Archive for June, 2015

Farmers are Heroes Storytime

Tuesday,  June 30th, 2015

Books

I-Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
The Enormous Carrot by Vladimir Vargin
Millie and the Big Rescue by Alexander Steffensmeier

Music

Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Hit Crew
Down on Grandpa’s Farm by Raffi

 Activities

Props:
We had so many puppets join us on the farm.
We danced with shakers.

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: The Farmer Plants the Seeds

The farmer plants the seeds. (put seeds in the ground)
The farmer plants the seeds.
High ho the derry oh,
The farmer plants the seeds.

The sun comes out to shine. (make big circle with arms)

The rain begins to fall. (hands flutter to the ground)

The seeds begin to grow. (children begin to rise)

The farmer digs them up. (pretend to use a shovel)

Now we’ll have some to eat. (pretend to eat)

 

 

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June 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

I’m a Hero

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Books

The Earth Book by Todd Parr
Kiki’s Blanket by Janie Bynum
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Music

“One Finger, One Thumb” by Carole Peterson, Dancing Feet
“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” by Joanie Bartels, Bathtime Magic
“Let’s Make Some Noise” by Raffi, Everything Grows

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up
Dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side
Dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders
Dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy
And put them all to bed

Movement Rhyme: Let’s Move!
Hold your right hand high
Hold your left hand high
Shake your fingers
And clap, clap, clap!

Stretch your right arm out
Stretch your left arm out
Take a little hop
And turn once about

Bend and touch your toes
Then stretch up to the sky
Like a little bird
Spread your wings and fly!

On your right foot, hop
On your left foot, hop
Jump with both feet
Then it’s time to . . . stop!

Song: We’re Going to Play Our Instruments
To the tune of “Jimmy Crack Corn”
We’re going to play our instruments High and low.
We’re going to play our instruments High and low.
We’re going to play our instruments High and low,
Until someone says…….STOP!
Play our instruments… Fast and slow
Play our instruments… Left and right
Play our instruments… Front and back

June 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 24, 2015

Books

Besos for Baby by Jen Arena, illus. by Blanca Gomez
Baby Love by Angela Di Terlizzi, illus. by Brooke Boynton Hughes

Music

“If You’re Happy and You Know It” by Raffi, Let’s Play!
“Shake Your Scarves” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Baby’s Horse
Baby’s horse walks all around
We ride and ride all day
Sometimes the horse goes very slow
For Baby, that’s okay
Baby’s horse runs all around
We ride and ride all night
Sometimes the horse goes very fast
Then Baby holds on tight!

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly, in, in, in
Roly poly, roly poly, out, out, out
Roly poly, roly poly, up, up, up
Roly poly, roly poly, down, down, down
Roly poly, roly poly, I love you!

A-Counting We Will Go
A counting we will go
A counting we will go
1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
A counting we will go.
We’re counting as we . . . (clap, jump, march, spin)

Popcorn Kernels
Tune: Frere Jacques
Popcorn kernels, popcorn kernels (wave scarves)
In the pot, in the pot (tuck in your hands)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
Shake them, shake them, shake them
Til they pop (throw scarf)

June 24, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Masters of Disguise Storytime

Tuesday,  June 23rd, 2015

Books

Spy Guy by Jessica Young
Hoot Owl Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle
Princess Super Kitty by Antoinette Portis

Music

Camouflage by Johnette Downing –Fins and Grins
Run Baby Run by Caspar Babypants

 Activities

Props:
We had a felt board story and used some disguises for storytelling.
We danced with scarves.

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: My Many Colored Cape
by Clarissa Christner

My cape of bravery goes over my head.
It makes me feel bold, and its color is …(red)

My cape of honesty makes villains speak true.
It chases out lies, and its color is …(blue)

My cape of fairness conquers those who are mean.
It makes me feel strong, and its color is …(green)

My cape of calmness makes me feel mellow.
It quiets the world, and its color is …(yellow)

My cape of wisdom helps me to think
And solve tricky problems, and its color is …(pink)

My favorite cape gives me a nice glow.
It’s all these great colors—In a …(rainbow)

 

Song: Have You Ever Seen a Lizard?

Have you ever seen a lizard, a lizard, a lizard?
Have you ever seen a lizard all dressed up in PINK?
With PINK eyes, and Pink nose,
And PINK legs and PINK toes.
Have you ever seen a lizard all dressed up in PINK?

Have you ever seen a lizard, a lizard, a lizard?
Have you ever seen a lizard all dressed up in WHITE?
With WHITE eyes, and WHITE nose,
And WHITE legs and WHITE toes.
Have you ever seen a lizard all dressed up in WHITE?

Have you ever seen a lizard, a lizard, a lizard?
Have you ever seen a lizard all dressed up in BLUE?
With BLUE eyes, and BLUE nose,
And BLUE legs and BLUE toes.
Have you ever seen a lizard all dressed up in BLUE?

