Sandra Boynton Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for oops

Book:  Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

barnyard dance

Song (with puppets): “Old MacDonald” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

songs for wiggleworms

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! [tickle baby]
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her belly where the hot dog goes!

Song: “Say, Say Oh Baby” – Priscilla Hegner: Baby Games

Book: Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton (use sign for oops)

blue hat green hat

Book: Azul el Sombrero, Verde el Sombrero by Sandra Boynton

azul el sombrero

Song: “Pop Goes the Weasel” – Sharon, Lois and Bram: Mainly Mother Goose

Book: Moo, Baa, La, La, La by Sandra Boynton

moo baa la

Rhyme: That’s Me Complete

I have ten little fingers and ten little toes (wiggle fingers and toes)
Two little arms and one little nose (wave arms, touch nose)
One little mouth and two little ears (touch mouth and ears)
Two little eyes for smiles and tears (touch your eyes)
One little head and two little feet (touch head, wiggle feet)
One little chin, that’s ME complete! (touch chin and pat chest)
(Source: Wadsworth Library)

Song: Here we go up, up, up (Tune: “Here we go looby loo”)
Here we go up, up, up (lift baby)
Here we go down, down, down,
Here we go up, up, up
Here we go down, down, down.

Book (choral): Pajama Time by Sandra Boynton

pajama time

Song (with shakers): “Pajama Time” – Sandra Boynton: Philadelphia Chickens

Closing Rhyme

Alphabet Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for a, b, and c

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

Song: “Clap, Tap, Bend” – Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffer: It’s Toddler Time

Song: B-I-N-G-O

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!

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

animal abc


Song: “A-B-C Song” – Daddy a Go Go: Cool Songs for Cool Kids

cool songs for cool kids

Song: “Roll your Hands” – Toddlers on Parade

Song: “Clap your Hands” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

wiggleworms love you

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Alphabet monsters (Idea from and monster outline from

alphabet monster

Hat Story Time – Preschool

Introduction: This week’s stories are about hats. How many kinds of hats can we think of (cowboy hats, chef hats, winter hats, etc.)?

Opening song

Book: This is the Hat by Nancy Van Laan, illustrated by Holly Meade

this is the hat

Action Rhyme: “Hats on Everyone”
Hats on police officers starchy and blue (salute)
Hats on fire fighters shiny and new (spray with hose)
Hat on marchers in a band (drum)
Hat on astronauts when they land (float)
Hats on farmers made of straw (shovel hay)
Hats on artists when they draw (paint)
Hats on kids out in the sun (shade eyes)
Hat on almost everyone! (hold hands out to side)
(Credit: Perry Public Library)

Book: Red Hat by Lita Judge

red hat

Fingerplay: “Grandma’s Glasses”
These are Grandma’s glasses
This is Grandma’s hat
This is the way she folds her hands
And lays them in her lap
Here are Grandpa’s glasses
And here is Grandpa’s hat
And here’s the way he folds his arms
And takes a little nap

Book: The Magic Hat by Mem Fox, illustrated by Tricia Tusa OR Hat by Paul Hoppe

magic hathat

Song w/hat prop: “I Like My Hat” – Carole Peterson: Stinky Cake

Movie: Happy Birthday, Moon adapted from the book by Frank Asch, Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD

Decorate newspaper hats