Food Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda-Sue Park, illustrated by Ho Baek Lee

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

Book/Puppets: “Hi, Pizza Man!” by Virginia Walter, illustrated by Ponder Goembel

Hi, Pizza Man! book cover

Flannel: Build a pizza (give children felt ingredients for board)

Rhyme: “Pizza People, Pizza People”
Pizza People, pizza people: turn around, touch the ground, reach up high, touch the sky,
find your nose, touch your toes, find your knees, sit down, please!
(Credit: Modified from childhood; idea from Awesome Storytime)

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

who took the cookies cover image

Felt Story: “Five Little Cookies”
Five little cookies, with frosting galore
Cookie Monster ate the pink one, then there were four.
Four little cookies, two and two, you see,
Cookie Monster ate the green one, then there were three.
Three little cookies, but before I knew,
Cookie Monster ate the blue one, then there were two.
Two little cookies, oh, what fun!
Cookie Monster ate the orange one, then there was one.
One little cookie, watch me run!
Cookie Monster ate the red one, then there were none.

cookie monster prop image

Song with scarves: “Popcorn Calling Me” — Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz

Closing Rhyme

Craft:  Plate of Cookies

Socks and Shoes Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth, illustrated by Jame Porter

Song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”

Book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

pete the cat i love my white shoes

Flannel: I Love My White Shoes with Actions

Jumping in my Red Shoes
Walking in my Blue Shoes
Tip toe in my Brown Shoes
Running in my Wet Shoes

Song: Everybody knows I love my toes.
I love my shoulders, my knees, my elbows, and my nose.
But everybody knows I love my toes.

Book: Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

have you seen my new blue socks

Song: I can walk on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can walk on two feet all day long.

Additional verses:
Run
Jump
Stomp
Tiptoe
Hop on one foot

Book: Which Shoes Would You Choose? by Betsy R. Rosenthal, illustrated by Nancy Cote

cover image which shoes would you choose

Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Sock coloring sheet with stickers

 

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Cat Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Kitten's First Full Moon book cover

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

If you’re a kitty and you know it lick your paws. (pretend to lick paws)

Continue with:
…show your claws (show claws)
…swish your tail (wiggle bottom)
…say “Meow!”

Book: Cat Nap by Toni Yuly

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “cat”

Social Story: “Playing and Sharing”

Closing Song

Craft: Glue tissue paper squares  on a cat coloring sheet

Train Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: A Train Goes Clickety-Clack by Jonathan London, illustrated by Denis Roche

train goes clickety-clack

Rhyme: This Little Train

This little train ran up the track (run your fingers up arm)
toot, toot, toot (make train whistle sound)
And then it came toot-tooting back (run fingers down arm)
Toot, toot, toot
(Credit: earlylit.net)

Song: “The Train Wheels are Rolling” (roll hands during chorus) – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Say Hello to the Morning

 

Book: Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Emma Garcia

Song: “Wheels on the Train” (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
The wheels on the train go clickety clack, clickety clack, clickety clack,
The wheels on the go clickety clack,
On the railroad tracks.

The engine on the train goes chug, chug, chug…
The conductor on the train says “ticket please…
The people on the train go bounce, bounce, bounce..
The whistle on the train goes toot, toot, toot…
(Credit: Librarian Lisa’s Storytimes)

Song: “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain” (this version is fun because there’s also a hot rod, boat, airplane, and taxi) – Wee Sing: Wee Sing in the Car

Book: Freight Train by Donald Crews

freight train

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

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Paper rectangles and number stickers on a track

 

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Mystery Story Time – Preschool

Hello Song

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

Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? book cover

Song: “Where is Thumbkin?” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Book: I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen 

I Want My Hat Back book cover

Song: “What Are You Wearing?” – Hap Palmer: Two Little Sounds

Book: Who Has This Tail? By Laura Hulbert, illustrated by Erik Brooks

Who Has This Tail book cover

Flannel: Find the moon – a color guessing game

find the moon

Song: “Guess What” – The Wiggles: Splish, Splash, The Big Red Boat!

