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

Craft:

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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