Earth Story time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley

Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley, book cover

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 Rock Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas

A Rock Can Be by Laura Prudie Salas, book cover

Song/Flannel: Five Bottles of juice on the Wall

 

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

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

Book: A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma

A Grand Old Tree by Mary Newell DePalma, book cover

Goodbye Rhyme

Craft: Tree coloring pages with tissue paper

World Story time – Preschool

Opening Song

Puppet Show: Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein

Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein, book cover

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

Closing Song

Craft: Cupcake liner globes

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Ocean Story time – Preschool

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: The Ocean Story by John Seven

The Ocean Story by John Seven, 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: Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske

Plankton is Pushy by Jonathan Fenske, book cover

 

Song: “Baby Beluga” – Raffi: Baby Beluga

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Starfish coloring sheet with dried macaroni

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Gardening Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson

Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson, book cover

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

 

Book: The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes

The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes, book cover

Song/Fingerplay:
This is my garden,
(extend palm of hand facing up)
I’ll rake it with care,
(rake palm with 3 fingers of the other hand)
And then some flower seeds,
(plant pretend seeds on palm)
I’ll plant there.
The sun will shine,
(circular action with other hand)
And the rain will fall,
(fingers flutter down)
And my garden will blossom,
And grow straight and tall.
(cup hands and ‘grow’ fingers upwards like flowers)

 

Book: Planting a Rainbow by Louise Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert, book cover

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

 

Book: My Garden by Kevin Henkes

My Garden by Kevin Henkes, book cover

Closing Song

Crafts: Pipe cleaner flowers

 

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Ice Cream Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

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

Should I Share My Ice Cream? book cover

Song: “We Are Ice Cream Cones” (Tune: “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)
We are ice cream cones
On a summer’s day,
Melting, melting, melting, melting,
Melting all away.
(Credit: Heather McPhail)

Book: Joone by Emily Kate Moon

Joone book cover

Flannel: We Have Ice Cream, The Best in Town
(Credit: Step By Step)

Song: “Milkshake Song” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs of Wiggleworms

Book: You Can Do It Too! By Karen Baicker, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

You Can Do It Too! book cover

Song: “We All Want An Ice Cream Cone” (Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
We all want an ice cream cone,
Ice cream cone, ice cream cone
We all want an ice cream cone, we’ll eat it every day.

(Flavor) is our favorite kind, favorite kind, favorite kind
(Flavor) is our favorite kind, we’ll eat it every day.
(Credit: Storytime Source Page)

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Counting ice cream scoops on cones

ice cream cone preschool story time craft

Garden Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: My Garden by Kevin Henkes

my garden

Song: “In Our Garden” – Peter & Ellen Allard: Sing It! Say It! Sway It!

Book: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt

Flower Garden book cover

Flannel: There’s Something in My Garden

Song: “It is Springtime” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Jonathan and Martha by Petr Horáček

Jonathan and Martha book cover

Song: “Won’t You Plant Your Seeds with Care” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Say Hello to the Morning

Big Book: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Fork-painted tulips in a garden

tulip preschool story time garden craft

Bugs Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus

Big Rig Bugs book cover

Song: “The Ants Go Marching” – Laurie Berkner: Laurie Berkner’s Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs

Book: Noisy Bug Sing-Along by John Himmelman

Noisy Bug Sing-Along

Song: “On My Toe there is a Flea” – Frog in the Meadow: Music, Now I’m Two!

Puppet Story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Book: Fly! by Karl Newsom Edwards

Fly? book cover

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

Fingerplay: Ladybugs

Craft: Coloring sheet with bug cutouts

bug preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Bunny Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Quiet Bunny’s Many Colors by Lisa McCue

Quiet Bunny's Many Colors book cover

Song: “Fast and Slow” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Book: A Baby Rabbit Story by Jeni Wittrock

 A Baby Rabbit Story book cover

Song/Puppets: A little brown rabbit popped out of the ground”

Song: “Do the Bunny Hop” – The Tinseltown Players: Do the Bunny Hop

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

Book: Rabbit and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf by Michaël Escoffier, illustrated by Kris Di Giacomo

Rabbit and the Not-So-Big-Bad Wolf book cover

Flannel: Five little bunnies

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper bunny hand puppets

preschool story time bunny hand puppet

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Farm Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Big Book: The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most

The Cow That Went Oink book cover

Song: “Down on Grandpa’s Farm” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

Book: On the Farm by David Elliott, illustrated by Holly Meade

On the Farm book cover

Song/Puppets: “Old McDonald” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book/Movement: Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

Is Everyone Ready for Fun? book cover

Book: Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown

farmyard-beat cover image

Flannel: Mary Had a Little Lamb ( different color lambs: “fleece was ____ as ____ )

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Opening barn coloring sheet

farm preschool story time craft

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