Pet Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign language: dog, cat, fish

Book: Dog’s Noisy Day: A Story to Read Aloud by Emma Dodd

Dog's Noisy Day book cover

Song: Hop, hop, hop along (Tune: “Row Your Boat”)
Hop, hop, hop along (hop)
Or bounce on someone’s knee (bounce)
Higher and higher and higher and higher (lift)
Bunny hop with me. (hop)

Flannel: Little dog, little dog

little dog

Rhyme/Puppet: Here goes a turtle

Rhyme: Pitty, patty, polt
Pitty, patty, polt, (tap feet together)
Shoe the little colt.
Here a nail, (tap one foot)
There a nail, (tap other foot)
Pitty, patty, polt. (tap feet together)

Book: I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs

I Spy Pets book cover

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
Credit: Leah Portz

Song/Puppets: “Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee” – Dr. Jean: Sings Silly Songs

Book (choral): Baby Animals: Pets by Kingfisher

Baby Animals: Pets book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Bingo” – Old Town School of Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Closing Rhyme

Dragon Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: The Kiss That Missed by David Melling

The Kiss That Missed book cover

Song: “Do the Dragon” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

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.
Credit: Jacksonville Public Library

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
Credit: Sunflower Storytime

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

if I had a dragon cover image

Song: “Firefighter Song” – David Landau: Rocket to the Moon

Puppet Show: The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

The Paper Bag Princess book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Dixie cup, crepe paper dragons

crepe paper dragon story time craft

Sandra Boynton Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: Oops

Book/app: Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton (use sign for oops)

blue hat green hat

Song: “I Like my Hat” – Carole Peterson: Stinky Cake

Book: Pajama Time! by Sandra Boynton

pajama time

Rhyme: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Book: Moo, Baa, La, La, La by Sandra Boynton

moo baa la

Song: “Old MacDonald” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms or “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” – Bob McGrath: Sing Along with Bob #2

Song: “This is the way we clap our hands” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

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

Closing song

Craft: Udderly puppet on straw

udderfly

Dinosaur Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Dinosaur vs. The Library by Bob Shea

dionsaur vs library

Song: “We Are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: If I Had a Raptor by George O’Connor

if i had a raptor cover image

Song: Dinosaur, Dinosaur”
Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch the ground
Dinosaur, dinosaur, reach up high
Dinosaur, dinosaur, wink one eye
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your nose
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your toes
Dinosaur, dinosaur, slap your knees
Dinosaur, dinosaur, sit down please

Activity: I hid each dinosaur behind a shape and asked the kids what shape I should look under. I said the name of the dinosaur and then had them say it.

dinosaur flannel

Book: Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

shape by shape

Song: The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr grr grr grr, grr grr grr
The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr…All through the swamp.
The Triceratops’ horns go poke poke poke…(etc.)
The Stegosaurus tail goes spike, spike, spike…(etc.)
The Apatasaurus mouth goes munch, munch, munch…(etc.)
The Pteranodon’s wings go flap flap flap…(etc.)

Flannel Story: How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

how do dinosaurs count to ten cover image

Book: Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton

bones bones dinosaur bones cover image

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

dinosaur egg story time craft

Garden Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign Language: vegetable, garden, flower

Book: Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Up, Down, and Around book cover

Rhyme: Five fat peas

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
Credit: Leah Portz

Rhyme: Pitty, patty, polt
Pitty, patty, polt, (tap feet together)
Shoe the little colt.
Here a nail, (tap one foot)
There a nail, (tap other foot)
Pitty, patty, polt. (tap feet together)

Book: Who’s in the Garden? By Phillis Gershator

Who's in the Garden? book cover

Song: “In My Garden” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

Puppets: There’s something in my garden

Song: Hop, hop, hop along (Tune: “Row Your Boat”)
Hop, hop, hop along (hop)
Or bounce on someone’s knee (bounce)
Higher and higher and higher and higher (lift)
Bunny hop with me. (hop)

Rhyme: Round and round the garden

Book (choral): Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert

Growing Vegetable Soup book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “The Valley of Vegetables” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz

Closing Rhyme

Bug Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: I Love Bugs by Emma Dodd

i love bugs

Song/Flannel: “10 Little Grasshoppers”

One little, two little, three little grasshoppers,
Four little, five little, six little grasshoppers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little grasshoppers,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me (slap thighs to rhythm)
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Ten little, nine little, eight little grasshoppers,
Seven little, six little, five little grasshoppers,
Four little, three little, two little grasshoppers,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

grasshopper

Book: Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek

butterfly butterfly

Song: “Where do you start your letters?” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Mercer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “butterfly”

Social Story: Get Happy by Malachy Doyler, illustrated by Caroline Uff

get happy

Closing song

Craft: Letter “B” bees (idea from “No Time for Flashcards”)

bee

Boat Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: boat

Book/app: Boats by Byron Barton

boats

Nursery Rhyme (with poster): Rub a dub dub

Song: “Row, Row, Row your Boat” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: Sail Away by Donald Crews

sail away

Rhyme: Motorboat, Motorboat

Motorboat, motorboat, go so slow,
(Move arms in a circle slowly or lie on back and bicycle legs)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast,
(Move arms in a circle fast or move legs)
Motorboat, motorboat, step on the gas!
(Use foot and pretend to step on gas)
VROOOOOM!
(Repeat rhyme)

(Source: Upstart Promotions)

Song: “My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean” (sway kids back and forth)

Book: Boat Works by Tom Slaughter

 boat works

Song: “My Big Green Boat” (tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

I love to row in my big green boat, (Pretend to row)
Big green boat, big green boat.
I love to row in my big green boat
Out on the deep blue sea.

My big green boat has two white sails, (Raise arms above head and wave gently)
Two white sails, two white sails.
My big green boat has two white sails,
Out on the deep blue sea.

So come for a row in my big green boat, (Pretend to row)
My big green boat, my big green boat.
So come for a row in my big green boat,
Out on the deep blue sea.
(Source: Upstart Promotions)

Song: “Shake your Sillies Out” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: love boats (from Glued to My Crafts)

love boat

Bird Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Birds by Kevin Henkes

Cover of the book BIRDS by Kevin Henkes.

Song: Owl in a Tree (Tune: “Skip to my Lou”)
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Skip to my lou, my darling.

Robin in the nest goes, “Tweet, tweet, tweet…”
Duck in the pond goes, “Quack, quack, quack…”
Rooster in the yard goes, “Cock a doodle doo…”
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: Night Owl by Toni Yuly

night owl

Song: “Mat Man” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “swan”

Social Story: Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer, illustrated by Kerry Lee MacLean

Closing song

Craft: Bird and nest on paper plate

bird nest