Ocean Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins

Rhyme: Baby shark, doot do, doot do, do do
Baby shark, doot do, doot do, do do
Baby shark, doot do, doot do, do do
Baby shark.

Repeat with:
Brother shark…
Mama shark…
Papa shark…
Grandma shark…
Swim away…
From the shark…
Safe at last…
Bye bye shark…

Song: “Over the Deep Blue Sea” – Susan Salidor: Come and Make a Circle

Flannel/Story: I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
(based on the book of the same name by Kevin Sherry)

Rhyme: Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Sliding through the water.
Slippery fish, slippery fish,
Gulp, gulp, GULP!
Oh, no! He was eaten by
An octopus, an octopus,
Squiggling in the water…

Repeat with:
A tuna fish, flashing in the water
A great white shark, lurking in the water
A humongous whale, spouting in the water.
(at the end) Buurrrrp! Excuse me!

Book: Fish, Swish! Splash, Dash! by Suse MacDonald

Song: “Popcorn” – Barenaked Ladies: Snacktime!

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Die-cut swimming goggles

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Garden Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Garden

Book: What Does Bunny See? by Linda Sue Park

Rhyme: Five plump peas in a peapod pressed.
One grew, two grew,
So did all the rest.
They grew and grew and they did not stop.
They got so big that the peapod POPPED!

Flannel: Rainbow Soup
(Use a pot and spoon, and felt fruits and veggies)
Take an apple,
Put it in the pot,
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot.
Take it out,
Now what can it be?
The prettiest red
You ever did see! (Place red strip of rainbow on flannel board. Continue until you’ve made an entire rainbow.)

Song: “In My Garden” – Raffi: One Light, One Sun

Book: Square Cat ABC by Elizabeth Schoonmaker

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Cupcake liner flowers

(Credit: Miss Meg’s Storytime)

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Construction Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Hammer, screwdriver

Book: The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage

Rhyme:
Brick by brick
By brick by brick,
My building’s so high,
It’s scraping the sky.
(Place fists one on top of the other, going higher each time.)

Brick by brick
By brick by brick,
My building will sway
When the wind blows this way.
(Sway left, then right.)

Brick by brick
By brick by brick,
Now I’m ready to stop
And a flag goes on top.
(Open one fist and wave hand left and right.)

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

Book: Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz

Flannel/Rhyme:
Hannah needs her hammer lots and lots.
Is it hiding in the [color] toolbox?
Have children choose a color each time, and look underneath the toolbox for the missing hammer.

Song: This is the way we pound our nails,
Pound our nails, pound our nails.
This is the way we pound our nails
So early in the morning.

Repeat with:
Saw the wood
Turn the screw
Stack the bricks
Stir the paint
Paint the walls

Book: The Construction Crew by Lynn Meltzer

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper bulldozer

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Recycling/Earth Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Rain

Book: Big Earth, Little Me by Thom Wiley

Rhyme: Bananas Unite!
Peel bananas, peel peel bananas. (Repeat.)
Chop bananas, chop chop bananas. (Repeat.)
Mash bananas, mash mash bananas. (Repeat.)
Eat bananas, eat eat bananas. (Repeat.)
Gooooo bananas!

Song/Flannel: Five bottles of juice on the wall,
Five bottles of juice,
Put one in the recycling bin,
Four bottles of juice on the wall…
(Continue until none are left.)

Repeat with five cartons of milk.

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

Book (with whale puppet): All the Water in the World by George Ella Lyon

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

Closing Rhyme

 

 

 

 

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World Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: World

Rhyme (with puppet): Little hedgehog in a bag, sitting so still.
Will she come out? Yes, she will!
She looks to the left, and she looks to the right.
She looks straight ahead, then POPS! out of sight.

Book: Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz

Song: “Clap Your Hands” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Flannel/Rhyme: Counting to Ten in English and Spanish
One, two, and three
Four, five, and six
Seven, eight, and nine,
I can count to ten!
Ten, nine, and eight,
Seven, six, and five,
Four, three, and two,
Counting down to one!

Uno, dos, y tres,
Cuatro, cinco, y seis,
Siete, ocho, nueve,
¡Cuento hasta diez!
Diez, nueve, ocho,
Siete, seis, y cinco,
Cuatro, tres, y dos,
¡Cuento hasta atrás!

