Farm Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Farm

Book: Cock-a-Doodle-Doo, Creak, Pop-pop, Moo by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Brad Sneed

cock-a-doodle-doo creak pop-pop moo book cover

Rhyme: Shoe the old horse (tap one foot)
Shoe the old mare (tap other foot)
But let the little pony
Run bare, bare, bare (tap feet together)

Song: Counting sheep (Tune: “This Old Man”)
Counting sheep, counting sheep
Helps my _________ go to sleep

One sheep, two sheep
Three sheep, four —
Soon my _________
Starts to snore
(Credit: Sing a Song of Storytime)

Book: Chicken, Chicken, Duck! by Nadia Krilanovich

Chicken Chicken Duck book cover

Rhyme: One, two, buckle my shoe

Song: Hop, hop, hop along (Tune: “Row Your Boat”)
Hop, hop, hop along (hop)
Or bounce on someone’s knee (bounce)
Higher and higher and higher and higher (lift)
Bunny hop with me. (hop)

Puppets/Song: Old McDonald” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Big Book: I Went Walking by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vivas

I Went Walking book cover

 

Song (shaky eggs): “Mary Had a Little Lamb” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Closing rhyme

Bug Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

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

snappy little bugs

Song: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

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

love bugs cover image

Puppet Show: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Song: “On my Toe there is a Flea” – John Martin Feierabend: Frog in the Meadow  x2

Book: Caterpillar’s Wish by Mary Murphy

caterpillars wish

Song: Mi Cuerpo” – Hot Peas ‘n Butter: Best of the Bowl

Book: Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi; illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

somebugs

Song (with shaky eggs): The Ants Go Marching

Closing Rhyme

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Farm Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Big Book: The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most

The Cow That Went Oink book cover

Song: “Down on Grandpa’s Farm” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

Book: On the Farm by David Elliott, illustrated by Holly Meade

On the Farm book cover

Song/Puppets: “Old McDonald” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Book/Movement: Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas

Is Everyone Ready for Fun? book cover

Book: Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig, illustrated by Marc Brown

farmyard-beat cover image

Flannel: Mary Had a Little Lamb ( different color lambs: “fleece was ____ as ____ )

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Opening barn coloring sheet

farm preschool story time craft

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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)

Sheep Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

where is the green sheep

Song with puppets: Old McDonald

Book: Sheep by Wendy Strobel Dieker

sheep cover image

Song/flannel: Mary had a Little Lamb
We sang “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and substituted “fleece as white as show” with the color of the sheep and something it was the same color as.
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb its fleece was ORANGE as CARROTS!
We ended with “white as snow.”

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

Book: Wee Little Lamb by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by John Butler

wee little lamb cover image

Song: (melody: “Wheels on the Bus”)
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 stamp, stamp, stamp…
I can make my legs go hop, hop, hop…

Book: Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

sheep in a jeep

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

 Closing Rhyme

Craft:

sheep craft

 

Dinosaur Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Flapdoodle Dinosaurs by David Carter

Song: “We are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: I Am a Tyrannosaurus by Anna Grossnickle Hines

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “volcano”

Social Story: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague

Closing song

Craft: dinosaurs on coloring page

dinosaur preschool story time craft

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Boat Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sail Away by Donald Crews

sail away

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

Book: Little Tug by Stephen Savage

little tug

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “row your boat”

Social Story: What Does It Mean to be Kind? by Rana DiOrio, illustrated by Stephane Jorisch

Closing song

Craft: sailboats

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Brush Your Teeth Story Time (with First Choice Dental) – Everybody

Welcome – February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Book: Does a Lion Brush? By Fred Ehrlich, illustrated by Emily Bolam

Song: “Brush your Teeth” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

Song: My Dentist (“Frere Jacques” – done as an Echo song)

My dentist, repeat
Always tells me, repeat
Brush your teeth, repeat
Twice a day. Repeat
(Source: Storytimes at the Library blog)

Book: Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth by Lucy Cousins

Flannel: Mouth with germs (dry erase marker) on tongue and teeth, erase with toothbrush (from Miss Meg’s Storytime)

Song: “Brush, brush, brush your teeth” (tune: “Row your boat”)

Brush, brush, brush your teeth.
At least two times a day.
Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning,
Fighting tooth decay.

Floss, floss,floss your teeth.
Every single day.
Gently, gently, gently, gently,
Whisking plaque away.

Rinse, rinse, rinse your teeth
Every single day.
Swishing, swishing, swishing, swishing,
Fighting tooth decay.

Craft: toothbrushes with shaving cream toothpaste

Outer Space Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

kittens first full moon

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

Book: My Book of Planets by Elise See Tai, illustrated by Kuo Kang Chen

my book of planets

Song: “Dance for the Sun” – Kira Willey video

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “reach for the sun”

Social Story:  I’ll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

Closing song

Craft: star stickers (instead of white paint in photo), white crayon constellations, moon

space preschool story time craft

Love and Friendship Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend book cover

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

Book: The Hide-and-Scare Bear by Ivan Bates

Hide and Scare Bear book cover

Song: “The Cool Bear Hunt” – Dr. Jean: Sings Silly Songs

Puppet Story: Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Janie Bynum

porcupine

porcupining

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.

Craft: Wax paper stained glass heart

stained glass wax paper preschool story time heart craft

Closing Rhyme