Green Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign language: green

Book: Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Green book cover

Song: “The Little Green Frogs” – Carol Hammett and Elaine Bueffel: It’s Toddler Time

Rhyme: Little frog
A little frog in a pond am I, (lap)
Hippity, hippity, hop. (bounce)
And I can jump in the air so high, (lift)
Hippity, hippity, hop!

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

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek

Where is the Green Sheep 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)
Froggy hop with me. (hop)

Song: “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

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: In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

In the Tall, Tall Grass book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Green Eggs and Ham” – The Seussetts: Songs from Dr. Seuss

Closing Rhyme

Pirates and Parrots Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Pirates Go to School by Corinne Demas, illustrated by John Manders

Pirates Go to School book cover

Puppets/Rhyme: Four Little Parrots

Song: “Captain Feathersword” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Flannel: Pirates wear patches

Pirates Wear Patches flannel

 Song: “A Sailor Went to Sea” – Music for Little People Choir: 101 Toddler Favorites

Book: Harold Finds a Voice by Courtney Dicmas

Song: If you’re a pirate and you know it
If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, then you’ll hear the sea winds blowin’.
If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)

verses two and three
If you’re a pirate and you know it, walk the plank (stomp, stomp)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, say ahoy Ahoy! (with arm movement)
(Credit: Born Librarian blog)

Puppet Show: Peg Leg Pup

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Black paper pirate hats with parrots.

pirate preschool story time craft

Turtle Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: turtle

Book: Turtles by Emily Green


Puppet rhyme: “There was a little turtle”
There was a little turtle
who lived in a box
he swam in the puddles
he climbed on the rocks
He snapped at a mosquito
He snapped at a flea
He snapped at a minnow
He snapped at me
He caught the mosquito
He caught that flea
He caught that minnow
But he didn’t catch me!
(Source: JBrary)

Song: “Turtle, Turtle” (Tune: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)
Turtle, turtle moves so slow,
Crawling, crawling, watch him go.
At the pond he looks around,
See his head move up and down.
Turtle, turtle wants to swim,
Now he slides and dives right in!
(Source: PreschoolExpress)

Book: I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs

I Spy Pets book cover

Song: “Fast and Slow” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Song: “The Butterfly Song” – David Landau: Rocket to the Moon

Book: Totty by Paola Opal


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: paper turtle with head that slides in and out from Scholastic Printables


Mustache Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Mustache

Book: Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos, illustrated by Joy Ang

mustache baby cover image
Song: Red, red, red, touch your head.
Blue, blue, blue, tie your shoe.
Brown, brown, brown, touch the ground.
White, white, white, take a bite.
Black, black, black, touch your back.
Purple, purple, purple, draw a circle.
Pink, pink, pink, give a wink.
Gray, gray, gray, shout hooray!

Book: Mo’s Mustache by Ben Clanton

mo's mustache cover image

Flannel: There once lived a man named Mr. Lou,
He had a mustache that grew, and grew, and GREW!
On Monday it was as tiny as his nose,
On Tuesday it was as wide as his smile.
On Wednesday it stretched as far as his ears.
On Thursday it was as long as his arms!
But on Friday Mr. Lou caught the flu… ACHOOO!
and off went the mustache into the air as it flew, flew, FLEW!

Mr. Lou

Courtesy of Sunflower Storytime

Rhyme: This is the circle that is my head (large circle with both hands)
This is my mouth with which words are said (point to mouth)
These are my eyes with which I see (point to eyes)
This is my nose that’s a part of me (point to nose)
This is the hair that grows on my head (point to hair)
And this is my hat all pretty and red (place hands on head, fingers pointing up and touching)

Book: Book-O-Beards by Donald Lemke, illustrated by Bob Lentz

book-o-beards cover image

Song: One little, two little, three little mustaches
Four little, five little, six little mustaches
Seven little, eight little, nine little mustaches
Ten little mustaches under your nose

Movie: Caps for Sale

caps for sale

Closing Rhyme