Hugs and Kisses Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh and Judi Abbot

The Biggest Kiss Book Cover

Song: “Love Grows One By One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Book: Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green, illustrated by David Walker

Time for a Hug Book Cover

Flannel:  I know a shape and it means love
and heart is it’s name-o
H-E-A-R-T 3x
And heart is it’s name-o
Credit: Everything Preschool

Song: If You Love Somebody (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you love somebody and you know it clap your hands…
If you love somebody and you know it shout hooray…
If you love somebody and you know it blow a kiss…
If you love somebody and you know it jump around

Book: Kitty’s Cuddles by Jane Cabrera

Kitty's Cuddles book cover

Action Rhyme: “Little Heart”

I have a little heart, (place hand over heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)
Credit: Library Goddess

Book: Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond

Big Hugs, Little Hugs book cover

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper Hug

hug craft picture

Cat Story time – Everybody

Opening song

Book: Max the Brave by Ed Vere

max the brave book cover

Song: “If You’re a Kitty and You Know It”
If you’re a kitty and you know it lick your paws. (pretend to lick paws)
Continue with:
…show your claws (show claws)
…swish your tail (wiggle bottom)
…say “Meow!”

Book: Where is Tippy Toes by Betsy Lewin

where is tippy toes book cover

Flannel: The cat of many colors

Song: “I’m a little kitty cat” (Tune: “I’m a little teapot”)
I’m a little kitty cat
Nice and sweet
Here are my whiskers
And here are my feet
When I go out hunting
Mice beware
Or you might just have a scare!
(Source: Jbrary)

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Kitten's First Full Moon book cover

Rhyme: Tiptoe Soft by Margaret Hillert
Tiptoe soft as a pussycat
Soft on little cat feet.
Flap your wings like a baby bird.
Open your beak for a treat.
Clomp, clomp, clomp like a big old horse.
Pick up a hoof, and then
Tip, tip tip on the tips of your toes
Soft as a cat again.

Book: Cat Nap by Toni Yuly

cat nap book cover

Song: “This is how I do it” –  Laurie Berkner: Superhero

Closing Rhyme

Bear Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman

Bear Snores On Cover Image

Song: Grizzly Bears (Tune: “Mary Had A Little Lamb”)
Grizzly bears are big and brown, (stretch up tall)
Big and brown, big and brown,
Grizzly bears are big and brown,
And live in the woods.
Polar bears are soft and white, (rub arms)
Soft and white, soft and white,
Polar bears are soft and white,
And live where it’s cold.
Teddy bears are just my size, (hug pretend bear)
Just my size, just my size,
Teddy bears are just my size,
To cuddle with at night.
(Credit: Jbrary)

Book: My Little Polar Bear by Claudia Rueda

my little polar bear

Flannel: Polar bear’s not tired,
He wants to play!
He wants to catch the RED ball today.
Is this the red ball? (etc.)


(Source: My Storytime Life blog)

Song: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around” – The Wiggles: Taking Off

Book: Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

old bear cover image

Song: If You’re A Bear and You Know It (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a polar bear and you know it…clap your paw
If you’re a black bear and you know it…show your teeth
If you’re and grizzly bear and you know it …give a growl

Book: If You Were a Panda Bear by Florence and Wendell Minor

if you were a panda bear

Rhyme: My Bear (using a bear puppet)
My bear is looking all around.
My bear is sniffing at the ground.
My bear is looking at my toes.
My bear can kiss me on the nose.
My bear can whisper in my ear.
What’s he saying? Can you hear?
My bear can hide behind me,
But wherever I go, my bear can surely find me.

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Bear Headband

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

 

 

House Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Roy’s House by Susan Goldman Rubin, art by Roy Lichtenstein

roys-house

Song: “Five Little Monkeys”- David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Book: There’s an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer

There's an Alligator Under My Bed book cover

Rhyme/flannel: Some Houses

Some houses are wood and some are stone.
But let’s build one with shapes alone.

