Virtual Storytime: In Our Backyard

Song: We Clap and Say Hello
We clap and say, “Hello”
We clap and say, “Hello”
With all our friends at storytime
We clap and say, “Hello”

We wave and say, “Hello”
We wave and say, “Hello”
With all our friends at storytime
We wave and say, “Hello”

Introduction: Cut and Tell Story

Felt Story: Where are the Bees?

Song: Hoot Hoot Went the Little Brown Owl
Hoot, hoot went the little brown owl one day
Hoot, hoot went the little brown owl
Hoot, hoot went the little brown owl one day
And they all went hoot, hoot, hoot

But… We know owl goes (clap) la de la de la
La de la de la, la de la de la,
We know owl goes (clap) la de la de la
They don’t go hoot, hoot, hoot

Jump, jump went the little red squirrel one day
Jump, jump went the little red squirrel
Jump, jump went the little red squirrel one day
And they all went jump, jump, jump

But… We know squirrels go rub a dub a dub
Rub a dub a dub, rub a dub a dub
We know squirrels go rub a dub a dub
They don’t go jump, jump, jump

Shaker Song: Grey Squirrel
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swoosh your bushy tail
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swoosh your bushy tail
Hold a nut between your toes
Wrinkle up your little nose
Grey squirrel, grey squirrel
Swoosh your bushy tail

Shaker Song: Frisky Squirrel
(Tune: Grand Old Duke of York)

Oh, the frisky little squirrel
He gathers nuts and seeds
He hides them for the winter months
So he’ll have all he needs

Oh, up-up-up he goes
And down-down-down he comes
He runs around, goes up and down
His work is never done.

Song: Goodbye, Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say, “Goodbye!”

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July 23, 2021 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: Rainforest

Song: We Clap and Say Hello
We clap and say, “Hello”
We clap and say, “Hello”
With all our friends at storytime
We clap and say, “Hello”

We wave and say, “Hello”
We wave and say, “Hello”
With all our friends at storytime
We wave and say, “Hello”

Felt Song: We’re Going to the Rainforest
(Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We’re going to the rainforest
We’re going to the rainforest
I think we’ll see a [animal] there,
We’re going to the rainforest

Song: Tree Frog, Tree Frog
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Tree frog, tree frog on a leaf
How I love to watch you leap
Jumping high across the trees
With colors bright for all to see
Tree frog, tree frog on a leaf
How I love to watch you leap

Scarf Song: Down in the Jungle
Down in the jungle where nobody goes
There’s a big fat elephant washing his toes
With a rub-a-dub here and a rub-a-dub there
That’s the way he washes his toes

Down in the jungle where there’s nobody there
There’s a great big lion washing her hair
With a rub-a-dub here and a rub-a-dub there
That’s the way she washes her hair

Down in the jungle if you look in the trees
There’s a cheeky monkey washing his knees
With a rub-a-dub here and a rub-a-dub there
That’s the way he washes his knees

Down at the river, if you look underneath
There’s a great big crocodile brushing his teeth
With a rub-a-dub here and a rub-a-dub there
That’s the way he brushes his teeth

Down in the jungle, if you care to take a peek
There’s a colorful bird cleaning her beak
With a rub-a-dub here and a rub-a-dub there
That’s the way she cleans her beak

Song: Over in the Jungle (adapted from the book by Marianne Berkes)

Song: Goodbye, Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say, “Goodbye!”

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July 16, 2021 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: Big and Little

Song: We Clap and Say Hello
We clap and say, “Hello”
We clap and say, “Hello”
With all our friends at storytime
We clap and say, “Hello”

We wave and say, “Hello”
We wave and say, “Hello”
With all our friends at storytime
We wave and say, “Hello”

Felt Board: Big & Little Animals

Song: Big and Small
I love bugs
Like the teeny tiny ones under leaves
I love dogs
Like the ones as tall as me

Cute and cool
Big and small
I love animals
I love them all

I love fish
Like the little-bitty minnows in the lakes
I love whales
And the giant kinds of splashes they make

Cute and cool
Big and small
I love animals
I love them all

I love birds
Like the small, pretty ones that sing
I love snakes
Like the giant, scary ones in trees

Cute and cool
Big and small
I love animals
I love them all

Cute and cool
Big and small
I love animals
I love them all

Scarf Song: I Have a Little Ladybug
I have a little ladybug
Ladybug, ladybug
I have a little ladybug
Its wings are black and red

See the little ladybug
Ladybug, ladybug
See the little ladybug
Flying here and there

Now it’s landing on the ground
On the ground, on the ground
Now it’s landing on the ground
And crawling everywhere

Felt Board: Count & Color Giraffes
This giraffe has orange spots
Orange spots, orange spots
This giraffe has orange spots
Count them with me

(Repeat: pink, green, blue, red, no spots)

Song: Goodbye, Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say, “Goodbye!”

