Breakfast Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: banana

Book: Breakfast Time by Julia Noonan

Rhyme:  Four fat sausages frying in a pan
one went pop the other went bam.
Three…
Two…

Song: “Be Bananas” – Stuart Stott and Tom Pease: Celebrate!

Book: Ellie’s Breakfast by Sarah Garland

ellies breakfast

Song: “If You Like Your Eggs Scrambled” (Tune: “If You’re Happy & You Know It”)
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
Yes, they’re yummy and they’re yellow
So you’ll be a happy fellow
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands

If you like your eggs fried, jump up high…
If you want bacon with your eggs, wiggle your legs…

Song (with shaky eggs): “I Know a Chicken” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Song: “This is how I do it” – Laurie Berkner: Superhero

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Activity: cereal sorting game

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Bug Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: bug

Book: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner

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.

Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

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

love bugs cover image

Song: Bumblebee, bumblebee (Tune: “Jingle Bells”)
Bumblebee, bumblebee
Landing on my nose,
Bumblebee, bumblebee,
Now he’s on my toes.
On my arms, on my legs, on my elbows,
Bumblebee, oh bumblebee,
He lands and then he goes.

Song: “The Ants Go Marching” – Old Town School of Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Peter and Ellen Allard: Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2

Song: “This is how I do it” – Laurie Berkner: Superhero

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Paper plate bees

Stop and Go Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: stop, go

Book: Red Light, Green Light  by Anastasia Suen, illustrated by Ken Wilson-Max

red light green light

Song: Twinkle, twinkle traffic light
Shining on the corner bright.
Red means stop, green means go,
Yellow means go but take it slow.
Twinkle, twinkle traffic light
Shining on the corner bright.

Rhyme: Green says, “Go” (march in place quickly)
Go! Go! Go!
Yellow says, “Slow!” (march slowly)
Slow…slow….slow
And red says “stop!” (stop suddenly)
Go !Go! Go! (move fast)
Slow…slow….slow (move slowly)
and STOP! (stop)
(Repeat and allow children to pretend they are cars driving down the street)

Book: On the Go Time by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen

on the go time

Flannel: Chickie, Stop and Go by Norman Gorbaty

chickie stop and go book

chickie stop and go

(Credit: Sunflower Storytime)

Song: “Silly Dance Contest” – Jim Gill: The Sneezing Song and other Contagious Tunes

sneezing song

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Book: Away We Go! by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Song: “This is how I do it” – Laurie Berkner: Superhero

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing rhyme

Craft: Stoplight necklace

stop and go craft

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Spring Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: spring

Book: Abracadabra, It’s Spring! by Anne Sibley O’Brien, illustrated by Susan Gal

Flannel: There’s something in my garden

Song: “It is Springtime” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Spring by Julie Murray

Song: “It’s raining/Itsy-bitsy spider medley” – Music for Little People: 101 Toddler Favorites

Song: “La Arana Pequenita” – Cantarima: Canciones Tradicionales

Book: Dig In! by Cindy Jenson-Elliott

Song: “This is how I do it” – Laurie Berkner: Superhero

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: Coloring sheet “u” with die-cut umbrella

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Bunny Story Time – Toddler

Opening song with bunny puppet

Book/Puppets: Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes

little white rabbit

Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

Book: Peek-A-Boo Bunny by Holly Surplice

Peek-a-Boo Bunny book cover

Rhyme: Here is a bunny (Make fist with two fingers up straight.)
With his ears so funny.
Here is his hole (Circle fingers and thumb of other hand.)
In the ground.
When a noise he hears, (Rotate rabbit as if hearing noise.)
He pricks up his ears,
And jumps in his hole (Jump rabbit ears into hole.)
In the ground.

Song: “Did You Ever See a Bunny?” – Junior Jukebox: Four Seasons

Book: Bunny Fun by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Sam Williams

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Song: “Little Bunny” (Tune: “Twinkle, twinkle”)
Little bunny turn around
Little bunny touch the ground
Little bunny wiggle your nose
Little bunny touch your toes
Little bunny rest your head
Little bunny jump in bed

Book/Puppets: Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by John Butler

Wee Little Bunny book cover

Song: “Bunny Pokey” – Junior Jukebox: Animals

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: Paper bunny hand puppets

preschool story time bunny hand puppet

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Mem Fox Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: green

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek

Where is the Green Sheep book cover

Song/rhyme: “Dancing Sheep”

Shhh!  It’s time to go to sleep (put finger to mouth, pretend to sleep)
But into my bedroom one sheep creeps. (creep fingers)
“Don’t go to bed,” the one sheep said.
“I would rather dance instead!”

