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 – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: love

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 stomp your feet…
If you love someone and you know it shout hooray…
If you love someone and you know it blow a kiss…

Book: Pepo and Lolo are Friends by Ana Martin Larranaga

pepo and lolo cover image

Song: “Skidamarink” – Madacy Kids: The Ultimate Kids Song Collection

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

Book: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson or Kiss, Kiss Good Night by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrated by Rebecca Elliott

Song: “This is the way we clap our hands” – Kimbo Educational: Teach a Toddler

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

Closing song

Craft: heart snail

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Love Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

love and kisses

Song: “Skidamarink” – Madacy Kids: The Ultimate Kids’ Song Collection

Book: A Kiss for You by Joan Holub, illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

AKissForYou

Song: “Mat Man”

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “standing partner stretch”

Social Story: I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow

i like myself

Closing song

Craft: “Woolly be my valentine?” sheep with pom poms

Hugs and Kisses Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Love, I love you

Book: All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Tafuri

All Kinds of Kisses book cover

Rhyme: Up, up, up, in the sky like this (lift baby, facing you)
Down, down, down, for a great big kiss (lower and give kiss)
Up like this (lift)
Down for a kiss (lower down)
You’re my special baby! (hug)

Song: They’re a Part of Me (Tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
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 hands wave bye, bye, bye…

Book: We Love Each Other by Yusuke Yonezu

we love each other

Rhyme: Hurry scurry little mouse

Song: Kiss kiss song (Tune: “Ten Little Indians”)
One little, two little, three little kiss kiss,
Four little, five little, six little kiss kiss,
Seven little, eight little, nine little kiss kiss,
Ten little kisses say “I Love You”
(repeat backwards)

Rhyme: Bunny kisses: rub noses
Butterfly kisses: brush eyelashes on cheek
Goldfish kisses: suck in your cheeks and kiss on the lips!
Billy goat kisses: gently bump foreheads
And of course . . .
End with a big bear hug!

Book: Huggy Kissy by Leslie Patricelli

huggy kissy

Song: (Tune: “Shortnin’ Bread”)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ etc.

Book (choral): Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton – Eric Stoltz; Philadelphia Chickens

snuggle puppy

Song (shaky eggs): “Skinnamarink” – Sharon, Lois & Bram; One Elephant Went out to Play

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

Hugs and Kisses Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Love, hug, and kiss

Book: I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy

I kissed the baby

Rhyme: Up, up, up, in the sky like this (lift baby, facing you)
Down, down, down, for a great big kiss (lower and give kiss)
Up like this (lift)
Down for a kiss (lower down)
You’re my special baby! (hug)

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Book: Huggy Kissy by Leslie Patricelli

huggy kissy

Song: Kiss kiss song (Tune: “Ten Little Indians”)
One little, two little, three little kiss kiss,
Four little, five little, six little kiss kiss,
Seven little, eight little, nine little kiss kiss,
Ten little kisses say “I Love You”
(repeat backwards)

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)

Rhyme: Bunny kisses: rub noses
Butterfly kisses: brush eyelashes on cheek
Goldfish kisses: suck in your cheeks and kiss on the lips!
Billy goat kisses: gently bump foreheads
And of course . . .
End with a big bear hug!

Book: We Love Each Other by Yusuke Yonezu

we love each other

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 (choral): Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton – Eric Stoltz; Philadelphia Chickens

snuggle puppy

Song (shaky eggs): “Skinnamarink” – Sharon, Lois & Bram; One Elephant Went out to Play

Closing rhyme

Valentine’s Day Story Time – Toddler

Opening song

Sign language: heart

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!

Book: Where is Baby’s Valentine? by Karen Katz

where is babys valentine

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: Hearts and Kisses

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

Book: Kiss, Kiss Good Night by Karen Nesbitt, illustrated by Rebecca Elliott

kiss kiss good night

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

Book: Do Crocs Kiss? by Salina Yoon

do crocs kiss

Song: “Row, Row, Row your Boat” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

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

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

Closing rhyme

Craft: Love glasses

love glasses

Hugs and Kisses Story Time – Baby

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

Rhyme: Up up up in the sky like this (lift baby in the air, facing you)
Down down down for a great big kiss (lower baby down again and give a kiss)
Up like this (lift up)
Down for a kiss  (lower down)
You’re my special baby!

Rhyme: Roly poly ever so slowly [slowly roll baby’s hands]
Roly poly faster faster faster faster! [roll hands faster]

Book: I Kissed the Baby! by Mary Murphy

I kissed the baby

Rhyme: Bunny kisses (rub noses)
Butterfly kisses (brush eyelashes on cheek)
Goldfish kisses (suck in your cheeks and kiss on the lips)
Billy goat kisses (gently bump foreheads)
And a big bear hug!

Song: “Hands Go Up and Down” – Fisher Price: Babbles to Books

Song: “Kiss, Kiss Song”
One little, two little, three little kisses,
Four little, five little, six little kisses,
Seven little, eight little, nine little kisses,
Ten little kisses say “I love you.”

Book: Huggy, Kissy by Leslie Patricelli

huggy kissy

Song: “Let’s Tap our Feet Together” (Tune: “The More We Get Together”)

Let’s tap our feet together, together, together,Let’s tap our feet together, because it’s fun to do.
Let’s clap our hands…
Let’s touch our nose…
Let’s touch our ears…

Rhyme: Tick tock, tick tock, I’m a little cuckoo clock (swing baby side to side)
Tick tock, tick tock, stop!
What time is it? It’s one-o-clock.
Cuckoo! (lift baby)

Book: We Love Each Other by Yusuke Yonezu

we love each other

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

Closing rhyme

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