Hibernation Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Sleep

Book: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman

Bear Snores On Cover Image

Rhyme: “Here is a Cave”
Here is a cave. Inside is a bear. (bend fingers on one hand; put thumb inside)
Now he comes out to get some fresh air. (pop out thumb)
He stays out all summer in sunshine and heat.
He hunts in the forest for berries to eat. (move thumb in a circle)
When snow starts to fall, he hurries inside
His warm little cave and there he will hide. (put thumb inside fingers)
Snow covers the cave like a fluffy white rug.
Inside the bear sleeps all cozy and snug. (place one hand over the other)

Book: Hibernation Station  by Michelle Meadows, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus

Hibernation Station Cover Image

Puppet Story: “Where is Bear?”
Where is Bear? Where is Bear?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you this winter?
Very tired, thank you.
Go to sleep. Go to sleep.

Repeat with snake, bat, hedgehog

Song: “Big Brown Bear” — Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Book: Hibernation by Margaret Hall

hibernation cover image

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

Book: Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

old bear cover image

Song: “Clap Your Hands” — They Might Be Giants: No!

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

hibernation

 

Thanksgiving – Everybody Story Time

Opening Song

Book: Over the River, and Through the Woods by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Kimberly Smith

over the river and through the woods cover image

 

Rhyme: “The Turkey
The turkey is a funny bird. (Hook thumbs together and spread fingers to create turkey tail.)
Its head goes wobble, wobble. (Wobble head back and forth.)
And all it knows is just one word. (Hold up one finger.)
“Gobble, gobble, gobble.”
Source

Felt Story: I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie  by Alison Jackson,  illustrated by Judith Byron Schachner

i know an old lady who swallowed a pie cover image

Song: “Hot Potato” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Book: All for Pie Pie For All by David Martin, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev

all for pie pie for all

Song & Flannel:  “Thanks A Lot” — Raffi: Quiet Time (kids sign the words “thanks” and “a lot.)

thanks a lot

Book: Thank You, Thanksgiving by David Milgrim

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Song: “Song in My Tummy” — Laurie Berkner: Under A Shady Tree

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

turkey cones

 

 

Thanksgiving Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: thank you

Book: Thank You for Me! by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Kristina Stephenson

thank you for me cover image 

Song: “If You’re Thankful and You Know It”

If you’re thankful and you know it, Clap your hands.
If you’re thankful and you know it, Stomp your feet.
If you’re thankful and you know it, Shout “I am!”
If you’re thankful and you know it, Do all three.

Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate”- Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Album

Book: Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

thanks for thanksgiving cover image

Rhyme: Popcorn

You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin.
Sizzle, sizzle Sizzle, sizzle Sizzle, sizzle Sizzle, sizzle, POP!

(Children begin in a crouched position, knees bent, then s-l-o-w-l-y rise until the final POP! when we jump up in the air!)

Song: “Hot Potato” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

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

Book: Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George (3 pages) by Cynthia Platt and Julie M. Bartynski, illustrated by Mary O’Keefe Young

happy thanksgiving curious george cover image
Song: “Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you?” (Tune: “If you’re happy and you know it”)

Hello Mr. Turkey how are you,? (clap twice)
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you,? (clap twice)
With a gobble, gobble, gobble and a wobble, wobble, wobble (flap and walk like a turkey)
Hello Mr. Turkey how are you? (clap twice)

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: Trace hand, then color and decorate with feathers

Food Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Eat/Food

Book: One Little Spoonful by Aliki

one little spoonful

Flannel: Five little kernels
[Put up the five kernel shapes on the board, as spread out as you can.] [When you say POP! slap a white popcorn shape right on top of one of the kernels.]
Five little kernels sizzling in the pot
All of a sudden, one went POP! [When you say POP! slap a white popcorn shape right on top of one of the kernels.]

Four little kernels… etc.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Rhyme: Popcorn
You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot
You pour the popcorn in and you start to grin.
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, POP!

Book: Baby Cakes by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Sam Williams

BabyCakes

Song: “Kitchen Time Medley” – Fisher Price: Babbles to Books

Rhyme: Roly poly

Rhyme: Round and round the butter dish

Book: Eat! By Roberta Grobel Intrater

eat

Rhyme: Two fat sausages in a frying pan (bounce)
One went pop (lift baby up) and the other went bam! (down)

Song (shaky eggs): “Fruit Salad Salsa” – Laura Doherty: Shining Like a Star

Closing rhyme

Pie Story Time – Preschool

Hello Song

Book: Sweet Dream Pie by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Mark Teague

sweet dream pie

Song: A Song for Making Mud Pie (Tune: Sing of Sing a Song of Sixpence)
Sing a song for mud pie, It’s my favorite brand.
Mix it ‘til it’s mushy,
Squeeze it with your hand.
Put it in a tin pan,
Leave it in the sun.
Wait about an hour,
Then you know it will be done!

Book: All for Pie, Pie for All by David Martin, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev

all for pie pie for all

Song: “Making Pie” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Parachute Play:
Roll out dough: See-Saw Pull (Sitting position, have children pull the parachute back and forth)
Put in Filling: Roll in different color balls and talk about what kind of pie they would make
Bake: Bubble crust with little and big waves
Done: make pie shape (Standing, lift the parachute waist height. On three, all lift the chute overhead, crouch down & pull the parachute down)

Craft: Rainbow Pie (bottom paper plate crust, 6 numbered color slices, paper bag top crust)

Pie craft Pie crust craft Pie craft color match triangles Pie craft preschool story time

End Rhyme

Dance Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Hilda Must Be Dancing by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Suzanne Watts

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

Book: Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

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

Book: I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Frank Morrison

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Rhyme: “Dance Your Fingers Up”
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed

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

Book: Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems

elephants cannot dance cover image

Song: “The Number Dance (Disco)” – Mr. Eric: The Big Silly with Mr. Eric

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Ribbon Dancer Craft

Leslie Patricelli Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: big, little

Book: Big Little by Leslie Patricelli

big little

Rhyme: This is big

This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no

(Source: Mel’s Desk)

Song: “Red Wagon” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Song: “Roll your hands” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

Book: Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli

yummy yucky

 Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate”- Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Album

Book: Tubby by Leslie Patricelli

tubby

Song: This is the way we wash our face, wash our face, wash our face.
This is the way we wash our face so early in the morning.

This is the way we scrub our tummies (repeat)
This is the way we scrub our toes (repeat)
This is the way we wash our arms (repeat)

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

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

Closing rhyme

Activity: Bring out lots of puppets and give them baths with scarves