Napping Story Time – Preschool

Hello Song

Book: I Will Take a Nap! by Mo Willems

I Will Take a Nap book cover

Song: “Jump Up, Turn Around” – Jim Gill: Moving Rhymes for Modern Times

Book/Flannel: Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors by Danna Smith, illustrated by Valeria Petrone
Reference different colors with fish-shaped cutouts.

Pirate Nap book cover

Song: “The Goldfish” – Laurie Berkner: Victor

Book: The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

Napping House book cover

Flannel/Song: “Baa Baa Black Sheep” – Raffi: Singable Songs for the Very Young

End Rhyme

Craft: Counting sheep (collect runaway cotton balls with clothes pins, glue to grassy pasture)

sheep napping counting preschool story time craft

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”

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Story Time – Everybody

Book: Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough

Where's My Teddy? book cover

Song: “Teddy Bear Turn Around” – Greg & Steve: Ready, Set, Move!

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny book cover

Breathing exercises with hoberman sphere

Song: “Moon, Moon, Moon” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: Everyone is Yawning by Anita Bijsterbosch

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

Book: Goodnight Bob by Ann and John Hassett

Song: “Twinkle Twinkle”

Movie: Good Night Gorilla

Tuck all of the stuffed animals under a big blanket

Bedtime Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Good night, Stars

Book: The House in the Night by Susan Marie Swanson, illustrated by Beth Krommes

House in the Night

Song: “Wake up Toes” – Joanie Bartels: Morning Magic

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

Book: Good Night Pillow Fight by Sally Cook, illustrated by Laura Cornell

Good Night Pillow Fight book cover

Song/Puppet: Counting Sheep (Tune: “This Old Man”)
Counting Sheep, counting Sheep,
Helps my mommy go to Sleep.

One Sheep, two sheep,
Three sheep, four —
Soon my mommy starts to snore.
Repeat with Daddy, etc.
Credit: Sing a Song of Storytime by Susan M. Dailey

Song: Let’s Tap our Feet Together (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)
Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,
Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.
Let’s clap our hands….
Let’s touch our nose…
Let’s touch our ears…

Book: Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep! Mo Willems

Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! book cover

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 tummy where the hot dog goes!

Song: Ants go marching

Book (Choral): Say Goodnight by Helen Oxenbury

Say Goodnight book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Wimoweh” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Closing rhyme

Blanket Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Blanket

Book: Fly blanky Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis, illustrated by Elisa Chavarri

fly blanky fly

Song: Round and round the butter dish

Rhyme: Popcorn

Book: Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed? by Barney Saltzberg

cornelius p mud are you ready for bed

Song/Scarves: “Don’t Wash My Blanket” – Hap Palmer: Peek-A-Boo and Other Songs for Young Children

Flannel: Sleeping Outdoors – Marchette Gaylord Chute
Under the dark is a star,
Under the star is a tree,
Under the tree is a blanket,
And under the blanket is me.

sleeping outdoors

Rhyme: Roly poly

Book: Tuck Me In! by Dean Hacohen and Sherry Scharschmidt

tuck me in

Rhyme: Two fat sausages

Song (shaky eggs): “Ten in a Bed” – Kidzup Children’s Music: 150 Preschool Songs

Closing rhyme