Sheep Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

where is the green sheep

Song with puppets: Old McDonald

Book: Sheep by Wendy Strobel Dieker

sheep cover image

Song/flannel: Mary had a Little Lamb
We sang “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and substituted “fleece as white as show” with the color of the sheep and something it was the same color as.
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb its fleece was ORANGE as CARROTS!
We ended with “white as snow.”

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

Book: Wee Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by John Butler

wee little lamb cover image

Song: (melody: “Wheels on the Bus”)
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap.
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap.
They’re a part of me.
I can make my feet go stamp, stamp, stamp…
I can make my legs go hop, hop, hop…

Book: Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

sheep in a jeep

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

 Closing Rhyme

Craft:

sheep craft

 

Brush Your Teeth Story Time (with First Choice Dental) – Everybody

Welcome – February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Book: Does a Lion Brush? By Fred Ehrlich, illustrated by Emily Bolam

Song: “Brush your Teeth” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

Song: My Dentist (“Frere Jacques” – done as an Echo song)

My dentist, repeat
Always tells me, repeat
Brush your teeth, repeat
Twice a day. Repeat
(Source: Storytimes at the Library blog)

Book: Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth by Lucy Cousins

Flannel: Mouth with germs (dry erase marker) on tongue and teeth, erase with toothbrush (from Miss Meg’s Storytime)

Song: “Brush, brush, brush your teeth” (tune: “Row your boat”)

Brush, brush, brush your teeth.
At least two times a day.
Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning,
Fighting tooth decay.

Floss, floss,floss your teeth.
Every single day.
Gently, gently, gently, gently,
Whisking plaque away.

Rinse, rinse, rinse your teeth
Every single day.
Swishing, swishing, swishing, swishing,
Fighting tooth decay.

Craft: toothbrushes with shaving cream toothpaste

Sharing and Caring Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney

llama llama time to share cover image

Song: 1, 2, 3 good friends,
4, 5, 6 good friends,
7, 8, 9 good friends,
10 good friends are we!

Uno, dos, tres amigos,
Cuatro, cinco, seis amigos
Siete, ocho, nueve amigos
Diez amigos somos!

Book: Hooray For Hat by Brain Won

hooray for hat cover image

Puppets: A Toy for Elephant (by Leah Portz)

Song: “If Your Happy and You Know It” – Laurie Berkner: Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs

Book: Emily’s Sharing and Caring Book by Cindy Post Senning & Peggy Post, illustrated by Leo Landry

emily's sharing and caring book cover image

Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Bird Feeder

 

 

Mail Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier

millie waits for the mail cover image

Song: Mailing Letters-tune of Mulberry Bush

This is the way we write a letter, write a letter, write a letter.

This is the way we write a letter so early in the morning.

2nd Verse-Stamp a Letter, 3rd Verse-Mail a Letter

(Courtesy of Out of the Box Programming)

Book: Stanley the Mailman by William Bee

stanley the mailman cover image

Flannel: Letters to Animals

The letters have fallen out of their envelopes. Can we help the letters get to the correct animal?

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – Wee Sing: Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays

Book: Mail Trucks by Julie Murray

mail trucks covier image

Song: “All I Want to do is Dance” – Kira Willey: Kings and Queens of the Forest

Book: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo

Closing Rhyme

Craft: I provided paper, crayons, and an envelope and theychildren wrote or drew whatever they wanted on their paper and decided if they wanted to send it to themselves or someone special. I mailed out the letters.

 

Pet Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Pet

Book: The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! by Mo Willems

pigeon wants a puppy cover image

Song: “There’s a Dog in School” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Book: I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs

I Spy Pets book cover

Rhyme:  I went to the pet store (with puppets)
I went to the pet store and made a special wish.
The pet that I wanted was a very special (fish)!
I went to the pet store, I went there at a jog,
To get a pet with a wagging tail, it was a little (dog)!
I went to the pet store, it had become a habit.
The pet I wanted now was a soft, fluffy (rabbit)!
I went to the pet store, I’m sure this sounds absurd,
But the pet I wanted was a colorful flying (bird)!
I went to the pet store, it was no mistake.
What I really wanted now was a hissing green (snake)!

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

Book: How do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

how do dinosaurs choose their pets cover image

Song: If you’re a dog­ and you know it, wag your tail.
If you’re a dog­ and you know it, wag your tail
If you’re a dog­ and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you’re a dog­ and you know it, wag your tail

Repeat with kitten/meow, fish/ swim around, hamster/run in place, bird/flap your wings.

