Ocean Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: ocean

Book: Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins

hooray for fish

Song: “Have You Ever Been Fishing?” – Dr. Jean: Keep on Singing and Dancing with Dr. Jean

Song: “The Goldfish” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Jellyfish by Cari Meister


Song: “Waves in the Sea” (Tune: “Wheels on the Bus”)
(Source: Surlalune Storytime)
The waves on the sea go up and down, [Raise and lower arms.]
Up and down, up and down,
The waves on the sea go up and down
All day long.

The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap…[Clap your hands.]

The fish in the sea go swish swish swish…[Swish back and forth.]

The boats in the sea go toot toot toot…[Make blowing horn motion.]

Book: Wiggle Like an Octopus by Harriet Ziefert and Simms Taback

wiggle like an octopus

Song: “Baby Shark”
Row your boat (doot doot,…) Row your boat (doot, doot…)
Baby shark…
Mama shark…
Daddy shark…
Grandpa shark (knuckles)…
Hungry shark (rub tummy)…
Row real fast…
Safe at last (wipe forehead)
Bye-bye shark (wave)

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

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: starfish with cheerio spots

Mouse Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Mouse (flick index finger back and forth across tip of nose)

Rhyme: Round about, round about, goes the wee mouse (draw circle)
Up a bit, up a bit, in a wee house (tickle chin)

Big Book: Mouse Paint by Eileen Stoll Walsh

mouse paint 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: Lunch by Denise Fleming


Puppet/Rhyme: (with mice in box puppet)
Where are the baby mice? Squeak, squeak, squeak,
I cannot see them peek, peek, peek,
Here they come out of their hole,
One, two, three, and that is all!
(Credit: Perry Public Library)

Song (with scarves): “Mickey Mouse March” – Larry Groce: Disney’s Children’s Favorite Songs 4

Song: Three Blind Mice – Bob McGrath: Sing Along with Bob #2

Song: Hickory Dickory Dock (with poster)

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

Book (choral reading): The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

big hungry bear

Song (shaky eggs): “The Bear Went Over the Mountain” – Susie Tallman: Animal Songs

Closing rhyme

Dragon Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

dragons love tacos cover image

Song:  “Dragon, Dragon, Turn Around”
Dragon, dragon, turn around
Dragon, dragon, touch the ground
Dragon, dragon, fly up high
Dragon, dragon, touch the sky

Dragon, dragon, swing your tail
Dragon, dragon, shake your scales
Dragon, dragon, give a ROAR
Dragon, dragon, sit on the floor
(from Sunflower Storytime)

Book: On, No, Little Dragon by Jim Averbeck

oh no little dragon cover image

Flannel:  “Five Little Dragons”
One little dragon with scales of blue;
Ran to meet the green one,
And then there were two.
Two little dragons sitting under a tree;
The red dragon joined them,
And then there were three.
Three little dragons, wishing there were more;
Along came the purple dragon,
And then there were four.
Four little dragons, happy to be alive;
Found a orange dragon,
And then there were five.
Five little dragons all out to play;
“Watch out, they breathe fire,” is all I have to say.
(from Jacksonville Public Library)

Song: “I’m So Big”- Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate: A Song Resource

Book: If I Had a Dragon by Tom and Amanda Ellery

if I had a dragon cover image

Song: “Little Dragon”
Little dragon counts to three,
Little dragon bends one knee.
Little dragon touches his toes,
Little dragon touches his nose.
Little dragon makes a funny face,
Little dragon runs in place.
Little dragon lays on the floor,
Little dragon starts to snore.
(from King County Library System)

Book: Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Derek Anderson

waking dragons cover image

Song: “Boom Boom” — Bari Koral: Rock and Roll Garden

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Fire Breathing Dragon

Dragon Story Time Craft