Posts filed under ‘Evening Storytime’

Evening Music & Movement Storytime – July 12, 2018

Books

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

Music

“Warm Up” by Greg & Steve
“Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill
“Shakin’ Everywhere” by Jim Gill

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 and Wiggle

Lift your arms way up high,
Wave them, wave them in the sky.
Reach way down and touch your toes.
Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose.
Put your bottom on the floor,
Count with me: one, two, three four.
Clap your hands now: one, two, three, four.
Then fold them in your lap like me.

Rhyming Song: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!
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.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
BLAST OFF!

Far, Far, Far!
We’re going to the stars.
Far, Far, Far!
We’re going to the stars.
If you want to take a trip,
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Far, Far, Far!
We’re going to the stars.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
BLAST OFF!

Fun, Fun, Fun!
We’re going to the sun.
Fun, Fun, Fun!
We’re going to the sun.
If you want to take a trip,
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Fun, Fun, Fun!
We’re going to the sun.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,
BLAST OFF!

Shaker Prop Rhyme: Everyone Can Shake

Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
Everyone can shake, shake, shake
And then we make a stop
Tap, clap, wave, swirl

Rhyme: Stretching

When I stretch up, I feel so tall. (Reach high)
When I bend down, I feel so small. (Bend over)
Taller, taller, taller, taller. (Reach up high and higher)
Smaller, smaller, smaller, smaller. (Get low on the floor)
Into a tiny ball. (Sit down)

Opposite Rhyme: This Is Big

This is big, big, big (Hold arms to the side)
This is small, small, small (Cups hand together)
This is short, short, short (Hold hands with palms facing each other)
This is tall, tall, tall (Reach one hand above head)
This is fast, fast, fast (Circle fists quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (Circle fists slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (Nod head)
This is no, no, no (Shake head no)

 

Advertisements

July 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Evening Music & Movement Storytime – July 5, 2018

Books

Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
Color Dance by Ann Jonas

Music

“Wiggle and Stretch” from Kids Now
“Moving Like the Animals” from Music for Moving
“Head Shoulders Knees and Toes” by Mother Goose Club

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: Clap Your Hands

Clap your hands, clap your hands, clap them just like me.
Touch your shoulders, touch your shoulders, touch them just like me.
Tap your knees, tap your knees, tap them just like me.
Shake your head, shake your head, shake it just like me.
Sit, sit, sit right down, sit right down like me.
Fold your hands, fold your hands, and let them quiet be.

Song: This Is the Way

Tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
This is the way we play the guitar, play the guitar, play the guitar
This is the way we play the guitar when we join the band!
(Tickle the piano, bang the drum, blow the trombone)

Scarves Prop Rhyme: Making Pancakes

Mix a pancake, stir a pancake (swirl scarf in front of you)
Put it in a pan (bunch scarf in hands)

Fry a pancake, toss a pancake (rub scarf between hands, then toss in air)
Catch it if you can! (catch scarf)

Scarves Prop Rhyme: Roly Poly

Tune: Frere Jacques
Roly, poly, roly, poly (roll scarf in wheel motion)

Up and down, up and down (lift scarf up and down)
Roly, roly, poly, roly, roly, poly
Up and down, up and down

Animal Rhyme: I Went to the Farm One Day

I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a cow along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Moo, moo, moo.
I went to visit the farm one day,
I saw a duck along the way.
And what do you think I heard it say?
Quack, quack, quack.

 

July 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm Leave a comment

Around the World

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Books

Festival of Colors by Kabir Sehgal & Surishtha Sehgal, illus. by Vashti Harrison
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
I Just Want to Say Good Night by Rachel Isadora

Music

“Round the World with Ways to Say Hello” by Hap Palmer, Can a Jumbo Jet Sing the Alphabet?
“Hip Hop Body Rock” by Learning Groove, Rockin’ Red
“La Bamba” from Songs for Wiggleworms

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Flannelboard Rhyme: Walking Through Africa
Walking through Africa, what do I see?
I can see twiga (giraffe) looking at me.
I can see kiboko (hippopotamus) looking at me.
Pundamilia (zebra) (poonda meeLIA)
Tembo (elephant)
Simba (lion)
Mamba (crocodile)
Mbuni (ostrich) (mmBUNi)

Song: My Aunt Came Back
Continue doing each motion as you sing (like Button Factory song).  Parts in parenthesis are call & response.

My aunt came back
(My aunt came back)
From old Algiers,
And brought me back
A pair of shears.
(Sing through again all together)
She brought me back,
(She brought me back)
A pair of shears
(A pair of shears)

My aunt came back
From Holland, too,
And brought me back
A wooden shoe. (stomp foot)

My aunt came back
From old Japan,
And brought me back
A paper fan

My aunt came back
From old Belgium
And brought me back
Some bubble gum.

My aunt came back
From the New York fair,
And brought me back
A rocking chair.

Song: Ram Sam Sam
A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam (make 2 fists and tap the beat)
Guli guli guli guli guli (roll hands around each other)
Ram sam sam.

