Fox Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign language: Fox (o.k. quivering at end of nose)

Book: Do Like a Duck Does! by Judy Hindley, illustrated by Ivan Bates

Do Like a Duck Does! book cover

Song/Puppets: “Duck and Cow” – Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

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: Here we go up, up, up

Big Book: Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox, illustrated by Patricia Mullins

Hattie and the Fox 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…

Book/Puppet/Song: What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis, illustrated by Svein Nyhus

What Does the Fox Say? book cover

Rhyme: Hurry scurry little mouse

Finger Puppets: The Gingerbread Man

Song (shaky eggs): “Gingerbread Man” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Closing Rhyme

Fox Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Do Like a Duck Does! By Judy Hindley, illustrated by Ivan Bates

Do Like a Duck Does! book cover

Song: “Duck and Cow” – Brian Vogan and His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

Finger Puppets: The Gingerbread Man

Song: “Gingerbread Man” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Big Book/Fox Flannel: Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox, illustrated by Patricia Mullins

Hattie and the Fox book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “I Know a Chicken” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Closing Rhyme

Craft: “F” is for fox. Letter “F” turned into fox body with ears, eye, nose, and tail.

Outer Space Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: moon

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon

Song: “Moon, moon, moon” – Laurie Berkner: Lullabies

laurie berkner lullabies

Rhyme: Do you want to go up with me to the moon?
[Point to friend, self, then to sky.]
Let’s get in our rocket ship and blast off soon!
[Pretend to climb in ship, swish hands quickly.]
Faster and faster we reach to the sky.
[Jump and reach.]
Isn’t it fun to be able to fly?
We’re on the moon, now all take a look.
[Look down.]
Sit back down, and I’ll read you a book.
[All sit down.]

Book: Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon! by Dan Yaccarino

zoom zoom zoom i'm off to the moon

Song: “Rocketship Run” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Book: My Book of Planets by Elise See Tai, illustrated by Kuo Kang Chen

my book of planets

Song: “Twinkle, twinkle little star”

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

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: puffy paint moons on paper plates

Love Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

love and kisses

Song: “Skidamarink” – Madacy Kids: The Ultimate Kids’ Song Collection

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

AKissForYou

Song: “Mat Man”

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “standing partner stretch”

Social Story: I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow

i like myself

Closing song

Craft: “Woolly be my valentine?” sheep with pom poms

Breakfast Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk, illustrated by Brendan Kearney

lady pancake and sir french toast cover image

Rhyme: Five fat sausages sizzling in a pan
one went pop the other went bang.
Four fat sausages sizzling in a pan
one went pop the other went bang.
Three fat sausages sizzling in a pan
one went pop the other went bang.
Two fat sausages sizzling in a pan
one went pop the other went bang.
One fat sausage sizzling in a pan
one went pop the other went bang.
No fat sausages sizzling in a pan.

Book: If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

give a moose a muffin

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

Book: Go, Go, Grapes by April Pulley Sayre

go go grapes

Song (shaky eggs): “Shaky Shaky” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Movie: “Arnie the Doughnut

arnie the doughnut

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

breakfast story time craft

Hugs and Kisses Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Love, I love you

Book: All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

All Kinds of Kisses book cover

Rhyme: Up, up, up, in the sky like this (lift baby, facing you)
Down, down, down, for a great big kiss (lower and give kiss)
Up like this (lift)
Down for a kiss (lower down)
You’re my special baby! (hug)

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: We Love Each Other by Yusuke Yonezu

we love each other

Rhyme: Hurry scurry little mouse

Song: Kiss kiss song (Tune: “Ten Little Indians”)
One little, two little, three little kiss kiss,
Four little, five little, six little kiss kiss,
Seven little, eight little, nine little kiss kiss,
Ten little kisses say “I Love You”
(repeat backwards)

Rhyme: Bunny kisses: rub noses
Butterfly kisses: brush eyelashes on cheek
Goldfish kisses: suck in your cheeks and kiss on the lips!
Billy goat kisses: gently bump foreheads
And of course . . .
End with a big bear hug!

