Construction Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage

The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage

Song:

I’m in the Mood for Singing – Raffi: Rise And Shine (played on ukulele)
G
I’m in the mood for singing
                                   D
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
                                   G
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
C
Singing along with you
G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                     G
I’m in the mood for that today
C                   G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                    G
I’m in the mood for that.

(reading, singing, clapping, building)

 

Book: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz

Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz, book cover

Flannel: Hannah’s Hammer

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

Book: Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott

Dalmatian in a Digger by Rebecca Elliott, book cover

Song: “Clap Your Hands” by Pete Seeger: American Folk, Game, and Activity Songs for Children

Book: The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer

The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer, book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Construction hat faces

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Earth Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley

Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley, book cover

Song: I’m in the Mood for Singing – Raffi: Rise And Shine (played on ukulele)
G
I’m in the mood for singing
                                   D
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
                                   G
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
C
Singing along with you
G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                     G
I’m in the mood for that today
C                   G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                    G
I’m in the mood for that.

(verses: reading, cleaning)

Book: A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma

A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma, book cover

Song/Flannel: Five Bottles of juice on the Wall

Book: A Rock Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas

A Rock Can Be by Laura Prudie Salas, book cover

Song: Shakin’ Like a Leafy Tree – The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

Book: The Tree: A Fable by Neal Layton

The Tree: A Fable by Neal Layton, book cover

Goodbye Rhyme

Craft: Tree coloring pages with tissue paper

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World Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: All the World by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon 

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

Song: Hands Are Clapping (to the tune of “Skip To My Lou”)

Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling!

Continue with …
-feet are stomping
-arms are flapping
-legs are jumping

Book: Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein

Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein, book cover

Song: Yo Te Amo (ukulele chords by Story Time Ukulele)

Book: A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley

A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley, book cover

Song: I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Book: Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz

Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz, book cover

Song: Three Little Birds – Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are My Little Bird

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Cupcake liner globes

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Kindness Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson, book cover

Song: All I Wanna Do is Dance” – Kira Wiley: Kings and Queens of the Forest

Flannel: How Kind!  by Mary Murphy

How Kind! by Mary Murphy, book cover

Song: Yo Te Amo (ukulele chords by Story Time Ukulele)

 

Book: Rain! by Linda Ashman

Rain! by Linda Ashman

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

 

Book: Say Hello! by Linda Davick

Song: Three Little Birds – Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are My Little Bird

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Construction paper rainbows

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Ocean Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry, book cover

Song: “The Fish in the Sea” (Sung to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”, ukulele chords by Story time Ukulele)

Book: Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fenske

Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fenske, book cover

Flannel:

Little crab, little crab, scuttling in the water,
Little crab, little crab Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Slippery fish, slippery fish, sliding through the water,
Slippery fish, slippery fish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a…

Jellyfish, jellyfish, squiggling in the water
jellyfish, jellyfish, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Blue dolphin, blue dolphin, flipping in the water,
Blue dolphin, blue dolphin, Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!
Oh, no! It’s been eaten by a …

Humongous whale, humongous whale, spouting in the water,
Humongous whale, humongous whale,
Gulp! … Gulp! … Gulp! … BURP!
(Cover your mouth.) Excuse me!

(Credit to Storytime Kate)

Song: “A Sailor Went to Sea”

Book: Wiggle Like an Octopus by Harriet Ziefert

Wiggle Like an Octopus by Harriet Ziefert, book cover

Song: “Baby Beluga” – Raffi: Baby Beluga

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper plate fish with cupcake liner scales

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Boat Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Jane Cabrera

row row row your boat cover image

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

Book: Sail Away by Donald Crews

sail away

Flannel: The first little boat went chug, chug, chug.
The second little boat went tug, tug, tug.
The third little boat went row, row, row.
The fourth little boat went oh sooo slooooow.
Here comes the sailboat, watch it go!

(credit to Sunflower story time)

Song: Hands Are Clapping
(sing to tune of “Skip To My Lou”)
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling!

