Owl Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: I’m Not Scared” by Jonathon Allen

I'm not scared

Song: Flap your wings and fly around, fly around, fly around.
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl.
Open your eyes big and wide, big and wide, big and wide.
Open your eyes big and wide, just like and owl.
Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along.
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl.
Turn your head and say who, who, say who, who, say who, who.
Turn your head and say who, who, just like an owl.

Book: Owlet’s First Flight by Mitra Modarressi

Flannel: Where is Owl?
Owl, owl, where do you hide?
Are you in the (color) tree [or shape]? Let’s peek inside!

Song: “Owl Hokey Pokey”
You put your right wing in, you put your right wing out…you do the owl pokey and you turn yourself about, that’s what it’s all about!
Left wing…
Right talon…
Left talon…
Owl self…

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow said the owl

Song: “If You’re an Owl and You Know It
If you’re an owl and you know it hoot like this “Hoo(t), hoo(t)…”
If you’re an owl and you know it hoot like this “Hoo(t), hoo(t)…”
If you’re an owl and you know it then your hoot will surely show it
If you’re an owl and you know it hoot like this “Hoo(t), hoo(t)…”

continue with other lyrics:
Flap your wings (flap wings)
Blink your eyes (blink eyes and open and close hands to help mimic the movement)
Turn your head (turn it from side to side!)

Song: “Jump Up, Turn Around”- Jim Gill: The Irrational Anthem

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

Closing Rhyme

Feelings Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: The I’m Not Scared Book by Todd Parr

Song: “Monster Boogie” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

llama llama mad at mama 

Song: “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”

I’ve got peace like a river (parallel hands side to side)
I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.
I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.

I’ve got joy like a fountain (fingertips together, then spread up and out)
I’ve got love like an ocean (waves going forward)

Song: “My Energy” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

Book: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

my many colored days

Song: “Everybody Clap Your Hands” – Peter Moses: 90 Nifty Songs

Book: If You’re Happy and You Know It by David A. Carter

If You're Happy and You Know It book cover

Song: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams: Despicable Me 2 soundtrack

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

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

Closing song

Craft: “Happy or Sad?” bear coloring page

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Monster Story Time – Preschool

Hello Song

Book/Puppets: Elmer and the Monster by David Mckee

Elmer and the Monster book cover

Song: “Monstermixmerge” – Scholastic

Book: The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone, illustrated by Michael Smollin

monster at the end

Puppet/Book: Go Away, Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

Go away big green monster, glove

Book: Can You Make a Scary Face? By Jan Thomas

can you make a scary face

Book: Some Monsters Are Different by David Milgrim

Some Monsters Are Different book cover

Song/Puppet: “Spider on the Floor” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

Craft: Egg carton monsters (painted and adorned with pipe cleaners, pom-poms, feathers, etc.)

egg carton monster preschool story time craft

End Rhyme

Fort Night Story Time – Everybody

Opening song

Book: Can’t Sleep Without Sheep by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

Flannel: Where is the green sheep?

Song: “Turn-a-round” – Hap Palmer: Getting to Know Myself

Book: Goodnight Bob by Ann and John Hassett

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

Book: Everyone is Yawning by Anita Bijsterbosch

Song: “Yawn, Yawn, Yawn” – The Wiggles: Yummy, Yummy

Book: Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner Lloyd, illustrated by Abigail Halpin

Song: “Twinkle Twinkle”

Boo-Hoo Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Bandage, Hurt, Sick

Book: How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague

How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? book cover

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Book: What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? By Cressida Cowell, illustrated by Ingrid Godon

What Shall We Do With the Boo-Hoo Baby?

Song: “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Book: Boo Hoo Boo-Boo by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Elivia Savadier

Boo Hoo Boo-Boo book cover

Rhyme: Great A, little a
Bouncing B,
The cat’s in the cupboard,
But she can’t see me.

Puppets: Animal Sneezes
Gather a bunch of animal puppets and sneeze with the sound of the animal and have the patrons guess. “What animal is sneezing? Moo-Achoo! Moo-Achoo! A Cow!”