Book: Huggy Kissy by Leslie Patricelli

huggy kissy

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 (choral): Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton – Eric Stoltz; Philadelphia Chickens

snuggle puppy

Song (shaky eggs): “Skinnamarink” – Sharon, Lois & Bram; One Elephant Went out to Play

Closing rhyme

Love Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Mr. Pusskins by Sam Lloyd

Mr. Pusskins book cover

Song: “Love Grows One By One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Book: Penguin and Pinecone: a Friendship Story by Salina Yoon

Penguin and Pinecone book cover

Puppet Story: Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Janie Bynum

porcupine

Song: “Visiting the Petting Zoo” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

Flannel: Valentine Hearts
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
I have a red one, orange one, yellow one too.
I have a green one, purple one, and one that is blue.
I have a pink one, brown one, and one that is white.
And one last valentine as black as the night.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Book: Swim! Swim! by James Proimos

Swim! Swim! book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Valentine Cards

Friendship Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

beekle cover image

Song: “Skidamarink” – Sharon, Lois & Bram

Book: Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

boy+bot cover image

Puppet: Pepo and Lolo Are Friends by Ana Martín Larrañaga

pepo and lolo cover image

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

 Book: You Are the Pea and I Am the Carrot by J. Theron Elkins, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

you are the pea and I am the carrot cover image

Rhyme: “Make a heart”
I put my hands together, (hands together like praying)
This is how I start
I curve my fingers right around, (curl fingertips)
And I can make a heart!

Book: A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

splendid friend, indeed cover image

Song: 1, 2, 3 good friends,
4, 5, 6 good friends,
7, 8, 9 good friends,
10 good friends are we!

Uno, dos, tres amigos,
Cuatro, cinco, seis amigos
Siete, ocho, nueve amigos
Diez amigos son!

Song: “Jump Jump” – Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights: I’m a Rock Star

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Optical Illusion- Spin to see the arrow through the heart heart spinner heart spinner back

 

 

Cookie Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Cookie (twist “cookie cutter” on palm)

Rhyme: Making Cookies
I am making cookie dough. (hold out arms in a circle, like a bowl)
Round and round the beaters go. (roll hands)
Add some flour from a cup. (shake a pretend cup)
Stir and stir the batter up. (stirring motion)
Roll them, cut them nice and neat. (rolling pin motion)
Put them on a cookie sheet. (place pretend cookies)
Bake them, count them 1-2-3. (counting motion)
Serve them to my friends for tea. (take a bite!)
(Credit: Sunflower Storytime)

Rhyme: Pat-a-cake

Book: Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

who ate all the cookie dough cover image

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: Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? by David A. Carter

Who Took the Cookie from the Cookie Jar? book cover

Song: “Say, Say Oh Baby” – Priscilla A. Hegner: Baby Games

Rhyme: Here we go up, up, up

Book: Cookie Count: A Tasty Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda

Cookie Count 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…

Book (choral): The Best Mouse Cookie by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

The Best Mouse Cookie book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “C is for Cookie” – Sesame Street: Sing the Alphabet

Closing rhyme

Lost and Found Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Found by Salina Yoon

Found book cover

Song: Icky Sticky Bubble Gum

Book: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny book cover

Song: Hug My Bunny (Tune: “Found a Peanut”)
Hug my bunny, hug my bunny, hug my bunny just now,
Just now I hug my bunny, hug my bunny, just now.

Load the laundry
Play outside
Lost my bunny
Can’t stop crying
Check the washer
Found my bunny
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Book: Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough

Where's My Teddy? book cover

Song: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” – Dr. Jean: Sings Silly Songs

Puppet Show: Who Took the Farmer’s Hat? By Joan Nodset

Who Took the Farmer's Hat? book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Make a key (cut teeth, cover with foil; color other side with what it’s for)

key preschool story time craft key_2c