Friendship Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend book cover

Song:  Friend of Mine (sing to “London Bridge”)

Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?

Will you be a friend of mine and (insert action word) around with me?

(jump, clap, dance, wave…)

Book: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann

Song: “Where Do You Start Your Letters?” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “see saw”

Social Story:  “Listening in Class”

Closing Song

Craft: Friendship Bracelets

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Fall Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Leaves in Fall by Martha E. H. Rustad

Song/Puppet: “So many Leaves are Falling on the Ground”

So many leaves are falling on the ground
Orange ones, yellow ones and even brown.
But the one little leaf that rhymes with…
Is my favorite color, it’s the color…

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

Book: In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

 Song: (Tune: “London Bridge”)

Autumn leaves are in the trees…All over town.
Autumn leaves are falling down…All over town.
Autumn leaves are whirling round…
Everybody rake them up…

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Toddlers on Parade

Book: That Pup! by Lindsay Barrett George

 

Song: (Tune: Twinkle, twinkle)

Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)
Once you were a seed so small, (pinch fingers together)
Now you are a great big ball! (make a big circle)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)

(Source: Step by Step Childcare)

Song: “Bingo” – Pamela Beall: Wee Sing Animals, Animals, Animals

Song: “Gray Squirrel” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: When It’s Autumn

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

Craft: Leafy hedgehogs

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Hat Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Hooray For Hat by Brain Won

hooray for hat cover image

Song: “I Like My Hat” – Carole Peterson: Stinky Cake

Book: Which Hat is That? by Anna Grossnickle Hines, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

which hat is that

Flannel: I’m a clown, a jolly fellow
My hat is the color yellow.
When I fight fires, I protect my head
My hat is the color red.
I catch robbers here’s a clue:
My hat is the color blue.
I had rabbits in my magic hat
My hat is the color black.
I’m a chef, I cook just right
My hat is the color white.
I’m a king, my crown is old
It’s a shiny shade of gold.

(Source: Jen in the Library)

Song: “The Magic Hat”
Tune: The Farmer in the Dell
Put on your magic hat. (Pretend to put on hat.)
Put on your magic hat. (Pretend to put on hat.)
Oh, you can do most anything (Spread hands wide.)In your magic hat!

You can stomp and stomp…etc.
You can clap and clap…etc.
you can touch your toes…etc.
Close with: You can sit right down…etc.

(Source: Librionyian)

Book: Book-O-Hats by Donald Lemke

Book-O-Hats Cover

Activity: Hat Hunt from Miss Meg Storytime

Book/App: Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Decorate Newspaper Hats

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Trucks Story Time- Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Red Truck by Kerston Hamilton, Illustrated by Valeria Petrone

RedTruck

Song: Where are Trucks? (Tune: “Where is Thumbkin?”) – with pictures of trucks on sticks

Where is pick-up truck?
Where is pick-up truck?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you today, truck? Very well, I thank you.
Drive away. Drive away.

Where is tow truck . . .
Where is garbage truck . . .
Where is fire truck . . .

Song: “The Wheels on the Truck”
The wheels on the truck
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the truck go round and round
All through the town

The shovel on the truck goes dig dig dig…
The horn on the truck goes beep beep beep…

Book: Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia

TipTipDigDig

Song: “Old MacDonald Had a Truck”
Old MacDonald had a truck, E I E I O
And on this truck, he had some wheels,
E I E I O
With a roll, roll here and a roll, roll there
Here a roll, there a roll
Everywhere a roll, roll
Old MacDonald had a truck, E I E I O
Also add wipers/swish, horn/beeps, etc.
(Credit: Green Tree Public Library)

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

Book: Monster Trucks by Nick Gordon

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Start Your Truck” by DJ Tonka: DiG IT!

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

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

Closing Song

Craft: Monster truck

 

 

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Boat Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Toy Boat by Randall de Sève, illustrated by Loren Long

Toy Boat book cover

Song: “Row, Row, Row your Boat” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Ard Hoyt

One-Dog Canoe book cover

Rhyme: Motorboat, Motorboat
Motorboat, motorboat, go so slow, (Move arms in a circle slowly or lie on back and bicycle legs)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast, (Move arms in a circle fast or move legs)
Motorboat, motorboat, push on the gas!
VROOOOOM!
(Repeat rhyme)
(Source: Adapted from Upstart Promotions)

Song: “My Big Green Boat” (tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
I love to row in my big green boat, (Pretend to row)
Big green boat, big green boat.
I love to row in my big green boat
Out on the deep blue sea.

My big green boat has two white sails, (Raise arms above head and wave gently)
Two white sails, two white sails.
My big green boat has two white sails,
Out on the deep blue sea.

So come for a row in my big green boat, (Pretend to row)
My big green boat, my big green boat.
So come for a row in my big green boat,
Out on the deep blue sea.
(Source: Upstart Promotions)

Book: Busy Boats by Susan Steggall

Busy Boats book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Folded paper boat

boat story time craft

Monster Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

App: Go Away Big Green Monster

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It” – Sesame Street: Kids Favorite Songs 2

Action Rhyme: Monsters, Monsters Turn Around
Monster Monster, Turn Around! (turn around)
Monster, Monster, Touch the ground! (touch ground)
Monster, Monster, Reach up high! (stretch up high)
Monster, Monster, Squint your eyes!  (squint eyes)
Monster, Monster, Show your teeth!  (bare teeth and make claws)
Monster, Monster, Stomp your feet!  (stomp)
Monster, Monster, Slap your knees!  (slap knees)
Monster, Monster, Sit down, please!  (sit down)
(Source: King County Library Wiki)

Book: Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett, illustrated by Kevan J. Atteberry

Tickle Monster

Song: “Monster Boogie” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz

Song:Horns, Fangs, Knees and Claws
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
Eyes and ears and tail and paws
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
(Source: King County Library Wiki)

Book: There’s a Monster in your Book by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott or There’s a Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

 

Song: “Games Monsters Play” – Sesame Street: Monster Melodies

Closing rhyme

Craft: alphabet monsters

 

Bear Story Time – Toddler

Opening song with bear puppet

Rhyme: My Bear (using puppet)

My bear is looking all around.
My bear is sniffing at the ground.
My bear is looking at my toes.
My bear can kiss me on the nose.
My bear can whisper in my ear.
What’s he saying? Can you hear?
My bear can hide behind me,
But wherever I go, my bear can surely find me.
(Credit: Yorba Linda Public Library)

Book: If You Were a Panda Bear by Florence and Wendell Minor

if you were a panda bear

Flannel: (from My Storytime Life blog)
Polar bear’s not tired,
He wants to play!
He wants to catch the RED ball today.
Is this the red ball? (etc.)

Song: “Goin’ on a Bear Hunt” – Greg and Steve: Kids in Action

Book: Bear and Hare: Where’s Bear? by Emily Gravett

Song: Grizzly Bears (Tune: “Mary Had A Little Lamb”)

Grizzly bears are big and brown, (stretch up tall)
Big and brown, big and brown,
Grizzly bears are big and brown,
And live in the woods.
Polar bears are soft and white, (rub arms)
Soft and white, soft and white,
Polar bears are soft and white,
And live where it’s cold.
Teddy bears are just my size, (hug pretend bear)
Just my size, just my size,
Teddy bears are just my size,
To cuddle with at night.
(Credit: Jbrary)

Song: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around” – The Wiggles: Taking Off

Song: If You’re A Bear and You Know It (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a polar bear and you know it…clap your paws
If you’re a black bear and you know it…show your teeth

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Toddlers on Parade

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

Goodbye rhyme

Craft: Bear on tissue paper squares and paper plate

 

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