Bug Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

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

love bugs cover image

Song/Flannel: “10 Little Grasshoppers”

One little, two little, three little grasshoppers,
Four little, five little, six little grasshoppers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little grasshoppers,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me (slap thighs to rhythm)
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Ten little, nine little, eight little grasshoppers,
Seven little, six little, five little grasshoppers,
Four little, three little, two little grasshoppers,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

grasshopper

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

Song: “Where do you start your letters?” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Mercer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “butterfly”

Social Story: Wild Feelings by David Milgrim

Closing song

Craft: Paper plate bees

 

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Bird Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler

Song: Owl in a Tree (Tune: “Skip to my Lou”)
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Skip to my lou, my darling.

Robin in the nest goes, “Tweet, tweet, tweet…”
Duck in the pond goes, “Quack, quack, quack…”
Rooster in the yard goes, “Cock a doodle doo…”
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: I Spy in the Sky by Edward Gibbs

Song: “Where do you start your letters” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “swan”

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

Closing song

Craft: swan in a paper plate pond

 

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Dinosaur Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Flapdoodle Dinosaurs by David Carter

Song: “We are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: I Am a Tyrannosaurus by Anna Grossnickle Hines

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “volcano”

Social Story: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague

Closing song

Craft: dinosaurs on coloring page

dinosaur preschool story time craft

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Boat Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sail Away by Donald Crews

sail away

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

Book: Little Tug by Stephen Savage

little tug

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “row your boat”

Social Story: What Does It Mean to be Kind? by Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

Closing song

Craft: sailboats

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Outer Space Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon

Song: “Moon, Moon, Moon” – Laurie Berkner

Book: My Book of Planets by Elise See Tai, illustrated by Kuo Kang Chen

my book of planets

Song: “Dance for the Sun” – Kira Willey video

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “reach for the sun”

Social Story:  I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Closing song

Craft: star stickers (instead of white paint in photo), white crayon constellations, moon

space preschool story time craft

World Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Christopher Corr

Song (with shaky eggs): “Round the World” – Hot Peas ‘n Butter: Best of the Bowl, Vol. 5

Book: Everywhere the Cow Says “Moo” by Ellen Slusky Weinstein

Song: “Where do you start your letters?” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “namaste”

Social Story:  Take a Deep Breath by Sue Graves, illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini

Closing Song

Craft: “Namaste” coloring sheet

Shapes Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Round is a Mooncake by Roseanne Greenfield Thong, illustrated by Grace Lin

Song: “Make a Circle, Draw a Square” (Tune: “Oh My Darling Clementine”)
Make a circle, make a circle, draw it in the sky
Use your finger, use your finger, make it round as pie
Make a square, make a square, make the lines so straight
Draw a square, draw a square, draw one or draw eight
Draw a triangle, draw a triangle, always start at the top
Make a tent, make a tent, use three lines and then stop!
(Credit: Best Kids Book Site)

Book: The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring, illustrated by Alys Paterson

Song: “Where do you start your letters?” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn

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

Social Story: Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

Closing Song

Craft: glue shapes onto paper

 

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