MUSEUM STORIES

May 27 – Parades

This week, Museum Stories celebrates Memorial Day with a parade themed lesson plan.

We were inspired by Jasper Johns’ Flags (1973) and all the other fun accessories of parades. Check out the fun books and songs we found to help you recreate Museum Stories in your home.

Image credit: Jasper Johns. Flags, 1973. Screenprint

Book: Baby Parade by Rebecca O’Connell
Song: “Shake the Sillies Out” by Raffi

Book: Parade Day: Marching Through the Calendar by Bob Barber
Song: “The Ants Go Marching One by One” by Super Simple Songs

Book: Hooray Parade by Barbara Joose
Song: “Walking, Walking”

Walking, Walking (to the tune of Frère Jacques)
Walking, walking (repeat) hop, hop, hop (repeat)
Running, running, running (repeat) Now we stop.
Tiptoe, tiptoe (repeat), hop, hop, hop (repeat)
Running, running, running (repeat) Now we stop.
Marching, marching (repeat) hop, hop, hop (repeat)
Running, running, running (repeat) Now we stop.

Some of the stories can be found on YouTube. Songs can be found on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

Craft:
Make your own windsock with stars and stripes out of construction paper or a paper plate, tissue paper, and glue. Follow along with the step by step video.

Get ahead with Kindergarten readiness: practice following directions, fine motor skills, and identifying colors and shapes.

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