Boat Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Toy Boat by Randall de Sève, illustrated by Loren Long

Toy Boat book cover

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

Book: One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Ard Hoyt

One-Dog Canoe book cover

Rhyme: Motorboat, Motorboat
Motorboat, motorboat, go so slow, (Move arms in a circle slowly or lie on back and bicycle legs)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast, (Move arms in a circle fast or move legs)
Motorboat, motorboat, push on the gas!
VROOOOOM!
(Repeat rhyme)
(Source: Adapted from Upstart Promotions)

Song: “My Big Green Boat” (tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
I love to row in my big green boat, (Pretend to row)
Big green boat, big green boat.
I love to row in my big green boat
Out on the deep blue sea.

My big green boat has two white sails, (Raise arms above head and wave gently)
Two white sails, two white sails.
My big green boat has two white sails,
Out on the deep blue sea.

So come for a row in my big green boat, (Pretend to row)
My big green boat, my big green boat.
So come for a row in my big green boat,
Out on the deep blue sea.
(Source: Upstart Promotions)

Book: Busy Boats by Susan Steggall

Busy Boats book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Folded paper boat

boat story time craft

Construction Storytime – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: The Mixed-Up Mixer by Stephen Savage

The Mixed-Up Mixer by Stephen Savage, 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, clapping, building)

 

Book: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz

Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz, book cover

Flannel: Hannah needs her hammer lots and lots and lots, but she uses it so much, she can’t remember where she put it! Shall we help her find it? Which toolbox should we look in first?

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

Book: Bulldozer’s Big Day by Candace Fleming

Bulldozer's Big Day by Candace Fleming

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

Closing Song

Craft: Construction paper tool belt

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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