Cookie Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

who ate all the cookie dough

Rhyme: Making Cookies
I am making cookie dough. (hold out arms in a circle, like a bowl)
Round and round the beaters go. (roll hands)
Add some flour from a cup. (shake a pretend cup)
Stir and stir the batter up. (stirring motion)
Roll them, cut them nice and neat. (rolling pin motion)
Put them on a cookie sheet. (place pretend cookies)
Bake them, count them 1-2-3. (counting motion)
Serve them to my friends for tea. (take a bite!)
(Credit: Sunflower Storytime)

Flannel: Five plates of cookies – I can’t bake any more!
Give one away, and now there are four.
Four plates of cookies, colorful to see;
Give one away, and now there are three.
Three plates of cookies, shall I give one to you?
I think I will, and now there are two.
Two plates of cookies for lots of fun.
Give one away, and now there is one.
One plate of cookies left, as you can plainly see –
That is the one I’m taking home with me!
(Credit: Geri Ceci Cupery – E.D. Locke Library)

Song: “Run Baby Run” – Caspar Babypants: Here I Am

Book: Maisy Makes Gingerbread by Lucy Counsins

Song: “Everybody Clap Your Hands” – Peter Moses: 90 Nifty Songs

Book: Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? by David Carter

who took the cookies

 

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: cookie jar number matching

House Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Roy’s House by Susan Goldman Rubin, art by Roy Lichtenstein

roys-house

Song: “Five Little Monkeys”- David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Book: There’s an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer

There's an Alligator Under My Bed book cover

Rhyme/flannel: Some Houses

Some houses are wood and some are stone.
But let’s build one with shapes alone.

Start with a square but we won’t stop.
Add a triangle up on the top.
Then a rectangle for the door.
Now square windows 1, 2, 3, 4!
A little circle just for fun.
Now our shape house is all done!

house

(Credit: Finger Tales by Joan Phelps)

Song: In and Out the Doors (Credit: Susan M. Dailey) (tune: “Go In and Out the Window”)

Step in and out the front door. (take a step forward, then back)
Step in and out the front door. Step in and out the front door.
Then make a doorbell sound. (say “ding dong”)

Jump in and out the back door. (jump forward, then back)
Jump in and out the back door. Jump in and out the back door.
Bend down and touch the ground. (touch ground with hand)

Slide in and out the side door. (slide to one side, then other)
Slide in and out the side door. Slide in and out the side door.
And then turn all around. (turn around)

Step in and out the front door.
Jump in and out the back door.
Slide in and out the side door.
Then sit yourself right down. (sit down)

Book: Bear at Home by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Debbie Harter

Bear at Home

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

Activity: Clean Up – Sort Items into the correct bag

Clean up Activity Image

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It” – Laurie Berkner: Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

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Leslie Patricelli Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Big Little by Leslie Patricelli

big little

Rhyme: This is big

This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no

(Source: Mel’s Desk)

Song: “Red Wagon” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Song: “Roll your hands” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

Book: Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

yummy yucky

Song: “Everybody Clap Your Hands” – Peter Moses: 90 Nifty Songs

Book: Tubby by Leslie Patricelli

tubby

Song: This is the way we wash our face, wash our face, wash our face.
This is the way we wash our face so early in the morning.

This is the way we scrub our tummies (repeat)
This is the way we scrub our toes (repeat)
This is the way we wash our arms (repeat)

Song: “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Song: “Run Baby Run” – Caspar Babypants: Here I Am

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

Closing rhyme

Activity: Leslie Patricelli coloring sheet (from her web page)

Airplane Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: My First Airplane Ride by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Nancy Speir

Song: “The Airplane Song” – The Laurie Berkner Band: Whaddya Think of That?

Book: I Love Planes by Philemon Sturges, illustrated by Shari Halpern

I Love Planes

Flannel: “Six Little Airplanes”
Six little airplanes flying around
Zoom…zoom…zomm
One decided to touch down …zoom
Leaving 5 little airplanes flying around.
Continue song with 5…4…3…2…1…

Song: The wings on the airplane fly, fly, fly
Fly, fly, fly, Fly, fly, fly
The wings on the airplane fly, fly, fly
All through the sky.
(the people on the airplane buckle their seatbelt)
(the bags on the airplane stow away)

Book: Flying by Donald Crews

Rhyme: “The Airplane”
The airplane has great big wings (arms out at sides)
Its propeller spins around and sings (move arms in circle)
The airplane goes up (raise arms)
The airplane goes down (lower arms)
The airplane flies high (arms out at sides)
Over our town. (turn in a circle with arms out at sides)

Book/App: Planes by Byron Barton

Song: All I Wanna Do is Dance” – Kira Wiley: Kings and Queens of the Forest

Closing Rhyme

Craft: “A is for Airplane” coloring sheet with cotton ball clouds

 

Woodland Animals – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton

Rhyme: There’s something in the woods, that I can’t really see. (hands around eyes like binoculars)
There’s something in the woods. Now what can it be?

