Hugs and Kisses Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh and Judi Abbot

The Biggest Kiss Book Cover

Song: “Love Grows One By One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Book: Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green, illustrated by David Walker

Time for a Hug Book Cover

Flannel:  I know a shape and it means love
and heart is it’s name-o
H-E-A-R-T 3x
And heart is it’s name-o
Credit: Everything Preschool

Song: If You Love Somebody (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you love somebody and you know it clap your hands…
If you love somebody and you know it shout hooray…
If you love somebody and you know it blow a kiss…
If you love somebody and you know it jump around

Book: Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera

Kitty's Cuddles book cover

Action Rhyme: “Little Heart”

I have a little heart, (place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)
Credit: Library Goddess

Book: Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond

Big Hugs, Little Hugs book cover

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper Hug

hug craft picture

Ocean Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

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

Book: Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins

hooray for fish

Song: “Mat Man” by Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “dolphin”

Social Story: Time to Say “Please”! by Mo Willems

Closing Song

Craft: Die cut swimming goggles

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Love Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Besos for Baby by Jen Area, illustrated by Blanca Gomez

 

Flannel: Valentine Hearts
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, 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.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Song: “Blow a Kiss” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

Song: “If You Love Someone” (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you love someone and you know it clap your hands…
If you love someone and you know it stomp your feet…
If you love someone and you know it shout hooray…
If you love someone and you know it blow a kiss…

Book: All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

All Kinds of Kisses book cover

Song: “Skinnamarink” – Sharon, Lois, and Bram: One Elephant Went Out to Play

Song: “Love Grows One by One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

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

Song: “This Is How I Do It” – Laurie Berkner: Superhero

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Sheep Valentine (from Hello Wonderful)

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Cat Story time – Everybody

Opening song

Book: Max the Brave by Ed Vere

max the brave 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: Where is Tippy Toes by Betsy Lewin

where is tippy toes book cover

Flannel: The cat of many colors

Song: “I’m a little kitty cat” (Tune: “I’m a little teapot”)
I’m a little kitty cat
Nice and sweet
Here are my whiskers
And here are my feet
When I go out hunting
Mice beware
Or you might just have a scare!
(Source: Jbrary)

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Kitten's First Full Moon book cover

Rhyme: Tiptoe Soft by Margaret Hillert
Tiptoe soft as a pussycat
Soft on little cat feet.
Flap your wings like a baby bird.
Open your beak for a treat.
Clomp, clomp, clomp like a big old horse.
Pick up a hoof, and then
Tip, tip tip on the tips of your toes
Soft as a cat again.

Book: Cat Nap by Toni Yuly

cat nap book cover

Song: “This is how I do it” –  Laurie Berkner: Superhero

Closing Rhyme

Owl Story Time – Preschool

Hello song

Book: Burrowing Owls by Melissa Hill

Burrowing Owls book cover

Song: “Nocturnal Animals”Banana Slug String Band: Dirt Made My Lunch

Book/Puppets: Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton

Little Owl Lost book cover

Flannel/Song: There Was One Night Owl in the Tree (Tune: “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain”
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
Oh, he called up to the sky to an owl flying by,
And the owl came and joined him happily:
Hoo!  Hoo!
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Song: Be Like an Owl (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)
Flap your wings and fly around, fly around, fly around.
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl.
Open your eyes big and wide, big and wide, big and wide.
Open your eyes big and wide, just like and owl.
Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along.
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl.
Turn your head and say who, who, say who, who, say who, who.
Turn your head and say who, who, just like an owl.
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow! said the owl

Craft: Gray owls on black paper & hand-traced wings with glued on feathers

feather owl craft preschool story time

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Alphabet Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin and John Archambault, illustrated by Lois Ehlert

chicka chicka boom boom

Song: “There’s a Dog in School” – Stuarts Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Book: Oops, Pounce, Quick, Run by Mike Twohy

Song: “B-I-N-G-O” – David Polansky: David Polansky Sings Mother Goose and Other Goodies

Rhyme:  A is for Alligator; chop, chop, chop!
B is for Bunny; hop, hop, hop!
C is for Circle; spin around and around!
D is for dizzy, let’s all sit down!
(Source: kcls.org)

