Royalty Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Crown

Book: Princess in Training by Tammi Sauer and Joe Berger

princess-in-training book cover

Song/Rhyme: I am the king of running, I run and run and run. My subjects all run with me, and we have so much fun!

I am the prince of turning, I turn and turn and turn. My subjects all turn with me an easy thing to learn!

I am the princess of dancing, I dance and dance and dance. My subjects all dance with me and dance when they get the chance!

I am the Queen of jumping, I jump and jump and jump. My subjects all jump with me and sit down with a bump.

Book: King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

King Bidgood's in the Bathtub

Puppet Story: Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox, illustrated by Lydia Monks

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Song: “Jump Jump” – Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights: I’m a Rock Star

Book: The Foggy, Foggy Forest by Nick Sharratt

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Flannel: Queen Elsa’s Crowns (Tune: “Mary Wore Her Red Dress”)

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Queen Elsa wore her purple crown, purple crown, purple crown.
Queen Elsa wore her purple crown every Sunday!
(repeat with different crowns and days)

(Source: Miss Sarah Storytime blog)

Song: “Clap Your Hands” — They Might Be Giants: No!

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Crowns

Lois Ehlert Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: fish

Book: Rain Fish by Lois Ehlert

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Song: “The Goldfish” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert

Growing Vegetable Soup book cover

Song: “The Gardener Plants the Seeds” (Tune: The Farmer in the Dell)
The gardener plants the seeds.
The gardener plants the seeds.
High ho the derry oh,
The gardener plants the seeds.

2nd verse: The rain falls on the ground.
3rd verse: The sun shines bright and warm.
4th verse: The seeds begin to grow.
5th verse: Flowers grow everywhere.

Song: “I Feel Crazy so I Jump in the Soup” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert

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Song: “Put your Finger in the Air” – Bob McGrath: Bob’s Favorite Sing Along Songs

Song: “Tap your Toe and Follow Me” – Susan Salidor: Come and Make a Circle

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” –  David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: collage art – with paper, feathers, and pom poms

 

Clothes Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat book cover

Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book/Props: Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illustrated by Andy Robert Davies

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do book cover

Song/Scarves: “Bring Your Clothes” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: Brief Thief by Michaël Escoffier, illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

Brief Thief book cover

Book/Puppets: I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian, illustrated by Paige Keiser

I Love My Hat book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Underwear-masked superhero with finger holes for rabbit hears (to pair with Brief Thief)

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Book Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Book

Book with Puppets:  Book! Book! Book! by Deborah Brass, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

Book! Book! Book! book cover

Song: “There’s a Dog in School” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate: A Song Resource

Book: Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen

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Felt Rhyme:
Five little books, sitting in pile.
Look inside, and see a crocodile.
Four little books, all in a pile.
All standing straight in a single file.
Three little books, sitting on the shelf.
Can you take one and read it for yourself?
Two little books, left on the pile.
Find one now and read it with a smile!
One little book, all that is there.
Found itself a reader who is happy to share.

Song: “If you’re happy and you know it read a book (read a book)
If you’re happy and you know it read a book (read a book)
If you’re happy and you know and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it read a book (read a book)
Alternate verses: turn the page, check out some books

Book: Book! by

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Song: “Rhythm in the Scarves”- The Second Line- Scarf Activity Songs: Johnette Downing

Closing Rhyme

Craft: B Is for book

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b-is-for-book

Fall Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: fall

Book: Autumn Orange by Christianne C. Jones, illustrated by Todd Ouren

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Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Toddlers on Parade

Book: Jump into Fall! by Gareth Llewhellin

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 Song: (Tune: “London Bridge”)

Autumn leaves are in the trees…All over town.
Autumn leaves are falling down…All over town.
Autumn leaves are whirling round…
Everybody rake them up…

Song: “Put your Finger in the Air” – Bob McGrath: Bob’s Favorite Sing Along Songs