A ram sam sam, a ram sam sam
Guli guli guli guli guli, ram sam sam

A raffi, a raffi, (throw hands up)
Guli guli guli guli guli, ram sam sam

A raffi, a raffi,
Guli guli guli guli guli, ram sam sam

Song: Red is Rojo
(Tune = Are you sleeping)

Red is rojo (Red is rojo)
Blue, azul (Blue, azul)
Yellow, Amarillo (Yellow, Amarillo)
Brown, marrón (Brown, marrón)

Green is verde (Green is verde)
Gray is gris (Gray is gris)
Purple is morado (Purple is morado)
Pink, Rosado (Pink, Rosado)

 

April 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

March is Reading Month!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Books

Duncan the Story Dragon by Amanda Driscoll
Hooray for Books! by Brian Won
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illus. by Frank Morrison

Music

“Clap Your Hands” from Songs for Wiggleworms
“Crazy Hands” by Merry Music Maker, Kids on the Move
“Rock & Roll Freeze Dance” by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Hands on Shoulders
Hands on shoulders,
Hands on knees.
Hands behind you,
If you please;
Touch your shoulders,
Now your nose,
Now your hair and now your toes.
Hands up high in the air,
Down at your sides, and touch your hair;
Hands up high now as before,
Now clap your hands, 1-2-3-4.

Fingerplay: Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers (hold up both hands, fingers spread).
And they all belong to me, (point to self).
I can make them do things-
Would you like to see?

I can shut them up tight (make fists)
I can open them wide (open hands).
I can put them together (place palms together).
I can make them all hide (put hands behind back).

I can make them jump high (hands over head).
I can make them jump low (touch floor).
I can fold them up quietly (fold hands in lap).
And hold them just so.

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands
-Stomp your feet
-Nod your head
-Blink your eyes
-Wiggle your hips
-Tap your toes
-Wave your hands

March 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Clothing

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Books

Froggy Gets Dressed by Johnathan London, illus. by Frank Remkiewicz
Which Shoes Would You Choose? by Betsy R. Rosenthal, illus. by Nancy Cote
Zoe Gets Ready by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
Maggie and Michael Get Dressed by Denise Fleming

Music

“What Are You Wearing?” by Hap Palmer, Two Little Sounds
“Bring Your Clothes” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Mary Wore Her Red Dress
Mary wore her red dress
Red dress, red dress
Mary wore her red dress
All day long
Use kids’ names and items/colors that they are wearing.  This is a great song to integrate into your daily routine (you can change articles of clothing to other things)

Song: On My Head I Wear a Hat
Tune: This Old Man
On my head I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat that my head
will wiggle waggle to and fro,
Where else can my silly hat go?
(foot, elbow, knee…)
On my hands I wear my hat.
It is such a quiet hat that my hands
don’t wiggle, they just go clap.
Then I fold them in my lap.

Flannelboard Rhyme: Five Little Alligators
Five little alligators get up to dress
The first one buttons up his vest
The second one wears tall boots that tap
The third one puts on a cowboy hat
The fourth one ties a big bow tie
The fifth one tips his hat – Goodbye!

Song: If You’re Wearing Red Today
If you are wearing red today,
Red today, red today,
If you are wearing red today,
Stand up and shout “Hooray!”
If you are wearing GREEN today.
If you are wearing YELLOW today.
If you are wearing BLACK today.
If you are wearing BLUE today.
If you are wearing CLOTHES today.

Movement Activity: Shoes
I went to bed and tried to go to sleep,
But somebody put running shoes on my feet! (run in place)
Repeat with a variety of different shoes and appropriate actions (ballet, tap, basketball, heavy, sticky, skates, quiet)

Scarf Song
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

February 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Winter

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Books

Big Snow by Jonathan Bean
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner, illus. by Mark Buehner
Snow by Lauren Taylor

Music

“Let’s Play in the Snow” by Rachel Buchman, Sing a Song of Seasons
“Snow Day” by Justin Roberts, Jungle Gym

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Winter Hokey Pokey
You put your mittens in, you take your mittens out
You put your boots in, you take your boots out
You put your hat in, you put your hat out
You put your coat in, you put your coat out

Flannelboard Rhyme: Snowball, Snowball
(Flannel board with multiple mittens, one hides a snowball behind it)
Snowball, snowball
Cold and round!
Behind which mitten
Can you be found?

Fingerplay: Snowflakes, Snowflakes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round, (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)
See them drifting to and fro. (Sway fingers back and forth)
See them twirling fast, then slow. (Wiggle fingers in fast and slow circles.)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dancing round. (Dance fingers around.)
Gently falling to the ground. (Wiggle fingers downward.)

Song: Hat, Scarf, Parka, Boots
Sing it to “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes.” Touch each part of your body as you sing: feet, chest, neck, and head.
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
Hat, scarf, parka, boots, parka, boots
In wintertime 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 wintertime we dress like that!
Boots, parka, scarf and hat, scarf and hat!

Puppet Rhyme: There’s Something in the Snow
There’s something in the snow, now what can it be?
There’s something in the snow that I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound…HOWL HOWL HOWL
A wolf is what I found! HOWL HOWL HOWL
(CHIRP, CHIRP, CHIRP, A bird is what I found! / GRR GRR GRR, A bear is what I found! / SCRITCH, SCRITCH, SCRITCH, A squirrel is what I found!)

January 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Bedtime

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Books

One More Hug for Madison by Caroline Jayne Church
Creak Said the Bed by Phyllis Root, illus. by Regan Dunnick
Little Quack’s Bedtime by Lauren Thompson, illus. by Derek Anderson

Music

“Dance to the Bed, You Sleepyhead” by Shana Banana, Banana Bedtime
“Sleeping Bag Chant” by Carole Peterson, H.U.M.
“Teddy Bear Playtime” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Dance With Your Teddy Bear” by Greg & Steve, Jumpin’ & Jammin’

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: This is the Way
This is the way we wash our face, wash our face, wash our face.
This is the way we wash our face,
When we get ready for bed.
—Wash our toes
—Wash our knees
—Wash our tummy

 

Song: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Craft: Counting Sheep

November 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Older Posts


Like what you see?

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.

Categories