Spring Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: spring

Book: Baby Loves Spring by Karen Katz

baby loves spring

Flannel: There’s something in my garden

Song: “It is Springtime” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Rain by Robert Kalan, illustrated by Donald Crews

rain

Song: “It’s raining/Itsy-bitsy spider medley” – Music for Little People: 101 Toddler Favorites

Song: “La Arana Pequenita” – Cantarima: Canciones Tradicionales

Book: Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Berry

duckies rainbow

Song (with scarves): “Colors” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Glue worms and flowers and color.

 

 

Birds Story Time – Baby

Opening song

 Sign language: Bird

Book: Birds by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Birds

Song (puppets): Owl in the tree (Tune: “Skip to My Lou”)
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Skip to my Lou, my darling

Blue bird in the nest goes, “Tweet, tweet, tweet…”
Duck in the pond goes, “Quack, quack, quack…”
Rooster in the yard goes, “Cock a doodle doo…”

Song: Hop, hop, hop along (Tune: “Row Your Boat”)
Hop, hop, hop along (hop)
Or bounce on someone’s knee (bounce)
Higher and higher and higher and higher (lift)
Bunny hop with me. (hop)

Book: Silly Little Goose! by Nancy Tafuri

Silly Little Goose

Rhyme: One, two, buckle my shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe (clap, tap shoes)
Three, four, shut the door (clap, cover eyes)
Five, six, pick up sticks (clap, wiggle fingers)
Seven, eight, lay them straight (clap, raise arms)
Nine, ten, a big fat hen (clap, widen arms)

Song (iPod): “The Little Bird” – Elizabeth Mitchell; Blue Clouds

Book: Nest by Jorey Hurley

nest

Rhyme: Trot, trot to Boston

Flannel: Five little owls

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
Credit: Leah Portz

Book: Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

Big Fat Hen

Song (shaky eggs): “I Know a Chicken” – Laurie Berkner; Whaddaya Think of That?

Closing rhyme

Feelings Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: happy

Book: Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

llama llama mad at mama 

Song: “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”

I’ve got peace like a river (parallel hands side to side)
I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.
I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.

I’ve got joy like a fountain (fingertips together, then spread up and out)
I’ve got love like an ocean (waves going forward)

Song: “My Energy” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

Book: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

my many colored days

Song: “All I Want to do is Dance” – Kira Willey: Kings and Queens of the Forest

Book: If You’re Happy and You Know It by Jane Cabrera

if youre happy and you know it

Song: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams: Despicable Me 2 soundtrack

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

Closing song

Craft: “Happy or Sad?” bear coloring page with pom pom nose

St. Patrick’s Day Story Time – Family

Opening song

Book: The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen, illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert

story of the leprechaun

Song: “Dance, Dance Leprechaun Dance”
(to tune of “Skip to My Lou”)
Dance, dance, leprechaun dance.
Dance, dance, leprechaun dance.
Dance, dance, leprechaun dance,
Do a dance for me.

Bow…
Clap…
Search, search, search for gold…
Jump…

(Finish with…)
Sit, sit, leprechaun sit.
Sit, sit, leprechaun sit.
Sit, sit, leprechaun sit.
Sit for our next story.
(Source: Jen in the Library)

Book: Good Luck Bear by Greg Foley

good luck bear

Song/flannel: “The rattlin’ bog” (idea from Mel’s Desk) – clap during chorus, and do call and response for each verse’s first line.

rattlin bog

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

Book: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

green

Song: “St. Patrick’s Day Song” (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

If you’re wearing green today, dance a jig,
If you’re wearing green today, dance a jig,
If you’re wearing green today,
Dance a jig, then smile and say,
If you’re wearing green today, dance a jig.

“If you’re wearing green today, clap your hands”….
“If you’re wearing green today, spin around”….
“If you’re wearing green today, shout “Hurray!””….
“If you’re wearing green today, stomp your feet”….
(Source: Sunflower Storytime)

Book: Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry

duckies rainbow

Song (with scarves): “Colors” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Movie: A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman