Playing Outside Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Sign Language:  Play

Book: Let’s Play in the Forest While the Wolf is Not Around  by Claudia Rueda

let's play in the forest

Song/Rhyme: 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: playing, clapping, reading)

Activity: Kangaroo, Kangaroo Where Are You?

Kangaroo and Joey wanted to play hide and seek! While the kids counted to 10, I hid Kangaroo behind one of the shapes. After saying “Kangaroo, Kangaroo Where Are You?, ” the kids called out a shape or color to look behind.

kangaroo flannel activity

(Source: Falling Flannel Boards)

Book: Sometimes I Like to Curl Up In a Ball by Vicki Churchill, illustrated by Charles Fuge

Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball

Fingerplay: Five Little Ducks Went Out to Play

Flannel Story:  Stuck  by Oliver Jeffers

 Stuck flannel

Song/Rhyme: Little Red Wagon (played on ukulele):
C
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
G7
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
C
Bumping up and down in my little red wagon
G7                                    C
Won’t you be my darling

(Source: Storytime Ukulele)

Book: Chalk by Bill Thomson

chalk

Closing Song

Craft: Paper Plate Frisbee

frisbee

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Sports Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Hare and Tortoise by Alison Murray

hare and tortoise

Song: “Slow and Fast” – Hap Palmer: Rhythms on Parade

Book: Watch Me Throw the Ball! by Mo Willems

watch me throw the ball

Song: “This is the way we…”
This is the way we bounce the ball, bounce the ball, bounce the ball,
This is the way we bounce the ball,
when we play basketball.

Kick the ball…
When we play soccer.

Hike the ball…
When we play football.

Twirl around..
When we do ballet

Swing the bat…
When we play baseball.

Song: “Silly Dance Contest” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song

Book: Clothesline Clues to Sports People Play by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook, illustrated by Andy Robert Davies

clothesline clues to sports people play

Song: “Shake Your Body Down” – The Laurie Berkner Band: The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection

Craft: paper plate soccer ball

soccer ball

Garden Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Big Yellow Sunflower by Frances Berry

big yellow sunflower

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

Book: My Garden by Kevin Henkes

my garden

Song: “Where do you start your letters?” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap and Learn

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “flower”

Social Story: Be a Friend by Salina Yoon

be a friend

Closing Song: “Good-bye, Good-bye we’ll see you soon”

Craft: flowers made with paper scraps