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

Home Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino

Too Tall Houses book cover

Song: “Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Book: There’s an Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer

There's an Alligator Under My Bed book cover

Song: “All Around My Room” – Laurie Berkner: Rocketship Run

Puppet Show: Who Goes There? By Karma Wilson

Who Goes There? book cover

Who Goes There? Puppet Show

Rhyme: Tall as a tree, (stretch arms overhead)
Wide as a house, (stretch arms out to sides)
Thin as a pin, (arms tight against sides)
Small as a mouse. (crouch)
(Credit: Pierce County Library)

Creative Play: Build a  house (with a brick entry, rock path, driveway, and pond)

house movement play preschool story time

Craft: House coloring sheet

Closing Rhyme

House Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: The Napping House by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

Napping House

Song: “In and Out the Doors” (tune: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”)

Step in and out the front door. (take a step forward, then back)
Step in and out the front door. Step in and out the front door.
Then make a doorbell sound. (say “ding dong”)

Jump in and out the back door. (jump forward, then back)
Jump in and out the back door. Jump in and out the back door.
Bend down and touch the ground. (touch ground with hand)

Slide in and out the side door. (slide to one side, then other)
Slide in and out the side door. Slide in and out the side door.
And then turn all around. (turn around)

(Credit: Susan M. Dailey)

Book: Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino

Too Tall Houses

Demo and song with magnetic pieces: “Mat Man” – hwtears.com

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “child’s pose”

Social Story: “Pointing at Stuff”

Closing song

Craft: Peek-a-boo house

peekaboo house

Houses Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: House

Book: My House by Lisa Desimini

My House

Rhyme: Round and Round the Garden
Round and round the garden (make a circle in child’s palm)
Goes the teddy bear.
One step, two steps, (fingers walk up arm)
Tickle you under there. (tickle under arm)
Round and round the haystack, (make a circle in child’s other palm)
Goes the little mouse.
One step, two steps, (fingers walk up arm)
Into his little house. (tickle under arm)

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Book: Bear at Home by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Debbie Harter

Bear at Home

Song/Puppets: “Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee” – Dr. Jean; Sings Silly Songs

Song: Buckle, buckle (Tune: “Sailing, Sailing”)
Buckle, buckle, buckle my baby in (pat tummy)
Start up the car and drive around (sign for car)
Until we get to town (sign for travel, as you travel up the tummy to tickle chin)
Buckle, buckle, buckle my baby in (pat tummy)
Start up the car and drive around (sign for car)
‘Til we come home again (sign for travel, as you travel up the tummy to tickle chin)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Rhyme: Balloon goes up
Balloon goes up (lift)
Balloon goes down (lap)
Balloon goes up to reach the clouds (lift high)
Storm rolls by (wiggle side to side)
Babe rocks down (sway to lap)
Made it home, safe and sound (hug and kiss)
(Credit: Leah Portz)

Puppet: The Quiet Mouse
Once there lived a quiet mouse (hold out index finger)
In a quiet little house (wrap other hand around it)
When all was quiet as can be
OUT popped he! (pop finger out)

Flannel: Some Houses are wood and some are stone.
But let’s build one with shapes alone.
Start with a square but we won’t stop.
Add a triangle up on the top.
Then a rectangle for the door.
Now square windows 1, 2, 3, 4!
A little circle just for fun.
Now our shape house is all done!
(credit: Finger Tales, by Joan Phelps)

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

Rhyme: Rickety rocking horse

Book: Minerva Louise by Janet Morgan Stoeke

Minerva Louise

Rhyme: Slowly, Slowly
Slowly, slowly, very slowly, Creeps the garden snail (walk fingers over baby)
Slowly, slowly, very slowly, Up the wooden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly, Runs the little mouse (run fingers over baby)
Quickly, quickly, very quickly, Round about the house

Song (shaky eggs): “Home on the Range” – Victor Johnson; Cowboy Playground

Closing rhyme

House Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language for house

Book: Napping House by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

napping house

Flannel: Some houses

Some houses are wood and some are stone.
But let’s build one with shapes alone.
Start with a square but we won’t stop.
Add a triangle up on the top.
Then a rectangle for the door.
Now square windows 1, 2, 3, 4!
A little circle just for fun.
Now our shape house is all done!

house

(Credit: Finger Tales by Joan Phelps)

Song: In and Out the Doors (Credit: Susan M. Dailey)
(sung to “Go In and Out the Window”)

Step in and out the front door. (take a step forward, then back)
Step in and out the front door. Step in and out the front door.
Then make a doorbell sound. (say “ding dong”)

Jump in and out the back door. (jump forward, then back)
Jump in and out the back door. Jump in and out the back door.
Bend down and touch the ground. (touch ground with hand)

Slide in and out the side door. (slide to one side, then other)
Slide in and out the side door. Slide in and out the side door.
And then turn all around. (turn around)

Step in and out the front door.
Jump in and out the back door.
Slide in and out the side door.
Then sit yourself right down. (sit down)

Book: A House Is a House for Me (abridged) by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Betty Fraser

house is a house for me

Rhyme: Fingerplay: “Houses”
Here is a nest for robin (cup both hands)
Here is a hive for bee (fists together)
Here is a hole for bunny (make a circle)
And here is a house for ME! (make a roof)
Credit: Perry Public Library

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

Book: Do Lions Live on Lily Pads? by Melanie Walsh

do lions live on lily pads

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

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

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Houses out of construction paper shapes

house