Polar Animals Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening Song

Book: Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant

Song: “If You’re a Penguin and You Know It”

If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
If you’re a penguin and you know it, then your face will surely show it,
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings.
…stomp your feet
…waddle around

Book: Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr.

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

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “polar bear”

Social Story: Grumpy Pants by Claire Messer

Closing Song

Craft: P is for Penguin (idea from Rockabye Butterfly)

 

Polar Bears and Penguins Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: My Little Polar Bear by Claudia Rueda

my little polar bear

Song: Polar bear, polar bear turn around,
Polar bear, polar bear touch the ground,
Polar bear, polar bear bend down low,
Polar bear, polar bear touch your toe.
Polar bear, polar bear slide on the ice,
Polar bear, polar bear spin around twice,
Polar bear, polar bear reach up high,
Polar bear, polar bear wave goodbye.

Book: If You Were a Penguin by Wendell Minor and Florence Friedmann Minor

if you were a penguin

Flannel:    Five perky penguins, Stood on the shore
One went for a swim, And then there were four. (swimming motions)
Four perky penguins, Looked out to sea (look around)
One went swimming, And then there were three. (swimming motions)
Three perky penguins said “What can we do?” (shrug shoulders)
One went swimming, And then there were two. (swimming motions)
Two perky penguins, Sat in the sun. (fan self)
One went swimming, And then there was one. (swimming motions)
One perky penguin said, “This is no fun!” (grumpy look)
They went swimming, And then there were none.(swimming motions)

5 Little Penguins

Song: If You’re a Penguin and You Know It (Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings,
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings,
If you’re a penguin and you know it, then your face will surely show it,
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings,
…stomp your feet
…waddle around.

Book: Polar Bear’s Underwear by Tupera Tupera

Polar Bear's Underwear

Song: “Clap Your Hands” — They Might Be Giants: No!

Book: I Am Small by Emma Dodd

i am small

Song: Two little penguins sitting on a hill. (hold up two fingers)
One named Jack and one named Jill.
Waddle away Jack. Waddle away Jill.
Come back Jack. Come back Jill.

(slow fast, high low, loud quite etc.)

Song: “Walking, Walking” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Songs for Wiggleworms

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

polar bear face craft

Penguin Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: Emperor Penguins Up Close by Carmen Bredeson

Emperor Penguins Up Close book cover

Song: (Tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a Little Penguin
In the sea.
I can swim as fast as can be!
When I catch a fish, just look at me.
I’m as proud as I can be.
(Credit: Step by Step)

Fingerplay:  Two Little Penguins
Two little penguins sitting on the ice (hold up two fingers)
One bows once, the other bows twice (made index fingers bow)
Waddle little penguins. Waddle away. (put fingers behind back)
Come back penguins. Time to play! (bring fingers to the front)
(Credit: King County Library System)

Book: Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon

Penguin on Vacation book cover

Song: Waddling Penguins (Tune: “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”)
Penguins, penguins having fun
Waddling in the shining sun
Waddling fast and waddling slow
Waddling to and waddling fro.
Penguins, penguin having fun
Waddling in the shining sun.
(Credit: Jen in the Library)

Flannel: Penguin Went Over the Iceberg (Tune: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”)
The penguin went over the iceberg
The penguin went over the iceberg
The penguin went over the iceberg
to see what he could see.
But all that he could see
But all that he could see
was
The other side of the iceberg
The other side of the iceberg
The other side of the iceberg
was all that he could see.
(Credit: Storytime Katie)

Book: Penguin by Polly Dunbar

Penguin book cover

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Penguin hand puppet

penguin puppet preschool story time craft penguin-puppet2

Penguins and Polar Bears – Preschool

Introduction: We are talking about some animals that live in VERY cold places, penguins & polar bears. What do we know about penguins & polar bears? Where do they live?

Opening song

Book: Polar Opposites by Erik Brooks

polar opposites

Action Song: “Walking Through the Arctic”
Walking through the arctic (echo)
And what do you think I saw? (echo)
A great big polar bear! (echo)
He said, Sta-and-UP! (everyone jump up)
And shake, shake, shake this way (everyone shake)
And shake, shake, shake, that way
Shake, shake, shake this way
And then sit down (sit down)

Book: My Little Polar Bear by Claudia Rueda

my little polar bear

Song (dance with scarves): “It’s a Penguin Party / A la Fiesta de Pinguinos” – Linda Arnold: Splash Zone

Book: Penguins, Penguins Everywhere by Bob Barner

penguins penguins everywhere

Song (w/ puppet): “I’m a Little Penguin” (tune: “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little penguin, black and white.
Short and wobbly, and adorable sight.
I can’t fly at all, but I love to swim.
So I’ll waddle to the water and dive right in!

Book:  A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis

penguin story

Movie: Antarctic Antics by Weston Woods, adapted from the book by Judy Sierra

antarctic antics


Craft:
Penguin collage w/ crinkled wax paper (ice) and batting (snow).

penguins