Forest and Field Animals Theme: See Your Shadow

See Your Shadow

This storytime features stories about animals that live outdoors.

Picture Books: Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban, The Mitten by Jan Brett, Big Bear Hug by Nicholas Oldland, Snowy, Blowy Winter by Bob Raczka, In the Snow by Sharon Phillips Denslow, Sorry by Norbert Landa, Big Smelly Bear by Britta Teckentrup, Honk! by Chris Demarest, My Little Polar Bear by Claudia Rueda, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, The Foggy Foggy Forest by Nick Sharrat, One Winter’s Day by M. Christina Butler, “I’m Not Scared!” by Jonathan Allen, On Our Way by Sebastien Braun, Mama’s Little Bears by Nancy Tafuri, Moose on the Loose by Kathy-Jo Wargin, Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough


A Little Squirrel

I saw a little squirrel, (hold hands out like paws)

She ran up a tree. (crawl fingers upward)

That busy little squirrel

Dropped an acorn down on me! (bring one hand down on top of head & say “Ouch!”)

Here’s A Little Groundhog (to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)

Here’s a little ground hog, furry and brown (hold up index finger)

He’s popping up to look around. (raise finger high, move R and L)

If he sees his shadow, down he’ll go, (point to ground and bring finger down)

Then six more weeks of winter – Oh No! (hand to cheek and shake head “no”)


“The Mitten Song” by Rachel Buchman (Sing a song of Seasons CD)

“I’m a Little Snowflake” by Laurie Berkner (Whaddaya Think of That? CD

“Punxsutawney Phil” by Jimmies (Make Your Own Someday CD)

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