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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World Story time – Preschool

Opening Song

Puppet Show: Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein

Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein, book cover

Song: Hands are Clapping (to the tune of “Skip To My Lou”)

Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling!

Continue with …
-feet are stomping
-arms are flapping
-legs are jumping

Book: A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley

A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley, book cover

Song: I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Book: Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz

Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz, book cover

Song: Yo Te Amo (ukulele chords by Story Time Ukulele)

Closing Song

Craft: Cupcake liner globes

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World Story time – Everybody

Opening Song

Book: All the World by Elizabeth Garton Scanlon 

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

Song: Hands Are Clapping (to the tune of “Skip To My Lou”)

Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Hands are clapping
Clap clap clap
Clap your hands my darling!

Continue with …
-feet are stomping
-arms are flapping
-legs are jumping

Book: Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein

Everywhere the Cow Says Moo by Ellen Weinstein, book cover

Song: Yo Te Amo (ukulele chords by Story Time Ukulele)

Book: A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley

A Little Peace by Barbara Kerley, book cover

Song: I’ve Got Peace Like a River

Book: Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz

Can You Say Peace by Karen Katz, book cover

Song: Three Little Birds – Elizabeth Mitchell: You Are My Little Bird

Closing Rhyme

Craft: Cupcake liner globes

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World Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone, illustrated by Christopher Corr

Song (with shaky eggs): “Round the World” – Hot Peas ‘n Butter: Best of the Bowl, Vol. 5

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

Song: “Where do you start your letters?” – Handwriting without Tears: Rock, Rap, Tap & Learn

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “namaste”

Social Story:  Take a Deep Breath by Sue Graves, illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini

Closing Song

Craft: “Namaste” coloring sheet