“I’m Bored”

Just when a little girl thinks she couldn’t possibly be more bored, she stumbles upon a potato who turns the tables on her by declaring that children are boring. But this girl isn’t going to let a vegetable tell her what’s what, so she sets out to show the unimpressed potato all the amazing things kids can do. Too bad the potato is anything but interested …

WATCH and LISTEN to Michael Ian Black read “I’m Bored,” illustrated by Debbbie Ohi: 

 

FINGERPLAY: “One Potato, Two Potato”

(raise a finger for each potato)

One potato, two potato,
Three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato,
Seven potato more!
Eight potato, nine potato,
Ten potato ~ Done!  (wigggle all ten fingers)
Smash potato, mash potato, (make mashing motions with your hands)
Yum, yum, yum!  (rub belly)

 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES:

  • LEARN – Choose one of the activities from the Teachers Guide on the illustrator’s
    website: www.debbieohi.com/bored  or go to the print-ready activity sheets www.debbieohi.com/im-bored-activity-pages.

  • DRAW- At the end of the video, Debbie Ohi draws “emotional potatoes.” Can you draw your
    own face looking happy? Sad? Scared? Bored?

  • FIND MORE – Can you go to the library’s Overdrive page and find another picture book with a squirrel in it? Click here for a shortcut to our Overdrive site.  You can put the word “squirrel” or “squirrels” in the search box to find eBooks with squirrels mentioned! Can you find some Scaredy Squirrel books? 

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