Dog Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

Bark, George book cover

Song: Can you hop like a rabbit?
Can you jump like a frog?
Can you waddle like a duck?
Can you wag your tail like a dog?
Can you fly like a bird?
Can you swim like a fish?
Can you sit back down and be still like this?
(source: Library Storytime)

Book: Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

Song: “Tap, Tap, Tap” – Handwriting without Tears: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “downward dog”

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

it's ok to make mistakes

Closing Song

Craft: Paper bag dog puppet

dog puppet

Pet Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Sign Language: Pet

Book: The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! by Mo Willems

pigeon wants a puppy cover image

Song: “There’s a Dog in School” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Book: I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs

I Spy Pets book cover

Rhyme:  I went to the pet store (with puppets)
I went to the pet store and made a special wish.
The pet that I wanted was a very special (fish)!
I went to the pet store, I went there at a jog,
To get a pet with a wagging tail, it was a little (dog)!
I went to the pet store, it had become a habit.
The pet I wanted now was a soft, fluffy (rabbit)!
I went to the pet store, I’m sure this sounds absurd,
But the pet I wanted was a colorful flying (bird)!
I went to the pet store, it was no mistake.
What I really wanted now was a hissing green (snake)!

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

Book: How do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague

how do dinosaurs choose their pets cover image

Song: If you’re a dog­ and you know it, wag your tail.
If you’re a dog­ and you know it, wag your tail
If you’re a dog­ and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you’re a dog­ and you know it, wag your tail

Repeat with kitten/meow, fish/ swim around, hamster/run in place, bird/flap your wings.

Book: Cat’s Colors by Airlie Anderson

cat's colors cover image

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

paper cat preschool story time craft

Dogs Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Dog

Book: Wag a Tail by Lois Ehlert

Wag a Tail book cover

Bounce: Leg over leg, (bounce baby on knees)
As the dog goes to Dover.
When he comes to a wall,
Jump! He goes over! (lift baby up)

Song: “Bingo” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

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, Verona Public Library)

Book/Puppets: The Doghouse by Jan Thomas

The Doghouse book cover

Song: I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
Clap, clap, clap
I can make my hands go clap, clap, clap
They’re a part of me.

I can make my feet go stomp, stomp, stomp, etc…
I can make my hand wave bye, bye, bye…

Song: “This Old Man” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Flannel: Dog houses (credit: Mel’s Desk)
Little dog, little dog, are you in the green house? Is this the green house? No, this is the red house. No, little dog, you are not in the red house, etc.

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Rhyme: The moon is round  
The moon is round (circle face)
As round can be
Two eyes
A nose
A mouth like me

Rhyme: X marks the spot
X marks the spot
Dot, dot, dot
Up and down
Around and around
Oooo (tickle)

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

one two thats my shoe

Song (shaky eggs): “Hot Dog” – They Might Be Giants: Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Closing rhyme

PAW Patrol Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: King for a Day! by Mary Tillworth, illustrated by Mike Jackson

King for a Day! book cover

Rhyme: Castle Capers
I am the king of running, I run and run and run.
My subjects all run with me, and we have so much fun!

I am the prince of turning, I turn and turn and turn.
My subjects all turn with me an easy thing to learn!

I am the princess of dancing, I dance and dance and dance.
My subjects all dance with me and dance when they get the chance!

I am the Queen of jumping, I jump and jump and jump.
My subjects all jump with me and sit down with a bump.
(Source: Delta Township District Library Storytimes blog)

Book: Rubble to the Rescue! by Kristen L. Depken, illustrated by Mike Jackson

Rubble to the Rescue! book cover

Song/Puppets: “There’s a dog in school” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate

Song: “Black Dog in the River” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Book: Pups to the Rescue! by Nickelodeon AND Flannel: PAW Patrol Colors

Pups to the Rescue! book cover

A fire hose on his back
A fireman’s helmet on his head
Marshall’s patrol vest is RED

With a nose meant to follow
He sniffs a scent that’s new
Chase’s patrol vest is BLUE

She flies in a helicopter
She jets off in a blink
Skye’s patrol vest is PINK

He loves a digger and a shovel
And a bath to feel mellow
Rubble’s patrol vest is YELLOW

He recycles and reuses
To keep the Earth clean
Rocky’s patrol vest is GREEN

With tanks for underwater
And a hovercraft in storage
Zuma’s patrol vest is ORANGE
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Song: “Drive the Fire Truck” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Activity: Bridge Collapse (role play scene where different pups come to the rescue when their specific skills are needed)

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Coloring PAW Patrol Badges

Dog Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: dog

Book: Domino by Claire Masurel, illustrated by David Walker

domino

Flannelboard: Dog houses (credit: Mel’s Desk)
Little dog, little dog, are you in the green house? Is this the green house? No, this is the red house. No, little dog, you are not in the red house, etc.

little dog

Song: “There’s a Dog in School” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate: A Song Resource

Book: If You’re Happy and You Know It by David Carter

If You're Happy and You Know It book cover

Book: Hello, Puppy! by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

hello puppy

Song: “Turn-a-round” – Hap Palmer: Getting to Know Myself

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: dog ear headbands

Pets Story Time – Preschool

Introduction: Talk about pets, what kind of pets we have at home.

Opening song

Discuss: “Good Pet or Bad Pet?” Showed the kids photos of different animals and had them say whether it would make a good or bad pet.

 pets

Book: Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman

katie loves the kittens

Song: “There’s a dog in school” – Stuart Stotts and Tom Pease: Celebrate: A Song Resource

Book: Peanut by Linas Alsenas

peanut

Song: “Fiddle-i-Fee” – Dog on Fleas: Cranberry Sauce Flotilla

Book: The Pets You Get by Thomas Taylor, illustrated by Adrian Reynolds

pets you get

Prop Story: Bark, George by Jules Feiffer

bark george

Movie: The Great Gracie Chase: Stop That Dog! By Cynthia Rylant, Spoken Arts

great gracie chase


Craft:
Dog ears headband

dog ears

 

 

 

Dog Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Book:  Please Take Me for a Walk by Susan Gal

please take me for a walk

Song (with dog puppet): “How much is that doggie in the window?”

Flannelboard: Dog houses (credit: Mel’s Desk)
Little dog, little dog, are you in the green house? Is this the green house? No, this is the red house. No, little dog, you are not in the red house, etc.

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Rhyme: You put the oil in the pot and you let it get hot,
You put the popcorn in and you start to grin,
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, POP! (wiggle baby, then lift)

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

one two thats my shoe

Song: This Old Man (verses 1-3)

Rhyme: Ride away ride away (Bounce baby on lap)
Johnny will ride
He shall have a pussycat
Tied to one side (Slip baby to one side)
He shall have a puppy dog
Tied to the other (Slip baby to the other side)
And Johnny will ride to see his grandmother

Song: BINGO

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Book (choral reading, with song): Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton, song from Sandra Boynton: Philadelphia Chickens

snuggle puppy

Song (with shakers): “Hot Dog” – They Might Be Giants: Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (stop after brass section)

mickey mouse clubhouse

Closing rhyme