Shapes Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Song: Shapes Song (sing to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)
A circle is a shape that goes round and round, Round and round, round and round.
A circle is a shape that goes round and round, Round and round.
A triangle is a shape with three sides, Three sides, three sides.
A triangle is a shape with three sides, Three sides.
A square is a shape with four sides, Four sides, four sides,
A square is a shape with four sides, Four sides.

Book: Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “triangle” while singing “I’m a Little Teapot”

Social Story: Blocks by Irene Dickson

Closing Song

Craft: Make your own Mat Man

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Monkey Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Monkey Colors by Darrin Lunde, illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne

monkey colors

Rhyme: Monkey see, monkey do, little monkey in the zoo
Monkey, monkey, in the tree.
Can you jump around like me?
(swing your tail, clap your hands, nod your head).
(Source: Perry Public Library)

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

Book: Monkey See, Look at Me! by Lorena Siminovich

monkey see look at me

Rhyme: Five little monkeys jumping on the bed

Song: (tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The monkeys in the zoo turn round and round,
Round and round,
Round and round.
The monkeys in the zoo turn round and round,
Just like I do.

The monkeys in the zoo all touch their toes…
The monkeys in the zoo all rub their tummies…
The monkeys in the zoo all pat their heads…
The monkeys in the zoo jump up and down…

Book: Little Monkey Calms Down by Michael Dahl, illustrated by Oriol Vidal

Song: “Tap your Toe and Follow Me” – Susan Salidor: Come and Make a Circle

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: M is for Monkey (inspired by Blessings Overflowing)

 

Winter Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: If It’s Snowy and You Know It, Clap Your Paws! By Kim Norman, illustrated by Liza Woodruff

Song: “The Winter Pokey”
You put your mitten in, you take your mitten out
You put your mittens in and you shake them all about
You do the winter pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what its all about
(Boots, Hat, Coat, Snowpants, etc.)

Book: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George

one mitten cover image

Flannel: Dress up warmly
The day is cloudy and the wind is bold.
Dress up warmly, you mustn’t get cold!
Put on your coat and zip it up tight,
put on your left boot, put on your right.
Put on your scarf and put on your hat,
put on your mittens and clap clap clap!
Go outside and play and play.
Come in again, and then we’ll say-
Take off your scarf, take off your hat,
The snow is melting so stand on the mat.
Take off your coat that was zipped up tight.
Take off your left boot, take off your right.
Take off your mittens, you’re almost unwrapped.
Let’s have some lunch, and then take a nap!

dress up warmly

Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Walking in a Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard & Richard B. Smith, illustrated by Tim Hopgood

Song: Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In wintertime we dress like that!
Boots and parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: If Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacey Previn

Flannel: Build a Snowman

Snowman felt story time

Song: “Shake Your Scarves” — Johnette Downing:The Second Line Scarf Activity Songs

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Winter Wear Craft

 

 

Polar Animals Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant

Song: “If You’re a Penguin and You Know It”

If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a penguin and you know it, then your face will surely show it,
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
…stomp your feet
…waddle around

Book: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “polar bear”

Social Story: Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

Closing Song

Craft: P is for Penguin (idea from Rockabye Butterfly)