Things That Go Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book:  Toot, Toot, Beep, Beep by Emma Garcia

toot toot beep beep

Rhyme: This little train ran up the track (Trail fingers up baby’s arm from fingers to shoulder)
It went Choo Choo! (Tap baby’s nose!)
And then it ran back. (Trail fingers back down baby’s arm.)

The other little train ran up the track (Trail fingers up baby’s other arm from fingers to shoulder)
It went Choo Choo! (Tap baby’s nose!)
And then it ran back. (Trail fingers back down baby’s arm.)

Book: The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz

babies on the bus

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Book: I Love Planes by Philemon Sturges

i love planes

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.

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)

Book (choral): Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

sheep in a jeep

Song (with shaky eggs): “Drive my Car” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

Closing rhyme

Cookie Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign language for cookie.

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 holiday 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: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! vol. 2

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

who took the cookies

Rhyme: Homemade Gingerbread

Stir a bowl of gingerbread,
Smooth and spicy brown.
Roll it with a rolling pin,
Up and up and down.
With a cookie cutter,
Make some little men.
Put them in the oven,
Till half past ten.
(Credit: canteach.ca)

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

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

Song (with jingle bells): “Jingle Bells” – Kimbo Educational: Where is Thumbkin?

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Gingerbread man coloring sheet

Bear Story Time – Preschool

Introduction: What do we know about bears? Where do they live? What do they like to eat? What do they do in the winter? Learn the sign language sign for bear.

Opening song

Book: Bear Has a Story to Tell by Phillip Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead

bear has a story to tell

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

Book: The Red Sled by Lita Judge

red sled

Song: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” – Kimbo International: Teach a Toddler

Book: Maybe a Bear Ate It by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Michael Emberley

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Book: Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep by Maureen Wright

sleep big bear sleep


Craft:
Bear Masks, decorated with glue and coffee grounds. This was a fun and slightly messy project. Several parents mentioned they were glad we did it at the library instead of at home but really clean-up was a breeze. For my younger group this week, we painted the same masks with a mixture of coffee (for the brown color) & shaving cream – this added texture and dimension and was good fine motor skills practice.

bear masks

House Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for house

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

napping house

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)
(sung to “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: A House Is a House for Me (abridged) by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Betty Fraser

house is a house for me

Rhyme: Fingerplay: “Houses”
Here is a nest for robin (cup both hands)
Here is a hive for bee (fists together)
Here is a hole for bunny (make a circle)
And here is a house for ME! (make a roof)
Credit: Perry Public Library

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

Book: Do Lions Live on Lily Pads? by Melanie Walsh

do lions live on lily pads

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

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! vol. 2

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Houses out of construction paper shapes

house