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

Jungle Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language:  Jungle

Book: Jungle Run by Tony Mitton, Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Jungle Run Cover

Song/Rhyme: “Five Little Monkeys”- David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Book: What if an Elephant Stands on Your Foot by Michelle Robinson, Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

What if an Elephant Stands on Your Foot Cover Image

Song/Rhyme: “The Monkey Dance”- The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Puppet Story: Down in the Jungle

Down in the jungle where nobody goes,
There’s a big fat elephant washing his toes,
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way he washes his toes!

Down in the jungle where there’s nobody there,
There’s a great big lion washing her hair,
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way she washes his hair!

Down in the jungle, if you look in the trees,
There’s a cheeky monkey washing his knees,
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way he washes his knees!

Down in the jungle if you care to check,
There’s a hippopotamus washing his neck,
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way he washes his neck!

Down at the river, if you look underneath,
There’s a great big crocodile brushing his teeth,
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way he brushes his teeth!

Down in the jungle, if you care to take a peek,
There’s a colorful bird cleaning it’s beak
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way she cleans her beak!

(Credit: Miss Meg’s Storytime)

Book: If I Were a Jungle Animal by Amanda Ellery, Illustrated by Tom Ellery

 If I Were a Jungle Animal Cover Image

Song/Rhyme: “Silly Dance Contest”-  Jim GIll: Jim Sings The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes

Book: Starry Safari by Linda Ashman, Illustrated by Jeff Mack

Starry Safari Cover Image

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Lion’s Mane

lion Mane Image

Fall Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: fall

Book: Welcome Fall by Jill Ackerman

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

Book: Leaves in Fall by Martha E.H. Rustad

 leaves in fall

Song: (Tune: “London Bridge”)

Autumn leaves are in the trees…All over town.
Autumn leaves are falling down…All over town.
Autumn leaves are whirling round…
Everybody rake them up…

Book: Where’s the Pumpkin? by Frankie Jones, illustrated by Fhiona Galloway

 where's the pumpkin

Song: (Tune: “Twinkle, twinkle”)

Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)
Once you were a seed so small, (pinch fingers together)
Now you are a great big ball! (make a big circle)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)

Credit: Step by Step Childcare

Song/puppet: So many leaves are falling on the ground (Tune: “Five Little Ducks”)

So many leaves are falling on the ground,
Orange ones, yellow ones, and even brown,
But the one little leaf that rhymes with ____________.
Is my favorite color, it’s the color ___________.

 tree puppet

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

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

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

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Apple with hole for finger/worm

apple

Outdoors 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: Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (stop after ducks) by Mary Quattlebaum, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant

jo macdonald saw a pond

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

Book: Into the Outdoors by Susan Gal

into the outdoors

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “mountain”

Play video “Dance for the Sun” by Kira Willey

Social Story: “Greeting your Teacher”

Closing Song: “Good-bye, Good-bye we’ll see you soon”

Craft: M is for Mountain

mountain