Everyone knows there’s no such things as dragons. Or are there?!?
There’s a Dragon Downstairs by Hilary McKay
Puff, the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow*
That’s Not My Dragon by Fiona Watt
*Puff the Magic Dragon came with a CD featuring the famous song by Peter, Paul, and Mary. I played the song and turned the pages to the book in time to the lyrics. Some of the kids were fascinated by this, others were a bit restless. You can always read the book yourself, instead or have the kids dance and wave scarves or streamers while they listen to the song.
Rhymes and Fingerplays:
Little dragon counts to three
Little dragon bends one knee
Little dragon whistles and sings
Little dragon flaps his wings
Little dragon touches his toes
Little dragon touches his nose
Little dragon makes a funny face
Little dragon runs in place
Little dragon lays on the floor
Little dragon starts to snore
I’m a Little Dragon (tune: I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little dragon
Strong and stout
Here is my tail and
Here is my snout
If you get me upset
You better watch out!
I’ll give you something
To shout about! (roar and pretend to blow out fire)
Five Green Dragons
Five green dragons making such a roar
One danced away and then there were four.
Four green dragons dancing around a tree
One danced away and then there were three.
Three green dragons dancing around a pool
One danced away and then there were two.
Two green dragons dancing in the sun
One danced away and then there was one.
One green dragon having lots of fun
She danced away and then there were none.
Fly Dragon Fly (tune: Skip to My Lou)
Fly, fly dragon fly, fly, fly, dragon fly
Fly, fly dragon fly, way up in the sky
Hop, hop dragon hop, hop, hop, dragon hop
Hop, hop dragon hop, hop, hop dragon stop.
I found a really nice, elaborate dragon template at Craft Jr. Kids colored in the dragon however they liked. We then took a strip of colored paper and folded it, accordian style. We glued the head of the dragon on one end of the paper strip and the tail of the dragon on the other end. We taped two craft sticks to each end of the paper strip so we could have a colorful, moveable paper dragon puppet.