Beach Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign Language: Beach

Book: Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

sea sand me

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…

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!

Book: Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner

senses at the seashore

Song: I’m Going to the Beach (Tune: “Farmer in the Dell”)
I’m going to the beach, I’m going to the beach,
I think I’ll see a (insert summer thing and show picture) there,
I’m going to the beach.
Credit: Mel’s Desk

Song: Ants go marching

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

Book: Beach Feet by Kiyomi Konagaya, illustrated by Masamitsu Saito

beach feet

Song: “The Sea” (Tune: Wheels on the Bus)

The waves on the sea go up and down, up and down, up and down
The waves on the sea go up and down all day long.
The shark in the sea goes snap, snap, snap…
The crabs in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch…
The boats on the sea go toot, toot, toot…
Credit: Perpetual Preschool

Book (choral): Where is Baby’s Beach Ball? by Karen Katz

Where is Baby's Beach Ball? book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Having Fun at the Beach” – The Wiggles: Splish, Splash, The Big Red Boat!

Closing Rhyme

Sports Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Bunnies and Their Sports by Nancy Carlson

bunnies and their sports

Song: “Clap Your Hands”- Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Book: Let’s Play Basketball! by Charles R. Smith Jr.

let's play basketball

Flannel: Little Ball, Big Ball
A little ball, a bigger ball, a great big ball I see.
Can you count the green balls? One, two, three.

Repeat for blue and orange.
Add the red ball and say:
Little balls, big balls, another ball I see.
Can you count all the balls? 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10!

little balls big balls flannel

(Source: Read, Rhyme, and Sing)

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.
Twirl around…
When we do ballet.
Kick the ball…
When we play soccer.
Throw the ball…
When we play football.
Swing the bat…
When we play baseball.

(Source: Sunflower Storytime)

Book: Dunk Skunk by Michael Rex

dunk skunk

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

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: Pennants with pom poms

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Beach Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Sign Language: Swim

Book:  Beach Day! by Patricia Lakin, illustrated by Scott NashHey, how about you?

Beach Day!

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
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: swimming, reading)

Book: Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

sea sand me

Flannel: Five Little Sandcastles

5 little sandcastles

Five little sandcastles built by the shore,
Along came a wave and WHOOSH!
there were four.

Four little sandcastles built by you and me,
Along came a wave and WHOOSH!
there were three.

Three little sandcastles built by me and you,
Along came a wave and WHOOSH!
there were two.

Two little sandcastles built in the sun,
Along came a wave and WHOOSH!
there was one.

One little sandcastle built just for fun,
Along came a wave and WHOOSH!
there were none.

(Source: Story Tree)

Movement: Octopus (Slippery Fish) – Charlotte Diamond: 24 Carrot Diamond (with scarves)

Movie: Chicka Cicka Boom Boom

chicka chicka boom boom

Song: The Fish in the Sea (to the tune of The Wheels on the Bus)
C
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish,
G7
Swish swish swish, swish swish swish,
C
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish,
G7   C
All day long.

Verses
The jellies in the sea go wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp…
The crabs in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch….

(Source: Storytime Ukulele)

Book: Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner

senses at the seashore

Closing rhyme

Craft: Crab

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Yoga Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Breathing exercises with hoberman sphere

Book: I Am Yoga by Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

i am yoga

Song: “Dance for the Sun” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Spider pushups (fingertips together, push palms in and out)

Book:  Round is a Mooncake: a Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong, illustrated by Grace Lin

round is a mooncake

Yoga poses: star, triangle, crescent moon

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

Book: You Are a Lion! by Taeeun Yoo

you are a lion

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

Craft: yoga coloring page

Dragon Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama

best pet of all

Song: “Dragon Pokey”

You put your claws in, you take your claws out,

You put your claws in and you scratch them all about!

You do the Dragon Pokey and you turn yourself around,

That’s what it’s all about!
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Feet in. Stomp them all about

Teeth in. Chomp them all about

Tail in. Swing it all about

Book: How to Be Friends with a Dragon by Valeri Gorbachev

how to be friends with a dragon

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “dragon”

Social Story:  Nobody’s Perfect by David Elliott, illustrated by Sam Zuppardi

nobody's perfect

Closing song

Craft: Paper cup dragons

crepe paper dragon story time craft

Construction Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign Language: Truck (big flat steering wheel)

Book: Roadwork by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock

Roadwork book cover

Song: Ants go marching

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

Book: Machines at Work by Byron Barton

machines at work

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…

Song: “Little Red Wagon” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

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: 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 (Choral): Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig by Emma Garcia

tip tip dig dig

Song (shaky eggs): “Butterfly Driving a Truck” – Caspar Babypants: Sing Along!

Closing Rhyme