Tickle Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: We’ve all got Bellybuttons! by David Martin, illustrated by Randy Cecil

We've All Got Bellybuttons

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” including “The parents on the bus go tickle, tickle, tickle”

Rhyme:
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance’em all around!

Dance’em on your tummy
Dance’em on your head
Dance’em on your shoulders
And dance’em off to bed.

Rhyme: Roly poly every so slowly (roll arms)
Roly poly faster, faster, faster!

Book: Tickle Time! by Sandra Boynton

Tickle Time

Song: “Baby’s Hokey Pokey” – Georgiana Stewart: Baby Face

Rhyme:

These are baby’s fingers, (touch child’s fingers)
These are baby’s toes, (touch child’s toes)|
This is baby’s belly button, (touch child’s tummy)
Round and round it goes! (gently tickle child’s tummy)

Song: Rickety rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, Whoa! (hug)

Book: Piggies by Don and Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

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 belly where the hot dog goes!

Song (with shaky eggs): “Little Sack of Sugar” – Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are My Flower

Closing rhyme

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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: Sometimes You Get What You Want by Lisa Brown, illustrated by Meredith Gary

Closing song

Craft: jellyfish with tissue paper squares and ribbons

 

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Earth Story time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley

Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley, book cover

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
Hey, how about you?

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: reading, cleaning)

Book: A Rock Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas

A Rock Can Be by Laura Prudie Salas, book cover

Song/Flannel: Five Bottles of juice on the Wall

 

Song: Shakin’ Like a Leafy Tree – The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

Book: The Tree: A Fable by Neal Layton

The Tree: A Fable by Neal Layton, book cover

Song: “Clap Your Hands” by Pete Seeger: American Folk, Game, and Activity Songs for Children

Book: A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma

A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma, book cover

Goodbye Rhyme

Craft: Tree coloring pages with tissue paper

Construction Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage

The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage

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
Hey, how about you?

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.

(reading, singing, clapping, building)

 

Book: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz

Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz, book cover

Flannel: Hannah’s Hammer

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

Book: Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott

Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott, book cover

Song: “Clap Your Hands” by Pete Seeger: American Folk, Game, and Activity Songs for Children

Book: The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer

The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer, book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Construction hat faces

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Animal Sounds Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell

i love animals

Song: “Old McDonald”

Rhyme: Roly poly, ever so slowly (roll arms)
Roly poly, faster, faster, faster!

Book: Do Cows Meow? by Salina Yoon

do cows meow

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

Song (with puppets):
Where is pink pig? Where is pink pig?
Here I am! Here I am!
How are you today, pig?
Very well, I thank you.
Oink, oink, oink.

Where is goat?…
Where is cow?…

Rhyme: Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety rickety rocking horse,
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug)

Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin, Jr., illustrated by Eric Carle

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

Book (choral): Moo, Baa La, La, La by Sandra Boynton

moo baa la

Song: “Can You Shake Your Egg With Me?” (Tune: “London Bridge”)
Can you shake your egg with me,
Shake your egg along with me
It’s as easy as can be
Now put it on your knee!
(Repeat with head, tummy, etc.)
(From Nancy Stewart; see nancymusic.com)

Song (shaky eggs): “The Fox” – Ylvis: The Fox

Closing rhyme

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World Story time – Preschool

Opening Song

Puppet Show: Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein

Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein, book cover

Song: Hands are Clapping (to the tune of “Skip To My Lou”)

Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling!

Continue with …
-feet are stomping
-arms are flapping
-legs are jumping

Book: A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley

A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley, book cover

Song: I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Book: Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz

Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz, book cover

Song: Yo Te Amo (ukulele chords by Story Time Ukulele)

Closing Song

Craft: Cupcake liner globes

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Earth Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley

Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley, book cover

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
Hey, how about you?

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: reading, cleaning)

Book: A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma

A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma, book cover

Song/Flannel: Five Bottles of juice on the Wall

Book: A Rock Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas

A Rock Can Be by Laura Prudie Salas, book cover

Song: Shakin’ Like a Leafy Tree – The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

Book: The Tree: A Fable by Neal Layton

The Tree: A Fable by Neal Layton, book cover

Goodbye Rhyme

Craft: Tree coloring pages with tissue paper

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World Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: All the World by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon 

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

Song: Hands Are Clapping (to the tune of “Skip To My Lou”)

Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling!

Continue with …
-feet are stomping
-arms are flapping
-legs are jumping

Book: Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein

Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein, book cover

Song: Yo Te Amo (ukulele chords by Story Time Ukulele)

Book: A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley

A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley, book cover

Song: I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Book: Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz

Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz, book cover

Song: Three Little Birds – Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are My Little Bird

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Cupcake liner globes

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