Outdoor Storytime: October 15, 2021


Books
Squeak! by Laura McGee Kvasnosky & Kate Harvey McGee
Shake the Tree! by Chiara Vignocchi, Paolo Chiarinotti & Silvia Borando

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Rhyme: Alligator, Alligator

Alligator, alligator, long and green
Alligator, alligator, teeth so mean
Snapping at a fly, snapping at a bee
Snapping at a frog, but you can’t catch me!

Song: The More We Get Together

The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be
For my friends are your friends, and your friends are my friends
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be

Song: Hickory Dickory Dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck One
The mouse went down
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck Two
And down he flew
Hickory dickory dock

Hickory dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck Three
And he did flee
Hickory dickory dock

Song: We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers

We’re going to shake our shakers high and low
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low
We’re going to shake our shakers high and low
Until someone says stop!

(Repeat: fast/slow, left/right, front/back)

Song: We Wiggle and Stop

We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and stop
We wiggle and wiggle and wiggle and wiggle
And wiggle and wiggle and stop

(Repeat: clap, shake, jump, etc.)

Song: If You’re Listening and You Hear Me

If you’re listening and you hear me, clap your hands
If you’re listening and you hear me, clap your hands
If you’re listening, you should hear me
‘Cause you’re sitting really near me
If you’re listening and you hear me, clap your hands

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
The little one stops to suck his thumb
And they all go marching
Down to the ground to get out of the rain
Boom! Boom! Boom!

(Repeat: two/tie her shoe, three/climb a tree, four/shut the door, five/take a dive, six/pick up sticks)

Song: Goodbye, Friends

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

October 15, 2021 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Outdoor Storytime: September 24, 2021

Books
It’s a Tiger by David LaRochelle
Hop Jump by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Shake My Sillies Out
Gotta shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
Shake, shake, shake my sillies out
And wiggle my waggles away

Gotta clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
Clap, clap, clap my crazies out
And wiggle my waggles away

Gotta jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
Jump, jump, jump my jiggles out
And wiggle my waggles away

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be
For your friends are my friends, and my friends are your friends
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be

Song: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
My Bonnie lies over the ocean
My Bonnies lies over the sea
My Bonnie lies over the ocean
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me

Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me, to me
Bring back, bring back
Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me!

Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
Tune: If You’re Happy and You Know It
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, in the air
Put your scarves in the air, now set them on your hair
Put your scarves in the air, in the air

Put your scarves on your knees, on your knees
Put your scarves on your knees, on your knees
Put your scarves on your knees, be careful not to sneeze
Put your scarves on your knees, on your knees

Put your scarves on your tummy, on your tummy
Put your scarves on your tummy, on your tummy
Put your scarves on your tummy, like you just had something yummy
Put your scarves on your tummy, on your tummy

Put your scarves on the floor, on the floor
Put your scarves on the floor, on the floor
Put your scarves on the floor, now pick them up once more
Put your scarves on the floor, on the floor

Song: We Wave Our Scarves Together
We wave our scarves together
Because it’s fun to do
We wave them up high
We wave them down low
We wave them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do

We throw our scarves together
Because it’s fun to do
We throw them up high
We throw them down low
We throw them in the middle
Because it’s fun to do

Rhyme: We Can
We can jump, jump, jump
We can hop, hop, hop
We can clap, clap, clap
We can stop, stop, stop
We can nod our heads for yes
We can shake our heads for no
We can bend our knees a tiny bit
And sit down low

Song: The Hokey Pokey
You put your right hand in, you put your right hand out
You put your right hand in, and you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about!

(Repeat: left hand, right foot, left foot, whole self)

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

September 24, 2021 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Outdoor Storytime: September 17, 2021

Books
Can You Growl Like a Bear? by John Butler
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
You Are a Lion! and Other Fun Yoga Poses by Taeeun Yoo

Music
“Shake Your Dragon Tale” from Dragon Tales: Dragon Tunes
“One, Two, Three, Whee!” by Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael (The Learning Groove), Groovy Green

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: I Wake Up My Hands
I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap
A clap, clap, clap, a clap, clap, clap
I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap
And I wiggle my waggles away

Feet – stomp, Eyes – blink, Head – nod, Belly – beep, Hips – shake

Song: The More We Get Together
The more we get together, together, together.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.
For your friends are my friends.
And my friends are your friends.
The more we get together, the happier we’ll be.

