The Mouse and the Winds

In my quest in finding flannel boards that included boats I saw saw mention of turning the short story “The “The Mouse and the Winds” into on. It is one of the short stories included in Arnold Lobel’s book “Mouse Tales.” I like how the story builds upon itself every time the wind blows mouse’s boat. The tree is double sided. One side is plain and one side has flowers so that you can flip it over as needed during the story.

Nocturnal Animals

Nancy Stewart recorded the song “Nocturnal Animals“. It is a good opportunity to pull out puppets. You can go through with song with or without the puppets. All of these puppets came from Folkmanis.

On a moonlit night when the stars come out.
There are nocturnal animals all about.

Whoo, whoo, what do I see?
A wise old owl looking at me.

Meow, Meow, what do I see?
A big black cat looking at me.

Eee, eee, eee, what do I see?
A little bat just looking at me.

Ribbit, Ribbit, what do I see?
A big green tree frog looking at me.

Squeak, squeak, squeak, what do I see?
A garden dormouse looking at me.