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 ____ )

Craft: Opening barn coloring sheet

farm preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Love and Friendship Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend book cover

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

Book: The Hide-and-Scare Bear by Ivan Bates

Hide and Scare Bear book cover

Song: “The Cool Bear Hunt” – Dr. Jean: Sings Silly Songs

Puppet Story: Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Janie Bynum

porcupine

porcupining

Flannel: Valentine Hearts
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, 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.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Craft: Wax paper stained glass heart

stained glass wax paper preschool story time heart craft

Closing Rhyme

Dinosaurs Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge (abridged)

How Big Were the Dinosaurs? book cover

Song: “We Are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: Dancing with the Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Lee Wildish

Dancing with the Dinosaurs book cover

Flannel: Five little dinosaurs jumping on the bed

Book: Snappy Little Dinosaurs by Dugald Steer, illustrated by Derek Matthews

Snappy Little Dinosaurs book cover

Song: The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr grr, grr grr, grr grr grr,
The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr . . . All through the swamp.
The Triceratops’ horns go poke poke poke . . .
The Stegosaurus tail goes spike, spike, spike . . .
The Apatasaurus mouth goes munch, munch, munch . . .
The Pteranodon’s wings go flap flap flap . . .

Flannel: How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

how do dinosaurs count to ten cover image

Craft: Dinosaurs on coloring sheet

dinosaur preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Outer Space – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Gravity by Jason Chin

Gravity book cover

Song: “If You’re Going to the Moon”
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots (stomp stomp)
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots
If you’re going to the moon, this is what you have to do
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots
…wear your suit (ziiiip!)
…wear your gloves (clap clap)
…wear your helmet (pat your head)

Book: Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker

Roaring Rockets book cover

Song: “Rocketship Run” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Flannel: “Four Little Rockets”
Four little rockets winking at me.
One shot off and then there were three!
Three little rockets with nothing to do.
One shot off, and then there were two!
Two little rockets afraid of the sun.
One shot off, and then there was one!
One little rocket alone is no fun.
It shot off, and then there was none!
(Source: RovingFiddlehead KidLit)

rockets flannel image

Rhyme: Do you want to go up with me to the moon? (Point to friend, self, then to sky.)
Let’s get in our rocket ship and blast off soon! (Pretend to climb in ship, swish hands quickly.]
Faster and faster we reach to the sky. (Jump and reach.)
Isn’t it fun to be able to fly?
We’re on the moon, now all take a look. (Look down.)
Sit back down, and I’ll read you a book. (All sit down.)

Book: Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Higher! Higher! book cover

Flannel/Song: “Stars Shining” – Kathy Reid-Naiman – Sing the Cold Winter Away

Craft: Paint Qtips constellations

space preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Cats Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Some Cat! by Mary Casanova, illustrated by Ard Hoyt

Some Cat! book cover

Rhyme/ Puppets: “Five Little Kittens”
Five little kittens standing in a row
They nod their heads to the children so
They run to the left, they run to the right
They stand up and stretch in the bright sunlight
Along comes a dog, who’s in for some fun
M-e-oooow, see those kittens run!
(Credit: Los Angeles Public Library)

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Kitten's First Full Moon book cover

Flannel: The cat of many colors

Song: “If You’re a Kitty and You Know It”
If you’re a kitty and you know it lick your paws (lick paws)
. . . show your claws (show claws)
. . . swish your tail (wiggle bottom)
. . . chase some yarn (swat high)
. . . say “Meow!”

Book: Where is Tippy Toes? by Betsy Lewin

where is tippy toes

Craft: Standing paper cat

paper cat preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Hockey Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: I’m Cool! by Kate and Jim McMullan

I'm Cool! book cover

Song: Hockey pokey
You put your right glove in,
You put your right glove out,
You put your right glove in,
And you shake it all about

You do the hockey pokey
And you skate yourself around
That’s what it’s all about

2) left glove 3) right skate 4) left skate 5) helmet 6) stick
(Credit: Leah Portz, Verona Story Time)

Book: Dino-Hockey by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Barry Gott

Dino-Hockey book cover

Song: Hockey game (Tune: “Row, row, row your boat”)
Pat, pat, pat your gloves
Quickly on your knees
Hurry now, hurry now
Your fingers mustn’t freeze

Bend, bend, bend your legs
Quickly, it’s your role
Hurry now, hurry now
You must defend the goal