Soon he was…  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling! (move hands above head in “dancing” motion)
He was dancing on the floor! (move hands on floor as mentioned above)
He was dancing on the window! (move hands to one side)
He was dancing on the door! (move hands to other side)

He kept on…Dancing on the ceiling! (sing faster)
He was dancing on the floor!
He was dancing on the window!
He was dancing on the door!
(repeat several times getting faster each time through)

“Stop that dancing, silly sheep.
It is time to go to sleep!”
Soon the sheep lay on the floor.
Soon the sheep began to snore.

So I started …  (draw these words out)
Dancing on the ceiling!
I was dancing on the floor!
I was dancing on the window!
I was dancing on the door!

(Credit: susanmdailey.com)

Book: Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Song: “Ten Fingers” – Peter and Ellen Allard: Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Peter and Ellen Allard: Sing It! Say It! Sway It! Vol. 2

Book: Hello Baby! by Mem Fox, illustrated by Steve Jenkins

Song: “This is how I do it” – Laurie Berkner: Superhero

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: green sheep made with hearts (idea: craftymorning.com)

Love Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: love

Book: Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green, illustrated by David Walker

 time for a hug

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.

Song: “If You Love Someone” (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you love someone and you know it clap your hands…
If you love someone and you know it stomp your feet…
If you love someone and you know it shout hooray…
If you love someone and you know it blow a kiss…

Book: Pepo and Lolo are Friends by Ana Martin Larranaga

pepo and lolo cover image

Song: “Skidamarink” – Madacy Kids: The Ultimate Kids Song Collection

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

Book: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson or Kiss, Kiss Good Night by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrated by Rebecca Elliott

Song: “This is the way we clap our hands” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: heart snail

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Clothes Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for clothes

Book: Polar Bear’s Underwear by tupera tupera

Polar Bear's Underwear

Song: “I Like My Hat” – Carole Peterson: Stinky Cake

Book: How Do I Put It On? by Shigeo Watanabe, illustrated by Yasuo Ohtomo

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Song: “Boots” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka


Song: “Hat, shirt, pants and shoes” (Tune: “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”)

Hat, shirt, pants and shoes, pants and shoes.
Hat, shirt, pants and shoes, pants and shoes
Scarf and belt and mittens and socks.
Hat, shirt, pants and shoes, pants and shoes.

Song: “This is the way we clap our hands” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

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

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: Peppa Pig and family coloring sheet

 

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Frog Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: frog

Book: Frogs by Emily Green

Song (with puppet): “Little Tadpole” (Tune: “Frere Jacques”)
Little tadpole, Little tadpole
Lost his tail, lost his tail.
Now he has two feet
Now he has four feet
Look a frog! Look a frog!

Song: “Can you leap like a frog?” – Greg & Steve: Kids in Action

Book: If You’re Hoppy by April Pulley Sayre, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic

Song (with prop): “Five green and speckled frogs”

Rhyme:
Crazy crabs walk sideways, (have kids step sideways)
What a silly way to go
Snails slip slide forwards (slide feet forward, slowly)
And that is very slow
Ducks waddle, waddle,  (waddle waddle)
And that is funny too,
Bullfrogs hop, hop hop (hop)
And that’s the best way to go!

Book: The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner, illustrated by Jonathan Lambert

Song: “This is the way we clap our hands” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: frog headbands (idea from Meg Hossler on pinterest)

Nursery Rhyme Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book:  Mary Had a Little Lamb by Mary Ann Hoberman and Nadine Bernard Westcott (shortened)

mary had a little lamb

Rhyme (with poster): Little Boy Blue

Song: “It’s Raining – Itsy Bitsy Spider Medley” – Music for Little People: 101 Toddler Favorites

Book: Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

Big Fat Hen

Song: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

Song: “Hickory Dickory Dock” (with actions – head, shoulders, toes, and wiggle fingers up and down body)

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

Book: Baa, Baa, Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera

 

Song/Flannel: “Baa, Baa Black Sheep”

Song: “This is the way we clap our hands” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing song

Craft: Hickory dickory dock clock and mouse (idea: Adventures in Mommydom)

hickory dickory dock

January 2014