Art Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Big Book: Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mouse Paint book cover

Song (with scarves): “Colors” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Book: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

Song/Drawing shapes: “My Teacher Draws” – Handwriting Without Tears: Get Set for School

Song (shaky eggs): “Hey, Hey! Big Line” – Handwriting Without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap, And Learn

Book: 600 Black Spots by David A. Carter

600 Black Spots

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Free-form shape art with black spots

art preschool story time craft

Art Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Art/Draw/Paint/Craft

Book: Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman, illustrated by Steve Wilson

Lines That Wiggle book cover

Rhyme: 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: Trot, trot, trot to Boston (gently bounce baby on your knees)
Trot, trot, trot to Lynn.
Look out baby
You’re going to fall in. (lower knees)

Book: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse

Song (with scarves): “Colors” – Kira Willey: Dance for the Sun

Song: Did you ever see a baby, a baby, a baby?
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean side to side)
Go this way and that way and this way and that way (lean front to back, side to side)
Did you ever see a baby go this way and that? (lean front to back)

Rhyme: Away up high in the apple tree (lift baby)
I saw a little baby smiling at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could (shake gently)
Down came the baby (bring down)
Mmm, was she good! (Kiss)

Book: 600 Black Spots by David A. Carter

600 Black Spots

Song (shaky eggs): “Hey, Hey! Big Line” – Handwriting Without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap, And Learn

Closing rhyme