Home Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino

Too Tall Houses book cover

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

Book: There’s an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer

There's an Alligator Under My Bed book cover

Song: “All Around My Room” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Puppet Show: Who Goes There? By Karma Wilson

Who Goes There? book cover

Who Goes There? Puppet Show

Rhyme: Tall as a tree, (stretch arms overhead)
Wide as a house, (stretch arms out to sides)
Thin as a pin, (arms tight against sides)
Small as a mouse. (crouch)
(Credit: Pierce County Library)

Creative Play: Build a  house (with a brick entry, rock path, driveway, and pond)

house movement play preschool story time

Craft: House coloring sheet

Closing Rhyme

Red Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Red (just index finger, ‘flicks’ bottom lip twice)

Book: Red is Best by Kathy Stinson, illustrated by robin Baird Lewis

Red is Best book cover

Song: (Tune: “Shortnin’ Bread”)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ etc.

Rhyme: Hurry scurry little mouse

Book: New Red Bike! By James E. Ransome

New Red Bike! book cover

Song: “I Wish I Had a Little Red Box” – Dr. Jean: Sings Silly Songs

Rhyme/Flannel: Chook, chook, chook

Song: They’re a Part of Me (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hands wave bye, bye, bye…

Book/Puppet: Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell, abridged

Clifford book cover

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

Rhyme: Here we go up, up, up

Book: Fire Truck by Peter Sís

Fire Truck book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Red, Red Robin” – Rosie Flores: Best of the Land of Nod

Closing rhyme

Dog Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: dog

Book: Domino by Claire Masurel, illustrated by David Walker

domino

Flannelboard: Dog houses (credit: Mel’s Desk)
Little dog, little dog, are you in the green house? Is this the green house? No, this is the red house. No, little dog, you are not in the red house, etc.

little dog

Song: “There’s a Dog in School” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate: A Song Resource

Book: If You’re Happy and You Know It by David Carter

If You're Happy and You Know It book cover

Book: Hello, Puppy! by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

hello puppy

Song: “Turn-a-round” – Hap Palmer: Getting to Know Myself

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: dog ear headbands

Winter Wear Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz

froggy gets dressed cover image

Song: “The Winter Pokey”
You put your mitten in, you take your mitten out
You put your boots in, you take your boots out
You put your hat in, you put your hat out
You put your coat in, you put your coat out

Book: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Maggie Smith

one mitten cover image

Flannel: Red Mitten, Red Mitten, What Do You See?

Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kushkin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka

 under my hood i have a hat cover image

Book: Red Hat by Lita Judge

red hat cover image

Song: “Tap Your Toe and Follow Me” — Susan Salidor: Come and Make a Circle

Song: “Shake Your Scarves” — Johnette Downing:The Second Line Scarf Activity Songs

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Winter Wear Craft

Dance Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Giraffes can't dance book cover

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

Book: Brontorina by James Howe, illustrated by Randy Cecil
*Demonstrate Pointe shoes

Brontorina book cover

Song (with wrist ribbons): “Rainbow Dancers” – Pam Schiller: Moving to Math

Book: Rap a Tap Tap, Here’s Bojangles—Think of That! by Leo & Diane Dillon
*With tap dancing on a wooden suitcase

Rap a tap tap book cover

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

Craft: Tap shoes (with baby jar lids or button backs — tied over shoes, to the ball of the foot)

tap shoes dance preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Clean and Messy Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

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

pete the cat i love my white shoes cover image

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

Flannel“Five pigs so squeaky clean”

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)

five pigs

Book: Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story about Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd

dog's colorful day cover image

Song: “This is the Way” (To the tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”) with scarves

This is the way we wash our hands
Wash our hands, wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands
So early in the morning!

Continue with other body parts

Book: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

Ain'tGonnaPaint cover image

Song: “Head and Shoulders” – Dance and Sing! The Best of Nick Jr.

Activity: Cleanup
Sort Items into the correct bag

Clean up Activity Image

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Pete the cat standup story time craft

Sticky Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: sticky

Book: Sticky People (abridged) by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Cyd Moore

sticky people

Song: “Gluey Jump Dance Wiggle”

You put your right hand in, you put your right hand out.
You put your right hand in, then you stick it to your head.
You jump, dance, wiggle, and you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.
(You keep your hand on your head as you continue through the song).

You put your left hand in, you put your left hand out.
You put your left hand in, and you stick it to your tummy.
You jump, dance, wiggle, and you turn yourself around.
That’s what it’s all about.
(Source: Enterprise Library Story Time)

Book: Spiky, Slimy, Smooth: What is Texture? (abridged) by Jane Brocket

spiky slimy smooth
Flannel: “Five pigs so squeaky clean”

five pigs

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: “Peanut Butter and Jelly” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: The Baker’s Dozen by Dan Andreasen

baker's dozen

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

Song: “Turn-a-round” – Hap Palmer: Getting to Know Myself

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: stickers and crayons

Hands Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Wash Hands

Book: Hands Can by Cheryl Wilis Hudson, photographs by John-Francis Bourke

hands can book cover

Song: They’re a Part of Me (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hands wave bye, bye, bye…

Rhyme: Hurry scurry little mouse

Book: A Kiss for You! by Joan Holub, illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

A Kiss For You book cover

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – Wee Sing: Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays

Song: (Tune: “Shortnin’ Bread”)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ etc.

Book/Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It by David A. Carter

If You're Happy and You Know It book cover

Rhyme: Here we go up, up, up

Song: “Hands Go Up and Down” – Fisher Price: Babbles to Books

Book (Choral): Clap Hands by Helen Oxenbury

clap hands book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Clap My Hands” – Milkshake: Happy Songs

Closing rhyme

Folk and Fairy Tale Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: I Am So Handsome by Mario Ramos

I am so handsome book cover

Movement Story: Three Little Pigs Live Action

Book: Sausages by Jessica Souhami

sausages book cover

 Song: “There Was a Princess Long Ago” (repeat every line twice), 2nd time end “long, long ago”
There was a princess long ago, long ago, long ago
There was a princess long ago, long long ago
And she lived in a big high tower, a big high tower, a big high tower
A wicked fairy cast a spell, cast a spell, cast a spell
The princess slept for a hundred years, a hundred years, a hundred years
A great big forest grew around, grew around, grew around
A handsome prince came riding by, riding by, riding by
He took his sword and cut the trees, cut the trees, cut the trees
He woke the princess with a kiss, with a kiss, with a kiss
And everyone was happy then, happy then, happy then!

Book/Puppet: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein (with chicken puppet)

Interrupting Chicken book cover

Craft: Three Little Pigs Finger Puppet Stage

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Closing Rhyme

Things That Go!- Everybody Story Time

Opening Song

Book: Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper

GO GO GO Stop Cover Image

Song: “Traffic Light”

Green Says, “Go!”
Go! Go! Go!(run in place)
Yellow says, “Slow”
Slow… slow… slow… (move in slow motion)
And Red says, “Stop!”
Stop Stop Stop!(freeze stop)
GO! GO! GO! (run)
Slow… slow… slow (slow motion)
STOP!!! (stop)

Book: The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by Bob Kolar

littledumptruck cover image

Flannel: I Love Trucks by Philemon Sturges, illustrated by Shari Halpern

ILoveTrucks cover image

Song: “Drive the Fire Truck” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: Tons of Trucks by Sue Fliess, illustrated by Betsy Snyder

tons of trucks cover image

 

Song: “Drive my Car” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

Book: A Truck Goes Rattley-Bumpa by Jonathan London

ATruckGoesRattley-Bumpa cover image

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

stoplight story time craft