Bug Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner

Rhyme: Here is a beehive. Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Soon they come creeping out of the hive (have one bee peek out)
1-2-3-4-5! BUZZ! (bring each finger out as you count)

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.

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

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

snappy little bugs

Song: “On my Toe There is a Flea” – John M. Feierabend and Luann Saunders: Frog in the Meadow

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

Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Rhyme: 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 hot dog goes!

Book: Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek

Song: There’s a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle,. (children do wiggling action for this verse)
There’s a big fat caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch, etc (munching action)
There’s a pretty butterfly on a leaf, flutter, flutter, etc (fluttering action)

Song: (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Caterpillar caterpillar Wiggle fingers of one hand
In the tree, in the tree Spread arms like branches
First you wiggle this way Wiggle hand left
Then you wiggle that way Wiggle hands right
Look at me, look at me Point to self

Song (with shaky eggs): “Caterpillar, Caterpillar” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Closing rhyme

 

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Bicycle Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

duck on a bike

Song: “The Goldfish” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: My Bike by Byron Barton

my bike

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “pedal laughing”

Social Story: Get Happy by Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Caroline Uff

Closing song

Craft: bicycle coloring sheet with cupcake liners and pom poms for wheels

 

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Ocean Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins

Rhyme: Baby shark, doot do, doot do, do do
Baby shark, doot do, doot do, do do
Baby shark, doot do, doot do, do do
Baby shark.

Repeat with:
Brother shark…
Mama shark…
Papa shark…
Grandma shark…
Swim away…
From the shark…
Safe at last…
Bye bye shark…

Song: “Over the Deep Blue Sea” – Susan Salidor: Come and Make a Circle

Flannel/Story: I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
(based on the book of the same name by Kevin Sherry)

Rhyme: Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Sliding through the water.
Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Gulp, gulp, GULP!
Oh, no! He was eaten by
An octopus, an octopus,
Squiggling in the water…

Repeat with:
A tuna fish, flashing in the water
A great white shark, lurking in the water
A humongous whale, spouting in the water.
(at the end) Buurrrrp! Excuse me!

Book: Fish, Swish! Splash, Dash! by Suse MacDonald

Song: “Popcorn” – Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime!

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Die-cut swimming goggles

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Garden Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Garden

Book: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park

Rhyme: Five plump peas in a peapod pressed.
One grew, two grew,
So did all the rest.
They grew and grew and they did not stop.
They got so big that the peapod POPPED!

Flannel: Rainbow Soup
(Use a pot and spoon, and felt fruits and veggies)
Take an apple,
Put it in the pot,
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot.
Take it out,
Now what can it be?
The prettiest red
You ever did see! (Place red strip of rainbow on flannel board. Continue until you’ve made an entire rainbow.)

Song: “In My Garden” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

Book: Square Cat ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Cupcake liner flowers

(Credit: Miss Meg’s Storytime)

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Construction Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Hammer, screwdriver

Book: The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage

Rhyme:
Brick by brick
By brick by brick,
My building’s so high,
It’s scraping the sky.
(Place fists one on top of the other, going higher each time.)

Brick by brick
By brick by brick,
My building will sway
When the wind blows this way.
(Sway left, then right.)

Brick by brick
By brick by brick,
Now I’m ready to stop
And a flag goes on top.
(Open one fist and wave hand left and right.)

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

Book: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz

Flannel/Rhyme:
Hannah needs her hammer lots and lots.
Is it hiding in the [color] toolbox?
Have children choose a color each time, and look underneath the toolbox for the missing hammer.

Song: This is the way we pound our nails,
Pound our nails, pound our nails.
This is the way we pound our nails
So early in the morning.

Repeat with:
Saw the wood
Turn the screw
Stack the bricks
Stir the paint
Paint the walls

Book: The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper bulldozer

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Recycling/Earth Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Rain

Book: Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley

Rhyme: Bananas Unite!
Peel bananas, peel peel bananas. (Repeat.)
Chop bananas, chop chop bananas. (Repeat.)
Mash bananas, mash mash bananas. (Repeat.)
Eat bananas, eat eat bananas. (Repeat.)
Gooooo bananas!

