Boxes and Balls Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Sitting in my Box by Dee Lillegard, illustrated by Jon Agee

sitting in my box

Song: “Jack in the Box” – Carol Totsky Hammett: It’s Toddler Time

Action Rhyme: “I Like to Be a Jumping Jack”
I like to be a jumping jack
And jump out from a box
I like to be a rocking horse
And rock and rock and rock.
I like to be a spinning top
And spin around and round
I like to be a rubber ball
And bounce right to the ground

Book: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

not a box

Activity – Guess the Animals in the Box
Fill a cardboard box with a variety of stuffed animals.  Give kids clues and let them guess what animal you are going to pull out of the box.

Song: “Pig on her Head” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: Where is Baby’s Beach Ball? by Karen Katz

where is babys beach ball

Song: “Roll your Hands” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

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

Closing rhyme

Activity: Parachute with ping-pong balls



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