Big and Little Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Big, Small

Book:  A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian

pig is big cover image

Rhyme: This Little Pig

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! (tickle baby)
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her tummy where the hot dog goes!

Book: So Big! by Dan Yaccarino

So Big! book cover

Song: “The Little Bird” – Georgiana Stewart: Nursery Rhyme Time: Songs, Rhymes and Movement Activities

Song: Ants go marching

Book: I Am Small by Emma Dodd

i am small

Rhyme: Great A, little a
Bouncing B,
The cat’s in the cupboard,
But she can’t see me.

Song: Let’s Tap our Feet Together (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)
Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.
Let’s clap our hands….
Let’s touch our nose…
Let’s touch our ears…

Book (Choral): Big Fat Hen illustrated by Keith Baker

Big Fat Hen

Song (shaky eggs): “Six Little Ducks” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Closing rhyme

Dance Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig

dancing feet

Song: “Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance” – Hap Palmer: Two Little Sounds

Book: Barnyard Dance! by Sandra Boynton

Barnyard Dance book cover

Song:  “The Wheels on the Bus”Laurie Berkner: Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs

Book: I Love to Dance by Anna Walker

i love to dance

Song: “Octopus” (Slippery Fish) with scarves – Charlotte Diamond: 10 Carrot Diamond

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

Craft: Shaker eggs made with plastic Easter eggs

shaker egg

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Bugs Storytime – Everybody

Opening song

Sign Language: Bugs

Book: I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd

ilovebugs

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider, Big Fuzzy Spider, Eensy Weensy Spider (different movements/voices for each verse)

Flannel: Two Hungry Ants
Two hungry ants at a picnic one day. What do they find?
(6 apples, 5 cupcakes, 4 drumsticks, 3 pickles, 2 pieces of candy, 1 sausage)

Book: Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen; illustrated by Kevin Waldron

tinylittlefly

Fingerplay: Here Is a Beehive
Here is a beehive (hold fist up)
Where are the bees?
Hiding away where nobody sees (put other fist behind first)
Soon they come creeping out of the hive
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (hold up fingers of second fist)

(Source: 1,000 Fingerplays and Action Rhymes by Barbara A. Scott)

Song (with shaky eggs): The Ants Go Marching

Book: Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi; illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

somebugs

Craft: Bug jars with pom pom bugs

bugjar

 

Bounce and Jump Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book:  Hop, Hop Jump! by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

hop hop jump

Song (with puppets): Five Green and Speckled Frogs

five frogs

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

Book: Bounce by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Scott Menchin

bounce

Flannel: Ten Little Grasshoppers

One little, two little, three little grasshoppers,
Four little, five little, six little grasshoppers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little grasshoppers,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me (slap thighs to rhythm)
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Ten little, nine little, eight little grasshoppers,
Seven little, six little, five little grasshoppers,
Four little, three little, two little grasshoppers,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

grasshopper

Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

Book: The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner, illustrated by Jonathan Lambert

wide mouthed frog

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: The Irrational Album

Craft: frog headbands (idea from Meg Hossler on pinterest)

frog headband

Beach Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

sea sand me

Song/Flannel: “Having Fun at the Beach” – The Wiggles: Wake Up Jeff

Book: Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner

senses at the seashore

Song: “Tap, Tap, Tap” – Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Singalong

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “crab”

Social Story:  I Am Yoga by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

i am yoga

Closing Song: “Good-bye, Good-bye we’ll see you soon”

Craft: paper plate crab

crab

Bedtime Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Good night, Stars

Book: The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes

House in the Night

Song: “Wake up Toes” – Joanie Bartels: Morning Magic

Rhyme: Great A, little a
Bouncing B,
The cat’s in the cupboard,
But she can’t see me.

Book: Good Night Pillow Fight by Sally Cook, illustrated by Laura Cornell

Good Night Pillow Fight book cover

Song/Puppet: Counting Sheep (Tune: “This Old Man”)
Counting Sheep, counting Sheep,
Helps my mommy go to Sleep.

One Sheep, two sheep,
Three sheep, four —
Soon my mommy starts to snore.
Repeat with Daddy, etc.
Credit: Sing a Song of Storytime by Susan M. Dailey

Song: Let’s Tap our Feet Together (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)
Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.
Let’s clap our hands….
Let’s touch our nose…
Let’s touch our ears…

Book: Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep! Mo Willems

Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! book cover

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! (tickle baby)
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her tummy where the hot dog goes!

Song: Ants go marching

Book (Choral): Say Goodnight by Helen Oxenbury

Say Goodnight book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Wimoweh” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Closing rhyme

Outdoor Play Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Let’s Play in the Forest While the Wolf Is Not Around by Claudia Rueda

let's play in the forest

Song: “Shake Your Sillies Out” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Book: My Bike by Byron Barton

my bike

Flannel: Five Colorful Kites

Way up high in the sky so blue (raise arms high)
Five colorful kites flew and flew (hold up 5 fingers)
The wind blew hard (blow out hard)
The wind blew loud (say, “wooooo!”)
The wind blew the (insert color) kite off to the clouds! (remove kite)
Continue until there are no kites left.

kites

(Source: Literary Commentary)

Song: “The Wheels on the Bike”
The wheels on the bike go round and round, round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bike go round and round, all through the town.

(Pedals on the bike go up and down, streamers on the bike go swish swish swish, bell on the bike goes ding-ding-ding)

(Source: Storytime Katie)

Book: Higher, Higher by Leslie Patricelli

Higher Higher

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

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

Closing Song

Craft: Bike Scenes

bike die cut

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Sports Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Sign Language:  Sports/Compete/Race

Book: Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon

Take Me out to the Yakyu

Song: I’m in the Mood for Singing – Raffi: Rise And Shine (played on ukulele)
G
I’m in the mood for singing
                                   D
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
                                   G
I’m in the mood for singing
C
Singing along with you
G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                     G
I’m in the mood for that today
C                   G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                    G
I’m in the mood for that.
(verses: racing, reading)

Book: Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illustrated by Andy Robert Davies

clothesline clues to sports people play

Activity: Baseball Number Match
Children matched the number on the baseballs to the glove with the same number of dots.

baseball math

(Source: Preschool Plan It )

Flannel Story: The Tortoise and the Hare told in the style of Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray

Hare and Tortoise

Fingerplay: Here’s A Ball
Here’s a little ball.
(Make a small with your thumb and index finger.)
And here’s a bigger ball.
(Make a bigger ball using both thumbs and both index fingers.)
And a great big ball, I see.
(Make a ball by holding your arms up over your head and touching your fingers together.)
Shall we count them?
Are you ready?
One, Two, Three
(make all three balls in succession)

(Source: Bright Hub Education)

Book: Dunk Skunk by Michael Rex

dunk skunk

Closing rhyme

Craft: Pom Pom Sports

Pom Pom Sports

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