Book: Augustus and His Smile by Catherine Rayner

Craft: Shape mystery sheet (shape sort, colors, and counting)

mystery preschool story time craft

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Songs Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Sing, Music

Book/Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star book cover

Song: (Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
(Repeat with “Daddy” or other family members)

Book/Song: Every Little Thing adapted by Cedella Marley, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Every Little Thing book cover

Movement/BookThe Croaky Pokey! By Ethan Long

The Croaky Pokey! book cover

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

Puppets/Book: The Boy on the Bus by Penny Dale

The Boy on the Bus book cover

Rhyme: Two fat sausages in a frying pan (bounce)
One went pop (lift baby up) and the other went bam! (down)

Rhyme: Round and round the butter dish (circle fingers on back or tummy)
One, two, three (tap)
A little here, a little there (tickle ears)
As tasty as can be! (nibble neck)

Ukelele/Movement: Row, row, row your boat

Book: My Favorite Things by Rogers and Hammerstein, illustrated by Renée Graef

My Favorite Things book cover

Song (with shaky eggs): “A-Tisket A-Tasket” – Sara Hickman: Newborn

Closing rhyme

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Airplane Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

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

I Love Planes

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

Book: Flying by Donald Crews

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “airplane”

Social Story: “Having Lunch”

Closing Song

Craft: Die cut airplanes with cotton ball clouds

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Vegetable Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks, illustrated by Sue Hendra

Song: “Monster Boogie” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Song: “Vegetable Song” (Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
For my snack and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
(Source: Sunflower Storytime)

Book: Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayres, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Up, Down, and Around book cover

Song: “When the Pod went Pop!” – Rachel Buchman: Sing a Song of Seasons

Rhyme: Five little peas in a pea-pod pressed,
One grew , two grew, and so did all the rest;
They grew…and grew…and did not stop,
Until one day the pod went…POP!

Book: Very Tasty Vegetables by Bryony Jones

very tasty vegetables

 

 

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: Peas in the Pod (idea: Little Family Fun)

 

 

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Songs Story Time – Preschool

Hello Song

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

Let's Play in the Forest while the Wof is Not Around book cover

Movement/Book: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush by Jane Cabrera

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush book cover

Book/Song: Every Little Thing adapted by Cedella Marley, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Every Little Thing book cover

Ukelele/Fingerplay:  Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Itsy Bitsy Spider

Puppets/Book: The Boy on the Bus by Penny Dale

The Boy on the Bus book cover

Movement/Book: The Croaky Pokey! By Ethan Long

The Croaky Pokey! book cover

Book: My Favorite Things by Rogers and Hammerstein, illustrated by Renée Graef

My Favorite Things book cover

Craft: Coloring songs based on emotions, with die-cut musical notes and instruments

preschool story time song craft

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Fox Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: How to Find a Fox by Nilah Magruder

Song: If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail.
If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail.
If you’re a fox and you know, Then you’ll really want to show it.
If you’re a fox and you know it,  Swish your tail.

…wiggle your nose  …show your claws…

Book/Fox Flannel: Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox, illustrated by Patricia Mullins

Hattie and the Fox book cover

Songs: “Foxy Loxy”
Foxy Loxy touch your toes.
Foxy Loxy touch your nose.
Foxy Loxy pat your head.
Foxy Loxy go to bed.
Foxy Loxy wake up now.
Foxy Loxy take a bow.
Foxy Loxy touch the ground.
Foxy Loxy turn around.
Foxy Loxy sit back down.
Foxy Loxy don’t make a sound.

Book: My Little Fox by Rick Chrustowski

Flannel: “A-Hunting We Will Go”
A-hunting we will go,
A-hunting we will go.
We’ll take a fox,
Put him in a box,
And then we’ll let him go.
Other Verses:
Bear… sit her in a chair
Frog… put him on a log
Mouse… put her in a house
Whale… tickle his tail
Goat… put him in a boat.

(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” –  Raffi: The Raffi Singable Songs Collection

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: