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

Fort Night Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Book: Can’t Sleep Without Sheep by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

Flannel: Where is the green sheep?

Song: “Turn-a-round” – Hap Palmer: Getting to Know Myself

Book: Goodnight Bob by Ann and John Hassett

Song: “Moon, moon, moon” – Laurie Berkner: Lullabies

Book: Everyone is Yawning by Anita Bijsterbosch

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

Book: Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner Lloyd, illustrated by Abigail Halpin

Song: “Twinkle Twinkle”

Hello, Goodbye Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Say Hello by Rachel Isadora

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

Book: Hello, Sun! by Dayle Ann Dodds, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa

Flannel: Can We Find? (Tune: The Muffin Man)
(Hide six different items under the houses. Look for each one after singing the refrain. Greet each item with a loud hello after finding.)
Can we find a red cat?
A red cat? A red cat?
Can we find a red cat?
We want to say hello!

(source: Storytime Katie)

Song: Bread and Butter

Book: Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel

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: Wave Goodbye by Rob Reid, illustrated by Lorraine Williams

Song (with shaky eggs): “Shaky, Shaky” – The Wiggles: Yummy, Yummy

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Many Languages Waver

Pig Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Jen Corace

Song: “The Tail of a Pig” (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
The tail of a pig curls round and round… (circle finger round and round) All through the mud.
The mouth of a pig goes oink, oink, oink… (put hand in front of mouth like a snout)
The snout of a pig goes root, root, root…(act with snout and hands like you are rooting through the mud)
The trotters of a pig go run, run, run…
The ears of a pig go twitch, twitch, twitch…

Book: Pigs by Wendy Strobel Dieker

pigs cover

Flannel: Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest that you’ve ever seen
Wanted to outside and play (IN THE MUD)
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a great big thud
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs (Oink, oink!)

Rhyme: Little Pig, Little Pig, turn around
Little Pig, Little Pig, touch the ground
Little Pig, Little Pig, reach up high
Little Pig, Little Pig, wink one eye
Little Pig, Little Pig, touch your nose
Little Pig, Little Pig, touch your toes
Little Pig, Little Pig, slap your knees
Little Pig, Little Pig, sit down please

Book: How Big is a Pig? by Claire Beaton

how big is a pig

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

Book: Pepo and Lolo are Friends by Ana Martin Larranaga

pepo and lolo cover image

Puppet: Do Pigs say Moo? (Source: Falling Flannel Boards)

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABCs

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Hat Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Hooray For Hat by Brain Won

hooray for hat cover image

Song: “I Like My Hat” – Carole Peterson: Stinky Cake

Book: Which Hat is That? by Anna Grossnickle Hines, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

which hat is that

Flannel: I’m a clown, a jolly fellow
My hat is the color yellow.
When I fight fires, I protect my head
My hat is the color red.
I catch robbers here’s a clue:
My hat is the color blue.
I had rabbits in my magic hat
My hat is the color black.
I’m a chef, I cook just right
My hat is the color white.
I’m a king, my crown is old
It’s a shiny shade of gold.

(Source: Jen in the Library)

Song: “The Magic Hat”
Tune: The Farmer in the Dell
Put on your magic hat. (Pretend to put on hat.)
Put on your magic hat. (Pretend to put on hat.)
Oh, you can do most anything (Spread hands wide.)In your magic hat!

You can stomp and stomp…etc.
You can clap and clap…etc.
you can touch your toes…etc.
Close with: You can sit right down…etc.

(Source: Librionyian)

Book: Book-O-Hats by Donald Lemke

Book-O-Hats Cover

Activity: Hat Hunt from Miss Meg Storytime

Book/App: Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Decorate Newspaper Hats

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Monster Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

App: Go Away Big Green Monster

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It” – Sesame Street: Kids Favorite Songs 2

Action Rhyme: Monsters, Monsters Turn Around
Monster Monster, Turn Around! (turn around)
Monster, Monster, Touch the ground! (touch ground)
Monster, Monster, Reach up high! (stretch up high)
Monster, Monster, Squint your eyes!  (squint eyes)
Monster, Monster, Show your teeth!  (bare teeth and make claws)
Monster, Monster, Stomp your feet!  (stomp)
Monster, Monster, Slap your knees!  (slap knees)
Monster, Monster, Sit down, please!  (sit down)
(Source: King County Library Wiki)

Book: Tickle Monster by Josie Bissett, illustrated by Kevan J. Atteberry

Tickle Monster

Song: “Monster Boogie” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz

Song:Horns, Fangs, Knees and Claws
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
Eyes and ears and tail and paws
Horns, fangs
Knees and claws
Knees and claws.
(Source: King County Library Wiki)

Book: There’s a Monster in your Book by Tom Fletcher, illustrated by Greg Abbott or There’s a Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

 

Song: “Games Monsters Play” – Sesame Street: Monster Melodies

Closing rhyme

Craft: alphabet monsters

 

Mo Willems Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Book: The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems

Play: “Hot Dog Dress Up” at www.pigeonpresents.com

Fingerplay: Five little hot dogs frying in a pan, the grease got hot and it went bam! (clap)

Song: “Shakin’ Everywhere” – Jim Gill: The Irrational Anthem

Book: Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

Should I Share My Ice Cream? book cover

Flannelboard: “Ice Cream Colors”
We have ice cream, the best in town,
Let us begin with chocolate brown.
Now, let us scoop us some bubble-gum pink,
It is sweet and yummy, the best, some think.
Here is ice cream minty and green,
It is the creamiest I have ever seen.
Yellow ice cream is lemony and tart,
We like its taste from the very start.
Scoops of blueberry would make my day,
Look at all this ice cream, hip, hip hurray!
Red ice cream is a strawberry delight,
All these scoops are a wonderful sight.
Vanilla white is a popular flavor,
It tastes very good to an ice-cream craver.
Purple ice cream really gives me a kick,
Good and yummy till the very last lick.
Ice cream, ice cream, what a cool sensation,
We love ice cream in any combination!
Credit: Step By Step

Song: “Pig on Her Head” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of Laurie Berkner

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

 Knuffle Bunny book cover

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

 Closing rhyme

Craft: Pigeon headband

Gardening Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch

Plants Can't Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch, book cover

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

Puppets Show:
There’s something in my garden,
Now what can it be?
There’s something in my garden
That I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….
RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.
A FROG is what I found!
RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.
(Repeat with various animals)

Book: What Does Bunny See by Linda Sue Park

What Does Bunny See by Linda Sue Park, book cover

Song: “Fruit Salad Salsa” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Square Cat ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker

Square Cat ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker, book cover

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft:  Paper plate watermelon