Fall Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: Leaves in Fall by Martha E. H. Rustad

Song/Puppet: “So many Leaves are Falling on the Ground”

So many leaves are falling on the ground
Orange ones, yellow ones and even brown.
But the one little leaf that rhymes with…
Is my favorite color, it’s the color…

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABCs

Book: In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

 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…

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Toddlers on Parade

Book: That Pup! by Lindsay Barrett George

 

Song: (Tune: Twinkle, twinkle)

Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)
Once you were a seed so small, (pinch fingers together)
Now you are a great big ball! (make a big circle)
Pumpkin, pumpkin on the ground, (touch the ground)
How’d you get so big and round? (make a big circle)

(Source: Step by Step Childcare)

Song: “Bingo” – Pamela Beall: Wee Sing Animals, Animals, Animals

Song: “Gray Squirrel” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: When It’s Autumn

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

Craft: Leafy hedgehogs

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Trucks Story Time- Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Red Truck by Kerston Hamilton, Illustrated by Valeria Petrone

RedTruck

Song: Where are Trucks? (Tune: “Where is Thumbkin?”) – with pictures of trucks on sticks

Where is pick-up truck?
Where is pick-up truck?
Here I am. Here I am.
How are you today, truck? Very well, I thank you.
Drive away. Drive away.

Where is tow truck . . .
Where is garbage truck . . .
Where is fire truck . . .

Song: “The Wheels on the Truck”
The wheels on the truck
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the truck go round and round
All through the town

The shovel on the truck goes dig dig dig…
The horn on the truck goes beep beep beep…

Book: Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia

TipTipDigDig

Song: “Old MacDonald Had a Truck”
Old MacDonald had a truck, E I E I O
And on this truck, he had some wheels,
E I E I O
With a roll, roll here and a roll, roll there
Here a roll, there a roll
Everywhere a roll, roll
Old MacDonald had a truck, E I E I O
Also add wipers/swish, horn/beeps, etc.
(Credit: Green Tree Public Library)

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABCs

Book: Monster Trucks by Nick Gordon

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It, Start Your Truck” by DJ Tonka: DiG IT!

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

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

Closing Song

Craft: Monster truck

 

 

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Bear Story Time – Toddler

Opening song with bear puppet

Rhyme: My Bear (using puppet)

My bear is looking all around.
My bear is sniffing at the ground.
My bear is looking at my toes.
My bear can kiss me on the nose.
My bear can whisper in my ear.
What’s he saying? Can you hear?
My bear can hide behind me,
But wherever I go, my bear can surely find me.
(Credit: Yorba Linda Public Library)

Book: If You Were a Panda Bear by Florence and Wendell Minor

if you were a panda bear

Flannel: (from My Storytime Life blog)
Polar bear’s not tired,
He wants to play!
He wants to catch the RED ball today.
Is this the red ball? (etc.)

Song: “Goin’ on a Bear Hunt” – Greg and Steve: Kids in Action

Book: Bear and Hare: Where’s Bear? by Emily Gravett

Song: Grizzly Bears (Tune: “Mary Had A Little Lamb”)

Grizzly bears are big and brown, (stretch up tall)
Big and brown, big and brown,
Grizzly bears are big and brown,
And live in the woods.
Polar bears are soft and white, (rub arms)
Soft and white, soft and white,
Polar bears are soft and white,
And live where it’s cold.
Teddy bears are just my size, (hug pretend bear)
Just my size, just my size,
Teddy bears are just my size,
To cuddle with at night.
(Credit: Jbrary)

Song: “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, Turn Around” – The Wiggles: Taking Off

Song: If You’re A Bear and You Know It (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a polar bear and you know it…clap your paws
If you’re a black bear and you know it…show your teeth

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Toddlers on Parade

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

Goodbye rhyme

Craft: Bear on tissue paper squares and paper plate

 

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Ocean Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins

Rhyme: Baby shark, doot do, doot do, do do
Baby shark, doot do, doot do, do do
Baby shark, doot do, doot do, do do
Baby shark.

Repeat with:
Brother shark…
Mama shark…
Papa shark…
Grandma shark…
Swim away…
From the shark…
Safe at last…
Bye bye shark…

Song: “Over the Deep Blue Sea” – Susan Salidor: Come and Make a Circle

Flannel/Story: I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
(based on the book of the same name by Kevin Sherry)

Rhyme: Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Sliding through the water.
Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Gulp, gulp, GULP!
Oh, no! He was eaten by
An octopus, an octopus,
Squiggling in the water…

Repeat with:
A tuna fish, flashing in the water
A great white shark, lurking in the water
A humongous whale, spouting in the water.
(at the end) Buurrrrp! Excuse me!

