Archive for February, 2017

Handy Dandy Storytime

Tuesday, Feb 28th, 2017

Books

The Handiest Things in the World by Andrew Clements
Whose Hands are These? by Miranda Paul
Hands Say Love by George Shannon
Elephants Can Paint Too by Katya Arnold

Music

Crazy Hands by Merry Music MakerKids on the Move

Hands are for Clapping by Jim Gill –Jim Gill’s Sneezing Song

 Activities

Craft:
We made a hand fish puppet and a painting

String Story:
We did the Mosquito with a string

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands,
As s-l-o-w-l-y as you can.
Clap, clap, clap your hands,
As quickly as you can.

…..shake… …..roll… …..rub…

 

February 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Feb 24th, 2017

Books

Where’s My Truck? by Karen Beaumont
The Three Little Rigs by David Gordon

Music

The Truck Song by Kathy Reid-Naiman -Reaching for the Stars
I Like Trucks

Activities

Movement Props:
We danced with instruments

We created buildings with boxes and recycled materials and played with cars along tape roads. We also played with kinetic sand and large legos

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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: The Wheels on the Truck

The wheels on the truck go round and round
Round and round
Round and round
The wheels on the truck go round and round
All though the town.

The scoop on the truck goes CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP,
CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP,
CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
The scoop on the truck goes CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP
All through the town

The bell on the truck goes ding, ding, ding,
Ding, ding , ding
Ding, ding, ding
The bell on the truck goes ding, ding,
All through the town.

The siren on the truck goes WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP
WHOOP, WHOOP. WHOOP,
WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP
The siren on the truck goes WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP,
All through the town

The ball on the truck goes BAM,BAM, BAM,
BAM, BAM, BAM,
BAM, BAM, BAM,
The ball on the truck goes BAM, BAM, BAM,
All through the town.

The drum on the truck goes, WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
The drum on the truck goes WHOOSH, WHOOSH, WHOOSH
All through the town.

Movement Song: 

Rumble, Rumble Monster Max
Can you jump those junkyard stacks?
Up above the trash so high,
Like a rocket in the sky.
Rumble, rumble, Monster Max.
Yep, he jumped those junkyard stacks.

Song:

Three Loud Trucks.
Three Loud Trucks.
See how they zoom
See how they zoom.
They all jumped over
The muck and goo.
They skidded and screeched
And their mufflers blew.
Did you ever see such a crazy crew?
As three loud trucks,
Three Loud Trucks. 

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

February 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Space

Books
Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret Maya
Astro Bunnies by Christine Loomis

Felt Story
“Four Little Stars”
Four little stars winking at me.
One shot off and then there were three!
Three little stars with nothing to do.
One shot off, and then there were two!
Two little stars afraid of the sun.
One shot off, and then there was one!
One little star alone is no fun.
It shot off, and then there was none!

Song
“Take the Sun” by Caspar Babypants
“Rocketship Run” by Laurie Berkner
“Rocket” by The Wiggles

Letter of the Week
This week we are learning about the letter Ss.

Songs & Rhymes

Open Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so,
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
(rub hands together, back and forth while pointing them up in the air)
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.
We are flying all around
Into space where stars are found
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
Blast off!

If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands.
If you’re ready for a story stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready for a story take a seat.

Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds
and tickle your toes
Clap your hands
and tickle your nose
Reach down low
And reach up high
Story time’s over —
Wave bye-bye!

February 23, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Baby Time: February 22, 2017

Books

Time for Bed by Mem Fox, illus. by Jane Dyer
Drive by Nathan Clement

Music

“I’m a Little Teapot” by Hap Palmer, Early Childhood Classics

Songs, Rhymes and Fingerplays

Open Them, Shut Them
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Give a little clap
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap
Creep them, creep them
Up to your chin
Open your mouth
But don’t let them in!
Open them, shut them
Open them, shut them
Put them in your lap

Rickety, Rickety Rocking Horse
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Over the hills we go
Rickety, rickety rocking horse
Giddy-up, giddy-up, whoa!

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!

Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.
Bake me a cake just as fast as you can.
Pat it and roll it and mark it with a “B.”
And put it in the oven for Baby and me.

February 22, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Dens & Treehouses Storytime

Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017

Books

Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis
The House in the Woods by Inga Moore
Library Mouse Home Sweet Home by Daniel Kirk
The Secret Tree Fort by Brianne Farley

Music

Mouse in My Toolbox by Laurie Berkner

 Activities

Craft:
We made a home for our favorite creatures with playdough and natural materials

Felt Board:
We played “Where’s The Mouse” and used a small mouse puppet theatre house for a rhyme.

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:Here is a House”

Here is a house built up high(hands over head to make a roof)
With two big chimneys reaching for the sky (raise arms up high)
Here is a window (draw a square)
Here is a door (pretend to open a door)
If we look inside (peek through fingers)
There’s a mouse on the floor! (scamper fingers away)

Song: 

Johnny plays with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer,
(hammer with fist)
Johnny plays with one hammer, all day long.

Johnny plays with two hammers, two hammers, two hammers,
(hammer with 2 fists)
Johnny plays with two hammers, all day long

Johnny plays with three hammers, three hammers, three hammers, ( hammer with 2 fists and one leg)
Johnny plays with three hammers, all day long

Johnny plays with four hammers, four hammers, four hammers,
(hammer with 2 fists and 2 legs)
Johnny plays with four hammers, all day long

Johnny plays with five hammers, five hammers, five hammers,
(hammer with 2 fists, 2 legs, and head)
Johnny plays with five hammers all day long.
Johnny’s getting tired now, tired now, tired now.
Johnny’s getting tired now all day long.
Johnny’s waking up now, up now, up now
Johnny’s waking up now, I’m awake too! 

Rhyme: “Houses”
Here is a nest for robin (cup both hands)
Here is a hive for bee (fists together)
Here is a hole for bunny (make a circle)
And here is a house for ME! (make a roof)

 

February 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – February 17, 2017

Books

Love You Too by Alastair Heim, illus. by Alisa Coburn
Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson, illus. by Brian Won

Music

“Let’s Get Started” by The Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Five Little Monkeys” by Go Fish, Party Like a Preschooler
“Pretty Painted Butterfly” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, A Smooth Road to London Town
“Skinnamarink” by Sharon, Lois & Bram, Great Big Hits!

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

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.

Movement Rhyme: Reach for the Ceiling
Reach for the ceiling
Touch the floor
Stand up again
Let’s do some more
Touch your head
Then your knee
Up to your shoulders
Like this you see
Reach for the ceiling
Touch the floor
That’s all for now
There isn’t any more

Scarf Song: Put Your Scarves in the Air
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 . . . be sure not to sneeze
Put your scarves on your tummy . . . now rub it, nice and yummy
Put your scarves on the floor . . .now pick them up once more

Song: If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands
If you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story
If you’re ready for a story, clap your hands
Nod your head
Rub your tummy
Sit so still

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

February 17, 2017 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Sharing

Books:
The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner
Bear and Hare Share! by Emily Gravett

Felt Story:
The Tallest Tower

Songs:
Wiggy Wiggles Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer

Letter of the Week:
This week we are learning about the letter Rr.

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone, (use sign language for “hello”)
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so,
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Hand Hearts
My hands say thank you with a clap, clap, clap.
My feet say thank you with a tap, tap, tap.
Clap, clap, clap. Tap, tap, tap.
I turn around, touch the ground,
And with a bow, I say…thank you, now.

If You’re Ready for a Story
If you’re ready for a story clap your hands.
If you’re ready for a story stomp your feet.
Clap your hands and stomp your feet.
Make your hands all nice and neat.
If you’re ready for a story take a seat.

Tap Your Sticks
Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as nice as we can!

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as quick as we can!

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as slow as we can!

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as quiet as we can!

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as loud as we can!

Bread and butter, marmalade and jam,
Let’s tap our sticks as nice as we can!

Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds
and tickle your toes
Clap your hands
and tickle your nose
Reach down low
And reach up high
Story time’s over —
Wave bye-bye!

February 16, 2017 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

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