World Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: All the World by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon 

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

Song: Hands Are Clapping (to the 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: Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein

Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein, book cover

Song: Yo Te Amo (ukulele chords by Story Time Ukulele)

Book: A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley

A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley, book cover

Song: I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Book: Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz

Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz, book cover

Song: Three Little Birds – Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are My Little Bird

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Cupcake liner globes

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Kindness Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson, book cover

Song: All I Wanna Do is Dance” – Kira Wiley: Kings and Queens of the Forest

Flannel: How Kind!  by Mary Murphy

How Kind! by Mary Murphy, book cover

Song: Yo Te Amo (ukulele chords by Story Time Ukulele)

 

Book: Rain! by Linda Ashman

Rain! by Linda Ashman

Song: “Sleeping Bunnies ” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Zoom Zoom Cuddle and Croon

 

Book: Say Hello! by Linda Davick

Song: Three Little Birds – Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are My Little Bird

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Construction paper rainbows

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Body Story Time- Baby

Opening Song

Book: Hands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson, photographs by John-Francis Bourke

Hands Can

Rhyme: Roly poly, ever so slowly (roll arms)
Roly poly, faster, faster, faster!

Rhyme: Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel
Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! [tickle baby]
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her belly where the hotdog goes!

Song: Head, Shoulders
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes!
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes!
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose!
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes
Knees and toes!

Book: A Kiss For You! by Joan Holub and Caroline Jayne Church

AKissForYou

Song: “Head and Shoulders” by Frog in the Meadow: Music, Now I’m Two

Song: “Baby’s Hokey Pokey” – Georgiana Stewart: Baby Face

Song: They’re a Part of Me (Tune: The 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 tap, tap, tap…
I can make my hands go wave, wave, waver…

Song: “Wake Up Toes” – Joanie Bartels: Morning Magic

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

Book: Baby Cakes by Karma Wilson, Illustrated by Sam Williams

BabyCakes

Song: “Fingers and Toes” (with shaky eggs) by Milkshake: Happy Songs

Milkshake album

Closing Rhyme

 

 

 

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Dragon Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama

best pet of all

Song: “Dragon Pokey”

You put your claws in, you take your claws out,

You put your claws in and you scratch them all about!

You do the Dragon Pokey and you turn yourself around,

That’s what it’s all about!
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Feet in. Stomp them all about

Teeth in. Chomp them all about

Tail in. Swing it all about

Book: How to Be Friends with a Dragon by Valeri Gorbachev

how to be friends with a dragon

Song: “Mat Man” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “dragon”

Social Story:  Nobody’s Perfect by David Elliott, illustrated by Sam Zuppardi

nobody's perfect

Closing song

Craft: Paper airplane dragons (they fly really well!) – from Create in the Chaos

 

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Ocean Story time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry, book cover

Song: “The Fish in the Sea” (Sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”, ukulele chords by Story time Ukulele)

Book: The Ocean Story by John Seven

The Ocean Story by John Seven, book cover

Flannel:

Little crab, little crab, scuttling in the water,
Little crab, little crab Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a…

Jellyfish, jellyfish, squiggling in the water
jellyfish, jellyfish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Blue dolphin, blue dolphin, flipping in the water,
Blue dolphin, blue dolphin, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale,
Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!
(Cover your mouth.) Excuse me!

(Credit to Storytime Kate)

Song: “A Sailor Went to Sea”

Book: Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske

Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske, book cover

 

Song: “Baby Beluga” – Raffi: Baby Beluga

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Starfish coloring sheet with dried macaroni

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Gardening Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson

Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson, book cover

Song: “Sleeping Bunnies ” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Zoom Zoom Cuddle and Croon

 

Book: The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes

The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes, book cover

Song/Fingerplay:
This is my garden,
(extend palm of hand facing up)
I’ll rake it with care,
(rake palm with 3 fingers of the other hand)
And then some flower seeds,
(plant pretend seeds on palm)
I’ll plant there.
The sun will shine,
(circular action with other hand)
And the rain will fall,
(fingers flutter down)
And my garden will blossom,
And grow straight and tall.
(cup hands and ‘grow’ fingers upwards like flowers)

 

Book: Planting a Rainbow by Louise Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, book cover

Song: All I Wanna Do is Dance” – Kira Wiley: Kings and Queens of the Forest

 

Book: My Garden by Kevin Henkes

My Garden by Kevin Henkes, book cover

Closing Song

Crafts: Pipe cleaner flowers

 

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Ocean Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry, book cover

Song: “The Fish in the Sea” (Sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”, ukulele chords by Story time Ukulele)

Book: Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fenske

Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fenske, book cover

Flannel:

Little crab, little crab, scuttling in the water,
Little crab, little crab Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a…

Jellyfish, jellyfish, squiggling in the water
jellyfish, jellyfish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Blue dolphin, blue dolphin, flipping in the water,
Blue dolphin, blue dolphin, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale,
Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!
(Cover your mouth.) Excuse me!

(Credit to Storytime Kate)

Song: “A Sailor Went to Sea”

Book: Wiggle Like an Octopus by Harriet Ziefert

Wiggle Like an Octopus by Harriet Ziefert, book cover

Song: “Baby Beluga” – Raffi: Baby Beluga

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper plate fish with cupcake liner scales

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Big and Little Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book:  Little Gorilla by Ruth Bornstein

little gorilla

Rhyme: Big A, little A, bouncing B, (bounce)
Cat’s in the cupboard and he can’t see me (cover face with hands)
Peekaboo! I see you! (open hands off face)

Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Book: I Am Small by Emma Dodd

i am small

Rhyme: Roly poly every so slowly, Roly poly faster, faster, faster (roll arms)

Song: “The Little Bird” – Georgiana Stewart: Nursery Rhyme Time

Rhyme: This is big, big, big  Hold arms out to side
This is small small small Cup hands 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
This is no no no Shake head
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: So Big by Dan Yaccarino

so big dan

Rhyme: Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety rickety rocking horse,
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug)

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! (tickle)
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her belly where the hot dog goes!

Book: Big Little by Leslie Patricelli

big little

Song (with shaky eggs): “Six Little Ducks” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Closing rhyme

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Food Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems

duckling gets a cookie

Song: “Peanut Butter and Jelly” – Old Town School of Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by Cris Arbo

whats in the garden

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

Movement: Do the yoga pose “shake like jelly”

Social Story: Beautiful Hands by Kathryn Otoshi, illustrated by Bret Baumgarten

Closing song

Activity: Cookie jar number matching from totschooling.net

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