner

Mrs. Kitty, sleek and fat,

(put thumb up with fingers folded on right hand)

With her kittens four.

(hold up four fingers on right hand)

Went to sleep upon the mat.

(Make a fist)

By the kitchen door.

Mrs. Kitty heard a noise.

Up she jumped in glee.

(thumb up on right hand)

“Kittens, maybe that’s a mouse?

(all five fingers on right hand up)

Let’s go and see!”

Creeping, creeping, creeping on.

(slowly sneaking with five fingers on floor)

Silently they stole.

But the little mouse had gone

(wiggle thumb on left hand)

Back into his hole.

(hide left thumb behind back)

The Mouse Ran Around the Room

(Tune: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”)

The mouse ran around the room,

The mouse ran around the room,

The mouse ran around the room,

And what do you think she saw?

She saw a great big cat.

She saw a great big cat,

She saw a great big cat,

So what do you think she did?

The mouse ran into her hole,

The mouse ran into her hole,

The mouse ran into her hole,

Safe and sound at last!

Teasing Mr. Cat

Five little mice hiding by a tree

(hold up five fingers and wiggle them)

Teasing Mr. Cat, “Can’t catch me!”

Along comes Mr. Cat, quiet as can be…


(clap hands)

Four little mice…

Three little mice…

Two little mice…

One little mouse…

Kitty Cat

I have a kitty cat named Puff.

(hold up one thumb)

He’s round and soft as a ball of fluff.

(make a circle with finger and thumb of other hand)

Each day he laps up all his milk.

(pretend to lap milk)

And his fur is soft as silk.

(stroke thumb with other hand)

When he’s happy you’ll know, yup,

(nod head)

For his fluffy tail stands straight up!

(wiggle finger like a tail and point straight up)

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

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