No Mirrors In My Nana's House - Storytime Kit


Hello everyone! We hope you are all excited for No Mirrors In My Nana's House by Ysaye M. Barnwell!


Leanna and I have put together a bunch of fun activities and crafts for the little ones. Starting on Monday, January 4th (today), the kits will be available to pick up for our online storytime.


You get to keep this book, which comes with a companion music CD by Sweet Honey In The Rock!


"No Mirrors In My Nana's House" by Ysaye M. Barnwell


“There are no mirrors in my Nana's house. No mirrors to reflect the cracks in the wall, the clothes that don't fit, the trash in the hallway. No mirrors. But there is love. The beauty in this child's world is in her Nana's eyes. It's like the rising of the sun...”


Go to: https://www.storylineonline.net/books/no-mirrors-in-my-nanas-house/


You will have the book read to you by actresses Tia & Tamera Mowry. They do such a great job, we hope you enjoy their reading as much as we did!


Kits include:

  • a free copy of No Mirrors In My Nana's House by Ysaye M. Barnwell (CD included)

  • information page

  • colors game (5 colored houses)

  • a flyer for this website

  • 2 activity pages

  • 3 coloring pages

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

  • a torn paper art craft

  • 3 magnets from the story

  • stickers

HANDOUT GAMES – play with included house handouts


Can You Show Me…?

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


Can you show me the blue house?

Blue house, blue house?

Can you show me the blue house?

And wave it in the air?


Yellow… green… brown… red


Hold It High – Choose one house from handouts

Hold your house high and stand

Now wave it around in gestures grand!

Hold your house below your chin

Now hold it way up high again


Hold your house against your nose

Now touch the house to your toes

Touch your house to the ground

Now wave that house all around!


Hold your house in front of you

Now turn around – one time, two!

Hold your house and jump up high!

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


SONGS & INSTRUMENTuse included bells


Grandma Song by BrainVault

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T1oIF5aSNU


Grandma’s House by Patty Shukla

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOIQQb9_a4o


A Family Is a Family by Sweet Honey in the Rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AEPiKZ10r0


No Mirrors in my Nana’s House by Shades (Yale’s a capella group)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK-leBEzwFc


BOUNCE RHYME (bounce along with child in lap)


To Nana's House

(Tune: "Over the River and Through the Woods")


Over the river and through the woods

(bounce child in lap)

To Nana's house we go.

The car knows the way

(pretend to drive)

To go today

To Nana's house. Hoo-ray!

(arms up hoorary!)


Over the river and through the woods

(bounce child in lap)

To Nana's house we go.

To play with the toys

And make lots of noise

(clap loudly!)

And give Nana a kiss!

(kiss child/make kissing noise)


ACTION RHYMES


With My Family

(Tune: "The Muffin Man")


What do you like to do, like to do, like to do.

What do you like to do with your family?


I like to give big hugs, give big hugs, give big hugs

I like to give big hugs with my family.


Play fun games...

Clap my hands...

(What else do you like to do? Add your own verse(s)!)


Some Families

Some families are large (spread arms out wide)

Some families are small (bring arms close together)

But I love my family (cross arms over chest)

Best of all! (hugs!)


Do It For Nana Song

(Tune: "Did You Ever See a Lassie")


Let's clap our hands for Nana,

For Nana, for Nana,

Let's clap our hands for Nana,

Let's clap them this way.


Clap this way and that way,

Clap this way and that way,

Let's clap our hands for Nana

Let's clap them this way.


Let's stomp our feet...

Let's nod our heads...

Let's blow kisses...


My Special Face


I don't need a mirror to see my face,

All of its parts are in their place.

I have two little eyes and one little nose,

(touch under eyes and tap nose)

I have eyebrows here, two of those!

(touch eyebrows)

I have one little mouth and two little ears

(tap mouth and then both ears)

One little chin and two cheeks here!

(tap chin and then pat cheeks)

I don't need a mirror to know what I see

I see a wonderful and special me!

(give yourself a hug!)


MORE LINKS!


Ysaye M. Barnwell’s site:

https://www.ymbarnwell.com/


Sweet Honey in the Rock (a capella group co-founded by Ysaye):

https://sweethoneyintherock.org/

Reading Is Fundamental’s page on No Mirrors in My Nana’s House:

https://www.rif.org/literacy-central/book/no-mirrors-my-nanas-house


Let us know what your little ones thought of No Mirrors In My Nana's House! What did they think of the activities? Do you have any suggestions for us?

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