Bathtime Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: bubble

Book: The Pigeon Needs a Bath! By Mo Willems

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Song: “Bubbles, Bubbles” (Tune: Twinkle Twinkle)

Bubbles, bubbles all around. (roll arms)
Bubbles, bubbles on the ground.
Bubbles, bubbles on my nose.
Bubbles, bubbles on my toes.
Bubbles, bubbles in my hair.
Bubbles, bubbles everywhere! (reach arms out)

Song: “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Book: Get Out of My Bath! By Britta Teckentrupp

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Flannel: Five elephants in the bathtub

Song: “Everybody Wash” – Sesame Street: Splish Splash Bathtime Fun

Book: Tubby by Leslie Patricelli

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Rhyme: A small bubble (make a circle with your hands)
A medium sized bubble (make a larger circle with your hands)
A great big bubble I see (make a large circle with your arms)
Now let’s count them, are you ready?
1 –2 – 3  (make 3 circles again)
POP!  (clap hands loudly once)

Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

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

Closing rhyme

Activity: puppets, scarves (pretend washcloths), and bubble machine

Outer Space Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Star

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

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Song: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” (with actions)

Book: The Moon by Todd Adamson

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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)

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Song: “If You’re Going to the Moon”
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots (stomp stomp)
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots
If you’re going to the moon, this is what you have to do
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots
…wear your suit (ziiiip!)
…wear your gloves (clap clap)
…wear your helmet (pat your head)

Book: Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I’m Off to the Moon! by Dan Yaccarino

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Song: Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Blast off!

Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars.
Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
Far, far, far
We’re going to the stars.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Blastoff!

Fun, fun, fun
We’re going to the sun.
Fun, fun, fun.
We’re going to the sun.
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
Fun, fun, fun,
we’re going to the sun.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Blastoff!

(Source: Jbrary)

Book: My Book of Planets by Elise See Tai, illustrated by Kuo Kang Chen

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Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: The Irrational Album

Closing Rhyme

Craft: 

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Dinosaur Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Dinosaur

Book: Dancing with the Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Lee Wildish

Dancing with the Dinosaurs book cover

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book: Dinosaur Roar! By Paul and Henrietta Stickland

Dinosaur Roar! book cover

Song: “We Are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of that?

Song: (Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ . . .

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Book: Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

Dinosaur Kisses book cover

Song (with shaky eggs): “Dinosaur Stomp” – Diane Kordas: Dinosaur Stomp

Closing rhyme

Circus Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Baby Tamer by Mark Teague

Baby Tamer book cover

Fingerplay: Five little lions

Song: “Shake Your Sillies Out” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

 Book: You See a Circus. I See . . . by Mike Downs, illustrated by Anik McGrory

You See a Circus book cover

Flannel: Five little kernels

Song: “Popcorn Calling Me” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz

Big Book: The Circus is in Town by Claude Belanger, illustrated by Philip Webb

The Circus is in Town book cover

Activity: Parachute (as a circus tent, ring, juggling tool, etc.)

Closing Rhyme

Monkey Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Monkey

Book: Be Quiet, Mike! by Leslie Patricelli

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Song: “The Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Book: Ten Naughty Monkeys by Suzanne Williams, illustrated by Suzanne Watts

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Flannel: Teasing Mr. Crocodile

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

Book: Monkey Colors by Darrin Lunde, illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne

Monkey Colors cover image

Song: Monkey, monkey, turn around (turn around)
Monkey, monkey, touch the ground (Touch the ground)
Monkey, monkey, dance on your toes (Dance on tip toes)
Monkey, monkey, touch your nose (Touch your nose)
Monkey, monkey, give a little clap (Clap)
Monkey, monkey, take a nap! (Lay head on hands like sleeping)

Book: Kiki’s Blankie by Janie Bynum

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Closing Rhyme

Craft: 

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Owl Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: owl

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

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Flannel: Little Owl Count

5 little owls on a dark, dark night.
5 little owls are quite a sight.
5 little owls! Are you keeping score?
1 flies away and that leaves 4

4 little owls as happy as can be
1 flies away and that leaves 3

3 little owls calling, “Who, who, who.”
1 flies away and that leaves 2

2 little owls having lots of fun
1 flies away and that leaves 1

1 little owl and we’re almost done,
He flies away and that leaves none

(Source: Upper Hudson Library System)

Song: “Be Like an Owl” (tune: of “London Bridges”)

Flap your wings and fly around, fly around, fly around.
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl.

Open your eyes big and wide, big and wide, big and wide.
Open your eyes big and wide, just like an owl.

Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along.
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl.

Turn your head and say who, who, who, who, who, who, who, who,
Turn your head and say who, who, just like an owl.

(Source: Upper Hudson Library System)

Book: Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan

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Rhyme: “Wide-Eyed Owl”

There’s a wide eyed owl (thumbs and forefingers around eyes)
With a pointed nose, (forefinger makes a v at end of nose)
Two pointed ears, (forefingers extended up from head)
and claws for toes, (fingers and arms bent in front of chest)
When he sits up in the tree, (point to tree)
and he looks at you, (point at a child in the group)
he flaps his wings, (fold arms into arm pits and flap)
And he says ‘Whoo Whoo.’

Song: “Toes are Tapping “ – Kimbo Educational: It’s Toddler Time

Book: Little Owl Lost by Chris Haughton

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Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Snowy owl with small paper plates (from “I heart crafty things”)

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