Mo Willems Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Book: The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems

Play: “Hot Dog Dress Up” at www.pigeonpresents.com

Fingerplay: Five little hot dogs frying in a pan, the grease got hot and it went bam! (clap)

Song: “Shakin’ Everywhere” – Jim Gill: The Irrational Anthem

Book: Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

Should I Share My Ice Cream? book cover

Flannelboard: “Ice Cream Colors”
We have ice cream, the best in town,
Let us begin with chocolate brown.
Now, let us scoop us some bubble-gum pink,
It is sweet and yummy, the best, some think.
Here is ice cream minty and green,
It is the creamiest I have ever seen.
Yellow ice cream is lemony and tart,
We like its taste from the very start.
Scoops of blueberry would make my day,
Look at all this ice cream, hip, hip hurray!
Red ice cream is a strawberry delight,
All these scoops are a wonderful sight.
Vanilla white is a popular flavor,
It tastes very good to an ice-cream craver.
Purple ice cream really gives me a kick,
Good and yummy till the very last lick.
Ice cream, ice cream, what a cool sensation,
We love ice cream in any combination!
Credit: Step By Step

Song: “Pig on Her Head” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of Laurie Berkner

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

 Knuffle Bunny book cover

Song: “Sleeping Bunnies” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Zoom Zoom Cuddle and Croon

 Closing rhyme

Craft: Pigeon headband

Construction Storytime – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: The Mixed-Up Mixer by Stephen Savage

The Mixed-Up Mixer by Stephen Savage, book cover

Song: I’m in the Mood for Singing – Raffi: Rise And Shine (played on ukulele)
G
I’m in the mood for singing
                                   D
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
                                   G
Hey, how about you?

I’m in the mood for singing
C
Singing along with you
G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                     G
I’m in the mood for that today
C                   G
Hey, hey, what do you say
D                                    G
I’m in the mood for that.

(verses: reading, clapping, building)

 

Book: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz

Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz, book cover

Flannel: Hannah needs her hammer lots and lots and lots, but she uses it so much, she can’t remember where she put it! Shall we help her find it? Which toolbox should we look in first?

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

Book: Bulldozer’s Big Day by Candace Fleming

Bulldozer's Big Day by Candace Fleming

Song: All I Wanna Do is Dance” – Kira Wiley: Kings and Queens of the Forest

Closing Song

Craft: Construction paper tool belt

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Gardening Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch

Plants Can't Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch, book cover

Song: “Sleeping Bunnies ” – Kathy Reid-Naiman: Zoom Zoom Cuddle and Croon

Puppets Show:
There’s something in my garden,
Now what can it be?
There’s something in my garden
That I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….
RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.
A FROG is what I found!
RIBBIT – RIBBIT – RIBBIT.
(Repeat with various animals)

Book: What Does Bunny See by Linda Sue Park

What Does Bunny See by Linda Sue Park, book cover

Song: “Fruit Salad Salsa” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Book: Square Cat ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker

Square Cat ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker, book cover

Song: Shakin’ Like a Leafy Tree – The Wiggles: Racing to the Rainbow

Closing Rhyme

Craft:  Paper plate watermelon

 

Bug Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner

Rhyme: Here is a beehive. Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.
Soon they come creeping out of the hive (have one bee peek out)
1-2-3-4-5! BUZZ! (bring each finger out as you count)

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.

Rhyme: Roly poly, ever so slowly (roll arms)
Roly, poly, faster, faster, faster!

Book: Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielson and Dug Steer, illustrated by Derek Matthews

snappy little bugs

Song: “On my Toe There is a Flea” – John M. Feierabend and Luann Saunders: Frog in the Meadow

Song: Rickety rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, Whoa! (hug)

Song: “Itsy Bitsy Spider”

Rhyme: Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel
My little baby deserves a tickle! [tickle baby]
One for her nose, and one for her toes
And one for her belly where the hot dog goes!

Book: Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek

Song: There’s a Tiny Caterpillar on a Leaf (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
There’s a tiny caterpillar on a leaf, wiggle, wiggle,. (children do wiggling action for this verse)
There’s a big fat caterpillar on a leaf, munch, munch, etc (munching action)
There’s a pretty butterfly on a leaf, flutter, flutter, etc (fluttering action)

Song: (Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Caterpillar caterpillar Wiggle fingers of one hand
In the tree, in the tree Spread arms like branches
First you wiggle this way Wiggle hand left
Then you wiggle that way Wiggle hands right
Look at me, look at me Point to self

Song (with shaky eggs): “Caterpillar, Caterpillar” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Closing rhyme

 

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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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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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