Rainbow Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Rainbow

Book: Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff

baby bear sees blue

Song: “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More”
It ain’t gonna rain no more, no more
It ain’t gonna rain no more
*Oh no, it’s up to my toe
But it ain’t gonna rain more.
*Verses:
Oh gee, it’s up to my knee
Oh my, it’s up to my thigh
Oh fiddle, it’s up to my middle
Oh heck, it’s up to my neck
Oh dread, it’s up to my head, I’m just going to swim on home.

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

wow said the owl

Flannel: Color Soup
Take an apple,
Put it in the pot.
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot.
Take it out now.
What will it be?
The prettiest RED you ever did see!
(repeat with carrot, banana, broccoli, blueberry, and eggplant)
(Source: Kidjamboree)

Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” –  Raffi: The Raffi Singable Songs Collection

Big Book: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Planting a Rainbow book cover

Flannel: Los Colores
[tune: frere jacques]
Red is Rojo
Green is Verde
Blue, Azul
Negro, Black
Yellow Amarillo
Purple is Morado
Grey is Gris
Brown, Café (Miss Meg)

Song: “Clap Your Hands”- Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Book: Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Berry

duckies rainbow

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Rainbow craft

 

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Colors Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Rainbow

Book: Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff

baby bear sees blue

Song (iPod): “Five Little Frogs” – David Landau; Kids and Kitties

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: Lemons Are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

lemons are not red

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): “Over the Deep Blue Sea” – Susan Salidor; Come Make a Circle

Book: Rain by Robert Kalan, illustrated by Donald Crews

rain

Rhyme: Trot, trot to Boston

Flannel: This Little Chick

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 (choral): Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton

blue hat green hat

Song (shaky eggs): “Little Red Caboose” – Old Town School of Music; Wiggleworms Love You

Closing rhyme

Colors Story Time – Preschool

Opening song

Book: Baby Bear Sees Blue by Ashley Wolff

baby bear sees blue

Rhyme: Color Rhyme by Jean Warren

If your clothes have any red
Put your finger on your head

If your clothes have any blue
Put your finger on your shoe.

If your clothes have any green
Wave your hand so you’ll be seen

If your clothes have any yellow,
Smile like a happy fellow

If your clothes have any brown,
Turn your smile into a frown.

If your clothes have any black,
Put your hands behind your back.

If your clothes have any white,
Clap your hands with all your might.

Book: I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs

i spy with my little eye

Flannel: This little chick (Credit: dltk-teach.com)

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.

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

pete the cat i love my white shoes

Song: The Goldfish – Laurie Berkner: Victor Vito

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

Craft: Rainbow and clouds with fruity cheerios and cotton balls (on a half page). Also a fun snack!

rainbow cheerios

Colors Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign language for rainbow

Book: Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

monsters love colors

Rhyme: Color Rhyme by Jean Warren

If your clothes have any red
Put your finger on your head

If your clothes have any blue
Put your finger on your shoe.

If your clothes have any green
Wave your hand so you’ll be seen

If your clothes have any yellow,
Smile like a happy fellow

If your clothes have any brown,
Turn your smile into a frown.

If your clothes have any black,
Put your hands behind your back.

If your clothes have any white,
Clap your hands with all your might.

Book: Duckie’s Rainbow by Frances Barry

duckies rainbow

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! vol. 2

Book: I Spy with My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs

i spy with my little eye

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

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

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. (Note: Most parents opted to glue the items onto the page, but one parent reported to me later that her older child loved playing with this, and that they had added more colorful items from home.)

color match 2 color match

 

Colors Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language for white and blue

Book:  Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

i love my white shoes

Song: “Over the Deep Blue Sea” – Susan Salidor: Come Make a  Circle

Song: (tune: Row, row, row your boat)
Hop, hop, hop along (bounce)
Or bounce on someone’s knee,
Higher and higher and higher and higher,
Bunny hop with me.

Flannel: Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? by Bill Martin, illustrated by Eric Carle

brown bear

Rhyme: Little Boy Blue (with poster)

Rhyme: Rickety rickety rocking horse (bounce)
Over the hills we go,
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa! (hug baby)

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Two-o-clock, three-o-clock…

Book (choral reading): Freight Train by Donald Crews

freight train

Song (with shaky eggs): “Little Red Caboose” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz Buzz 

Goodbye rhyme