Apple Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Apple

Book: Apple by Nikki McClure

apple

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Rhyme: X marks the spot

Book: Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

orange pear apple bear

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby? (an apple)
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)

Fingerplay: Five little apples

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book/Puppets: Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins

ten red apples

Song (shaky eggs): “Apple Pickin’ Time” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Closing rhyme

House Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

Napping House

Song: “In and Out the Doors” (tune: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”)

Step in and out the front door. (take a step forward, then back)
Step in and out the front door. Step in and out the front door.
Then make a doorbell sound. (say “ding dong”)

Jump in and out the back door. (jump forward, then back)
Jump in and out the back door. Jump in and out the back door.
Bend down and touch the ground. (touch ground with hand)

Slide in and out the side door. (slide to one side, then other)
Slide in and out the side door. Slide in and out the side door.
And then turn all around. (turn around)

(Credit: Susan M. Dailey)

Book: Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino

Too Tall Houses

Demo and song with magnetic pieces: “Mat Man” – hwtears.com

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “child’s pose”

Social Story: “Pointing at Stuff”

Closing song

Craft: Peek-a-boo house

peekaboo house

Monster Story Time – Preschool

Hello Song

Book: The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone, illustrated by Michael Smollin

monster at the end

Song: “’C’ is for Cookie” – Sesame Street: Sing the Alphabet

Book: Monster Mess! by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by S. D. Schindler

monster mess

Flannel: Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Go away big green monster, glove

Book: Can You Make a Scary Face? By Jan Thomas

can you make a scary face

Song: “Monstermixmerge” – Scholastic

Book: Socksquatch by Frank W. Dormer

socksquatch

Song/Puppet: “Spider on the Floor” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

Craft: Egg carton monsters (painted and adorned with pipe cleaners, pom-poms, feathers, etc.)

egg carton monster preschool story time craft

End Rhyme

Owl Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Owl

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow! said the owl

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby? (Did you ever see an owl?)
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)

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book: A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

a book of sleep

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)

Rhyme: X marks the spot

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Puppet Show: Good-night, Owl! by Pat Hutchins — Adapted

good-night, owl

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

Closing rhyme

Leaves Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Leaves by David Ezra Stein

leaves cover image

Song: “Shakin’ Like a Leafy Tree”- The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

Book: Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall, illustrated by Shari Halpern

fall leaves fall cover image

Puppet Song: 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 leave that rhymes with ____________.
Is my favorite colors, it’s the color ___________.

tree puppet image

Book: Fall is Not East by Marty Kelley

Fall is not easy cover image

Song: “Autumn Leaves are Falling”- Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Leaf Man by Lois Elhert

leaf man cover image

Closing Song

Craft: Leaf Man

leaf man craft

 

Monster Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett, illustrated by Kevan J. Attaberry (abridged)

Tickle Monster

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It” – Sesame Street: Kids Favorite Songs 2

Book: Monsters Dance by Ann Hodgman, illustrated by Hannah Wood or Cookie Monster’s Busy Day by Ernie Kwiat (1st story)

Monsters Dance

Cookie Monster's Busy Day

Song: “Monster Boogie” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz

Song:Horns, Fangs, Knees and Claws
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
Eyes and ears and tail and paws
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
(Source: King County Library Wiki)

Song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”

Book: If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Ed and Rebecca Emberly (abridged)

 If you're a monster and you know it

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! vol. 2

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: alphabet monsters

alphabet monster

 

Fall Story Time – Preschool

Hello Song

Book: Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley

Fall is not easy

Song: “Autumn Leaves Are Falling Down” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root, illustrated by Christopher Denise

Oliver finds his way

Song (Shaky Eggs): “Shakin’ Like a Leafy Tree” – The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

Puppet Show: The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

Busy Little Squirrelbusy little squirrel

Song: “Gray Squirrel” – Learning Station: Where is Thumbkin?

Craft: Leaf-painted tree (spread paint on vein side of leaf, then press on paper!)

fall leaf painted tree preschool story time

End Rhyme

Fall Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Leaf

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Book/Puppets: Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills

Duck and goose find a 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, (hold baby’s hands 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)

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book/Puppets: The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

busy little squirrel

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby? (Tune: “The More We Get Together)
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)

Rhyme: X marks the spot

Song (with scarves): (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: Welcome Fall by Jill Ackerman, illustrated by Nancy Davis

0-545-09917-X

Song (shaky eggs): “Shakin’ Like a Leafy Tree” – The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

Closing rhyme

Pocket Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Pocket and Kangaroo

Book: A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

A Sock is a Pocket for Your Toes Cover Image
Song: “A Kangaroo”- Junior Jukebox : Let’s Pretend

Book: What Did You Put in Your Pocket by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, illustrated by Michael Grejniec

What did you Put in Your Pocket Cover Image

Game: Pocket Color Game
Kids help sort different colored items into corresponding colored pocket.

Song: “Jump Up, turn Around”- Jim Gill: The Irrational Anthem

Book: A Pocket Can Have a Treasure in It by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Deirdre Bert

a pocket can have a treasure in it cover image
Rhyme: Kangaroo!
Jump, jump, jump (Jump)
Goes the kangaroo (Jump)
I saw only one (Hold up one finger)
But now I see two! (Hold up two fingers)
Momma and her baby
With his head popping out (Make a fist, have other hand pop out)
He holds on tight (Hug yourself)
As they jump all about! (Jump)

Book: Pouch by David Ezra Stein

Pouch Cover Image

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Kangaroo Craft

 

Zoo Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: zoo

Book: My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

My Heart is Like a Zoo

App: Animal Sounds

animal sounds app

Song: “The Animals at the Zoo”
The lions at the zoo go roar, roar, roar!
Roar, roar, roar, roar, roar, roar,
The lions at the zoo go roar, roar, roar!
All day long

Monkeys….ooh ooh ah!
Snakes…hiss hiss hiss!
Penguins…waddle, waddle, waddle

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

Book: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo

Song:“We Went to the Zoo One Day”(tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
We went to the zoo one day, zoo one day, zoo one day
We went to the zoo one day, and this is what we saw: snake!

(Repeat with other animal puppets.)

Action Rhyme: “Monkey See, Monkey Do”*
Monkey see, monkey do
Little monkey at the zoo
Monkey, monkey in the tree
Can you ________ like me?
(jump around, swing your arms, scratch an itch, eat a banana)
(Credit: Perry Public Library)

Book: Peek-a-Zoo by Marie Torres Cimarusti, illustrated by Stephanie Peterson

 peek-a-zoo

Song: “Zoo Movements” – Dr. Jean: Better Bodies and Brains

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Paper plate snake