Winter Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws! By Kim Norman, illustrated by Liza Woodruff

Song:  “Let’s Play in the Snow” – Rachel Buchman: Sing a Song of Seasons

Book: Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “slide”

Social Story:  “Saying Goodbye”

Closing Song

Craft: snow globes with plastic cups

snow globe preschool story time craft

Sweet Treats Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: cookie

Book: Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright

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Song: “Peanut Butter” – Jean Feldman: Keep on Singing and Dancing with Dr. Jean

Book: Maisy Makes Gingerbread by Lucy Cousins

maisy makes gingerbread

Rhyme: Making Cookies
I am making cookie dough. (hold out arms in a circle, like a bowl)
Round and round the beaters go. (roll hands)
Add some flour from a cup. (shake a pretend cup)
Stir and stir the batter up. (stirring motion)
Roll them, cut them nice and neat. (rolling pin motion)
Put them on a cookie sheet. (place pretend cookies)
Bake them, count them 1-2-3. (counting motion)
Serve them to my friends for tea. (take a bite!)
(Credit: Sunflower Storytime)

Song: “Three Little Muffins” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Book: Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin

who ate all the cookie dough

Flannelboard: “Ice Cream Colors”
We have ice cream, the best in town,
Let us begin with chocolate brown.
Now, let us scoop us some bubble-gum pink,
It is sweet and yummy, the best, some think.
Here is ice cream minty and green,
It is the creamiest I have ever seen.
Yellow ice cream is lemony and tart,
We like its taste from the very start.
Scoops of blueberry would make my day,
Look at all this ice cream, hip, hip hurray!
Red ice cream is a strawberry delight,
All these scoops are a wonderful sight.
Vanilla white is a popular flavor,
It tastes very good to an ice-cream craver.
Purple ice cream really gives me a kick,
Good and yummy till the very last lick.
Ice cream, ice cream, what a cool sensation,
We love ice cream in any combination!
Credit: Step By Step

Song: “Brush your Teeth” – Raffi: Singable Songs Collection

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: Decorate paper gingerbread cookies

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Snow Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Outside by Deirdre Gill

Outside book cover

Song: “Let’s Play in the Snow” – Rachel Buchman: Sing a Song of Seasons

Book: Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner

Snowmen All Year book cover

Song: “Snow on the Rooftops” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Sing the Cold Winter Away

Flannel: Build a Snowman

Snowman felt story time

Song/Scarves: “Scarves on Your Laps” – Johnette Downing: The Second Line

Book/Puppets: Oh! by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Oh! book cover

Craft: Plastic cup snow globes

snow globe preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Toy Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

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Song: “Teddy Bear Turn Around” – Greg & Steve: Ready, Set, Move

Book: Found by Salina Yoon

Found book cover

Activity: Cleanup
Sort Items into the correct bag

Clean up Activity Image

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

Book: Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

monkey-and-me cover image

Song:  This Is Big
This is big, big, big (Hold arms to the side)
This is small, small, small (Cups hand together)
This is short, short, short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall, tall, tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast, fast, fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (Nod head)

Song: “Rhythm in the Scarves”- The Second Line- Scarf Activity Songs: Johnette Downing

 Closing Rhyme

Craft:

teddy-bear craft image

Snow Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Snow, coat, hat

Book: Snowy, Blowy Winter by Bob Raczka, illustrated by Judy Stead

Snowy Blowy Winter book cover

Rhyme: Jack Frost’s nose
Where did you get that little red nose? (touch nose)
Jack Frost kissed it (pinch nose)
I suppose.
He kissed it once (one kiss on nose)
He kissed it twice (two kisses)
Poor little nose, it’s as cold as ice (wiggle nose)

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

Book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka

under my hood i have a hat

Song: Snowflake, Snowflake (Tune: “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”)
Snowflake, Snowflake, dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground,
Snowflake, landing on your nose,
Snowflake, landing on your toes,
Snowflake, Snowflake, dance around,
Snowflake, snowflake, touch the ground.

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book/Puppets: Oh! by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Oh! book cover

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

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’ . . .

Book (choral): Winter Friends by Carl R. Sams II and by Jean Stoick

Winter Friends

Song (shaky eggs): “Let’s Play in the Snow” – Rachel Buchman; Sing a Song of Seasons

Closing rhyme

Penguin Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Emperor Penguins Up Close by Carmen Bredeson

Emperor Penguins Up Close book cover

Song: (Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a Little Penguin
In the sea.
I can swim as fast as can be!
When I catch a fish, just look at me.
I’m as proud as I can be.
(Credit: Step by Step)

Fingerplay:  Two Little Penguins
Two little penguins sitting on the ice (hold up two fingers)
One bows once, the other bows twice (made index fingers bow)
Waddle little penguins. Waddle away. (put fingers behind back)
Come back penguins. Time to play! (bring fingers to the front)
(Credit: King County Library System)

Book: Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon

Penguin on Vacation book cover

Song: Waddling Penguins (Tune: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)
Penguins, penguins having fun
Waddling in the shining sun
Waddling fast and waddling slow
Waddling to and waddling fro.
Penguins, penguin having fun
Waddling in the shining sun.
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Flannel: Penguin Went Over the Iceberg (Tune: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”)
The penguin went over the iceberg
The penguin went over the iceberg
The penguin went over the iceberg
to see what he could see.
But all that he could see
But all that he could see
was
The other side of the iceberg
The other side of the iceberg
The other side of the iceberg
was all that he could see.
(Credit: Storytime Katie)

Book: Penguin by Polly Dunbar

Penguin book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Penguin hand puppet

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Jan Thomas Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas

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Song: “Toes are Tapping “ – Kimbo Educational: Toddler Gym

Song: “Roll your hands” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

Book: Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

is everyone ready for fun

 

Song: “Big Fun” – Greg and Steve: Big Fun

Book: What will Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas

what will fat cat sit on

Song: “If You’re a Kitty and You Know It”

If you’re a kitty and you know it lick your paws. (pretend to lick paws)

Continue with:
…show your claws (show claws)
…swish your tail (wiggle bottom)
…say “Meow!”

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: Jan Thomas mouse coloring page and finger puppet take-home

 

Sloth Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: “Slow”

Book:  Sloths: World’s Slowest Mammals by Joy Page

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Song: “Leaves and Branches, Trunks and Roots” – Cathy Fink and Marley Marxer: Get Set for School

Book: Sloth Slept On by Frann Preston-Gannon

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Flannel:  “Five Silly Sloths”

Five silly sloths laying on the floor
One fell asleep and then there were four
Four silly sloths climbing up a tree
One fell down and then there were three
Three silly sloths wondering what to do
One got lost and then there were two
Two silly sloths having tons of fun
One got up and then there was one
One silly sloth was sad the day was done
He went to bed and now there are none.

Book: Slowly, Slowly, Slowly.” Said the Sloth by Eric Carl

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

Book:  If Animals Kissed Good Night by Ann Whitford Paul

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Song: “You’re an Animal Too” – Anna Moo: Anna Moo Crackers

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” –  Raffi: The Raffi Singable Songs Collection

Closing Rhyme

 Craft:

sloth

 

 

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Counting Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Let’s Count Goats by Mem Fox, illustrated by Jan Thomas

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

Book: Big Fat Hen illustrated by Keith Baker

Big Fat Hen

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “Take 5”

Social Story:  “Waiting your turn”

Closing song

Craft: egg-shaped puzzles with numbers and dots