Beach Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sea, Sand, Me! by Patricia Hubbell, illustrated by Lisa Campbell Ernst

sea sand me

Song/Flannel: “Having Fun at the Beach” – The Wiggles: Wake Up Jeff

Book: Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner

senses at the seashore

Song: “Tap, Tap, Tap” – Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Singalong

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “crab”

Social Story: Sometimes You Get What You Want by Lisa Brown, illustrated by Meredith Gary

Closing song

Craft: jellyfish with tissue paper squares and ribbons

 

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Dragon Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: The Best Pet of All by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama

best pet of all

Song: “Dragon Pokey”

You put your claws in, you take your claws out,

You put your claws in and you scratch them all about!

You do the Dragon Pokey and you turn yourself around,

That’s what it’s all about!
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Feet in. Stomp them all about

Teeth in. Chomp them all about

Tail in. Swing it all about

Book: How to Be Friends with a Dragon by Valeri Gorbachev

how to be friends with a dragon

Song: “Mat Man” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “dragon”

Social Story:  Nobody’s Perfect by David Elliott, illustrated by Sam Zuppardi

nobody's perfect

Closing song

Craft: Paper airplane dragons (they fly really well!) – from Create in the Chaos

 

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Food Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Mo Willems

duckling gets a cookie

Song: “Peanut Butter and Jelly” – Old Town School of Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: What’s in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by Cris Arbo

whats in the garden

Song: “Tap Tap” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Do the yoga pose “shake like jelly”

Social Story: Beautiful Hands by Kathryn Otoshi, illustrated by Bret Baumgarten

Closing song

Activity: Cookie jar number matching from totschooling.net

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Zoo Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: The Underpants Zoo by Brian Sendelbach

underpants zoo

Song: “The Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Book: Life-Size Zoo by Teruyuki Komiya

life-size zoo

Song: “Mat Man” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “neck stretches”

Social Story: I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow

Closing Song

Craft: giraffe coloring page with 1-2-3 yellow stickers

 

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Garden Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Big Yellow Sunflower by Frances Berry

big yellow sunflower

Song: “The Garden Song” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

Up, Down, and Around book cover

Song: “Tap, Tap” – Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “flower”

Social Story: It’s Time to Start Using Your Words by Laurence E. Shapiro, illustrated by Hideko Takahashi

Closing song

Craft: flower coloring sheet with pom poms

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Snake Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: My Snake Blake by Randy Siegel, illustrated by Serge Bloch

my snake blake

Song: “All the Snakes” (Tune: London Bridge)

All the snakes are slithering,
slithering, slithering.
All the snakes are slithering,
across the grass.

All the snakes make a hiss,
makes a hiss, make a hiss.
All the snakes make a hiss,
and smile at the sun.

Snakes smell with their tongues,
With their tongues, with their tongues.
Snakes smell with their tongues,
and they can smell you!

(Source: Library Storytime)

Book: Hide and Snake by Keith Baker

hide and snake

Song/Video: “Dance for the Sun” by Kira Willey

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “snake”

Social Story: Happy Dreamer by Peter Reynolds

Closing song

Craft: paper chain snake

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Up in the Air Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: I Love Planes by Philemon Sturges

I Love Planes

Song/flannel: “The Airplane Song” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: Little Cloud by Eric Carle

little cloud

Song: “Mat Man” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “hot air balloon”

Social Story: It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr

Closing Song

Craft: die-cut airplanes with fluffy clouds on blue paper

 

 

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