Up in the Air Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: I Love Planes by Philemon Sturges

I Love Planes

Song/flannel: “The Airplane Song” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: Little Cloud by Eric Carle

little cloud

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “hot air balloon”

Social Story: It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr

Closing Song

Craft: die-cut airplanes with fluffy clouds on blue paper

 

 

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Breakfast Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: banana

Book: Breakfast Time by Julia Noonan

Rhyme:  Four fat sausages frying in a pan
one went pop the other went bam.
Three…
Two…

Song: “Be Bananas” – Stuart Stott and Tom Pease: Celebrate!

Book: Ellie’s Breakfast by Sarah Garland

ellies breakfast

Song: “If You Like Your Eggs Scrambled” (Tune: “If You’re Happy & You Know It”)
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
Yes, they’re yummy and they’re yellow
So you’ll be a happy fellow
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands

If you like your eggs fried, jump up high…
If you want bacon with your eggs, wiggle your legs…

Song (with shaky eggs): “I Know a Chicken” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

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

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

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

Activity: cereal sorting game

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Boat Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera

row row row your boat cover image

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

Book: Sail Away by Donald Crews

sail away

Flannel: The first little boat went chug, chug, chug.
The second little boat went tug, tug, tug.
The third little boat went row, row, row.
The fourth little boat went oh sooo slooooow.
Here comes the sailboat, watch it go!

(credit to Sunflower story time)

Song: Hands Are Clapping
(sing to tune of “Skip To My Lou”)
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling!

Continue with …
-feet are stomping
-arms are flapping
– legs are jumping

Book: Boat Works by Tom Slaughter

 boat works

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

Book/app: Boats by Byron Barton

boats

Closing Rhyme

 Craft:

boat craft

 

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Bug Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

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

love bugs cover image

Song/Flannel: “10 Little Grasshoppers”

One little, two little, three little grasshoppers,
Four little, five little, six little grasshoppers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little grasshoppers,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me (slap thighs to rhythm)
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Ten little, nine little, eight little grasshoppers,
Seven little, six little, five little grasshoppers,
Four little, three little, two little grasshoppers,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

grasshopper

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

Song: “Where do you start your letters?” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Mercer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “butterfly”

Social Story: Wild Feelings by David Milgrim

Closing song

Craft: Paper plate bees

 

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Bug Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: bug

Book: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner

Song/Flannel: “10 Little Grasshoppers”

One little, two little, three little grasshoppers,
Four little, five little, six little grasshoppers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little grasshoppers,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me (slap thighs to rhythm)
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Ten little, nine little, eight little grasshoppers,
Seven little, six little, five little grasshoppers,
Four little, three little, two little grasshoppers,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

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

love bugs cover image

Song: Bumblebee, bumblebee (Tune: “Jingle Bells”)
Bumblebee, bumblebee
Landing on my nose,
Bumblebee, bumblebee,
Now he’s on my toes.
On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows,
Bumblebee, oh bumblebee,
He lands and then he goes.

Song: “The Ants Go Marching” – Old Town School of Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

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

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

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

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Paper plate bees

Ice Cream Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

Should I Share My Ice Cream? book cover

Song: “We Are Ice Cream Cones” (Tune: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
We are ice cream cones
On a summer’s day,
Melting, melting, melting, melting,
Melting all away.
(Credit: Heather McPhail)

Book: Joone by Emily Kate Moon

Joone book cover

Flannel: We Have Ice Cream, The Best in Town
(Credit: Step By Step)

Song: “Milkshake Song” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs of Wiggleworms

Book: You Can Do It Too! By Karen Baicker, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

You Can Do It Too! book cover

Song: “We All Want An Ice Cream Cone” (Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
We all want an ice cream cone,
Ice cream cone, ice cream cone
We all want an ice cream cone, we’ll eat it every day.

(Flavor) is our favorite kind, favorite kind, favorite kind
(Flavor) is our favorite kind, we’ll eat it every day.
(Credit: Storytime Source Page)

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Counting ice cream scoops on cones

ice cream cone preschool story time craft

Rainbow Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Rainbow

Book: Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff

baby bear sees blue

Song: “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More”
It ain’t gonna rain no more, no more
It ain’t gonna rain no more
*Oh no, it’s up to my toe
But it ain’t gonna rain more.
*Verses:
Oh gee, it’s up to my knee
Oh my, it’s up to my thigh
Oh fiddle, it’s up to my middle
Oh heck, it’s up to my neck
Oh dread, it’s up to my head, I’m just going to swim on home.

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow said the owl

Flannel: Color Soup
Take an apple,
Put it in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot.
Take it out now.
What will it be?
The prettiest RED you ever did see!
(repeat with carrot, banana, broccoli, blueberry, and eggplant)
(Source: Kidjamboree)

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

Big Book: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow book cover

Flannel: Los Colores
[tune: frere jacques]
Red is Rojo
Green is Verde
Blue, Azul
Negro, Black
Yellow Amarillo
Purple is Morado
Grey is Gris
Brown, Café (Miss Meg)

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

Book: Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Berry

duckies rainbow

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Rainbow craft

 

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Stop and Go Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: stop, go

Book: Red Light, Green Light  by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

red light green light

Song: Twinkle, twinkle traffic light
Shining on the corner bright.
Red means stop, green means go,
Yellow means go but take it slow.
Twinkle, twinkle traffic light
Shining on the corner bright.

Rhyme: Green says, “Go” (march in place quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
Slow…slow….slow
And red says “stop!” (stop suddenly)
Go !Go! Go! (move fast)
Slow…slow….slow (move slowly)
and STOP! (stop)
(Repeat and allow children to pretend they are cars driving down the street)

Book: On the Go Time by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

on the go time

Flannel: Chickie, Stop and Go by Norman Gorbaty

chickie stop and go book

chickie stop and go

(Credit: Sunflower Storytime)

Song: “Silly Dance Contest” – Jim Gill: The Sneezing Song and other Contagious Tunes

sneezing song

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

Book: Away We Go! by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

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

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Stoplight necklace

stop and go craft

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Garden Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: My Garden by Kevin Henkes

my garden

Song: “In Our Garden” – Peter & Ellen Allard: Sing It! Say It! Sway It!

Book: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

Flower Garden book cover

Flannel: There’s Something in My Garden

Song: “It is Springtime” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Jonathan and Martha by Petr Horáček

Jonathan and Martha book cover

Song: “Won’t You Plant Your Seeds with Care” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Say Hello to the Morning

Big Book: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Fork-painted tulips in a garden

tulip preschool story time garden craft