Ocean Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry

Song w/ scarves: “Octopus (Slippery Fish)” – Charlotte Diamond: 10 Carrot Diamond

Book: Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins

hooray for fish

Song: “Mat Man” by Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “dolphin”

Social Story: Time to Say “Please”! by Mo Willems

Closing Song

Craft: Die cut swimming goggles

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Dog Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Bark, George book cover

Song: Can you hop like a rabbit?
Can you jump like a frog?
Can you waddle like a duck?
Can you wag your tail like a dog?
Can you fly like a bird?
Can you swim like a fish?
Can you sit back down and be still like this?
(source: Library Storytime)

Book: Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “downward dog”

Social Story: It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr

it's ok to make mistakes

Closing Song

Craft: Paper bag dog puppet

dog puppet

Shapes Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Song: Shapes Song (sing to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)
A circle is a shape that goes round and round, Round and round, round and round.
A circle is a shape that goes round and round, Round and round.
A triangle is a shape with three sides, Three sides, three sides.
A triangle is a shape with three sides, Three sides.
A square is a shape with four sides, Four sides, four sides,
A square is a shape with four sides, Four sides.

Book: Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “triangle” while singing “I’m a Little Teapot”

Social Story: Blocks by Irene Dickson

Closing Song

Craft: Make your own Mat Man

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Polar Animals Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant

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

If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a penguin and you know it, then your face will surely show it,
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
…stomp your feet
…waddle around

Book: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “polar bear”

Social Story: Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

Closing Song

Craft: P is for Penguin (idea from Rockabye Butterfly)

 

Winter Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George

one mitten cover image

Song: Snow is Falling (tune: London Bridge)

Snow is falling all around, all around, all around
Snow is falling all around,
Hooray for winter!
Now put on your boots and hat…
Now put on your coat and mittens…
Take the snow and roll it round…
Now let’s build a snowman…

Book: First Snow by Bomi Park

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

Movement: Belly breaths

Social Story:  “Saying Goodbye”

Closing Song

Craft: Die cut mittens and snowflakes

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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