 

June 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Superheroes

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Books

Mighty Max! by Harriet Ziefert, illus. by Elliot Kreloff
Do Super Heroes Have Teddy Bears? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle, illus. by Mike Gordon
Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero by Anne Cottringer, illus. by Alex T. Smith
My Dad, My Hero by Ethan Long

Music

“Jump and Fly” by Laurie Berkner Band, Rocketship Run
“Rhythm in the Scarves” by Johnette Downing, The Second Line
“I Wanna Be an Action Figure” by Daddy a Go-Go, Big Rock Rooster

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Did You Ever See a Hero?
(Tune: “Did you ever see a lassie”)
Did you ever see a hero, a hero, a hero,
Did you ever see a hero, fly through the sky?
Fly this way and that way, and that way and this way
Did you ever see a hero fly through the sky?
Stomping their feet, jumping up and down, shaking their body, etc.

Rhyme with Scarves: My Many Colored Capes
By Carissa Christner, 2009

My cape of bravery goes over my head.
It makes me feel bold, and its color is RED.

My cape of honesty makes villains speak true.
It chases out lies, and its color is BLUE.

My cape of fairness conquers those who are mean.
It makes me feel strong, and its color is GREEN.

My cape of calmness makes me feel mellow.
It quiets the world, and its color is YELLOW.

My cape of wisdom helps me to think
And solve tricky problems, and its color is PINK.

My favorite cape gives me a nice glow.
It’s all these great colors—In a RAINBOW!!!

Movement Rhyme: Superhero, Superhero
Superhero, superhero . . . (repeat each time)
Turn around
Touch the ground
Put on your suit
Put on your boots
Jump up high
Fly, fly, fly

Movement Rhyme: Up, Up and Away
Put your hands way up high (raise arms up in air)
Like Superkid flying across the sky (assume flying position)
Fly to the left, now fly to the right (lean to your right, then left)
Now show me your muscles with all your might, (make arm muscles)
Now Superkid’s putting his suit away (bring arms down slowly)
So he can go flying another day (rest hands in lap)

June 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: June 17, 2015

Books

Peek-a-Moo! by Marie Torres Cimarusti, illus. by Stephanie Peterson
Super Chicken! by Rebecca Purcell

Music

“Pop! (My Baby Loves a Pop Song)” from Storytime By Design
“Shake With You” by The Learning Groove, Bouncy Blue

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Up in the Air
Up, up, up in the air like this.
Down, down, down for a great big kiss.
Up like this, down for a kiss.
You’re my special baby! (big hug)

Acka Backa Soda Cracker
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, I love you.
Acka-backa soda cracker, acka-backa boo
Acka-backa soda cracker, up goes you! (lift up)
BIG HUG!

Roly Poly
Roly poly, roly poly, in, in, in
Roly poly, roly poly, out, out, out
Roly poly, roly poly, up, up, up
Roly poly, roly poly, down, down, down
Roly poly, roly poly, I love you!

Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory Dickory dock
The mouse ran up the clock,
The clock struck one
The mouse ran 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.

We’re Going to Shake Our Shakers
To the tune of “Jimmy Crack Corn”
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!
Shake our shakers … Fast and slow.ac
Shake our shakers … Left and right.
Shake our shakers … Front and back

June 17, 2015 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Space Explorers Storytime

 

Tuesday,  June 16th, 2015

Books

Zoom Rocket Zoom by Margaret Mayo
Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
Baloney (Henry P.) by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith)

Music

Jumping and Counting by Jim Gill – Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner -Rocketship Run

Songs & Rhymes

Song: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

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.

Zoom, zoom, zoom, (swish hands together)
We’re going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
Climb aboard my rocket ship, (make rocket)
We are flying all around,
Into space where stars are found.
Zoom, zoom, zoom,
We’re going to the moon…

10…9…8…7…6…5…4…3…2…1…..Blast Off !!!Underneath

Song: Stars! Planets! Action!
(Sung To the Tune of London Bridge)

 The planets spin around the sun, (spin 3 times)
Around the sun, around the sun.
The planets spin around the sun.
We live on earth!  (Place hands on chest.)

The sun is found in the middle, (Squat down 3 times)
In the middle, in the middle.
The sun is found in the middle.
It keeps us warm. (Hug your body.)

The stars are twinkling far away (Hands twinkle 3 times)
Far away, far away.
The stars are twinkling far away.
Now make a wish! (Blow on finger as if you are blowing out a candle.)

Rhyme:

Climb aboard the space ship,
We’re going to the moon.
Hurry and get ready,
We’re going to blast off soon.
Put on your helmets, and buckle up real tight.
Here comes the count down.
Let’s count with all our might.

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1  – blast off!

 

June 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment


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