Book: Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills

 Duck and goose find a pumpkin

Song: (Tune: Twinkle, twinkle)

Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)
Once you were a seed so small, (pinch fingers together)
Now you are a great big ball! (make a big circle)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)

(Source: Step by Step Childcare)

Song: “Tap your Toe and Follow Me” – Susan Salidor: Come and Make a Circle

Song: “Row, Row, Row your Boat” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! vol. 2

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” –  David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Craft: Glue jewels onto fall shapes

Up in the Air Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Balloon, cloud, and kite

Book: Emily’s Balloon by Komako Sakai

Emily's Balloon book cover

Rhyme: Balloon goes up (lift)
Balloon goes down (lap)
Balloon goes up to reach the clouds (lift high)
Storm rolls by (wiggle side to side)
Babe rocks down (sway to lap)
Made it home, safe and sound (hug and kiss)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Song: “Blow Up Your Balloon” – The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

Song: “I Am a Bubble” – Charlotte Diamond: Charlotte Diamond’s World

Book: And Red Galoshes by Glenda Millard, illustrated by Jonathan Bentley

And Red Galoshes book cover

Song/Bubbles: “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” – Richard Sherman: Mary Poppins An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack

Rhyme: Trot, trot, trot to Boston (gently bounce baby on your knees)
Trot, trot, trot to Lynn.
Look out baby
You’re going to fall in. (lower knees)

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Big Book/Puppets: It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

It Looked Like Spilt Milk book cover

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Song (shaky eggs): “In the Clouds” – Laurie Berkner: Laurie Berkner Lullabies

Closing rhyme

Friendship Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening songhttp://veronastorytime.com/opening-and-closing-songs/

Book: My New Friends is So Fun! by Mo Willems

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Song:  Friend of Mine (sing to “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?

Will you be a friend of mine and (insert action word) around with me?

(jump, clap, dance…)

Book: Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

grumpy bird

Song: “Where do you start your letters?” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “see saw”

Social Story:  “Listening in class”

Closing song

Craft: Friends coloring page with star sticker

Train Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: And the Train Goes . . . by William Bee

And the Train Goes . . . book cover

Song: “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain” – Wee Sing: Wee Sing in the Car

Flannel: I Love Trains by Philemon Sturges

I Love Trains book cover

Song: “The Freight Train” – Jane Murphy: Cars Trucks & Trains 

Book/Song: The Whistle on the Train by Margaret McNamara, illustrated by Richard Egielski, paper engineering by Gene Vosough

The Whistle on the Train

Movement/Whistle: Train horn signals (“o” indicates short sounds and “=” is for longer sounds)

= Stop
= = Go
o o o Back up
= = o = Train is approaching public crossings

Big Book: Freight Train by Donald Crews

Freight Train book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Track coloring sheet with train cars

Preschool story time train craft

Mouse Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: mouse

Book: Mommy, Where Are You? by Leonid Gore

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Rhyme: Hickory Dickory Dock (with clock and mouse) – again standing, and touching head, tummy and toes

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” – Lari White: Country Goes Raffi

Book: Maisy Goes on Vacation by Lucy Cousins

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Puppet/Rhyme: (with mice in box puppet)
Where are the baby mice? Squeak, squeak, squeak,
I cannot see them peek, peek, peek,
Here they come out of their hole,
One, two, three, and that is all!
(Credit: Perry Public Library)

Rhyme: Round about, round about, goes the wee mouse (draw circle)
Up a bit, up a bit, in a wee house (tickle chin)

Song: “Mickey Mouse March” – Larry Groce: Disney’s Children’s Favorite Songs 4

Book: Do Cows Meow? by Salina Yoon

 do cows meow

Song: “Put your Finger in the Air” – Bob McGrath: Bob’s Favorite Sing Along Songs

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” –  David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Paper plate mice – we used crayons instead of paint (Source: we-made-that.com)

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