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes
Eyes, and ears, and mouth, and nose
Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Song: The Shaker Song
Tune: London Bridge
Shake it high and shake it low.
Shake it high. Shake it low.
Shake it high and shake it low.
That’s how the shaker goes.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
Shake it fast. Shake it slow.
Shake it fast and shake it slow.
That’s how the shaker goes.

Song: Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them all around.
Clap them loud, then clap them soft
Now don’t make a sound.

Stamp, stamp, stamp your feet,
Stamp them all around.
Stamp them loud, then stamp them soft,
Now don’t make a sound.

Song: Goodbye Friends
Goodbye friends
Goodbye friends
Goodbye friends
It’s time to say goodbye

September 19, 2021 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: Letter A

Song: Hello Friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
Hello, friends
It’s time to say hello

Introduction to the Letter A
Let’s Sing Hooray for A!
Airplane starts with A
Airplane starts with A
Let’s sing hooray for A today
Airplane starts with A

Repeat with: ant, apple

Rhyme: Way Up High in the Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree
Two little apples did I see
So I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmmm, they were good!

Song: The Alligator Rap
Tap, tap, tap (clap hands 3 times)
Do the alligator rap

Swish your tail in time (shake bottom)
To the alligator rhyme

Spread those scaly claws (hold hands up)
On your alligator paws

Stomp your scaly feet (stomp feet)
To the alligator beat

Tap, tap, tap (clap hands 3 times)
Do the alligator RAP (clap loudly)

Repeat

Song: The A Song

Rhythm Stick Song: The Acorn Song
I’m a little acorn small and round
Lying on the cold, cold ground.
People always step on me
That’s why I’m so cracked, you see.
I’m a nut (clack clack)
I’m a nut (clack clack)
I’m a nut, I’m a nut, I’m a nut (clack clack)
I’m so nutty! I don’t know
Why squirrels seem to love me so
I’m descended from an oak,
Nuts to you, and that’s no joke!
I’m a nut (clack clack)
I’m a nut (clack clack)
I’m a nut, I’m a nut, I’m a nut (clack clack)

Song: Goodbye Friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
Goodbye, friends
It’s time to say goodbye

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September 19, 2021 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: In the Wild

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: In the Wild Guessing Game

Shaker Song: The Cheetah Shakes
I got the Cheetah Shakes
I got the Cheetah Shakes
Every once in a while I gotta stretch my legs!
I got the Cheetah Shakes
I got the Cheetah Shakes
Sometimes I gotta run and stretch my legs!

I shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, and shake
I shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, and shake
I shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I gotta shake my legs, I got the Cheetah shakes!

I got the Cheetah Shakes
I got the Cheetah Shakes
Every once in a while I gotta stretch my legs!
I got the Cheetah Shakes
I got the Cheetah Shakes
Sometimes I gotta run and stretch my legs!

I shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, and shake
I shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, and shake
I shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I gotta shake my legs, I got the Cheetah shakes!

Puppet Story: Leo the Lion

Felt Rhyme: Five Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, Knock (Clap twice with “Knock, Knock”)
Splash, Splash (Slap knees twice with “Splash, Splash”)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in)

Two elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, Knock (Clap twice with “Knock, Knock”)
Splash, Splash (Slap knees twice with “Splash, Splash”)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in)

Three elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, Knock (Clap twice with “Knock, Knock”)
Splash, Splash (Slap knees twice with “Splash, Splash”)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in)

Four elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, Knock (Clap twice with “Knock, Knock”)
Splash, Splash (Slap knees twice with “Splash, Splash”)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in)

Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim
Knock, Knock
Splash, Splash
They all fell in!

Song: So Long, Farewell
So long, farewell to you my friends
Goodbye for now, until we meet again
It’s been so great to laugh and play together!
But now it’s time to say, “Goodbye”
So long, farewell to you my friends
Goodbye for now, until we meet again
So long, farewell to you my friends
Goodbye for now, until we meet again

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August 6, 2021 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Virtual Storytime: On the Farm

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 Story: Wake Up!

Rhythm Stick Rhyme: How Fast Did the Horses Trot?
I heard the horses
Clip, clop, clip, clop
But how fast did the horses trot?
They went slow!

(Repeat: fast, super slow, super fast, etc.)

Song: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Old McDonald had a farm
E-i-e-i-o
And on that farm he had a cow
E-i-e-i-o
With a moo, moo here
And a moo, moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo, moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-i-e-i-o

(Repeat: pig, cat, horse, sheep, etc.)

Draw and Tell Story: Farmer Rutabaga

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

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

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

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