Sharing and Caring Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney

llama llama time to share cover image

Song: 1, 2, 3 good friends,
4, 5, 6 good friends,
7, 8, 9 good friends,
10 good friends are we!

Uno, dos, tres amigos,
Cuatro, cinco, seis amigos
Siete, ocho, nueve amigos
Diez amigos somos!

Book: Hooray For Hat by Brain Won

hooray for hat cover image

Puppets: A Toy for Elephant (by Leah Portz)

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

Book: Emily’s Sharing and Caring Book by Cindy Post Senning & Peggy Post, illustrated by Leo Landry

emily's sharing and caring book cover image

Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” –  Raffi: The Raffi Singable Songs Collection

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Bird Feeder

 

 

Books Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Book, Library, Read

Book (with instruments): Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen

roger-is-reading cover image

Song: I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hand wave bye, bye, bye…

Book/Puppets: Read It, Don’t Eat It! by Ian Schoenherr

Read It, Don't Eat It! book cover

Rhyme: X marks the spot
X marks the spot
Dot, dot, dot
Up and down
Around and around
Oooo (tickle)

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
(Credit: Leah Portz, Verona Public Library)

Book: Book! by Kristine O’Connell George, illustrated by Maggie Smith

Book! book cover

Rhyme: The moon is round  
The moon is round (circle face)
As round can be
Two eyes
A nose
A mouth like me

Song (shaky eggs): “Your Library” – Ludwig Von Drake: Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse  

Closing rhyme

Dinosaurs Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge (abridged)

How Big Were the Dinosaurs? book cover

Song: “We Are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: Dancing with the Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Lee Wildish

Dancing with the Dinosaurs book cover

Flannel: Five little dinosaurs jumping on the bed

Book: Snappy Little Dinosaurs by Dugald Steer, illustrated by Derek Matthews

Snappy Little Dinosaurs book cover

Song: The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr grr, grr grr, grr grr grr,
The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr . . . All through the swamp.
The Triceratops’ horns go poke poke poke . . .
The Stegosaurus tail goes spike, spike, spike . . .
The Apatasaurus mouth goes munch, munch, munch . . .
The Pteranodon’s wings go flap flap flap . . .

Flannel: How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

how do dinosaurs count to ten cover image

Craft: Dinosaurs on coloring sheet

dinosaur preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Mail Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier

millie waits for the mail cover image

Song: Mailing Letters-tune of Mulberry Bush

This is the way we write a letter, write a letter, write a letter.

This is the way we write a letter so early in the morning.

2nd Verse-Stamp a Letter, 3rd Verse-Mail a Letter

(Courtesy of Out of the Box Programming)

Book: Stanley the Mailman by William Bee

stanley the mailman cover image

Flannel: Letters to Animals

The letters have fallen out of their envelopes. Can we help the letters get to the correct animal?

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – Wee Sing: Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays

Book: Mail Trucks by Julie Murray

mail trucks covier image

Song: “All I Want to do is Dance” – Kira Willey: Kings and Queens of the Forest

Book: Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell

Dear Zoo

Closing Rhyme

Craft: I provided paper, crayons, and an envelope and theychildren wrote or drew whatever they wanted on their paper and decided if they wanted to send it to themselves or someone special. I mailed out the letters.

 

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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Dance Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Dance, Music

Book: Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas

baby danced the polka

Song: “Baby’s Hokey Pokey” – Georgiana Stewart: Baby Face

Rhyme: The moon is round  
The moon is round (circle face)
As round can be
Two eyes
A nose
A mouth like me

Book: Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton

Barnyard Dance book cover

Song: I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hand wave bye, bye, bye…

Book/Puppets: Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown

dancing feet

Song: Forgot a bag to carry (Tune: “Ring around the Rosie”)
Forgot a bag to carry (sign for bag)
Our books at the library (sign for book)
Stack’em, stack’em (lift baby, or stack hands)
They all fall down (baby to lap, or hands open)
(Credit: Leah Portz, Verona Public Library)

Rhyme: X marks the spot
X marks the spot
Dot, dot, dot
Up and down
Around and around
Oooo (tickle)

Book (choral): Shake it up, Baby! by Karen Katz

Shake It Up, Baby! book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Swing It, Baby, Swing” – Cathy Fink: All Wound Up! (fade 2:18)

Closing rhyme

Outer Space – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Gravity by Jason Chin

Gravity book cover

Song: “If You’re Going to the Moon”
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots (stomp stomp)
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots
If you’re going to the moon, this is what you have to do
If you’re going to the moon, wear your boots
…wear your suit (ziiiip!)
…wear your gloves (clap clap)
…wear your helmet (pat your head)

Book: Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton, illustrated by Ant Parker

Roaring Rockets book cover

Song: “Rocketship Run” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Flannel: “Four Little Rockets”
Four little rockets winking at me.
One shot off and then there were three!
Three little rockets with nothing to do.
One shot off, and then there were two!
Two little rockets afraid of the sun.
One shot off, and then there was one!
One little rocket alone is no fun.
It shot off, and then there was none!
(Source: RovingFiddlehead KidLit)

rockets flannel image

Rhyme: Do you want to go up with me to the moon? (Point to friend, self, then to sky.)
Let’s get in our rocket ship and blast off soon! (Pretend to climb in ship, swish hands quickly.]
Faster and faster we reach to the sky. (Jump and reach.)
Isn’t it fun to be able to fly?
We’re on the moon, now all take a look. (Look down.)
Sit back down, and I’ll read you a book. (All sit down.)

Book: Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Higher! Higher! book cover

Flannel/Song: “Stars Shining” – Kathy Reid-Naiman – Sing the Cold Winter Away

Craft: Paint Qtips constellations

space preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

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)

Pet Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Pet

Book: The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! by Mo Willems

pigeon wants a puppy cover image

Song: “There’s a Dog in School” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Book: I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs

I Spy Pets book cover

Rhyme:  I went to the pet store (with puppets)
I went to the pet store and made a special wish.
The pet that I wanted was a very special (fish)!
I went to the pet store, I went there at a jog,
To get a pet with a wagging tail, it was a little (dog)!
I went to the pet store, it had become a habit.
The pet I wanted now was a soft, fluffy (rabbit)!
I went to the pet store, I’m sure this sounds absurd,
But the pet I wanted was a colorful flying (bird)!
I went to the pet store, it was no mistake.
What I really wanted now was a hissing green (snake)!

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

Book: How do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

how do dinosaurs choose their pets cover image

Song: If you’re a dog­ and you know it, wag your tail.
If you’re a dog­ and you know it, wag your tail
If you’re a dog­ and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you’re a dog­ and you know it, wag your tail

Repeat with kitten/meow, fish/ swim around, hamster/run in place, bird/flap your wings.

Book: Cat’s Colors by Airlie Anderson

cat's colors cover image

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

paper cat preschool story time craft