Continue with …
-feet are stomping
-arms are flapping
– legs are jumping

Book: Boat Works by Tom Slaughter

 boat works

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

Book/app: Boats by Byron Barton

boats

Closing Rhyme

 Craft:

boat craft

 

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Rainbow Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Rainbow

Book: Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff

baby bear sees blue

Song: “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More”
It ain’t gonna rain no more, no more
It ain’t gonna rain no more
*Oh no, it’s up to my toe
But it ain’t gonna rain more.
*Verses:
Oh gee, it’s up to my knee
Oh my, it’s up to my thigh
Oh fiddle, it’s up to my middle
Oh heck, it’s up to my neck
Oh dread, it’s up to my head, I’m just going to swim on home.

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow said the owl

Flannel: Color Soup
Take an apple,
Put it in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot.
Take it out now.
What will it be?
The prettiest RED you ever did see!
(repeat with carrot, banana, broccoli, blueberry, and eggplant)
(Source: Kidjamboree)

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

Big Book: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow book cover

Flannel: Los Colores
[tune: frere jacques]
Red is Rojo
Green is Verde
Blue, Azul
Negro, Black
Yellow Amarillo
Purple is Morado
Grey is Gris
Brown, Café (Miss Meg)

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

Book: Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Berry

duckies rainbow

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Rainbow craft

 

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Rabbit and Bunny Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Tiny Rabbit’s Big Wish by Maragrita Engle, illustrated by David Walker

Tiny rabbit's big wish cover image

Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

Book: Peek-A-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice

Peek-a-Boo Bunny book cover

Flannel: 5 Little Bunnies

Movement: “Bunny Breath” – Kira Willey: Mindful Moments

Book: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

little white rabbit

Song: “Little Bunny” (Tune: “Twinkle, twinkle”)
Little bunny turn around
Little bunny touch the ground
Little bunny wiggle your nose
Little bunny touch your toes
Little bunny rest your head
Little bunny jump in bed

Book: Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall

everybunny dance cover image

Song: “Bunny Pokey” – Junior Jukebox: Animals

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Pirate Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Pirate Jamboree by Mark Teague

pirate jamboree cover image

Song: “A Sailor Went to Sea” – Music for Little People Choir: 101 Toddler Favorites

Book: Pirate Nap by Danna Smith

piratenap

Flannel: Pirates Wear Patches
Pirates wear patches and on their hand, hooks
Pirates love to mismatch And give dirty looks
Pirates wear white shirts with big puffy sleeves
Pirates are scoundrels And rascals and thieves!
Pirates wear black hats with a skull and cross bones
Pirates yell “Avast”! And “Ahoy, thar she blows!
Pirates have long hair they decorate with beads
Pirates aren’t rare When you’re sailing the seas!
Pirates have a pet bird and tie the best knots
Pirates are quite absurd X marks the spot!

Pirates Wear Patches flannel

Puppet Show: Peg Leg Pup

Song: If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)
If you’re a pirate and you know it, then you’ll hear the sea winds blowin.
If you’re a pirate and you know it, swab the deck (swish, swish)

verses two and three
If you’re a pirate and you know it, walk the plank (stomp, stomp)…
If you’re a pirate and you know it, say ahoy Ahoy! (with arm movement)…

(Credit: Born Librarian blog)

Book: Bubble Bath Pirates by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

bubble bath pirates cover image

Closing Rhyme

Activity: Bubble Machine Dance Party

Bug Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielson and Dug Steer, illustrated by Derek Matthews

snappy little bugs

Song: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Book: I Love Bugs by Philemon Sturges, illustrated by Shari Halpern

love bugs cover image

Puppet Show: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Song: “On my Toe there is a Flea” – John Martin Feierabend: Frog in the Meadow  x2

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

caterpillars wish

Song: Mi Cuerpo” – Hot Peas ‘n Butter: Best of the Bowl

Book: Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi; illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

somebugs

Song (with shaky eggs): The Ants Go Marching

Closing Rhyme

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