Party Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: party

Book: Brownie & Pearl Step Out by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Brian Biggs

Brownie and Pearl Step Out

Rhyme: Mix the batter, stir the batter (make a stirring motion with one arm/hand)
Shake some flour in (make a shaking motion with one arm/hand)
Mix the batter, stir the batter (make a stirring motion with one arm/hand)
Place it in a tin (pretend to pour)

Sprinkle in some chocolate chips (pretend to sprinkle)
Put it in to bake (open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward)
Then open wide the oven door (pretend to open door)
And out comes the cake! (open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward)
(Credit: Sunflower Storytime)

Song: “Put your Finger in the Air” – Bob McGrath: Bob’s Favorite Sing Along Songs

Song: “Roll your hands” – Carol Totsky Hammett: Toddlers on Parade

Draw and Tell Story: Birthday Cake
(Credit: Linda Meuse, Notes from the Story Room)

Rhyme: Make a Wish
Big birthday cake  (make huge circle with arms)
Ice cream in a dish  (cup hands)
Here are the candles  (wiggle fingers on one hand)
Now make a wish!  (blow and make fingers into a fist)
(Credit: Upper Arlington Public Library)

Song: “Five Days Old” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Book: Where is Baby’s Birthday Cake? by Karen Katz

where is babys birthday cake

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: cupcakes

cupcake

Birthday Story Time – Baby

Opening Song

Sign Language: party, cake, gift

Book:  The Fairytale Cake by Mark Sperring, illustrated by Jonathan Langley

The Fairytale Cake book cover

Rhyme: Ten Little Candles
Ten little candles on a birthday cake.
(hold up ten fingers)
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are eight.
(blow twice and bend down two fingers)
Eight little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are six.
Six little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are four.
Four little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are two.
Two little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are none!
Make a wish!

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:  A Birthday for Cow by Jan Thomas

birthday for cow book cover

Rhyme: Pitty, patty, polt
Pitty, patty, polt, (tap feet together)
Shoe the little colt.
Here a nail, (tap one foot)
There a nail, (tap other foot)
Pitty, patty, polt. (tap feet together)

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: The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli

birthday box book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Milkshake Song” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Closing Rhyme

Party Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for party

Book: Brownie & Pearl Step Out by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Brian Biggs

brownie and pearl step out

Rhyme: Mix the batter, stir the batter (make a stirring motion with one arm/hand)
Shake some flour in (make a shaking motion with one arm/hand)
Mix the batter, stir the batter (make a stirring motion with one arm/hand)
Place it in a tin (pretend to pour)
Sprinkle in some chocolate chips (pretend to sprinkle)
Put it in to bake (open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward)
Then open wide the oven door (pretend to open door)
And out comes the cake! (open both hands, palms up, and slide them forward)
(Credit: Sunflower Storytime)

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

Song: “Roll your Hands” – Toddlers on Parade

Draw and Tell Story: Birthday Cake
(Credit: Linda Meuse, Notes from the Story Room)

Rhyme: Make a Wish
Big birthday cake  (make huge circle with arms)
Ice cream in a dish  (cup hands)
Here are the candles  (wiggle fingers on one hand)
Now make a wish!  (blow and make fingers into a fist)
(Credit: Upper Arlington Public Library)

Song: “Five Days Old” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Book: Where is Baby’s Birthday Cake? by Karen Katz

where is babys birthday cake

Song: “The Hands are for Clapping” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes

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

Closing song

Craft: Decorate paper crowns with crayons and paper hearts

Birthday Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book:  The Fairytale Cake by Mark Sperring, illustrated by Jonathan Langley

fairytale cake

Rhyme: Ten Little Candles
Ten little candles on a birthday cake.
(hold up ten fingers)
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are eight.
(blow twice and bend down two fingers)
Eight little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are six.
Six little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are four.
Four little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are two.
Two little candles on a birthday cake.
“Wh! Wh!” Now there are none!
Make a wish!
(Credit: Yorba Linda Public Library)

Book: I Love Birthdays by Anna Walker

i love birthdays

Rhyme: Pat-a-cake

Song: “Little Red Wagon” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

wiggleworms love you

Book: A Birthday for Cow by Jan Thomas

birthday for cow

Song: Happy birthday to you

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Rhyme: Let’s go riding in an elevator
First floor, second floor, third floor, fourth floor (slowly lift baby)
Down (bring baby back down)

Book (choral reading):  The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli

birthday box

Song (with shaky eggs): “Milkshake Song” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Closing rhyme