Trucks Story Time- Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Red Truck by Kerston Hamilton, Illustrated by Valeria Petrone

RedTruck

Song: Where are Trucks? (Tune: “Where is Thumbkin?”) – with pictures of trucks on sticks

Where is pick-up truck?
Where is pick-up truck?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you today, truck? Very well, I thank you.
Drive away. Drive away.

Where is tow truck . . .
Where is garbage truck . . .
Where is fire truck . . .

Song: “The Wheels on the Truck”
The wheels on the truck
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the truck go round and round
All through the town

The shovel on the truck goes dig dig dig…
The horn on the truck goes beep beep beep…

Book: Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia

TipTipDigDig

Song: “Old MacDonald Had a Truck”
Old MacDonald had a truck, E I E I O
And on this truck, he had some wheels,
E I E I O
With a roll, roll here and a roll, roll there
Here a roll, there a roll
Everywhere a roll, roll
Old MacDonald had a truck, E I E I O
Also add wipers/swish, horn/beeps, etc.
(Credit: Green Tree Public Library)

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABCs

Book: Monster Trucks by Nick Gordon

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Start Your Truck” by DJ Tonka: DiG IT!

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

Song: “The Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Closing Song

Craft: Monster truck

 

 

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Boat Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Toy Boat by Randall de Sève, illustrated by Loren Long

Toy Boat book cover

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

Book: One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Ard Hoyt

One-Dog Canoe book cover

Rhyme: Motorboat, Motorboat
Motorboat, motorboat, go so slow, (Move arms in a circle slowly or lie on back and bicycle legs)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast, (Move arms in a circle fast or move legs)
Motorboat, motorboat, push on the gas!
VROOOOOM!
(Repeat rhyme)
(Source: Adapted from Upstart Promotions)

Song: “My Big Green Boat” (tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
I love to row in my big green boat, (Pretend to row)
Big green boat, big green boat.
I love to row in my big green boat
Out on the deep blue sea.

My big green boat has two white sails, (Raise arms above head and wave gently)
Two white sails, two white sails.
My big green boat has two white sails,
Out on the deep blue sea.

So come for a row in my big green boat, (Pretend to row)
My big green boat, my big green boat.
So come for a row in my big green boat,
Out on the deep blue sea.
(Source: Upstart Promotions)

Book: Busy Boats by Susan Steggall

Busy Boats book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Folded paper boat

boat story time craft

Monster Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

App: Go Away Big Green Monster

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It” – Sesame Street: Kids Favorite Songs 2

Action Rhyme: Monsters, Monsters Turn Around
Monster Monster, Turn Around! (turn around)
Monster, Monster, Touch the ground! (touch ground)
Monster, Monster, Reach up high! (stretch up high)
Monster, Monster, Squint your eyes!  (squint eyes)
Monster, Monster, Show your teeth!  (bare teeth and make claws)
Monster, Monster, Stomp your feet!  (stomp)
Monster, Monster, Slap your knees!  (slap knees)
Monster, Monster, Sit down, please!  (sit down)
(Source: King County Library Wiki)

Book: Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett, illustrated by Kevan J. Atteberry

Tickle Monster

Song: “Monster Boogie” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz

Song:Horns, Fangs, Knees and Claws
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
Eyes and ears and tail and paws
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
(Source: King County Library Wiki)

Book: There’s a Monster in your Book by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott or There’s a Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

 

Song: “Games Monsters Play” – Sesame Street: Monster Melodies

Closing rhyme

Craft: alphabet monsters

 

Bear Story Time – Toddler

Opening song with bear puppet

Rhyme: My Bear (using puppet)

My bear is looking all around.
My bear is sniffing at the ground.
My bear is looking at my toes.
My bear can kiss me on the nose.
My bear can whisper in my ear.
What’s he saying? Can you hear?
My bear can hide behind me,
But wherever I go, my bear can surely find me.
(Credit: Yorba Linda Public Library)

Book: If You Were a Panda Bear by Florence and Wendell Minor

if you were a panda bear

Flannel: (from My Storytime Life blog)
Polar bear’s not tired,
He wants to play!
He wants to catch the RED ball today.
Is this the red ball? (etc.)

Song: “Goin’ on a Bear Hunt” – Greg and Steve: Kids in Action

Book: Bear and Hare: Where’s Bear? by Emily Gravett

Song: Grizzly Bears (Tune: “Mary Had A Little Lamb”)

Grizzly bears are big and brown, (stretch up tall)
Big and brown, big and brown,
Grizzly bears are big and brown,
And live in the woods.
Polar bears are soft and white, (rub arms)
Soft and white, soft and white,
Polar bears are soft and white,
And live where it’s cold.
Teddy bears are just my size, (hug pretend bear)
Just my size, just my size,
Teddy bears are just my size,
To cuddle with at night.
(Credit: Jbrary)

Song: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around” – The Wiggles: Taking Off

Song: If You’re A Bear and You Know It (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a polar bear and you know it…clap your paws
If you’re a black bear and you know it…show your teeth

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Toddlers on Parade

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

Goodbye rhyme

Craft: Bear on tissue paper squares and paper plate

 

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Mo Willems Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Book: The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems

Play: “Hot Dog Dress Up” at www.pigeonpresents.com

Fingerplay: Five little hot dogs frying in a pan, the grease got hot and it went bam! (clap)

Song: “Shakin’ Everywhere” – Jim Gill: The Irrational Anthem

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

Should I Share My Ice Cream? book cover

Flannelboard: “Ice Cream Colors”
We have ice cream, the best in town,
Let us begin with chocolate brown.
Now, let us scoop us some bubble-gum pink,
It is sweet and yummy, the best, some think.
Here is ice cream minty and green,
It is the creamiest I have ever seen.
Yellow ice cream is lemony and tart,
We like its taste from the very start.
Scoops of blueberry would make my day,
Look at all this ice cream, hip, hip hurray!
Red ice cream is a strawberry delight,
All these scoops are a wonderful sight.
Vanilla white is a popular flavor,
It tastes very good to an ice-cream craver.
Purple ice cream really gives me a kick,
Good and yummy till the very last lick.
Ice cream, ice cream, what a cool sensation,
We love ice cream in any combination!
Credit: Step By Step

Song: “Pig on Her Head” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of Laurie Berkner

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

 Knuffle Bunny book cover

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

 Closing rhyme

Craft: Pigeon headband