Counting Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Let’s Count Goats by Mem Fox, illustrated by Jan Thomas

lets-count-goats

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Book: Big Fat Hen illustrated by Keith Baker

Big Fat Hen

Song: “Where do you start your letters?” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “Take 5”

Social Story:  “Waiting your turn”

Closing song

Craft: egg-shaped puzzles with numbers and dots

Number Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Number

Book: One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl and Tom Lichtenheld

one big pair of underwear cover image

Song: One, one, show me one.
Two, two, show me two.
Three, three, show me three.
Four, four, show me four.
Five, five, show me five.
Show me _____ right now (choose any number or your bellybutton for fun!)

Book: Eggs 1 2 3 by Janet Halfman, illustrated by Betsy Thompson

eggs 123 cover image

Flannel:“Four Little Rockets”

Four little rockets winking at me.
One shot off and then there were three!
Three little rockets with nothing to do.
One shot off, and then there were two!
Two little rockets afraid of the sun.
One shot off, and then there was one!
One little rocket alone is no fun.
It shot off, and then there was none!
(Source: RovingFiddlehead KidLit)

rockets

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Book: Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Pete Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

pete the cat and his four groovy buttons

Rhyme: Ten fat peas in a pea pod pressed (hold hands in a fist)
One grew, two grew, so did the rest. (Put fingers up one by one.)
They grew and they grew and did not stop,
Until one day that pea pod POPPED! (clap hands together.)

Book: One, Two, That’s My Shoe! by Alison Murray

one two thats my shoe

Song: “Five Little Monkeys”- David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Number Train Story Time Craft

Counting Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: ten

Book: Count! by Denise Fleming

count

Flannel: “Four Little Rockets”

Four little rockets winking at me.
One shot off and then there were three!
Three little rockets with nothing to do.
One shot off, and then there were two!
Two little rockets afraid of the sun.
One shot off, and then there was one!
One little rocket alone is no fun.
It shot off, and then there was none!
(Source: RovingFiddlehead KidLit)

rockets

Rhyme: “This is big”
This is big big big
This is small small small
This is short short short
This is tall tall tall
This is fast fast fast
This is slow slow slow
This is yes yes yes
This is no no no
(Source: Mel’s Desk)

Song: “Jumping and Counting” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem

Book: Big Fat Hen illustrated by Keith Baker

Big Fat Hen


Song/Flannel:
“10 Little Grasshoppers”

One little, two little, three little grasshoppers,
Four little, five little, six little grasshoppers,
Seven little, eight little, nine little grasshoppers,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me (slap thighs to rhythm)
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Grasshoppers, grasshoppers, hopping all around me,
Ten little grasshoppers in my yard.

Ten little, nine little, eight little grasshoppers,
Seven little, six little, five little grasshoppers,
Four little, three little, two little grasshoppers,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
Grasshopper, grasshopper, hopping all around me,
One little grasshopper in my yard.

grasshopper

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

Book: Ten Tiny Tickles by Karen Katz

ten tiny tickles

Song: “Can’t Wait to Celebrate”- Jim Gill: Jim Gill’s Irrational Album

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: goldfish crackers on a page divided into fourths

goldfish