Rabbit and Bunny Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Tiny Rabbit’s Big Wish by Maragrita Engle, illustrated by David Walker

Tiny rabbit's big wish cover image

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

Flannel: 5 Little Bunnies

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

Book: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

little white rabbit

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: Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall

everybunny dance cover image

Song: “Bunny Pokey” – Junior Jukebox: Animals

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

Closing Rhyme


Spring Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: spring

Book: Abracadabra, It’s Spring! by Anne Sibley O’Brien, illustrated by Susan Gal

Flannel: There’s something in my garden

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

Book: Spring by Julie Murray

Song: “It’s raining/Itsy-bitsy spider medley” – Music for Little People: 101 Toddler Favorites

Song: “La Arana Pequenita” – Cantarima: Canciones Tradicionales

Book: Dig In! by Cindy Jenson-Elliott

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

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

Closing song

Craft: Coloring sheet “u” with die-cut umbrella


Bird Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler

Song: Owl in a Tree (Tune: “Skip to my Lou”)
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Skip to my lou, my darling.

Robin in the nest goes, “Tweet, tweet, tweet…”
Duck in the pond goes, “Quack, quack, quack…”
Rooster in the yard goes, “Cock a doodle doo…”
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: I Spy in the Sky by Edward Gibbs

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “swan”

Social Story: It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr

Closing song

Craft: swan in a paper plate pond



Bugs Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus

Big Rig Bugs book cover

Song: “The Ants Go Marching” – Laurie Berkner: Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs

Book: Noisy Bug Sing-Along by John Himmelman

Noisy Bug Sing-Along

Song: “On My Toe there is a Flea” – Frog in the Meadow: Music, Now I’m Two!

Puppet Story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Book: Fly! by Karl Newsom Edwards

Fly? book cover

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

Fingerplay: Ladybugs

Craft: Coloring sheet with bug cutouts

bug preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Pirate Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Pirate Jamboree by Mark Teague

pirate jamboree cover image

Song: “A Sailor Went to Sea” – Music for Little People Choir: 101 Toddler Favorites

Book: Pirate Nap by Danna Smith


Flannel: Pirates Wear Patches
Pirates wear patches and on their hand, hooks
Pirates love to mismatch And give dirty looks
Pirates wear white shirts with big puffy sleeves
Pirates are scoundrels And rascals and thieves!
Pirates wear black hats with a skull and cross bones
Pirates yell “Avast”! And “Ahoy, thar she blows!
Pirates have long hair they decorate with beads
Pirates aren’t rare When you’re sailing the seas!
Pirates have a pet bird and tie the best knots
Pirates are quite absurd X marks the spot!

Pirates Wear Patches flannel

Puppet Show: Peg Leg Pup

Song: If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, then you’ll hear the sea winds blowin.
If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)

verses two and three
If you’re a pirate and you know it, walk the plank (stomp, stomp)…
If you’re a pirate and you know it, say ahoy Ahoy! (with arm movement)…

(Credit: Born Librarian blog)

Book: Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

bubble bath pirates cover image

Closing Rhyme

Activity: Bubble Machine Dance Party