Book: Animal ABC by Marcus Pfister (We read letters A through F)

animal abc

 

Video: Elmo Sings the ABCs in Spanish with Gina Rodriguez (from Sesame Street app)

Song: “This Is How I Do It” – Laurie Berkner: Superhero

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Alphabet monsters (Idea from notimeforflashcards.com and monster outline from preschoolalphabet.blogspot.com)

alphabet monster

Dog Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Bark, George book cover

Song: Can you hop like a rabbit?
Can you jump like a frog?
Can you waddle like a duck?
Can you wag your tail like a dog?
Can you fly like a bird?
Can you swim like a fish?
Can you sit back down and be still like this?
(source: Library Storytime)

Book: Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “downward dog”

Social Story: It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr

it's ok to make mistakes

Closing Song

Craft: Paper bag dog puppet

dog puppet

Napping Story Time – Preschool

Hello Song

Book: I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems

I Will Take a Nap book cover

Song: “Jump Up, Turn Around” – Jim Gill: Moving Rhymes for Modern Times

Book/Flannel: Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors by Danna Smith, illustrated by Valeria Petrone
Reference different colors with fish-shaped cutouts.

Pirate Nap book cover

Song: “The Goldfish” – Laurie Berkner: Victor

Book: The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

Napping House book cover

Flannel/Song: “Baa Baa Black Sheep” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

End Rhyme

Craft: Counting sheep (collect runaway cotton balls with clothes pins, glue to grassy pasture)

sheep napping counting preschool story time craft

Up in the Air Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Birds by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Cover of the book BIRDS by Kevin Henkes.

Action Rhyme: “Little Birds”
Little birds, little birds, jump up and down
Little birds, little birds, don’t make a sound
Little birds, little birds, tip-toe to me
Little birds, little birds, bend your knees
Little birds, little birds, peep, peep, peep
Little birds, little birds, sleep, sleep, sleep
Little birds, little birds, fly to the leaves
Little birds, little birds, sit down please

(Source: Greatest Resource Education Child Care)

Book: Little Cloud by Eric Carle

little cloud

Song: If you’re a Cloud and You Know it (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a cloud and you know it float around (raise arms to side and sway)
If you’re a cloud and you know it then you’ll really want to show it,
If you’re a cloud and you know it float around.

If you’re a cloud and you know it make it rain, (move fingers down to ground like rain)
If you’re a cloud and you know it then you’ll really want to show it,
If you’re a cloud and you know it make it rain.

If you’re a cloud and you know it make it thunder, (stomp feet and slap legs)
If you’re a cloud and you know it then you’ll really want to show it,
If you’re a cloud and you know it make it thunder.

(Source: Storytime with Ms. Kelly)

Song: “Reach for the Ceiling” – Toddlers on Parade

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 rhyme with 5…4…3…2…1…)

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

Song: “This Is How I Do It” – Laurie Berkner: Superhero

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Small paper plate clouds with cotton balls and ribbons

 

Blankets and Pillows Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Fly blanky Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

fly blanky fly

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

Book: Flora’s Blanket by Deb Gliori

floras blanket

Rhyme with scarves:  I Once Had a Blanket
I once had a blanket. It was fluffy and new.
I once had a blanket, And its color was __________ (blue).
I once had a blanket, The prettiest I’ve seen.
I once had a blanket, And its color was ________ (green).
I once had a blanket, Soft as a pillow.
I once had a blanket, And its color was _______ (yellow).
I once had a blanket, At the foot of my bed.
I once had a blanket, And its color was ________ (red).
(Rhyme from Jen in the Library)

Action Rhyme: “Time For Bed”
Time for bed, time for bed (tap watch on wrist)
Fluff up the pillow (pretend to fluff pillow)
Lay down your head (lay head on hands)
Pull up the blanket (sign “blanket”)
Tuck it in tight (hold hands under chin)
Close your eyes (close eyes and tilt head)
And sleep all night (snore)
(Credit: Perry Public Library)

Book: Pillowland by Laurie Berkener, illustrated by Camille Garoche

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

Book: Kiki’s Blankie by Janie Bynum

kikis-blankie cover image

Song/Scarves: “Scarves on Your Laps” – Johnette Downing: The Second Line

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

(credit: Fun With Friends at Storytime)