Food Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Welcome song (Tune: “The Farmer in the Dell”)
We Say Hello Like This (wave)
We Say Hello Like this (wave)
We’re all here for story time!
We Say Hello Like this (wave)

We say Hello to [insert kids name]
We say Hello to [insert kids name]
We’re all here for storytime!
So say hello to [insert kids name]

Book: The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems

duckling gets a cookie

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

Book: Lemons are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

lemons are not red

Song (with shaky eggs): “Fruit Salad Salsa” – The Laurie Berkner Band: Victor Vito

Movement: Breathing exercises and play yoga video “Dance for the Sun” by Kira Willey

Social Story: “Playing and Sharing”

Closing Song

Craft: G is for Grapes

g is for grapes

Superhero Story Time – Preschool

Opening song

There are a lot of books, movies, and TV shows about superheroes. Who is your favorite superhero?

Book: Batman: The Story of the Dark Knight by Ralph Cosentino (I skipped the page about Batman’s earliest years…)


Song: “Jump and Fly” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Book: Mighty Max by Harriet Ziefert, illustrated by Elliot Kreloff

mighty max

Rhyme: My Many Colored Capes

my many colored capes

My cape of bravery
Goes over my head
It makes me feel bold
And its color is ________  (red).

My cape of honesty
Makes villains speak true
And chases out lies
Its color is __________ (blue).
My cape of fairness
Conquers those who are mean
It makes me feel strong,
And its colors is __________ (green).

My cape of calmness
Makes me feel mellow
It quiets the world
And its colors is __________ (yellow).

My cape of wisdom
Helps me to think
And solve tricky problems
Its color is ________ (pink).

My favorite cape
Give me a nice glow
Its all these great colorsIn a rainbow!

(Source: Carissa Christner, Madison Public Library)

Song: “Mi Cuerpo” – Hot Peas ‘n Butter: Best of the Bowl

Book: Just One You by Lillian Jane, illustrated by Joe Mathieu

just one you

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

Song: “Shake Your Body Down” – The Laurie Berkner Band: The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection

Craft: Magic color scratch superheroes

magic color scratch

Messy and Clean Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Clean up

Book: Pete the Cat: I Love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

pete the cat i love my white shoes

Song: Let’s Tap our Feet Together (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)

Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.

Let’s clap our hands . . .
Let’s touch our nose . . .
Let’s touch our ears . . .

Flannel: Five Clean and Squeaky Pigs (Tune: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”)


Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big THUD
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Song: “Wash your Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Book: Sheep Take a Hike by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margot Apple

sheep take a hike

Song: (Get out scarves and pretend they are washcloths while singing this song. Tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.”)

This is the way we wash our arms
Wash our arms, wash our arms
This is the way we wash our arms
When we’re in the bathtub.

Also wash our legs, heads, tummies . . .

Rhyme: One, two, three, Baby’s on my knee.
Rooster crows, And away he goes.

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

Book: Uh-Oh! By Rachel Isadora


Song (shaky eggs): “Bubble Bath” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Closing rhyme

Royalty Story Time- Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Dragon

Book: King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bentley and Helen Oxenbury

king jack and the dragon

Song: Dragon, Dragon

Dragon dragon turn around.
Dragon dragon touch the ground.
Dragon dragon fly up high.
Dragon dragon float in the sky.
Dragon dragon shake your tail.
Dragon dragon move slow like a snail.
Dragon Dragon give a roar.
Dragon dragon sit back down on the floor

(Source: Delta Township District Library Storytime Blog)

Book: Foggy Foggy Forest by Nick Sharratt

foggy foggy forest

Song: “Grand Old Duke of York”- Learning Station: Where is Thumbkin?

Song: “I Can My Shaker Egg” – Mr Eric and Mr Michael: Rockin’ Red

Book: Who Wants a Dragon? by James Mayhew, illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner

who wants a dragon

Rhyme (with dragon puppets): Two Little Dragons

Two little Dragons sitting on a hill

One named Jack, one named Jill

Fly away Jack, fly away Jill

Come back Jack, come back Jill

(Source: adapted from Two Little Blackbirds rhyme by Storytime Katie)

Rhyme: Fierce is the dragon

Fierce is the dragon
(hold up hands like claws and roar)
Brave is the knight
(hands on hips)
Pretty is the princess
(blow kisses)
Tiny is the sprite
(crouch low to the ground)
Tall is the giant
(stand up as tall as you can)
Quiet is the queen
(put a finger to your lips)
Silly is the jester
(make silly face)
Happy is the king
(put on imaginary crown)

(Source: Story Time Secrets blog)

Song: “Icky Stick Bubblegum”- David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Craft: Stickers and coloring paper crown

Emergency Helper Story Time- Toddler

Opening Song

Today we’ll be talking about police officers and firefighters. They help us when we are in trouble! Have any of you seen a firefighter or police officer before?

Book: Kitten Red Yellow Blue by Peter Catalanotto

kitten red yellow blue

Rhyme: Police Officer Rhyme

I am a policeman, with my star.
I help people near and far.
If you have a problem, call on me.
And I will be there, 1, 2, 3!

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

Book: This is the Firefighter by Laura Godwin, illustrated by Julian Hector

this is the firefighter

Song: Fireman, Fireman

Fireman Fireman, turn around
Fireman, fireman, touch the ground
Fireman, fireman, drive the truck
Fireman, fireman, don’t get stuck!
Fireman, fireman, hurry to the fire
Fireman, fireman, spray the water higher.
Fireman, fireman, give a shout,
Fireman, fireman, you put the fire out! Hooray!

(Source: Sunflower Storytime Blog)

Song: “Firefighter Song” – David Landau: Rocket to the Moon

Book: Sssh! Everybody’s Sleeping! by Julia Markes, illustrated by David Parkins

shhhh everybody's sleeping

Song: “Shake Our Sillies Out” – Wiggles: Yummy yummy

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

Craft: Colored firetrucks and glued on ladders and pom-pom ball wheels

Family Heroes Story Time – Preschool

Opening song

Some of your heroes might be in your family – they love you so much, give you what you need, and show you how to be strong and brave.

Book: The Family Book by Todd Parr

family book

Song:   Where is daddy? (thumb)
Where is mommy? (pointer)
Where is brother? (middle)
Where is sister? (ring)
Where is baby? (pinkie)

(Source: CSLP Manual, adapted by Julie Dietzel-Glair)

Song: “Mi Cuerpo” – Hot Peas ‘n Butter: Best of the Bowl

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

knuffle bunny

Song: “Pig on Her Head” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz, Buzz

Book: Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin, illustrated by Bryan Langdo

hero dad

Book: My Mommy is Magic by Carl Norac, illustrated by Ingrid Godon

my mommy is magic

Song: “Shake Your Body Down” – The Laurie Berkner Band: The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection

Craft: “My _______ is my hero” coloring sheet

superhero coloring

Medical Heroes Story Time – Preschool

Opening song

There are heroes that help our bodies, like doctors, dentists, paramedics, and nurses. Have you met any of those people?

Book: Froggy Goes to the Doctor by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

froggy goes to the doctor

Song: “Mi Cuerpo” – Hot Peas ‘n Butter: Best of the Bowl

Book: Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth by Lucy Cousins

maisy charley and the wobbly tooth

Song: “Brush Your Teeth” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

Book: I Drive an Ambulance by Sarah Bridges, illustrated by Derrick Alderman and Denise Shea

i drive an ambulance

Song: “Shake Your Body Down” – The Laurie Berkner Band: The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection

Craft: Doctor’s/Nurse’s bag