Bunny Story Time – Toddler

Opening song with bunny puppet

Book/Puppets: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

little white rabbit

Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

Book: Peek-A-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice

Peek-a-Boo Bunny book cover

Rhyme: Here is a bunny (Make fist with two fingers up straight.)
With his ears so funny.
Here is his hole (Circle fingers and thumb of other hand.)
In the ground.
When a noise he hears, (Rotate rabbit as if hearing noise.)
He pricks up his ears,
And jumps in his hole (Jump rabbit ears into hole.)
In the ground.

Song: “Did You Ever See a Bunny?” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Sam Williams

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Song: “Little Bunny” (Tune: “Twinkle, twinkle”)
Little bunny turn around
Little bunny touch the ground
Little bunny wiggle your nose
Little bunny touch your toes
Little bunny rest your head
Little bunny jump in bed

Book/Puppets: Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by John Butler

Wee Little Bunny book cover

Song: “Bunny Pokey” – Junior Jukebox: Animals

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

Closing song

Craft: Paper bunny hand puppets

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Bunny Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue

Quiet Bunny's Many Colors book cover

Song: “Fast and Slow” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Book: A Baby Rabbit Story by Jeni Wittrock

 A Baby Rabbit Story book cover

Song/Puppets: A little brown rabbit popped out of the ground”

Song: “Do the Bunny Hop” – The Tinseltown Players: Do the Bunny Hop

Movement: “Bunny Breath” – Kira Willey: Mindful Moments

Book: Rabbit and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf by Michaël Escoffier, illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

Rabbit and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf book cover

Flannel: Five little bunnies

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper bunny hand puppets

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Farm Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Farm

Book: Cock-a-Doodle-Doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Brad Sneed

cock-a-doodle-doo creak pop-pop moo book cover

Rhyme: Shoe the old horse (tap one foot)
Shoe the old mare (tap other foot)
But let the little pony
Run bare, bare, bare (tap feet together)

Song: Counting sheep (Tune: “This Old Man”)
Counting sheep, counting sheep
Helps my _________ go to sleep

One sheep, two sheep
Three sheep, four —
Soon my _________
Starts to snore
(Credit: Sing a Song of Storytime)

Book: Chicken, Chicken, Duck! by Nadia Krilanovich

Chicken Chicken Duck book cover

Rhyme: One, two, buckle my shoe

Song: Hop, hop, hop along (Tune: “Row Your Boat”)
Hop, hop, hop along (hop)
Or bounce on someone’s knee (bounce)
Higher and higher and higher and higher (lift)
Bunny hop with me. (hop)

Puppets/Song: Old McDonald” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Big Book: I Went Walking by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas

I Went Walking book cover

 

Song (shaky eggs): “Mary Had a Little Lamb” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Closing rhyme

Bug Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

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

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Song: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Book: I Love Bugs by Philemon Sturges, illustrated by Shari Halpern

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Puppet Show: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Song: “On my Toe there is a Flea” – John Martin Feierabend: Frog in the Meadow  x2

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

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Song: Mi Cuerpo” – Hot Peas ‘n Butter: Best of the Bowl

Book: Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi; illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

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Song (with shaky eggs): The Ants Go Marching

Closing Rhyme

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Farm Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Big Book: The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most

The Cow That Went Oink book cover

Song: “Down on Grandpa’s Farm” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

Book: On the Farm by David Elliott, illustrated by Holly Meade

On the Farm book cover

Song/Puppets: “Old McDonald” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book/Movement: Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

Is Everyone Ready for Fun? book cover

Book: Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown

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Flannel: Mary Had a Little Lamb ( different color lambs: “fleece was ____ as ____ )

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Opening barn coloring sheet

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Mem Fox Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: green

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek

Where is the Green Sheep book cover

Song/rhyme: “Dancing Sheep”

Shhh!  It’s time to go to sleep (put finger to mouth, pretend to sleep)
But into my bedroom one sheep creeps. (creep fingers)
“Don’t go to bed,” the one sheep said.
“I would rather dance instead!”

Soon he was…  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling! (move hands above head in “dancing” motion)
He was dancing on the floor! (move hands on floor as mentioned above)
He was dancing on the window! (move hands to one side)
He was dancing on the door! (move hands to other side)

He kept on…Dancing on the ceiling! (sing faster)
He was dancing on the floor!
He was dancing on the window!
He was dancing on the door!
(repeat several times getting faster each time through)

“Stop that dancing, silly sheep.
It is time to go to sleep!”
Soon the sheep lay on the floor.
Soon the sheep began to snore.

So I started …  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling!
I was dancing on the floor!
I was dancing on the window!
I was dancing on the door!

(Credit: susanmdailey.com)

Book: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Song: “Ten Fingers” – Peter and Ellen Allard: Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Peter and Ellen Allard: Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2

Book: Hello Baby! by Mem Fox, illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Song: “This is how I do it” – Laurie Berkner: Superhero

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

Closing song

Craft: green sheep made with hearts (idea: craftymorning.com)

Sheep Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

where is the green sheep

Song with puppets: Old McDonald

Book: Sheep by Wendy Strobel Dieker

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Song/flannel: Mary had a Little Lamb
We sang “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and substituted “fleece as white as show” with the color of the sheep and something it was the same color as.
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb its fleece was ORANGE as CARROTS!
We ended with “white as snow.”

Song: “Jump Up, Turn Around”- Jim Gill: The Irrational Anthem

Book: Wee Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by John Butler

wee little lamb cover image

Song: (melody: “Wheels on the Bus”)
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap.
They’re a part of me.
I can make my feet go stamp, stamp, stamp…
I can make my legs go hop, hop, hop…

Book: Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

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

 Closing Rhyme

Craft:

sheep craft

 

Dinosaur Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Flapdoodle Dinosaurs by David Carter

Song: “We are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: I Am a Tyrannosaurus by Anna Grossnickle Hines

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “volcano”

Social Story: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague

Closing song

Craft: dinosaurs on coloring page

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Boat Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sail Away by Donald Crews

sail away

Song: “Row, Row, Row your Boat” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: Little Tug by Stephen Savage

little tug

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “row your boat”

Social Story: What Does It Mean to be Kind? by Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

Closing song

Craft: sailboats

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