Shapes Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Song: Shapes Song (sing to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)
A circle is a shape that goes round and round, Round and round, round and round.
A circle is a shape that goes round and round, Round and round.
A triangle is a shape with three sides, Three sides, three sides.
A triangle is a shape with three sides, Three sides.
A square is a shape with four sides, Four sides, four sides,
A square is a shape with four sides, Four sides.

Book: Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

Song: “Mat Man” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “triangle” while singing “I’m a Little Teapot”

Social Story: Blocks by Irene Dickson

Closing Song

Craft: Make your own Mat Man

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Monkey Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Monkey Colors by Darrin Lunde, illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne

monkey colors

Rhyme: Monkey see, monkey do, little monkey in the zoo
Monkey, monkey, in the tree.
Can you jump around like me?
(swing your tail, clap your hands, nod your head).
(Source: Perry Public Library)

Song: “Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Book: Monkey See, Look at Me! by Lorena Siminovich

monkey see look at me

Rhyme: Five little monkeys jumping on the bed

Song: (tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The monkeys in the zoo turn round and round,
Round and round,
Round and round.
The monkeys in the zoo turn round and round,
Just like I do.

The monkeys in the zoo all touch their toes…
The monkeys in the zoo all rub their tummies…
The monkeys in the zoo all pat their heads…
The monkeys in the zoo jump up and down…

Book: Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Oriol Vidal

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: M is for Monkey (inspired by Blessings Overflowing)

 

Winter Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws! By Kim Norman, illustrated by Liza Woodruff

Song: “The Winter Pokey”
You put your mitten in, you take your mitten out
You put your mittens in and you shake them all about
You do the winter pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what its all about
(Boots, Hat, Coat, Snowpants, etc.)

Book: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George

one mitten cover image

Flannel: Dress up warmly
The day is cloudy and the wind is bold.
Dress up warmly, you mustn’t get cold!
Put on your coat and zip it up tight,
put on your left boot, put on your right.
Put on your scarf and put on your hat,
put on your mittens and clap clap clap!
Go outside and play and play.
Come in again, and then we’ll say-
Take off your scarf, take off your hat,
The snow is melting so stand on the mat.
Take off your coat that was zipped up tight.
Take off your left boot, take off your right.
Take off your mittens, you’re almost unwrapped.
Let’s have some lunch, and then take a nap!

dress up warmly

Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard & Richard B. Smith, illustrated by Tim Hopgood

Song: Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacey Previn

Flannel: Build a Snowman

Snowman felt story time

Song: “Shake Your Scarves” — Johnette Downing:The Second Line Scarf Activity Songs

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Winter Wear Craft

 

 

Polar Animals Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant

Song: “If You’re a Penguin and You Know It”

If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a penguin and you know it, then your face will surely show it,
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
…stomp your feet
…waddle around

Book: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “polar bear”

Social Story: Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

Closing Song

Craft: P is for Penguin (idea from Rockabye Butterfly)

 

Winter Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George

one mitten cover image

Song: Snow is Falling (tune: London Bridge)

Snow is falling all around, all around, all around
Snow is falling all around,
Hooray for winter!
Now put on your boots and hat…
Now put on your coat and mittens…
Take the snow and roll it round…
Now let’s build a snowman…

Book: First Snow by Bomi Park

Song/Video: “Dance for the Sun” –Kira Willey

Movement: Belly breaths

Social Story:  “Saying Goodbye”

Closing Song

Craft: Die cut mittens and snowflakes

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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)