Fruit & Veggies Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Sign Language: Fruit and Vegetables

Book: Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace

little pea

Fingerplay: Five Little Peas
Five little peas in a pea pod pressed.
(fold hands in front of you)
1 grew, 2 grew and so did all the rest
(pull one set of  fingers out of the fist at a time)
They grew and they grew
(slowly pull hands apart)
And they did not stop
(stretch arms as far apart as possible)
Until one day, that pod went, Pop!
(Clap hands loudly)

Song: I’m in the Mood for Singing – Raffi: Rise And Shine (played on ukulele)
G
I’m in the mood for singing
                                   D
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
                                   G
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
C
Singing along with you
G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                     G
I’m in the mood for that today
C                   G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                    G
I’m in the mood for that.
(verses: eating, reading)

Book: The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

watermelon seed

Flannel: Color Soup
Take an apple,
Put it in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot.
Take it out now.
What will it be?
The prettiest RED you ever did see!
(repeat with carrot, banana, broccoli, blueberry, and eggplant)
(Source: Kidjamboree)

Puppet Show: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Song: Apples and Bananas (ukulele)

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I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas.
C
I like to eat, eat, eat, apples and bananas.

(Source: Storytime Ukulele)

Closing rhyme

Craft: Little Pea Family

pea pod craft

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Bounce and Jump Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Jump! by Steve Lavis

jump!

Song: 5 Green and Speckled Frogs (with frogs on a log)

five frogs

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

Activity: Motion Cube
Motions on the cube: Touch your toes, spin around, wiggle your fingers, jump, show your muscles, and reach up

motion cube

Book: Hop, Hop Jump! by Lauren Thompson

hop hop jump

Flannel: Kangaroo, Kangaroo, Where Are You?

kangaroo flannel activity

(Source: Falling Flannel Boards)

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

Song (shaky eggs): “Shakin’ Like a Leafy Tree”-The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

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

Closing Song

Craft: Paper Plate Frogs

paperplatefrog

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Bug Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign language: Bug

Book: I Love Bugs! by Emma Dodd

I Love Bugs book cover

Song: The Itsy-bitsy spider

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! (tickle baby)
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her tummy where the hot dog goes!

Song: “On my Toe there is a Flea” – John Martin Feierabend: Frog in the Meadow

Song: Let’s Tap our Feet Together (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)
Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.
Let’s clap our hands….
Let’s touch our nose…
Let’s touch our ears…

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

caterpillars wish

Song: Caterpillar Caterpillar (Tune: “Are You Sleeping?”)
Caterpillar caterpillar (Wiggle fingers of one hand)
In the tree, in the tree (Spread arms like branches)
First you wiggle this way (Wiggle hand left)
Then you wiggle that way (Wiggle hands right)
Look at me, look at me (Point to self)
Credit: Mel’s Desk

Song: Ants go marching

Puppet/Song: Bumblebee, bumblebee (Tune: “Jingle Bells”)
Bumblebee, bumblebee
Landing on my nose,
Bumblebee, bumblebee,
Now he’s on my toes.
On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows,
Bumblebee, oh bumblebee,
He lands and then he goes.

Rhyme: Great A, little a
Bouncing B,
The cat’s in the cupboard,
But she can’t see me.

Book: Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielson and Dug Steer, illustrated by Derek Matthews

snappy little bugs

Song (shaky eggs): “Crazy Blue Beetle” – Caspar Babypants: Hot Dog!

Closing Rhyme

Camping Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Maisy Goes Camping by Lucy Cousins

maisy goes camping

Flannel: Sleeping Bag Rhyme
I was lying in my sleeping bag–I couldn’t go to sleep.
I looked at my watch, and wanted to weep!
So I rolled to the left and I rolled to the right,
But all I could hear were noises in the night!
I hear an owl! Whoo whoo whoo

Repeat with mouse, cat

sleeping bag rhyme

(Source: Sturgis Kids)

Song: “Camping Time is Here”-Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin

baby bear baby bear

Song: “Campfire Pokey”
You put your marshmallow in,
You take your marshmallow out.
You put your marshmallow in
And you shake it all about.
You do the campfire pokey
And you turn yourself around,
That’s what it’s all about!

Repeat with hot dog, potato, popcorn

campfire pokey

(Source: What Happens in Storytime…)

BookIn the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming

In the Tall, Tall Grass book cover

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus”-Laurie Berkner: Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs

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

Closing Song

Craft: Campfire & Marshmallow

campfire

Food Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems

duckling gets a cookie

Song: “Peanut Butter and Jelly” – Old Town School of Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by Cris Arbo

whats in the garden

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

Movement: Do the yoga pose “shake like jelly”

Social Story: Why Do You Cry? by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

why do you cry

Closing song

Activity: Write child’s first letter of their name on a plate, let them place blueberries on the letter outline, and then eat the blueberries!

Dance Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Sign Language:  Dance

Book: Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

Baby Danced the Polka

Song: I’m in the Mood for Singing – Raffi: Rise And Shine (played on ukulele)
G
I’m in the mood for singing
                                   D
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
                                   G
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
C
Singing along with you
G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                     G
I’m in the mood for that today
C                   G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                    G
I’m in the mood for that.

(verses: dancing, clapping, reading)

Book: If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Rebecca Emberly & Ed Emberly

If you're a monster and you know it

Movement: “Silly Dance Contest” – Jim Gill: JIm Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes

App Story Barnyard Dance- Boynton by Loud Crow Interactive ($3.99 iOS and Android)
An app based on  Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton.

 Barnyard Dance App

Fingerplay: Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down.
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around.
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on your head.
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed.

(Source: King County Library System)

Book: Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown

dancing feet

Closing Song

Craft: Ribbon Dancer

Ribbon Dancer

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Healthy Foods Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

watermelon seed

Song: “Fruit Salad Salsa”–Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

lemons are not red

Flannel: Five Big Lemons
Five big lemons sitting in the bowl. (Hold up five fingers)
One fell out and started to roll. (Hold up finger, and roll hands)
It bumped the table and hit my toe (Clap once, and touch toes )
How many lemons in the bowl? 1-2-3-4 (Count lemons)

5 lemons flannel

(Source: Recipes for Reading)

Song: “Fruits and Veggies Unite”
Form banana, form, form banana
Form banana, form, form, banana
Peel banana, peel, peel banana
Peel banana, peel, peel banana
Go bananas, go, go, bananas
Go bananas, go, go, bananas

Form the orange, form , form the orange
Form the orange, form , form the orange
Peel the orange, peel, peel the orange
Peel the orange, peel, peel the orange
Squeeze the orange, squeeze, squeeze the orange
Squeeze the orange, squeeze, squeeze the orange

Form the apple, form, form the apple
Form the apple, form, form the apple
Slice the apple, slice, slice the apple
Slice the apple, slice, slice the apple
Eat the apple, eat, eat, the apple
Eat the apple, eat, eat, the apple

Form the corn, form form the corn
Form the corn, form form the corn
Shuck the corn, shuck, shuck the corn
Shuck the corn, shuck, shuck the corn
Pop the corn, pop, pop the corn
Pop the corn, pop, pop the corn

Form potato, form, form potato
Form potato, form, form potato
Peel potato, peel, peel potato
Peel potato, peel, peel potato
Mash potato, mash, mash potato
Mash potato, mash, mash potato

(Source: Jbrary)

Book: Lunch by Denise Fleming

Lunch

Song: “Bop ‘Til You Drop”–Greg and Steve: Kids in Action

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

Closing Song

Craft: Paper Plate Watermelons

paper plate watermelon

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