Happy Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Happy

Book: When You Are Happy by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Geraldo Valério

When You Are Happy book cover

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Song: Rickety rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, Whoa! (hug)

Book: Happy by Emma Dodd

Happy book cover

Scarves: “Happy!” – Jennifer Gasoi: Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

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: If You’re Happy and You Know It! by Jan Ormerod, illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner

If You're Happy and You Know It! book cover

Song (shaky eggs): “Happy” – Pharrell Williams: Despicable Me 2

Closing rhyme

Feelings Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Book: The I’m Not Scared Book by Todd Parr

Song: “Monster Boogie” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: Llama Llama Mad at Mama by Anna Dewdney

llama llama mad at mama 

Song: “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”

I’ve got peace like a river (parallel hands side to side)
I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.
I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river, I’ve got peace like a river in my soul.

I’ve got joy like a fountain (fingertips together, then spread up and out)
I’ve got love like an ocean (waves going forward)

Song: “My Energy” – Laurie Berkner: Under a Shady Tree

Book: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

my many colored days

Song: “Everybody Clap Your Hands” – Peter Moses: 90 Nifty Songs

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

If You're Happy and You Know It book cover

Song: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams: Despicable Me 2 soundtrack

Song: “The Wheels on the Bus” – Toddlers on Parade

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

Closing song

Craft: “Happy or Sad?” bear coloring page

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