Number Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Number

Book: One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl and Tom Lichtenheld

one big pair of underwear cover image

Song: One, one, show me one.
Two, two, show me two.
Three, three, show me three.
Four, four, show me four.
Five, five, show me five.
Show me _____ right now (choose any number or your bellybutton for fun!)

Book: Eggs 1 2 3 by Janet Halfman, illustrated by Betsy Thompson

eggs 123 cover image

Flannel:“Four Little Rockets”

Four little rockets winking at me.
One shot off and then there were three!
Three little rockets with nothing to do.
One shot off, and then there were two!
Two little rockets afraid of the sun.
One shot off, and then there was one!
One little rocket alone is no fun.
It shot off, and then there was none!
(Source: RovingFiddlehead KidLit)

rockets

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

Book: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Pete Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

pete the cat and his four groovy buttons

Rhyme: Ten fat peas in a pea pod pressed (hold hands in a fist)
One grew, two grew, so did the rest. (Put fingers up one by one.)
They grew and they grew and did not stop,
Until one day that pea pod POPPED! (clap hands together.)

Book: One, Two, That’s My Shoe! by Alison Murray

one two thats my shoe

Song: “Five Little Monkeys”- David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Number Train Story Time Craft

Farm Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign language: Farm

Book: This is the Farmer by Nancy Tafuri

This is the Farmer 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)

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: Clip-Clop by Nicola Smee

Clip-Clop book cover

Puppets/Song:Old McDonald” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Big Book: I Went Walking by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas

I Went Walking 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

Flannel: Little Boy Blue

Book (choral): Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Barnyard Dance book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Mary Had a Little Lamb” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Closing Rhyme

Tool Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sing Language: Hammer

Book: Tap, Tap, Bang, Bang by Emma Garcia

tap tap bang bang

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

Book: Construction Kitties by Judy Sue Godwin Sturges, illustrated by Shari Halpern

construction kitties

Flannel: “Johnny Had One Hammer”

Song: “Building a House”
I’m going to build a little house, (Form arch overhead)
With windows big and bright. (Circles around eyes)
With chimney tall and curling smoke drifting out of sight. (Stretch up arms, make drifting motion)
In winter when the snowflakes fall, (Flutter hands down)
Or when I hear a storm, (Cup hand to ear)
I’ll go inside my little house, (Crouch down)
And I’ll be safe and warm. (Hug self or child)

Book: Whose Tools Are These? by Sharon Katz Cooper, illustrated by Amy Bailey Muehlenhardt

whose tools are these

Song: “Construction Worker Song”
This is the way we pound our nails, pound our nails, pound our nails
This is the way we pound our nails, so early in the morning
(Saw the wood, stack the bricks, stir the paint, paint the walls)
(Credit: Everything Preschool)

Book: Raise the Roof! by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Elwood H. Smith

raise the roof

Rhyme: “Five Little Nails”
Five little nails, standing strong and steady
Here I come, with my hammer ready
BAM – BAM – BAM!  The nail goes down
Now, there are FOUR more nails to pound
(count down until none are left)
(Source: Storytime Source Page)

Book: I Love Tools by Philemon Sturges

i love tools

Song: “Can You Clap Your Hands” — Sue Schnitzer: Wiggle and Whirl, Clap and Nap

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

tool box story time craft

Bird Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: bird

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)

Action Rhyme: “Little Birds”
Little birds, little birds, jump up and down
Little birds, little birds, don’t make a sound
Little birds, little birds, tip-toe to me
Little birds, little birds, bend your knees
Little birds, little birds, peep, peep, peep
Little birds, little birds, sleep, sleep, sleep
Little birds, little birds, fly to the leaves
Little birds, little birds, sit down please

Book: Night Owl by Toni Yuly

night owl

Flannel: Five little owls sitting in the tree

Song: “The Little Bird” – Georgiana Stewart: Nursery Rhyme Time Songs

Book:  I am a Penguin by Karen Durrie

i am a penguin

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: Bird and nest on a paper plate (Credit: La La’s Home Daycare)

bird nest

Peek-a-Boo Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign Language: again, surprise

Book: Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora

Peekaboo Morning 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

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: Peek-a-Boo What? by Elliot Kreloff

peekaboo what

Song (with scarves): Where is baby? (Tune: “Where is Thumbkin?”)
Where is baby? Where is baby? (cover baby’s face)
There she is. There she is. (peek under scarf)
I’m so glad to see you. I’m so glad to see you.
Peek-a-boo! I see you! (kiss)
Credit: Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

Song (with scarves): “Colors” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

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)

Book (choral): Peek-a-Baby by Karen Katz

Peek-a-Baby book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Rollin’ Baby” – Elizabeth Mitchell: Blue Clouds

Closing Rhyme

Bunny Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: bunny

Book: The Little Rabbit Who Liked to Say MOO by Jonathan Allen

book cover

Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan: Born to Wiggle

Book: Peek-A-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice

Peek-a-Boo Bunny book cover

Rhyme: Here is a bunny (Make fist with two fingers up straight.)
With his ears so funny.
Here is his hole (Circle fingers and thumb of other hand.)
In the ground.
When a noise he hears, (Rotate rabbit as if hearing noise.)
He pricks up his ears,
And jumps in his hole (Jump rabbit ears into hole.)
In the ground.

Song: “Sleeping Bunnies” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Zoom Zoom Cuddle and Croon

Book: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

book cover

Song: “Little Bunny” (Tune: “Twinkle, twinkle”)
Little bunny turn around
Little bunny touch the ground
Little bunny wiggle your nose
Little bunny touch your toes
Little bunny rest your head
Little bunny jump in bed

Song: “Bunny Pokey” – Junior Jukebox: Animals

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

Closing song

Craft: paper bunny ears

Spring Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! book cover

Rhyme: Little Brown Rabbit Popped Out of the Ground

Flannel: There’s something in my garden

Song: “Won’t you plant your seeds with care” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Say Hello to the Morning

Book: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Maggie Smith

What Does Bunny See? book cover

Song: “It Is Springtime” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Puppet Show: Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand (abridged)

Spring is Here book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Fork-painted tulips

fork paint tulip preschool spring story time craft

Rain Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Rain

Book: Mr. Grumpy’s Motor Car by John Burningham

mrgumpysmotorcar cover image

Song: “It is Springtime” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie A. Swenson, illustrated by David Walker

boomboomboom cover image

Flannel: Find the Moon Game

find the moon

Song: “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More”
It ain’t gonna rain no more, no more
It ain’t gonna rain no more
*Oh no, it’s up to my toe
But it ain’t gonna rain more.

*Verses:
Oh gee, it’s up to my knee
Oh my, it’s up to my thigh
Oh fiddle, it’s up to my middle
Oh heck, it’s up to my neck
Oh dread, it’s up to my head, I’m just going to swim on home.

Book: Raindrop, Plop by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrated by Pam Paparone

raindropplop cover image

Song: “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Book: The Thingamabob by Il Sung Na

thingamabob cover image

 

Activity: “Make a Thunderstorm”
First we rub hands together,
then click your tongue,
clap you hands,
slap your knees,
stomp your feet.
reverse to make the rain “stop.”

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

umbrella storytime craft