Song (with shaky eggs): “I Feel Crazy so I Jump in the Soup” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Closing rhyme

Party Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff

if you give a pig a party

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It” – Laurie Berkner: Favorite Classic Kids’ Songs

Book: Brownie and Pearl Step Out by Cynthia Rylant

Brownie and Pearl Step Out

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “balloon breath,” belly breathing

Social Story: “Asking for Help”

Closing Song

Craft: Cupcake coloring sheet with jewel sprinkles

cupcake coloring sheet

 

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Colors Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

monsters love colors

Flannel: Green sheep hide and seek

Song: “If You’re Wearing…” (Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
If you’re wearing red today, red today, red today
If you’re wearing red today, please stand up!

(Blue- clap your hands, Green – touch your ears, Black – tickle your toes)

Book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

Flannel: “This Little Chick”

This little chick is black.
She stands in the barnyard on a big haystack.

This little chick is brown.
She is feeling sad and wearing a frown.

This little chick is yellow.
She’s friends with the rooster; he’s a handsome fellow.

This little chick is white.
She dances and plays, oh what a sight.

This little chick is purple.
She spends her day running around in a circle.

This little chick is green.
She is the prettiest chick I’ve ever seen.

This little chick is blue.
She lays eggs for me and you.

This little chick is pink.
She goes down to the pond to get a drink.

All of these chicks live at the farm,
Out in the big red barn.

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

Book: I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs

i spy with my little eye

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

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

Song (with scarves): “Wave your scarf up and down” (Tune: “London Bridge”)
Wave your scarf up and down, up and down, up and down,
Wave your scarf up and down. Wave your scarf.

(Side to side, fast and slow, round and round, wave goodbye with your scarf)

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Match colored objects like pom poms, feathers, tissue paper squares and yarn to colored circles on paper. Either glue them on, or take the objects home in a bag to play again.

color match 2 color match

 

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Sneeze Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead

A Sick Day for Amos McGee book cover

Song: “Head, shoulders, knees and toes” – Joanie Bartels: Bathtime Magic

Book: Pigs Make Me Sneeze! By Mo Willems

Pigs Make Me Sneeze book cover

Song/Puppet: “The Sneezing Song” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill Sings The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes

Song: If you’re sneezy and you know it, say Ah-choo, “Ah-choo”. . .
If you’re shivery and you know it, slurp your soup, “Slurp slurp”. . .
If you’re sweaty and you know it, drink your juice, “Glug glug”. . .
If you’re sleepy and you know it, take a nap, “Snore”. . .
If your better and you know it, jump on up, “Woo-hoo”. . .

Book: Llama Llama Home with Mama by Anna Dewdney

llama llama home with mama cover image

Song: “I Feel Crazy so I Jump in the Soup” – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

Movement: “Hot Soup” – Kira Willey: Mindful Moments for Kids 

Book: Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Adam Rex

Chu's Day book cover

Puppets: Animal Sneezes
Gather a bunch of animal puppets and sneeze with the sound of the animal and have the patrons guess. “What animal is sneezing? Moo-Achoo! Moo-Achoo! A Cow!”

Closing Rhyme

Craft:
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! coloring sheet (have kids shred and glue on tissue)

Pigs Make Me Sneeze preschool story time craft

Hello, Goodbye Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Say Hello by Rachel Isadora

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

Book: Hello, Sun! by Dayle Ann Dodds, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa

Flannel: Can We Find? (Tune: The Muffin Man)
(Hide six different items under the houses. Look for each one after singing the refrain. Greet each item with a loud hello after finding.)
Can we find a red cat?
A red cat? A red cat?
Can we find a red cat?
We want to say hello!

(source: Storytime Katie)

Song: Bread and Butter

Book: Hello, Day! by Anita Lobel

Song: Hands Are Clapping
(sing to tune of “Skip To My Lou”)
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling!

Continue with …
-feet are stomping
-arms are flapping
-legs are jumping

Book: Wave Goodbye by Rob Reid, illustrated by Lorraine Williams

Song (with shaky eggs): “Shaky, Shaky” – The Wiggles: Yummy, Yummy

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Many Languages Waver