Start with a square but we won’t stop.
Add a triangle up on the top.
Then a rectangle for the door.
Now square windows 1, 2, 3, 4!
A little circle just for fun.
Now our shape house is all done!

house

(Credit: Finger Tales by Joan Phelps)

Song: In and Out the Doors (Credit: Susan M. Dailey) (tune: “Go In and Out the Window”)

Step in and out the front door. (take a step forward, then back)
Step in and out the front door. Step in and out the front door.
Then make a doorbell sound. (say “ding dong”)

Jump in and out the back door. (jump forward, then back)
Jump in and out the back door. Jump in and out the back door.
Bend down and touch the ground. (touch ground with hand)

Slide in and out the side door. (slide to one side, then other)
Slide in and out the side door. Slide in and out the side door.
And then turn all around. (turn around)

Step in and out the front door.
Jump in and out the back door.
Slide in and out the side door.
Then sit yourself right down. (sit down)

Book: Bear at Home by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Debbie Harter

Bear at Home

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

Activity: Clean Up – Sort Items into the correct bag

Clean up Activity Image

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Save

Airplane Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: My First Airplane Ride by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Nancy Speir

Song: “The Airplane Song” – The Laurie Berkner Band: Whaddya Think of That?

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

I Love Planes

Flannel: “Six Little Airplanes”
Six little airplanes flying around
Zoom…zoom…zomm
One decided to touch down …zoom
Leaving 5 little airplanes flying around.
Continue song with 5…4…3…2…1…

Song: The wings on the airplane fly, fly, fly
Fly, fly, fly, Fly, fly, fly
The wings on the airplane fly, fly, fly
All through the sky.
(the people on the airplane buckle their seatbelt)
(the bags on the airplane stow away)

Book: Flying by Donald Crews

Rhyme: “The Airplane”
The airplane has great big wings (arms out at sides)
Its propeller spins around and sings (move arms in circle)
The airplane goes up (raise arms)
The airplane goes down (lower arms)
The airplane flies high (arms out at sides)
Over our town. (turn in a circle with arms out at sides)

Book/App: Planes by Byron Barton

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: “A is for Airplane” coloring sheet with cotton ball clouds

 

Family Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: The Family Book by Todd Parr

The Family Book book cover

Song: “Love Grows”
Love grows one by one, two by two, and four by four
Love grows, round like a circle
And comes back knocking at your front door
(Credit: Actions from Tom Pease)

Book: One Family by George Shannon

one family

Flannel: Hearts
Hearts, hearts, how many do I see?
Hearts, hearts, count them with  me.
I have a red one, orange one, yellow one too.
I have a green one, purple one, and one that is blue.
I have a pink one, brown one, and one that is white.
And one last valentine as black as the night.
Hearts, hearts, how many do I see?
Hearts, hearts, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Song: If You Have a Brother . . . (Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

If you have a brother
A brother, a brother
If you have a brother
Please stand up!

Repeat with different family members.
(Credit: Abby the Librarian)

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

knuffle bunny

Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate”- Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Album

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Family Tree

family tree craft

 

Socks and Shoes Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth, illustrated by Jame Porter

Song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes”

Book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

pete the cat i love my white shoes

Flannel: I Love My White Shoes with Actions

Jumping in my Red Shoes
Walking in my Blue Shoes
Tip toe in my Brown Shoes
Running in my Wet Shoes

Song: Everybody knows I love my toes.
I love my shoulders, my knees, my elbows, and my nose.
But everybody knows I love my toes.

Book: Have You Seen My New Blue Socks? by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Sergio Ruzzier

have you seen my new blue socks

Song: I can walk on two feet, on two feet, on two feet
I can walk on two feet all day long.

Additional verses:
Run
Jump
Stomp
Tiptoe
Hop on one foot

Book: Which Shoes Would You Choose? by Betsy R. Rosenthal, illustrated by Nancy Cote

cover image which shoes would you choose

Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Sock coloring sheet with stickers

 

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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