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Thursday, April 17, 2014


The Big Storm by Nancy Tafuri
Maisy’s Wonderful Weather Book by Lucy Cousins
Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
Hello, Sun by Dayle Ann Dodds, illus. by Sachiko Yoshikawa


“Singing in the Rain” by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet
Muddy Water Puddle” by Hap Palmer, Sally the Swinging Snake
Leaky Umbrella” by Jim Gill, Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: In the Rain
(sing to “Farmer in the Dell”)
We’re stomping in the rain
We’re stomping in the rain
We can’t go yet
We must get wet!
We’re stomping in the rain
Pitter patter, pitter patter
Clapping . . .
Hopping . . .

Song: Whistling Wind
Sung to: “If you’re happy and you know it”
If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears
If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears
If you hear it in the trees
Making music with the leaves,
If you hear the whistling wind, cover your ears
If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around
If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around
If you feel it lift your hair
Like a kite up in the air,
If you feel the blustery wind, whirl around.

Flannelboard: Magical Rainbow Stew
Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn
Take the grapes, put them in the pot
Stir it, stir it, stir it a lot
Take it out now, what will it be?
The prettiest purple you ever did see!

Repeat with blueberry, pear, banana, orange, apple
(This is the reverse order – you can also start with apple/red)

Rainbow purple
Rainbow blue,
Rainbow green,
And yellow, too.
Rainbow orange,
Rainbow red,
Rainbow smiling overhead.
Come and count the colors with me.
How many colors do you see?
Up to green
Colors are seen.
Source: Storytime ABC’s

Song: You Are My Sunshine
You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine,
You make me happy
When skies are gray,
You’ll never know dear
How much I love you,
Please don’t take my sunshine away

Scarf Rhyme: Rainbow Dancers
Rainbow dancers let’s get ready
Hold your scarves nice and steady.
You’ll hear the colors of the rainbow.
Listen for your time to go.
Shake red…
Shake orange…
Shake yellow…
Shake green…
Shake blue…
Shake purple…
Red scarves turn around,
Orange scarves up and down.
Yellow scarves reach up high,
Green scarves fly, fly, fly.
Blue scarves tickle your nose,
Purple scarves touch your toes.
Everybody dance around,
Swirl your scarves up and down.
Shake purple…
Shake blue…
Shake green…
Shake yellow…
Shake orange…
Shake red…
Rainbow dancers dance around,
Scarves swirl up and down.
Our colorful dance is at an end.
Thank you, thank you, all my friends.
Source: Storytime ABC’s

Movement Rhyme: Blow, Wind, Blow
Blow, wind, blow (move arms back and forth)
All through the town
Blow wind blow (move arms around)
Up and down (move arms up and down)
Blow, wind, blow
From the left to the right, (move arms left to right)
Blow, wind, blow
All through the night. (slowly lower arms)


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The library has many of the books and music we use in our storytimes in the collection, so you can check them out and use them at home. We also get resources from MelCat, our inter-library loan system. For help finding these materials, stop by the Youth Desk.