Book: Cat’s Colors by Airlie Anderson

cat's colors cover image

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

paper cat preschool story time craft

Polar Bears and Penguins Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: My Little Polar Bear by Claudia Rueda

my little polar bear

Song: Polar bear, polar bear turn around,
Polar bear, polar bear touch the ground,
Polar bear, polar bear bend down low,
Polar bear, polar bear touch your toe.
Polar bear, polar bear slide on the ice,
Polar bear, polar bear spin around twice,
Polar bear, polar bear reach up high,
Polar bear, polar bear wave goodbye.

Book: If You Were a Penguin by Wendell Minor and Florence Friedmann Minor

if you were a penguin

Flannel:    Five perky penguins, Stood on the shore
One went for a swim, And then there were four. (swimming motions)
Four perky penguins, Looked out to sea (look around)
One went swimming, And then there were three. (swimming motions)
Three perky penguins said “What can we do?” (shrug shoulders)
One went swimming, And then there were two. (swimming motions)
Two perky penguins, Sat in the sun. (fan self)
One went swimming, And then there was one. (swimming motions)
One perky penguin said, “This is no fun!” (grumpy look)
They went swimming, And then there were none.(swimming motions)

5 Little Penguins

Song: If You’re a Penguin and You Know It (Tune: “If You’re Happy 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’s Underwear by Tupera Tupera

Polar Bear's Underwear

Song: “Clap Your Hands” — They Might Be Giants: No!

Book: I Am Small by Emma Dodd

i am small

Song: Two little penguins sitting on a hill. (hold up two fingers)
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Waddle away Jack. Waddle away Jill.
Come back Jack. Come back Jill.

(slow fast, high low, loud quite etc.)

Song: “Walking, Walking” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

polar bear face craft

Shape Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: All Year Round by Susan B. Katz, illustrated by Eiko Ojala

cover all year round

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

shape by shape

Activity: I hid each dinosaur behind a shape and asked the kids what shape I should look under. I said the name of the dinosaur and then had them say it.

dinosaur flannel

Song: The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr grr grr grr, grr grr grr
The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr…All through the swamp.
The Triceratops’ horns go poke poke poke…(etc.)
The Stegosaurus tail goes spike, spike, spike…(etc.)
The Apatasaurus mouth goes munch, munch, munch…(etc.)
The Pteranodon’s wings go flap flap flap…(etc.)

Book/Puppets: It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

It Looked Like Spilt Milk book cover

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

Book: Color Farm by Lois Ehlert

colorfarm cover image

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: I gave them this shape sheet, a black crayon, and cut out shapes. The chose if they wanted to glue them down and if they wanted to write on their shapes.

Shape Craft image

 

Winter Fun 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: Snowballs by Lois Elhert

snowballs

Felt Story: Build a Snowperson

Snowman felt story time

Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book with Puppets: Oh! By Kevin Henkes

oh cover image

Song: “Silly Dance Contest” – Jim Gill: JIm Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes

Flannel: Red Mitten, Red Mitten, What Do You See?

Closing Rhyme

Activity: Fake snow made using shaving cream and baking soda. Experiment with mixing and amounts to achieve desired consistency.

Save

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Story Time – Everybody

Book: Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough

Where's My Teddy? book cover

Song: “Teddy Bear Turn Around” – Greg & Steve: Ready, Set, Move!

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny book cover

Breathing exercises with hoberman sphere

Song: “Moon, Moon, Moon” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: Everyone is Yawning by Anita Bijsterbosch

Song: “Yawn, Yawn, Yawn” – The Wiggles: Yummy, Yummy

Book: Goodnight Bob by Ann and John Hassett

Song: “Twinkle Twinkle”

Movie: Good Night Gorilla

Tuck all of the stuffed animals under a big blanket

Toy Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

knuffle bunny

Song: “Teddy Bear Turn Around” – Greg & Steve: Ready, Set, Move

Book: Found by Salina Yoon

Found book cover

Activity: Cleanup
Sort Items into the correct bag

Clean up Activity Image

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

Book: Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett

monkey-and-me cover image

Song:  This Is Big
This is big, big, big (Hold arms to the side)
This is small, small, small (Cups hand together)
This is short, short, short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall, tall, tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast, fast, fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (Nod head)

Song: “Rhythm in the Scarves”- The Second Line- Scarf Activity Songs: Johnette Downing

 Closing Rhyme

Craft:

teddy-bear craft image