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July 9, 2021 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: Under the Sea

Song: We Clap and Say Hello
We clap and say, “Hello”
We clap and say, “Hello”
With all our friends at storytime
We clap and say, “Hello”

We wave and say, “Hello”
We wave and say, “Hello”
With all our friends at storytime
We wave and say, “Hello”

Felt Rhyme: Five Little Ocean Friends
Five little ocean friends on the ocean floor,
The starfish walks away and now there are four
Four little ocean friends living in the sea
The crab slides away, now there are three
Three little ocean friends looking for a clue
“Glub, glub,” said the lobster, now there are two
Two little ocean friends not having much fun
Off swam the seahorse, now there is one
One little octopus sad and all alone
Back swims the starfish, back swims the crab,
Back swims the lobster, back swims the sea horse
And they played in the sea foam, safe in their home

Song: Fish are Swimming
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Fish are swimming, fish are swimming
In the sea, in the sea
Splishing and splashing, splishing and splashing
Look and see! Look and see!

Scarf Song: The Fish in the Sea
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish
(Wave scarf side to side)
Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish
All day long

The dolphins in the sea swim round and round
(Paint circle in front of you with scarf)
Round and round, round and round
The dolphins in the sea swim round and round
All day long

The sand in the sea floats down, down, down
(Slowly lower scarf)
Down, down, down, down, down, down
The sand in the sea floats down, down, down
All day long

The waves in the sea go up and down
(Wave scarf up and down)
Up and down, up and down
The waves in the sea go up and down
All day long

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Baby shark!

Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Mommy shark!

Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Daddy shark!

Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandma shark!

Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Grandpa shark!

Let’s go hunt, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Let’s go hunt, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Let’s go hunt, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Let’s go hunt!

Run away, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Run away, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Run away, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Run away!

Safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Safe at last, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Safe at last!

It’s the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo
It’s the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo
It’s the end, doo doo doo doo doo doo
It’s the end!

Song: Goodbye, Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say, “Goodbye!”

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June 25, 2021 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: Polar Animals

Song: Hello, Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say, “Hello!”

Song: Hat, Scarf, Parka, Boots
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
In cold weather we wear snowsuits!
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots

Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat
In cold weather we dress like that!
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat!

Song: On Top of an Iceberg
On top of an iceberg, all covered with snow
I saw my first penguin and I wanted to know
Is it a bird? Or is it a fish?
I looked at his feathers and knew which was which
I said, “Mr. Penguin, which species are you?”
He said, “I’m an Emperor, but which one are you?”

Felt Rhyme: Five Little Penguin
Five Little Penguins standing still
One Little Penguin slides down the hill
Where did he go? I don’t know
Four Little Penguins standing still.

Four Little Penguins standing still
One Little Penguin slides down the hill
Where did he go? I don’t know
Three Little Penguins standing still

Three Little Penguins standing still
One Little Penguin slides down the hill
Where did he go? I don’t know
Two Little Penguins standing still

Two Little Penguins standing still
One Little Penguin slides down the hill
Where did he go? I don’t know
One Little Penguin standing still

One Little Penguin standing still
He goes sliding down the hill
Where did he go? I don’t know
Wait, I know!
With all of the Penguins playing in the snow

Song: If You’re a Polar Animal and You Know It
If you’re a polar bear and you know it, give a growl
If you’re a polar bear and you know it, give a growl
If you’re a polar bear and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re a polar bear and you know it, give a growl

If you’re a penguin and you know it, waddle like this
If you’re a penguin and you know it, waddle like this
If you’re a penguin and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re a penguin and you know it, waddle like this

If you’re a seal and you know it, clap your flippers
If you’re a seal and you know it, clap your flippers
If you’re a seal and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re a seal and you know it, clap your flippers

If you’re a reindeer and you know it, show your antlers
If you’re a reindeer and you know it, show your antlers
If you’re a reindeer and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re a reindeer and you know it, show your antlers

Song: Goodbye, Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say, “Goodbye!”

