Baby’s Day Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for morning

Book:  Where are you going, Maisy? by Lucy Cousins

where are you going maisy

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

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Book: The Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O’Connell, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

baby goes beep

Song: “Baby Hop” – Priscilla Hegner and Rose Grasselli: Diaper Gym

Book/Song:  The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz

babies on the bus

Rhyme: Baby a-go go, (bounce on knees)
Hey-ah! (tip child to the right)
Baby a-go go, (bounce on knees)
Hey-ah! (tip child to the left)
Baby a go- (bounce on knees)
Oh! (lift up in the air)
Baby a-go go go! (bounce, bounce, bounce!)

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Two-o-clock, three-o-clock…

Book (choral reading): Baby’s Day by Michael Blake, photographs by Trish Gant

babys day

Song: “A Tisket, A Tasket” (with shakers) – Sara Hickman: Newborn

newborn

Closing rhyme

Animal Sounds Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell

i love animals

Rhyme:  A farmer went trotting (Bounce baby on lap, facing you)
Upon his gray mare
With his daughter behind him
So rosy and fair
Then a duck cried out, “Quack!” (Lift baby up)
And they all tumbled down (Plop baby back into your lap)
Off of the horse
And upside down! (Tip baby gently backwards_)

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

Flannel: Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin, illustrated by Eric Carle

brown bear

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

Song: (Tune: “Where is Thumbkin?”)
Where is brown bear? Where is brown bear?
Here I am! Here I am!
How are you today, bear?
Very well, I say, bear.
Growl, growl, growl. (with puppets)
(Source: Mel’s Desk)

Rhyme: You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot,
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin,
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, POP! (wiggle baby, then lift)

Rhyme: Let’s go riding in an elevator
First floor, second floor, third floor, fourth floor (slowly lift baby)
Down (bring baby back down)

Book (choral reading): Moo, baa, la, la, la by Sandra Boynton

moo baa la

Song: “Old McDonald” (with shaky eggs) – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Closing rhyme

Vegetable Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Very Tasty Vegetables by Bryony Jones

very tasty vegetables

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)

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: Vegetable Garden by Douglas Florian

vegetable garden

Song: Clap, Tap, Bend – Carole Totsky Hammett: It’s Toddler Time

Book: The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss, illustrated by Crockett Johnson

carrot seed

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Peas and carrots (green puff balls for peas, and the carrot fits through a cut in the paper)

veggie craft

Sheep Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

where is the green sheep

Song: Baa, baa black sheep (with felt pieces)

Song: Mary had a little lamb (with ukulele)

Rhyme/dance: Dancing Sheep

Shhh!  It’s time to go to sleep (put finger to mouth, pretend to sleep)
But into my bedroom one sheep creeps. (creep fingers)
“Don’t go to bed,” the one sheep said.
“I would rather dance instead!”

Soon he was…  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling! (move hands above head in “dancing” motion)
He was dancing on the floor! (move hands on floor as mentioned above)
He was dancing on the window! (move hands to one side)
He was dancing on the door! (move hands to other side)

He kept on…Dancing on the ceiling! (sing faster)
He was dancing on the floor!
He was dancing on the window!
He was dancing on the door!
(repeat several times getting faster each time through)

“Stop that dancing, silly sheep.
It is time to go to sleep!”
Soon the sheep lay on the floor.
Soon the sheep began to snore.

So I started …  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling!
I was dancing on the floor!
I was dancing on the window!
I was dancing on the door!

(Credit: susanmdailey.com)

Book: The Sheep Follow by Monica Wellington

sheep follow

Rhyme (with poster): Little Boy Blue

Song: Old McDonald (with ukulele)

Song: “The Wiggle Song” – Carole Peterson: Sticky Bubble Gum

 Book: One Little Lamb by Elaine Greenstein

one little lamb

 Song: “Tap your Toe and Follow Me” – Susan Salidor: Come Make a Circle

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Foam sheep wrapped with yarn (Credit: daniellesplace.com)

sheep craft

Ready for Kindergarten Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Daniel Jennewein

is your buffalo ready

Song: “There’s a dog in school” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Book: The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray, illustrated by Mike Lowery

gingerbread man loose

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

Book: Eddie gets ready for school by David Milgrim

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Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Old Town School of Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Movie: How Do Dinosaurs Go To School?

how do dinosaurs go to school

Craft: Spiral Pencil-topper (Credit: activityvillage.co.uk)

spiral topped pencil

 

 

Burrowing Animals Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Mole’s in Love – David Bedford

moles in love

Song:  “Meerkats Together” – Summer Library Program Manual p. 159

There is an animal that lives in groups

And Meerkat is its name-o

M-E-E-R-Kat! (repeat twice)

And Meerkat is its name-o!

Book: The Happy Hedgehog Band by Martin Waddell, illustrated by Jill Barton

happyhedgehogband

Song: “Little Brown Ant” – The Wiggles: Splish, Splash, Big Red Boat!

Song: “Shake Your Body Down” – Laurie Berkner: Party Day

Movie: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Love & Friendship Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book:  My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

myheartislikeazoo

Song: “The More We Get Together” – Raffi: The Singable Songs Collection (with sign language for “more” “together” and “happy”)

Book: The Cuddle Book by Guido Van Genechten

The Cuddle Book

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

underashadytree

Book: Mouse’s First Valentine by Lauren Thompson

mousesfirstvalentine

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

Song: “Jumping & Counting” – Jim Gill: Irrational Anthem

jimgillsirrational

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it!
Craft: Decorate valentines w/markers, glitter, feathers, etc.

valentines2

Boxes and Balls Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Sitting in my Box by Dee Lillegard, illustrated by Jon Agee

sitting in my box

Song: “Jack in the Box” – Carol Totsky Hammett: It’s Toddler Time

Action Rhyme: “I Like to Be a Jumping Jack”
I like to be a jumping jack
And jump out from a box
I like to be a rocking horse
And rock and rock and rock.
I like to be a spinning top
And spin around and round
I like to be a rubber ball
And bounce right to the ground

Book: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

not a box

Activity – Guess the Animals in the Box
Fill a cardboard box with a variety of stuffed animals.  Give kids clues and let them guess what animal you are going to pull out of the box.

Song: “Pig on her Head” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: Where is Baby’s Beach Ball? by Karen Katz

where is babys beach ball

Song: “Roll your Hands” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

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

Closing rhyme

Activity: Parachute with ping-pong balls

 

 

Blanket Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Flora’s Blanket by Deb Gliori

floras blanket

Flora had some different feelings in that book – she was sad, angry, sleepy and happy. We’re going to sing a song about those feelings now.

Song: “If you’re happy”
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re sad and you know it, rub your eyes “Boo hoo”
If you’re angry and you know it, stomp your feet.
If you’re sleepy and you know it, close your eyes.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
(Credit: childfun.com)

Rhyme: Fuzzy Wuzzy Caterpillar
Into a corner will creep  (creep fingers up arm)
He’ll spin himself a blanket (roll hands)
And then fall fast asleep  (rest head, close eyes)

Fuzzy, wuzzy caterpillar
Very soon will rise  (wake up)
And find he has grown beautiful wings (connect thumbs and flap hands like wings)
Now he’s a butterfly!

Song (with scarves): “Don’t Wash My Blanket” by Hap Palmer: Peek-a-boo and other songs for young children
Chorus: Slowly shake scarf up and down
Verse: Turn in circle

Book: Blankie by Leslie Patricelli

blankie

Song: “Walking, walking” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

songs for wiggleworms

Song: “Shake your Body Down” – Laurie Berkner

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

Closing song