Vegetable Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli by Barbara Jean Hicks, illustrated by Sue Hendra

Song: “Monster Boogie” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Song: “Vegetable Song” (Tune: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star)

Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
For my snack and in my lunch,
Veggie sticks are great to munch.
Carrots, Peas, and Broccoli,
Vegetables are good for me.
(Source: Sunflower Storytime)

Book: Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayres, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Up, Down, and Around book cover

Song: “When the Pod went Pop!” – Rachel Buchman: Sing a Song of Seasons

Rhyme: Five little peas in a pea-pod pressed,
One grew , two grew, and so did all the rest;
They grew…and grew…and did not stop,
Until one day the pod went…POP!

Book: Very Tasty Vegetables by Bryony Jones

very tasty vegetables

 

 

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

Song: “Everybody Clap Your Hands” – Peter Moses: 90 Nifty Songs

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Peas in the Pod (idea: Little Family Fun)

 

 

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Songs Story Time – Preschool

Hello Song

Book/Song: Let’s Play in the Forest While the Wolf is Not Around by Claudia Rueda

Let's Play in the Forest while the Wof is Not Around book cover

Movement/Book: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush by Jane Cabrera

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush book cover

Book/Song: Every Little Thing adapted by Cedella Marley, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Every Little Thing book cover

Ukelele/Fingerplay:  Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Itsy Bitsy Spider

Puppets/Book: The Boy on the Bus by Penny Dale

The Boy on the Bus book cover

Movement/Book: The Croaky Pokey! By Ethan Long

The Croaky Pokey! book cover

Book: My Favorite Things by Rogers and Hammerstein, illustrated by Renée Graef

My Favorite Things book cover

Craft: Coloring songs based on emotions, with die-cut musical notes and instruments

preschool story time song craft

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Fox Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: How to Find a Fox by Nilah Magruder

Song: If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail.
If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail.
If you’re a fox and you know, Then you’ll really want to show it.
If you’re a fox and you know it,  Swish your tail.

…wiggle your nose  …show your claws…

Book/Fox Flannel: Hattie and the Fox by Mem Fox, illustrated by Patricia Mullins

Hattie and the Fox book cover

Songs: “Foxy Loxy”
Foxy Loxy touch your toes.
Foxy Loxy touch your nose.
Foxy Loxy pat your head.
Foxy Loxy go to bed.
Foxy Loxy wake up now.
Foxy Loxy take a bow.
Foxy Loxy touch the ground.
Foxy Loxy turn around.
Foxy Loxy sit back down.
Foxy Loxy don’t make a sound.

Book: My Little Fox by Rick Chrustowski

Flannel: “A-Hunting We Will Go”
A-hunting we will go,
A-hunting we will go.
We’ll take a fox,
Put him in a box,
And then we’ll let him go.
Other Verses:
Bear… sit her in a chair
Frog… put him on a log
Mouse… put her in a house
Whale… tickle his tail
Goat… put him in a boat.

(Credit: Jen in the Library)

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

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

 

Owl Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: I’m Not Scared” by Jonathon Allen

I'm not scared

Song: Flap your wings and fly around, fly around, fly around.
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl.
Open your eyes big and wide, big and wide, big and wide.
Open your eyes big and wide, just like and owl.
Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along.
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl.
Turn your head and say who, who, say who, who, say who, who.
Turn your head and say who, who, just like an owl.

Book: Owlet’s First Flight by Mitra Modarressi

Flannel: Where is Owl?
Owl, owl, where do you hide?
Are you in the (color) tree [or shape]? Let’s peek inside!

Song: “Owl Hokey Pokey”
You put your right wing in, you put your right wing out…you do the owl pokey and you turn yourself about, that’s what it’s all about!
Left wing…
Right talon…
Left talon…
Owl self…

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow said the owl

Song: “If You’re an Owl and You Know It
If you’re an owl and you know it hoot like this “Hoo(t), hoo(t)…”
If you’re an owl and you know it hoot like this “Hoo(t), hoo(t)…”
If you’re an owl and you know it then your hoot will surely show it
If you’re an owl and you know it hoot like this “Hoo(t), hoo(t)…”

continue with other lyrics:
Flap your wings (flap wings)
Blink your eyes (blink eyes and open and close hands to help mimic the movement)
Turn your head (turn it from side to side!)

Song: “Jump Up, Turn Around”- Jim Gill: The Irrational Anthem

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

Closing Rhyme

Feelings Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: The I’m Not Scared Book by Todd Parr

Song: “Monster Boogie” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

llama llama mad at mama 

Song: “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”

I’ve got peace like a river (parallel hands side to side)
I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.
I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.

I’ve got joy like a fountain (fingertips together, then spread up and out)
I’ve got love like an ocean (waves going forward)

Song: “My Energy” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

Book: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

my many colored days

Song: “Everybody Clap Your Hands” – Peter Moses: 90 Nifty Songs

Book: If You’re Happy and You Know It by David A. Carter

If You're Happy and You Know It book cover

Song: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams: Despicable Me 2 soundtrack

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

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

Closing song

Craft: “Happy or Sad?” bear coloring page

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Monster Story Time – Preschool

Hello Song

Book/Puppets: Elmer and the Monster by David Mckee

Elmer and the Monster book cover

Song: “Monstermixmerge” – Scholastic

Book: The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone, illustrated by Michael Smollin

monster at the end

Puppet/Book: Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Go away big green monster, glove

Book: Can You Make a Scary Face? By Jan Thomas

can you make a scary face

Book: Some Monsters Are Different by David Milgrim

Some Monsters Are Different book cover

Song/Puppet: “Spider on the Floor” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

Craft: Egg carton monsters (painted and adorned with pipe cleaners, pom-poms, feathers, etc.)

egg carton monster preschool story time craft

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