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June 18, 2021 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: Pets

Song: Hello, Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say, “Hello!”

Introduction: Pets
Hop, hop, hop like your bunny
Run, run, run like your dog
Walk, walk, walk like your cat
Jump, jump, jump like your frog
Swim, swim, swim like your goldfish
Fly, fly, fly like your bird

Song: Hop Like a Rabbit
Hop like a rabbit
Hop like a rabbit
Hop, hop, hop
Hop, hop, hop
Hop like a rabbit

Slither like a snake
Slither like a snake
Slither, slither
Slither like a snake

Stretch like a kitten
Stretch like a kitten
Stretch, stretch
Stretch like a kitten

Run like a hamster
Run like a hamster
Run, run, run
Run, run, run, run
Run like a hamster

Hop like a rabbit
Hop like a rabbit
Hop, hop, hop
Hop, hop, hop
Hop like a rabbit

Rhyme: Ten Little Kittens
Ten little kittens standing in a row
(Palms facing forward, fingers extended)
They bow their heads to the children so
(Bend fingers forward and back)
They run to the left, they run to the right
(Move fingers to alternate sides, wiggling fingers)
The stretch up tall with all their might
(Stretch hands over head)
Along comes a dog, looking for some fun
(Fingers of one hand resting on thumb, move hand towards other hand)
“Meow!” Away those kittens run!
(As you meow, open both hands with fingers extended, “run” hands behind back)

Felt Story: Dog’s Colorful Day (adapted from the book by Emma Dodd)

Song: Goodbye, Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say, “Goodbye!”

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June 11, 2021 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: Pond Life

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Say Hello!
If you’re happy and you know it, say hello!
If you’re happy and you know it, say hello!
If you’re happy and you know it
Then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, say hello!

Introduction: Pond Life

Puppet Story: The Wide-Mouthed Frog

Felt Song: Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Then Mama Duck said
“Quack! Quack! Quack!”
And four little ducks came waddling back

Four little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Then Mama Duck said
“Quack! Quack! Quack!”
And three little ducks came waddling back

Three little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Then Mama Duck said
“Quack! Quack! Quack!”
And two little ducks came waddling back

Two little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Then Mama Duck said
“Quack! Quack! Quack!”
And one little duck came waddling back

One little duck went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Then Mama Duck said
“Quack! Quack! Quack!”
And no little ducks came waddling back

No little ducks went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Then Mama Duck said
“Quack! Quack! Quack!”
And five little ducks came waddling back

Scarf Rhyme: Dragonfly, Dragonfly
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, who am I?
I’m not a dragon or a fly
I’m a bug with wings that shine
Fluttering around in a curvy line
I sweep down low and I fly up high
Don’t touch me, just let me fly

Song: I Had a Little Turtle
I had a little turtle
His name was Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim
He drank up all the water
He ate up all the soap
Now he’s home, sick in bed
With bubbles in his throat
Bubble, bubble, bubble
Bubble, bubble, POP!
Bubble, bubble, bubble
Bubble, bubble, POP!

Song: Goodbye, Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say, “Goodbye!”

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June 4, 2021 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: Vehicles

Song: Hello, Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say, “Hello!”

Song: I’m a Race Car Driver
I’m a race car driver
I’m a race car driver
Let’s put on our helmet
Let’s put on our helmet
If we want to win the race
We need to check that we’ll be safe

I’m a race car driver
I’m a race car driver
Let’s put on our gloves
Let’s put on our gloves
If we want to win the race
We need to check that we’ll be safe

I’m a race car driver
I’m a race car driver
Let’s put on our boots
Let’s put on our boots
If we want to win the race
We need to check that we’ll be safe

I’m a race car driver
I’m a race car driver
Let’s put on our seatbelts
Let’s put on our seatbelts
If we want to win the race
We need to check that we’ll be safe

I’m a race car driver
I’m a race car driver

Felt Song: This Little Train
(Tune: This Old Man)
This little train, painted black
It comes chugging down the track
With a “choo-choo, toot-toot”
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home

This little car, painted blue
It has seats for me and you
With a “choo-choo, toot-toot”
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home

This little car, painted yellow
Shimmies and shakes like a bowl of jello
With a “choo-choo, toot-toot”
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home

This little car, painted green
The fanciest car you’ve ever seen
With a “choo-choo, toot-toot”
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home

This caboose, it is red
It will take you home to bed
With a “choo-choo, toot-toot”
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home

Shaker Rhyme: Bumpity, Bumpity Goes the Dump Truck
Bumpity, bumpity goes the dump truck
Bumpity, bumpity goes the dump truck
Bumpity, bumpity goes the dump truck
Dump out the load!

