Cat Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Kitten's First Full Moon book cover

Song: “If You’re a Kitty and You Know It”

If you’re a kitty and you know it lick your paws. (pretend to lick paws)

Continue with:
…show your claws (show claws)
…swish your tail (wiggle bottom)
…say “Meow!”

Book: Cat Nap by Toni Yuly

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “cat”

Social Story: “Playing and Sharing”

Closing Song

Craft: Glue tissue paper squares  on a cat coloring sheet

Airplane Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: I Love Planes by Philemon Sturges, illustrated by Shari Halpern

I Love Planes

Song: “The Airplane Song” – The Laurie Berkner Band: Whaddya Think of That?

Book: Flying by Donald Crews

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “airplane”

Social Story: “Having Lunch”

Closing Song

Craft: Die cut airplanes with cotton ball clouds

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Party Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff

if you give a pig a party

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It” – Laurie Berkner: Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs

Book: Brownie and Pearl Step Out by Cynthia Rylant

Brownie and Pearl Step Out

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “balloon breath,” belly breathing

Social Story: “Asking for Help”

Closing Song

Craft: Cupcake coloring sheet with jewel sprinkles

cupcake coloring sheet

 

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Fall Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon

penguin-and-pumpkin cover image

Song: (Tune: “London Bridge”)

Autumn leaves are in the trees…All over town.
Autumn leaves are falling down…All over town.
Autumn leaves are whirling round…
Everybody rake them up…

Book:  In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “tree”

Social Story:  “Raising Your Hand”

Closing Song

Craft: Paper plate pumpkins

pumpkin-face

Friendship Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

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

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend book cover

Song:  Friend of Mine (sing to “London Bridge”)

Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?

Will you be a friend of mine and (insert action word) around with me?

(jump, clap, dance, wave…)

Book: My Friend Rabbit by Eric Rohmann

Song: “Where Do You Start Your Letters?” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “see saw”

Social Story:  “Listening in Class”

Closing Song

Craft: Friendship Bracelets

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Bicycle Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

duck on a bike

Song: “The Goldfish” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: My Bike by Byron Barton

my bike

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “pedal laughing”

Social Story: Get Happy by Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Caroline Uff

Closing song

Craft: bicycle coloring sheet with cupcake liners and pom poms for wheels

 

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