Pass, pass, pass the puck
Quickly, with your stick
Hurry now, hurry now
To Score you must be quick

Skate, skate toward the net
Quickly win the game
Happy now, happy now
Fans will shout your name, hooray!
(Credit: Leah Portz, Verona Story Time)

Book/Flannel: Hockey Shapes by Mark Weakland (abridged – with felt shapes)

Hockey Shapes book cover

Craft: Hockey rink coloring sheet (with hockey players). Have children find and color in shapes on the rink.

hockey preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Pizza Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig

Pete's a Pizza book cover

Song: (Tune: “Shortnin’ Bread”)

I can make a pizza! You can, too!
Listen and you’ll know just what to do.

Every little baker loves mixing, mixing
Every little baker loves mixing dough!

Chorus: Flour to the left, flour to the right
Now tie your apron nice and tight

Every little baker loves kneading, kneading
Every little baker loves kneading dough!

Every little baker loves tossing, tossing
Every little baker loves tossing dough!
(Credit: Abby the Librarian – modified with added chorus)

Book: Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington

Pizza at Sally's book cover

Flannel: Build a pizza (give children felt ingredients for board)

Song: “If You Wanna Eat Some Pizza”
If you want to eat some pizza, clap your hands!
If you want to eat some pizza, clap your hands!
If you like bubbly cheese then just say, “Pizza please!”
If you want to eat some pizza, clap your hands!
(Credit: Awesome Storytime)

Book/Puppets: “Hi, Pizza Man!” by Virginia Walter, illustrated by Ponder Goembel

Hi, Pizza Man! book cover

Rhyme: “Pizza Man, Pizza Man”
Pizza man, pizza man: turn around, touch the ground, reach up high, touch the sky,
find your nose, touch your toes, find your knees, sit down, please!
(Credit: Modified from childhood; idea from Awesome Storytime)

Craft: Personal paper pizzas (paper shredder cheese)

pizza preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Snow Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Outside by Deirdre Gill

Outside book cover

Song: “Let’s Play in the Snow” – Rachel Buchman: Sing a Song of Seasons

Book: Snowmen All Year by Caralyn Buehner, illustrated by Mark Buehner

Snowmen All Year book cover

Song: “Snow on the Rooftops” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Sing the Cold Winter Away

Flannel: Build a Snowman

Snowman felt story time

Song/Scarves: “Scarves on Your Laps” – Johnette Downing: The Second Line

Book/Puppets: Oh! by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Oh! book cover

Craft: Plastic cup snow globes

snow globe preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Penguin Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Emperor Penguins Up Close by Carmen Bredeson

Emperor Penguins Up Close book cover

Song: (Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a Little Penguin
In the sea.
I can swim as fast as can be!
When I catch a fish, just look at me.
I’m as proud as I can be.
(Credit: Step by Step)

Fingerplay:  Two Little Penguins
Two little penguins sitting on the ice (hold up two fingers)
One bows once, the other bows twice (made index fingers bow)
Waddle little penguins. Waddle away. (put fingers behind back)
Come back penguins. Time to play! (bring fingers to the front)
(Credit: King County Library System)

Book: Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon

Penguin on Vacation book cover

Song: Waddling Penguins (Tune: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)
Penguins, penguins having fun
Waddling in the shining sun
Waddling fast and waddling slow
Waddling to and waddling fro.
Penguins, penguin having fun
Waddling in the shining sun.
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Flannel: Penguin Went Over the Iceberg (Tune: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”)
The penguin went over the iceberg
The penguin went over the iceberg
The penguin went over the iceberg
to see what he could see.
But all that he could see
But all that he could see
was
The other side of the iceberg
The other side of the iceberg
The other side of the iceberg
was all that he could see.
(Credit: Storytime Katie)

Book: Penguin by Polly Dunbar

Penguin book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Penguin hand puppet

penguin puppet preschool story time craft penguin-puppet2

Baking Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Jampires by Sarah McIntyre and David O’Connell

Jampires book cover

Song: “The Cookie Bakers of the Night” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz

Book/Flannel: All for Pie, Pie for All by David Martin, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
(count pie pieces as you take them away)

all for pie pie for all

Song: “Three Little Muffins” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Book/Puppets: Piggies in the Kitchen by Michelle Meadows, illustrated by Ard Hoyt

Piggies in the Kitchen book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Four donuts on a pan

baking donut preschool story time craft