Colors Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

monsters love colors

Flannel: Green sheep hide and seek

Song: “If You’re Wearing…” (Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)
If you’re wearing red today, red today, red today
If you’re wearing red today, please stand up!

(Blue- clap your hands, Green – touch your ears, Black – tickle your toes)

Book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

Flannel: “This Little Chick”

This little chick is black.
She stands in the barnyard on a big haystack.

This little chick is brown.
She is feeling sad and wearing a frown.

This little chick is yellow.
She’s friends with the rooster; he’s a handsome fellow.

This little chick is white.
She dances and plays, oh what a sight.

This little chick is purple.
She spends her day running around in a circle.

This little chick is green.
She is the prettiest chick I’ve ever seen.

This little chick is blue.
She lays eggs for me and you.

This little chick is pink.
She goes down to the pond to get a drink.

All of these chicks live at the farm,
Out in the big red barn.

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – They Might Be Giants: Here Come the ABCs

Book: I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs

i spy with my little eye

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Toddlers on Parade

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

Song (with scarves): “Wave your scarf up and down” (Tune: “London Bridge”)
Wave your scarf up and down, up and down, up and down,
Wave your scarf up and down. Wave your scarf.

(Side to side, fast and slow, round and round, wave goodbye with your scarf)

or Song: “The Monkey Dance” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Closing rhyme

Craft: Match colored objects like pom poms, feathers, tissue paper squares and yarn to colored circles on paper. Either glue them on, or take the objects home in a bag to play again.

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Art Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Art/Draw/Paint/Craft

Book: Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman, illustrated by Steve Wilson

Lines That Wiggle book cover

Rhyme: Balloon goes up (lift)
Balloon goes down (lap)
Balloon goes up to reach the clouds (lift high)
Storm rolls by (wiggle side to side)
Babe rocks down (sway to lap)
Made it home, safe and sound (hug and kiss)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Rhyme: Trot, trot, trot to Boston (gently bounce baby on your knees)
Trot, trot, trot to Lynn.
Look out baby
You’re going to fall in. (lower knees)

Book: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

Song (with scarves): “Colors” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

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: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Book: 600 Black Spots by David A. Carter

600 Black Spots

Song (shaky eggs): “Hey, Hey! Big Line” – Handwriting Without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap, And Learn

Closing rhyme