Summer Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Summer

Book: Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Buket Erdogan

mouses first summer

Rhyme: 1 ant, 2 ants, 3 and 4,
Our picnic is their grocery store.
5 ants, 6 ants, 7 ants, 8,
They are crawling on my plate!
8 ants, 7 ants, stomp around.
6 ants, 5 ants, on the ground.
4 ants, 3 ants, on the run.
2 ants, 1 ant, no more fun!

Song: “Going on a Picnic” – Raffi: The Corner Grocery Store

Book: Beach Feet by Kiyomi Konagaya, illustrated by Masamitsu Saito

beach feet

Flannel: I’m Going to the Beach (Tune: “Farmer in the Dell”

I’m going to the beach,
I’m going to the beach!
I think I’ll see a ___ there,
I’m going to the beach.
repeat with other beach accessories
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

 Song: “Having Fun at the Beach” – The Wiggles: Splish, Splash, the Big Red Boat

 Book: Just One More by Jennifer Hanson Rolli


Rhyme:  Five Ice Cream Cones

Five little ice cream cones so good to eat.
The first one said, “I’m a summer time treat.”
The second one said, “It’s such a hot day.”
The third one said, “I’m melting away.”
The fourth one said, “Don’t lose your top.”
The fifth one said, “Oh dear, ker-plop!”

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

Craft: Coloring ice cream cones with pom-pom cherrries and tissue paper sprinkles