Family Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: The Family Book by Todd Parr

The Family Book book cover

Song: “Love Grows”
Love grows one by one, two by two, and four by four
Love grows, round like a circle
And comes back knocking at your front door
(Credit: Actions from Tom Pease)

Book: One Family by George Shannon

one family

Flannel: Hearts
Hearts, hearts, how many do I see?
Hearts, hearts, count them with  me.
I have a red one, orange one, yellow one too.
I have a green one, purple one, and one that is blue.
I have a pink one, brown one, and one that is white.
And one last valentine as black as the night.
Hearts, hearts, how many do I see?
Hearts, hearts, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Song: If You Have a Brother . . . (Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

If you have a brother
A brother, a brother
If you have a brother
Please stand up!

Repeat with different family members.
(Credit: Abby the Librarian)

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

knuffle bunny

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

Song: “Pig on her Head” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Family Tree

family tree craft

 

Family Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: The Family Book by Todd Parr

The Family Book book cover

Song: If You Have a Brother . . . (Tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

If you have a brother
A brother, a brother
If you have a brother
Please stand up!

Repeat with different family members.
(Credit: Abby the Librarian)

Flannel: It’s Too Noisy!  by Joanna Cole, illustrated by Kate Duke

It's Too Noisy! book cover

Song: “Family Goodbyes” – Jim Gill: Moving Rhymes for Modern Times

Movie: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Draw your family in a house

Family house preschool story time craft familyhouse2

Family Travel – Everybody Story Time

Opening Song

Sign Language: Family

Book: Over the River & Through the Wood by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Kim Smith

over-the-river

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

Book: The Family Book by Todd Parr

The Family Book book cover

Flannel: Knock, knock.
Who’s there?
Grandma Jennie.
All the other relatives show up and then:
Knock, knock
Who’s there?
Pizza! Party!

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus”

Book: Toot, Toot, Beep, Beep by Emma Garcia

toot toot beep beep

Activity: Green says, “Go!” (run in place)
Go go go! Go go go! Go go go! Go go go! 
Yellow says, “Slow…” (march slowly)
Slow slow slow… Slow slow slow… Slow slow slow… Slow slow slow…
And red says, “Stop!” (stop and freeze)
Go go go! Go go go! Go go go! Go go go!
Slow slow slow… Slow slow slow… Slow slow slow… Slow slow slow…
And STOP!

Song/Flannel:  “Thanks A Lot” — Raffi: Quiet Time (kids sign the words “thanks” and “a lot.”)

thanks a lot
(credit: Mel’s Desk)

Song: “Family Goodbyes” – Jim Gill: Jim Gill sings moving rhymes for modern times

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Family Tree

family-tree

Family Heroes Story Time- Toddler

Opening Song

Sign language: Family

Today we’ll talk about families! Think about who is in your family… maybe you have a mommy, or a daddy, or a brother, or sister! All families are different but what’s most important is that all families love each other.

Book: The Family Book by Todd Parr

family book

Song:   Where is daddy? (thumb)
Where is mommy? (pointer)
Where is brother? (middle)
Where is sister? (ring)
Where is baby? (pinkie)

(Source: CSLP Manual, adapted by Julie Dietzel-Glair)

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

Book: Counting Kisses by Karen Katz

counting kisses

Rhyme: I can hug, hug, hug
I can hop, hop, hop
I can kiss, kiss, kiss
I can stop, stop, stop
I can nod my head for yes,
And I can shake my head no,
And I can sit down very slow.

(Credit: Surlalune Storytime)

Song (with scarves): “All I need”- Raffi: Celebration of Family

Book: One Family by George Shannon

one family

Song: Love Grows

Love grows one by one, two by two, and four by four

Love grows, round like a circle

And comes back knocking at your front door

(Credit: Actions from Tom Pease)

Song: “Icky Sticky Bubblegum”- David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Craft: Worksheet (coloring a picture frame and drawing their family)

Family Heroes Story Time – Preschool

Opening song

Some of your heroes might be in your family – they love you so much, give you what you need, and show you how to be strong and brave.

Book: The Family Book by Todd Parr

family book

Song:   Where is daddy? (thumb)
Where is mommy? (pointer)
Where is brother? (middle)
Where is sister? (ring)
Where is baby? (pinkie)

(Source: CSLP Manual, adapted by Julie Dietzel-Glair)

Song: “Mi Cuerpo” – Hot Peas ‘n Butter: Best of the Bowl

Book: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

knuffle bunny

Song: “Pig on Her Head” – Laurie Berkner: Buzz, Buzz

Book: Hero Dad by Melinda Hardin, illustrated by Bryan Langdo

hero dad

Book: My Mommy is Magic by Carl Norac, illustrated by Ingrid Godon

my mommy is magic

Song: “Shake Your Body Down” – The Laurie Berkner Band: The Ultimate Laurie Berkner Band Collection

Craft: “My _______ is my hero” coloring sheet

superhero coloring