Owl Story Time – Preschool

Hello song

Book/Puppets: Who’s Next Door? By Mayuko Kishira and Jun Takabatake

who's next door

Song: Be Like an Owl (Tune: London Bridge is Falling Down)
Flap your wings and fly around, fly around, fly around.
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl.
Open your eyes big and wide, big and wide, big and wide.
Open your eyes big and wide, just like and owl.
Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along.
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl.
Turn your head and say who, who, say who, who, say who, who.
Turn your head and say who, who, just like an owl.
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Book: I’m Not Scared” by Jonathon Allen

I'm not scared

Song: “Nocturnal Animals” – Banana Slug String Band: Dirt Made My Lunch

Flannel/Song: There Was One Night Owl in the Tree (Tune: “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain”
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
There was one night owl in the tree:
Hoo!  Hoo!
Oh, he called up to the sky to an owl flying by,
And the owl came and joined him happily:
Hoo!  Hoo!
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Song (Shaky Eggs): “I’m Not Going to Sleep” – Dana McCarthy: Chocolate Milk and Other Tasty Tunes

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow! said the owl

Craft: Gray owls on black paper & hand-traced wings with glued on feathers

feather owl craft preschool story time

End rhyme

Fruit Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: fruit

Book: Ned’s New Home by Kevin Tseng

Ned's New Home

Flannel: Four red apples

Song: “Apples and Bananas” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

Book: Banana! by Ed Vere

Banana!

Song: “Be Bananas” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Book: Lunch by Denise Fleming

 Lunch

Song: “Fruit Salad Salsa” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Puppet show: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: g is for grapes

g is for grapes

Apple Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Apple

Book: Ducking For Apples by Lynne Berry, illustrated by Hiroe Nakata

Ducking for Apples Cover Image

Rhyme: The Apple Tree
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Way up high in the apple tree (Stretch arms high)
Two big apples looked down at me (Circle eyes with fingers)
I shook that tree just as hard as I could (shaking movement)
Down came the apples (Hands float downward)
Mm-mm-mm! They were good! (Rub tummy)

Book: Little Apple Goat by Caroline Jayne Church

little apple goat

Flannel/Rhyme: 5 Little Apples

Song: “Won’t You Plan Your Seeds With Care”- Kathy Reid-Naiman: Say Hello to the Morning

Book: Apple Pie ABC by Alison Murray

apple pie abc

Rhyme: Eat An Apple
Eat an apple (bring right hand to mouth)
Save the core (close right hand in fist)
Plant the seeds (touch the ground)
And grow some more (extend arms up)

Flannel: Orange, Pear, Apple, Bear by Emily Gravett

Song: “All I Wanna Do is Dance” – Kira Wiley: Kings and Queens of the Forest

Closing Song

Craft: Apple with hole for finger/worm

apple

 

Monkey Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Monkey Colors by Darrin Lunde, illustrated by Patricia Wynne

Monkey Colors

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

Book: Banana! by Ed Vere

Banana!

Song: “Tap, Tap, Tap” by Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “tarzan thymus tap,” belly breathing, spider push-ups with fingers

Video: “Dance for the Sun” by Kira Willey

Social Story: “Listening in Class”

Closing Song

Craft: monkey faces on craft sticks

monkey

 

Forest Friends Story Time- Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear by Moinca Carnesy

sleepover with beatrice and bear cover image

Song/Rhyme: “Bunny Hop”- Katherine Dines: Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta-WIGGLE

Book: The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner

bear who shared cover image

Song: “The Cool Bear Hunt”- Dr. Jean: Sings Silly Songs

Puppet Story: The Quiet Bunny by Lisa McCue — abridged

Book: Yeti and Bird by Nadia Shireen

yeti and the bird cover image

Song: “Shake my Sillies out”- Raffi: A Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Bird Feeder

big and litte

Big and Little Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Big and Little

Book: Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake by Thomas Taylor, illustrated by Jill Barton

little mouse big cupcake cover image

Rhyme: This is Big, Big, Big

This is big big big (Hold arms out to side)
This is small small small (Cup hands together)
This is short short short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall tall tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast fast fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow slow slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes yes yes (Nod)
This is no no no (Shake head)

Book:  A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian

pig is big cover image

Flannel Story: I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

Song: “I’m So Big”- Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate: A Song Resource

Book: You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang, illustrated by Christopher Weyant

you are not small cover image

Song: “I’m Not Small”- Sharon, Lois & Bram: One Elephant Went Out To Play

Book: Big, Bigger, Biggest by Nancy Coffelt

big bigger biggest cover image

Rhyme: Itsy Bitsy Spider

Book: Big Bug by Henry Cole

big bug

Closing Song

Craft:

bird feeder

(Source: Storytime Katie)

Underpants Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

When you learn to use the potty, you can wear underpants that are all kinds of colors and patterns.

Sign: Underpants

Book: Polar Bear’s Underwear by Tupera Tupera

Polar Bear's Underwear

Song

Head, shoulders, knees, and underpants.
Head, shoulders, knees, and underpants.
Eyes and ears and mouth and underpants.
Head, shoulders, knees, and underpants, knees and underpants!
(Credit: Miss Sarah’s Storytime)

Book: What Color is Bear’s Underwear? by Todd H. Doodler

What Color is Bear's Underwear?

Song: “Peanut Butter” – Dr. Jean: Keep on Singing and Dancing with Dr. Jean

Song: “Wheels on the Bus” – Toddlers on Parade

Book:  What Color is Your Underwear? by Sam Lloyd

What Color is Your Underwear?

Song: “Reach for the Ceiling” – Toddlers on Parade

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

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

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

Closing Song

Craft: Sheep With Underpants

sheep craft toddler

Source: Miss Sarah’s Storytime

 

Baby’s Day Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign: Baby

Book: What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? by Cressida Cowell, illustrated by Ingrid Godon

What Shall We Do With the Boo-Hoo Baby?

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker (bounce)
Icky bicky boo
Icky bicky soda cracker
Up goes you! (lift baby)

Rhyme: X marks the spot (draw on baby’s back)
Dot, dot, dot,
Up and down, around and around,
Oooooh! (tickle)

Book: Baby Can…Bounce! by Lynne Chapman

Baby Can Bounce!

Song: Head, shoulders, knees and toes

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/Song: The Babies on the Bus by Karen Katz

babies on the bus

Rhyme: Baby A-Go Go

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!)

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

Baby Goes Beep

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

Closing rhyme

Friendship Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: All Kinds of Friends by Norma Simon, illustrated by Cherie Zamazing

all kinds of friends

Song: Friend of Mine (tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine and (insert action word) around with me?
(jump, clap, dance…)

Book: Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

grumpy bird

Song: “Tap, Tap, Tap” by Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “see saw,” belly breathing, spider push-ups with fingers

Video: “Dance for the Sun” by Kira Willey

Social Story: “Meet Quinn/Seeing a Friend”

Closing song

Craft: Friends coloring page with heart stickers

 

Never Story Time – Preschool

Hello song

Book: Never Ask a Bear by Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud, illustrated by Doris Barrette

never ask a bear

Song/Scarves: “Clean It Up” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz, Buzz

Book: Shhh! by Valeri Gorbachev

shhh!

Song: “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Flannel: “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patricia Thomas, illustrated by Wallace Tripp — abridged

Song: “The Sneezing Song” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song

Book: No, David! by David Shannon

no, david

Craft: Newspaper & noodle “No”

No Newspaper Noodles story time craft preschool

Closing rhyme