Love and Friendship Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend book cover

Song: “Love Grows One By One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Book: The Hide-and-Scare Bear by Ivan Bates

Hide and Scare Bear book cover

Song: “The Cool Bear Hunt” – Dr. Jean: Sings Silly Songs

Puppet Story: Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Janie Bynum

porcupine

porcupining

Flannel: Valentine Hearts
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, 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.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Craft: Wax paper stained glass heart

stained glass wax paper preschool story time heart craft

Closing Rhyme

Love Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Mr. Pusskins by Sam Lloyd

Mr. Pusskins book cover

Song: “Love Grows One By One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach!

Book: Penguin and Pinecone: a Friendship Story by Salina Yoon

Penguin and Pinecone book cover

Puppet Story: Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Janie Bynum

porcupine

Song: “Visiting the Petting Zoo” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

Flannel: Valentine Hearts
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, 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.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Book: Swim! Swim! by James Proimos

Swim! Swim! book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Valentine Cards

Friendship Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat

beekle cover image

Song: “Skidamarink” – Sharon, Lois & Bram

Book: Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

boy+bot cover image

Puppet: Pepo and Lolo Are Friends by Ana Martín Larrañaga

pepo and lolo cover image

Song: “Jump Up, Turn Around”- Jim Gill: The Irrational Anthem

 Book: You Are the Pea and I Am the Carrot by J. Theron Elkins, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

you are the pea and I am the carrot cover image

Rhyme: “Make a heart”
I put my hands together, (hands together like praying)
This is how I start
I curve my fingers right around, (curl fingertips)
And I can make a heart!

Book: A Splendid Friend, Indeed by Suzanne Bloom

splendid friend, indeed cover image

Song: 1, 2, 3 good friends,
4, 5, 6 good friends,
7, 8, 9 good friends,
10 good friends are we!

Uno, dos, tres amigos,
Cuatro, cinco, seis amigos
Siete, ocho, nueve amigos
Diez amigos son!

Song: “Jump Jump” – Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights: I’m a Rock Star

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Optical Illusion- Spin to see the arrow through the heart heart spinner heart spinner back

 

 

Forest Friends Story Time- Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Sleepover with Beatrice and Bear by Moinca Carnesy

sleepover with beatrice and bear cover image

Song/Rhyme: “Bunny Hop”- Katherine Dines: Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta-WIGGLE

Book: The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner

bear who shared cover image

Song: “The Cool Bear Hunt”- Dr. Jean: Sings Silly Songs

Puppet Story: The Quiet Bunny by Lisa McCue — abridged

Book: Yeti and Bird by Nadia Shireen

yeti and the bird cover image

Song: “Shake my Sillies out”- Raffi: A Child’s Celebration of Silliest Songs

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Bird Feeder

big and litte

Friendship Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: All Kinds of Friends by Norma Simon, illustrated by Cherie Zamazing

all kinds of friends

Song: Friend of Mine (tune: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”)

Will you be a friend of mine, friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine and (insert action word) around with me?
(jump, clap, dance…)

Book: Grumpy Bird by Jeremy Tankard

grumpy bird

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “see saw,” belly breathing, spider push-ups with fingers

Video: “Dance for the Sun” by Kira Willey

Social Story: “Meet Quinn/Seeing a Friend”

Closing song

Craft: Friends coloring page with heart stickers

 

Love Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for heart

Book: Time for a Hug by Phillis Gershator and Mim Green, illustrated by David Walker

time for a hug

Flannel: Valentine Hearts
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, 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.
Valentines, valentines, how many do I see?
Valentines, valentines, count them with  me.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.

Song: If You Love Someone (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you love someone and you know it clap your hands…
If you love someone and you know it shout hooray…
If you love someone and you know it blow a kiss…

Song: “Skinnamarink” – Sharon, Lois, and Bram: Sing around the Campfire

Book: My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

myheartislikeazoo

Rhyme: Make a heart
I put my hands together, (hands together like praying)
This is how I start
I curve my fingers right around, (curl fingertips)
And I can make a heart!

Song: Hearts and Kisses (using sign for heart)

One little, two little, three little hearts,
Four little, five little, six little hearts,
Seven little, eight little, nine little hearts,
Ten little hearts and a kiss
(Credit: SurLaLune Storytime)

Book: Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Fumi Kosaka

be mine sweet valentine

Rhyme: Different Kinds of Kisses
Grandma kisses (grab cheeks and squeeze)
Fish kisses (purse lips and move them)
Movie star kisses (blow big ones)
Rabbit kisses (wiggle nose)
Dog kisses (stick out your tongue and lick)

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

Song: “I Like to Hop” – Brian Vogan & His Good Buddies: Born to Wiggle

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Heart tree with phrase “All things grow with love”

heart tree

 

Love and Friendship Story Time – Preschool

Introduction: It’s Valentine’s Day this week, so we are sharing stories about love and friendship.

Opening song

Book: You are the Pea, and I am the Carrot by J. Theron Elkins, illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre

you are the pea i am the carrot

Song: “The More We Get Together” with sign language actions

Book: Snowy Valentine by David Petersen

snowy valentine

Song: “Love Grows One by One” – Tom Pease

Book: A Friend Like You by Tanja Askani

friend like you

Song: “Skidamarink” – Sharon, Lois & Bram

Book w/ puppet: Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story by Lisa Wheeler, illustrated by Janie Bynum

porcupine

porcupining

Craft: Paper Hugs!

love

Love & Friendship Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book:  My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall

myheartislikeazoo

Song: “The More We Get Together” – Raffi: The Singable Songs Collection (with sign language for “more” “together” and “happy”)

Book: The Cuddle Book by Guido Van Genechten

The Cuddle Book

Song: “Blow A Kiss” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

underashadytree

Book: Mouse’s First Valentine by Lauren Thompson

mousesfirstvalentine

Song: “Love Grows One by One” – Tom Pease: I’m Gonna Reach

Song: “Jumping & Counting” – Jim Gill: Irrational Anthem

jimgillsirrational

Song: “Bodies 1-2-3” – Ellen and Peter Allard: Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it!
Craft: Decorate valentines w/markers, glitter, feathers, etc.

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