Bird Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Sylvie by Jennifer Sattler

Song: Owl in a Tree (Tune: “Skip to my Lou”)
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Skip to my lou, my darling.

Robin in the nest goes, “Tweet, tweet, tweet…”
Duck in the pond goes, “Quack, quack, quack…”
Rooster in the yard goes, “Cock a doodle doo…”
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Book: I Spy in the Sky by Edward Gibbs

Song: “Where do you start your letters” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “swan”

Social Story: It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr

Closing song

Craft: swan in a paper plate pond

 

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Up in the Air Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: Up

Book: Birds by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Cover of the book BIRDS by Kevin Henkes.

Action Rhyme: “Little Birds”
Little birds, little birds, jump up and down
Little birds, little birds, don’t make a sound
Little birds, little birds, tip-toe to me
Little birds, little birds, bend your knees
Little birds, little birds, peep, peep, peep
Little birds, little birds, sleep, sleep, sleep
Little birds, little birds, fly to the leaves
Little birds, little birds, sit down please

(Source: Greatest Resource Education Child Care)

Book: Little Cloud by Eric Carle

little cloud

Song: If you’re a Cloud and You Know it (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a cloud and you know it float around (raise arms to side and sway)
If you’re a cloud and you know it then you’ll really want to show it,
If you’re a cloud and you know it float around.

If you’re a cloud and you know it make it rain, (move fingers down to ground like rain)
If you’re a cloud and you know it then you’ll really want to show it,
If you’re a cloud and you know it make it rain.

If you’re a cloud and you know it make it thunder, (stomp feet and slap legs)
If you’re a cloud and you know it then you’ll really want to show it,
If you’re a cloud and you know it make it thunder.

(Source: Storytime with Ms. Kelly)

Song: “Reach for the Ceiling” – Toddlers on Parade

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

i love planes

Song: “The Airplane Song” – The Laurie Berkner Band: Whaddya Think of That?

Song: “Jump Jump” – Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights: I’m a Rock Star

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Paper plate hanging birds

paper plate bird

Birds Story Time – Baby

Opening song

 Sign language: Bird

Book: Birds by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Birds

Song (puppets): Owl in the tree (Tune: “Skip to My Lou”)
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Skip to my Lou, my darling

Blue bird in the nest goes, “Tweet, tweet, tweet…”
Duck in the pond goes, “Quack, quack, quack…”
Rooster in the yard goes, “Cock a doodle doo…”

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)

Book: Silly Little Goose! by Nancy Tafuri

Silly Little Goose

Rhyme: One, two, buckle my shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe (clap, tap shoes)
Three, four, shut the door (clap, cover eyes)
Five, six, pick up sticks (clap, wiggle fingers)
Seven, eight, lay them straight (clap, raise arms)
Nine, ten, a big fat hen (clap, widen arms)

Song (iPod): “The Little Bird” – Elizabeth Mitchell; Blue Clouds

Book: Nest by Jorey Hurley

nest

Rhyme: Trot, trot to Boston

Flannel: Five little owls

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

Book: Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker

Big Fat Hen

Song (shaky eggs): “I Know a Chicken” – Laurie Berkner; Whaddaya Think of That?

Closing rhyme

Bird Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Book: Birds by Kevin Henkes

Birds

Rhyme: Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Fly away, Jack! And fly away, Jill!
Come back, Jack! And come back, Jill!

Two little blackbirds sitting on a cloud
One named Soft and one named LOUD . . .

Two little blackbirds flying in the sky
One named Low and one named High. . .

Two little blackbirds sitting on a stick
One named Slow and one named Quick. . .

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 belly where the hotdog goes!

Book: Silly Little Goose by Nancy Tafuri

Silly Little Goose

Song: “Little Bird, Little Bird” by Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are My Little Bird (with stuffed bird props)

You are my little bird

Song: Owl in a Tree (to the tune of “Skip to my Lou”)
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Owl in the tree goes, “Hoo, hoo hoo,”
Skip to my lou, my darling.

Robin in the nest goes, “Tweet, tweet, tweet…”
Duck in the pond goes, “Quack, quack, quack…”
Rooster in the yard goes, “Cock a doodle doo…”
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

Rhyme:
Roly poly ever so slowly (roll hands slowly)
Roly poly faster, faster, faster! (roll hands quickly)

Rhyme: Five Little Owls (with flannel board)

Five little owls sitting in a tree
One flew away! How many do you see?
One, two, three, four.

Four little owls sitting in a tree
One flew away! How many do you see?
One, two, three. (etc.)
Credit: Storytime Katie

Book (choral reading): Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
Big Fat Hen

Song: “I Know a Chicken” (with shaky eggs) – The Laurie Berkner Band: Whaddaya Think of That?

whaddaya think of that

Closing Rhyme