 

Song: The Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish
Swish, swish, swish
The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
All through the town

The people on the bus go up and down
Up and down
Up and down
The people on the bus go up and down
All through the town

The driver on the bus goes, “Move on back!”
“Move on back!”
“Move on back!”
The driver on the bus goes, “Move on back!”
All through the town

The babies on the bus go, “Whaa-whaa-whaa”
“Whaa-whaa-whaa”
“Whaa-whaa-whaa”
The babies on the bus go, “Whaa-whaa-whaa”
All through the town

The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the bus go round and round
All through the town

Song: Goodbye, Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say, “Goodbye!”

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April 30, 2021 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: Bugs

Song: Hello, Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say, “Hello!”

Song: The Ants Go Marching
The ants go marching one by one
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one
And the little one stops to suck on his thumb
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out out of the rain!

The ants go marching two by two
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching two by two
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching two by two
The little one stops to tie his shoes
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain!

The ants go marching three by three
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching three by three
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching three by three
The little one stops to climb up a tree
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain!

The ants go marching four by four
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching four by four
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching four by four
The little one stops to shut the door
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain!

Book: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by Bob Barner

Puppet Song: If You’re a Bug and You Know It
If you’re a bee and you know it, buzz like this
Buzz! Buzz!
If you’re a bee and you know it, buzz like this
Buzz! Buzz!
If you’re a bee and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re a bee and you know it, buzz like this
Buzz! Buzz!

If you’re a grasshopper and you know it, hop like this
Hop! Hop!
If you’re a grasshopper and you know it, hop like this
Hop! Hop!
If you’re a grasshopper and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re a grasshopper and you know it, hop like this
Hop! Hop!

If you’re a butterfly and you know it, flap your wings
If you’re a butterfly and you know it, flap your wings
If you’re a butterfly and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re a butterfly and you know it, flap your wings

If you’re a caterpillar and you know it, move really slow
If you’re a caterpillar and you know it, move really slow
If you’re a caterpillar and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re a caterpillar and you know it, move really slow

Story: The Very Hungry Caterpillar (based on the book by Eric Carle)

Song: Goodbye, Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say, “Goodbye!”

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April 23, 2021 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: Food

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It, Say Hello
If you’re happy and you know it, say hello
Hello!
If you’re happy and you know it, say hello
Hello!
If you’re happy and you know it
Then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it, say hello

Song: Five Gingerbread Men
Five gingerbread men laying on a tray
One jumped up and ran away
Saying, “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can!”
But you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!

Four gingerbread men laying on a tray
One jumped up and ran away
Saying, “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can!”
But you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!

Three gingerbread men laying on a tray
One jumped up and ran away
Saying, “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can!”
But you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!

Two gingerbread men laying on a tray
One jumped up and ran away
Saying, “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can!”
But you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!

One gingerbread man laying on a tray
One jumped up and ran away
Saying, “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can!”
But you can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!

Felt Song: The Big Pizza Pie
(Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)
The big pizza pie needs lots of sauce
Lots of sauce, lots of sauce
The pig pizza pie needs lots of sauce
To make the perfect pie

(Repeat: cheese, pepperoni, ‘shrooms, spinach)

Felt Song: Flip Flap Jack
There was a man made of food, made of food, made of food
There was a man made of food
His name was Flip Flap Jack

And he danced upon the table, the table, the table
He danced upon the table
His name was Flip Flap Jack

His head was made of a pancake, a pancake, a pancake
His head was made of a pancake
His name was Flip Flap Jack

His eyes were made of blueberries…
His ears were made of oranges…
His nose was a strawberry…
And he danced upon the table…

His mouth was made of sausage…
His hair was made of whipped cream…
His body was a waffle…
His arms were bananas…
And he danced upon the table…

His legs were made of bacon…
His feet were made of French toast…
His belly button was a raspberry…
And he danced upon the table…
There was a man made of food…

Song: P-I-Z-Z-A
(Tune: BINGO)
I had a pizza, big and round
And all of it was mine-o!
P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A
And all of it was mine-o!

(Repeat, replacing letters with clapping)

Song: Goodbye, Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say, “Goodbye!”

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