Book: Fish, Swish! Splash, Dash! by Suse MacDonald

Song: “Popcorn” – Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime!

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Die-cut swimming goggles

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Garden Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Garden

Book: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park

Rhyme: Five plump peas in a peapod pressed.
One grew, two grew,
So did all the rest.
They grew and grew and they did not stop.
They got so big that the peapod POPPED!

Flannel: Rainbow Soup
(Use a pot and spoon, and felt fruits and veggies)
Take an apple,
Put it in the pot,
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot.
Take it out,
Now what can it be?
The prettiest red
You ever did see! (Place red strip of rainbow on flannel board. Continue until you’ve made an entire rainbow.)

Song: “In My Garden” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

Book: Square Cat ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Cupcake liner flowers

(Credit: Miss Meg’s Storytime)

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Construction Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Hammer, screwdriver

Book: The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage

Rhyme:
Brick by brick
By brick by brick,
My building’s so high,
It’s scraping the sky.
(Place fists one on top of the other, going higher each time.)

Brick by brick
By brick by brick,
My building will sway
When the wind blows this way.
(Sway left, then right.)

Brick by brick
By brick by brick,
Now I’m ready to stop
And a flag goes on top.
(Open one fist and wave hand left and right.)

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

Book: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz

Flannel/Rhyme:
Hannah needs her hammer lots and lots.
Is it hiding in the [color] toolbox?
Have children choose a color each time, and look underneath the toolbox for the missing hammer.

Song: This is the way we pound our nails,
Pound our nails, pound our nails.
This is the way we pound our nails
So early in the morning.

Repeat with:
Saw the wood
Turn the screw
Stack the bricks
Stir the paint
Paint the walls

Book: The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper bulldozer

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Recycling/Earth Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Rain

Book: Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley

Rhyme: Bananas Unite!
Peel bananas, peel peel bananas. (Repeat.)
Chop bananas, chop chop bananas. (Repeat.)
Mash bananas, mash mash bananas. (Repeat.)
Eat bananas, eat eat bananas. (Repeat.)
Gooooo bananas!

Song/Flannel: Five bottles of juice on the wall,
Five bottles of juice,
Put one in the recycling bin,
Four bottles of juice on the wall…
(Continue until none are left.)

Repeat with five cartons of milk.

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

Book (with whale puppet): All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon

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

Closing Rhyme

 

 

 

 

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World Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: World

Rhyme (with puppet): Little hedgehog in a bag, sitting so still.
Will she come out? Yes, she will!
She looks to the left, and she looks to the right.
She looks straight ahead, then POPS! out of sight.

Book: Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Flannel/Rhyme: Counting to Ten in English and Spanish
One, two, and three
Four, five, and six
Seven, eight, and nine,
I can count to ten!
Ten, nine, and eight,
Seven, six, and five,
Four, three, and two,
Counting down to one!

Uno, dos, y tres,
Cuatro, cinco, y seis,
Siete, ocho, nueve,
¡Cuento hasta diez!
Diez, nueve, ocho,
Siete, seis, y cinco,
Cuatro, tres, y dos,
¡Cuento hasta atrás!

Rhyme: Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
In 5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF!

Far far far, we’re going to the stars…
Fun fun fun, we’re going to the sun…

Rhyme (with puppets): Walking through Africa,
What do I see?
I see a tumbili (monkey) looking at me!

Repeat with:
tembo (elephant)
kiboko (hippo)
chura (frog)

(Credit: Miss Meg’s Storytime)

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

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

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper Earth with torn-paper continents

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Kindness Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Kindness

Rhyme (with puppet): Little hedgehog in a bag, sitting so still.
Will she come out? Yes, she will!
She looks to the left, and she looks to the right.
She looks straight ahead, then POPS! out of sight.

Book: Say Hello! by Linda Davick

Song: “Love Grows One by One” – Stuart Stott and Tom Pease: Celebrate!

Rhyme: Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon,
In 5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF!

Story/Flannel: How Kind! by Mary Murphy

(Credit: Totally Toddler)

Rhyme: When I stretch up, I feel so tall.
When I bend down, I feel so small.
Taller, taller, taller, taller,
Smaller, smaller, smaller, smaller,
Into a tiny ball.

Book: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

Song: “We’ll Wave Hello Together” (tune of “Farmer in the Dell”)
We’ll wave hello together,
We’ll wave hello together,
We’ll wave hello together,
‘Cause it’s fun to do.

We’ll give a hug together…
We’ll say “peace” together…
We’ll high five together…
We’ll sit down and listen…

Book: Peace, Baby! by Linda Ashman

Song: “Skinnamarink” – Sharon, Lois & Bram: One Elephant Went Out to Play

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Chick finger puppet

(Credit: I Heart Crafty Things)

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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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