Rhyme: Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
In 5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF!

Far far far, we’re going to the stars…
Fun fun fun, we’re going to the sun…

Rhyme (with puppets): Walking through Africa,
What do I see?
I see a tumbili (monkey) looking at me!

Repeat with:
tembo (elephant)
kiboko (hippo)
chura (frog)

(Credit: Miss Meg’s Storytime)

Book: Everywhere the Cow Says “Moo!” by Ellen Weinstein

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

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Paper Earth with torn-paper continents

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Kindness Story Time – Toddler

Opening Song

Sign Language: Kindness

Rhyme (with puppet): Little hedgehog in a bag, sitting so still.
Will she come out? Yes, she will!
She looks to the left, and she looks to the right.
She looks straight ahead, then POPS! out of sight.

Book: Say Hello! by Linda Davick

Song: “Love Grows One by One” – Stuart Stott and Tom Pease: Celebrate!

Rhyme: Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon!
If you want to take a trip, climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom zoom zoom, we’re going to the moon,
In 5…4…3…2…1…BLAST OFF!

Story/Flannel: How Kind! by Mary Murphy

(Credit: Totally Toddler)

Rhyme: When I stretch up, I feel so tall.
When I bend down, I feel so small.
Taller, taller, taller, taller,
Smaller, smaller, smaller, smaller,
Into a tiny ball.

Book: If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson

Song: “We’ll Wave Hello Together” (tune of “Farmer in the Dell”)
We’ll wave hello together,
We’ll wave hello together,
We’ll wave hello together,
‘Cause it’s fun to do.

We’ll give a hug together…
We’ll say “peace” together…
We’ll high five together…
We’ll sit down and listen…

Book: Peace, Baby! by Linda Ashman

Song: “Skinnamarink” – Sharon, Lois & Bram: One Elephant Went Out to Play

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

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Chick finger puppet

(Credit: I Heart Crafty Things)

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Breakfast Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast by Josh Funk, illustrated by Brendan Kearney

lady pancake and sir french toast cover image

Rhyme: Five fat sausages sizzling in a pan
one went pop the other went bang.
Four fat sausages sizzling in a pan
one went pop the other went bang.
Three fat sausages sizzling in a pan
one went pop the other went bang.
Two fat sausages sizzling in a pan
one went pop the other went bang.
One fat sausage sizzling in a pan
one went pop the other went bang.
No fat sausages sizzling in a pan.

Book: If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

give a moose a muffin

Song: “Hot Potato” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Book: Go, Go, Grapes by April Pulley Sayre

go go grapes

Song (shaky eggs): “Shaky Shaky” – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Movie: “Arnie the Doughnut

arnie the doughnut

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

breakfast story time craft

Clean and Messy Story Time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean

pete the cat i love my white shoes cover image

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

Flannel“Five pigs so squeaky clean”

Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest you’ve ever seen
Wanted to go outside and play
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud
Landed with a big THUD
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.
(Credit: Mel’s Desk)

five pigs

Book: Dog’s Colorful Day: A Messy Story about Colors and Counting by Emma Dodd

dog's colorful day cover image

Song: “This is the Way” (To the tune: “Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush”) with scarves

This is the way we wash our hands
Wash our hands, wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands
So early in the morning!

Continue with other body parts

Book: I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont

Ain'tGonnaPaint cover image

Song: “Head and Shoulders” – Dance and Sing! The Best of Nick Jr.

Activity: Cleanup
Sort Items into the correct bag

Clean up Activity Image

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

Pete the cat standup story time craft

Toy Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Toy

Book: Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis, illustrated by Daniel Kirk

chugga-chugga choo-choo

Rhyme: Roly poly

Rhyme: Two fat sausages

Book: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

not a box

Song: “Little Red Wagon” – Old Town School of Folk Music: Wiggleworms Love You

Puppets: A Toy for Elephant (by Leah Portz)

Rhyme: Round and round the butter dish

Rhyme: Popcorn

Book: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom by Kirsten Hall, illustrated by Viviana Garofoli

zoom zoom zoom

Song (shaky eggs): Shaky Shaky – The Wiggles: Yummy Yummy

Closing rhyme