Song/Flannel: Five bottles of juice on the wall,
Five bottles of juice,
Put one in the recycling bin,
Four bottles of juice on the wall…
(Continue until none are left.)

Repeat with five cartons of milk.

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

Book (with whale puppet): All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon

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

Closing Rhyme

 

 

 

 

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World Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: World

Rhyme (with puppet): Little hedgehog in a bag, sitting so still.
Will she come out? Yes, she will!
She looks to the left, and she looks to the right.
She looks straight ahead, then POPS! out of sight.

Book: Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz

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

Flannel/Rhyme: Counting to Ten in English and Spanish
One, two, and three
Four, five, and six
Seven, eight, and nine,
I can count to ten!
Ten, nine, and eight,
Seven, six, and five,
Four, three, and two,
Counting down to one!

Uno, dos, y tres,
Cuatro, cinco, y seis,
Siete, ocho, nueve,
¡Cuento hasta diez!
Diez, nueve, ocho,
Siete, seis, y cinco,
Cuatro, tres, y dos,
¡Cuento hasta atrás!

Rhyme: Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
In 5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF!

Far far far, we’re going to the stars…
Fun fun fun, we’re going to the sun…

Rhyme (with puppets): Walking through Africa,
What do I see?
I see a tumbili (monkey) looking at me!

Repeat with:
tembo (elephant)
kiboko (hippo)
chura (frog)

(Credit: Miss Meg’s Storytime)

Book: Everywhere the Cow Says “Moo!” by Ellen Weinstein

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

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper Earth with torn-paper continents

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Kindness Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Kindness

Rhyme (with puppet): Little hedgehog in a bag, sitting so still.
Will she come out? Yes, she will!
She looks to the left, and she looks to the right.
She looks straight ahead, then POPS! out of sight.

Book: Say Hello! by Linda Davick

Song: “Love Grows One by One” – Stuart Stott and Tom Pease: Celebrate!

Rhyme: Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon,
In 5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF!

Story/Flannel: How Kind! by Mary Murphy

(Credit: Totally Toddler)

Rhyme: When I stretch up, I feel so tall.
When I bend down, I feel so small.
Taller, taller, taller, taller,
Smaller, smaller, smaller, smaller,
Into a tiny ball.

Book: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

Song: “We’ll Wave Hello Together” (tune of “Farmer in the Dell”)
We’ll wave hello together,
We’ll wave hello together,
We’ll wave hello together,
‘Cause it’s fun to do.

We’ll give a hug together…
We’ll say “peace” together…
We’ll high five together…
We’ll sit down and listen…

Book: Peace, Baby! by Linda Ashman

Song: “Skinnamarink” – Sharon, Lois & Bram: One Elephant Went Out to Play

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Chick finger puppet

(Credit: I Heart Crafty Things)

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Tickle Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: We’ve all got Bellybuttons! by David Martin, illustrated by Randy Cecil

We've All Got Bellybuttons

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” including “The parents on the bus go tickle, tickle, tickle”

Rhyme:
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance’em all around!

Dance’em on your tummy
Dance’em on your head
Dance’em on your shoulders
And dance’em off to bed.

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

Book: Tickle Time! by Sandra Boynton

Tickle Time

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

Rhyme:

These are baby’s fingers, (touch child’s fingers)
These are baby’s toes, (touch child’s toes)|
This is baby’s belly button, (touch child’s tummy)
Round and round it goes! (gently tickle child’s tummy)

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

Book: Piggies by Don and Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

Rhyme: 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 hot dog goes!

Song (with shaky eggs): “Little Sack of Sugar” – Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are My Flower

Closing rhyme

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Beach Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

sea sand me

Song/Flannel: “Having Fun at the Beach” – The Wiggles: Wake Up Jeff

Book: Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner

senses at the seashore

Song: “Tap, Tap, Tap” – Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Singalong

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “crab”

Social Story: Sometimes You Get What You Want by Lisa Brown, illustrated by Meredith Gary

Closing song

Craft: jellyfish with tissue paper squares and ribbons

 

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