Repeat above rhyme before giving each clue…. (used Folkmanis tree with finger puppets)

I’m an animal who has long ears and goes “Hop, hop, hop” (rabbit).
I’m an animal who is brown and says “roar!” (bear)
I’m an animal who says ‘whoo, whoo’ at night (Owl).
I’m an animal who flies in the air and makes nests (bird – Stellar’s jay)
I’m an animal who’s small, has a big, bushy tail and loves to eat nuts (Squirrel).

Song:
“Raccoon and Possum” – Dan Zanes: Turn, Turn, Turn

Book: Raccoons by G.G. Lake

Song: If You’re Ever in the Forest (Tune: “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”)
(Adapted by Jolanda Garcia, KidsSoup Inc.)

If you’re ever in the forest,
The forest, the forest,
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some deer
A young one and an old one,
And some that can quickly run. (Run in place.)
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some deer.

If you’re ever in the forest,
The forest, the forest,
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some rabbits.–
They hop here, and they hop there, (Jump like rabbits.)
they hop, hop, hop everywhere.
If you’re ever in the forest,
You might see some rabbits.


You might hear some birds.
A tweet here, and a tweet there,
they are flying around everywhere. (Fly like bird.)
If you’re ever in the forest.
You might hear some birds.


You’ll surely see lots of trees.
There are tall ones and short ones, (Stretch high, and then get low.)
and young ones and old ones.
If you’re ever in the forest.
You surely see lots of tree.

Song (with ukulele): “Sleeping bunnies”

Book: Who’s in the Forest by Phillis Gershator, illustrated by Jill McDonald

Song: “Everybody Clap Your Hands” – Peter Moses: 90 Nifty Songs

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: paper plate raccoons (adapted from First and Kinder Blue Skies)

Family Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: The Family Book by Todd Parr

The Family Book book cover

Song: “Love Grows”
Love grows one by one, two by two, and four by four
Love grows, round like a circle
And comes back knocking at your front door
(Credit: Actions from Tom Pease)

Book: One Family by George Shannon

one family

Flannel: Hearts
Hearts, hearts, how many do I see?
Hearts, hearts, count them with  me.
I have a red one, orange one, yellow one too.
I have a green one, purple one, and one that is blue.
I have a pink one, brown one, and one that is white.
And one last valentine as black as the night.
Hearts, hearts, how many do I see?
Hearts, hearts, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Song: If You Have a Brother . . . (Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

If you have a brother
A brother, a brother
If you have a brother
Please stand up!

Repeat with different family members.
(Credit: Abby the Librarian)

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

knuffle bunny

Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate”- Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Album

Song: “Pig on her Head” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Family Tree

family tree craft

 

Thanksgiving Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes, illustrated by Doris Barrette

thanks for thanksgiving

Song: “If You’re Thankful and You Know It”
If you’re thankful and you know it, Clap your hands.
If you’re thankful and you know it, Stomp your feet.
If you’re thankful and you know it, Shout “I am!”
If you’re thankful and you know it, Do all three.

Song: “I’m Gonna Eat on Thanksgiving Day” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: Llama Llama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney, illustrated by J. T. Morrow

Flannel: Five little kernels
[Put up the five kernel shapes on the board, as spread out as you can.] [When you say POP! slap a white popcorn shape right on top of one of the kernels.]
Five little kernels sizzling in the pot
All of a sudden, one went POP! [When you say POP! slap a white popcorn shape right on top of one of the kernels.]

Four little kernels… etc.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

popcorn

Rhyme: Popcorn

You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin.
Sizzle, sizzle Sizzle, sizzle
Sizzle, sizzle Sizzle, sizzle, POP!

(Children begin in a crouched position, knees bent, then s-l-o-w-l-y rise until the final POP! when we jump up in the air!)

 Song: “Hot Potato” – The Wiggles: Hot Potatoes: The Best of the Wiggles

Book: Where is Baby’s Turkey? by Karen Katz

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABCs

Song: “Everybody Clap Your Hands” – Peter Moses: 90 Nifty Songs

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Paper bag turkeys

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