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Evening Music & Movement Storytime – June 20, 2019

Space!

Books
Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson
Fly Blanky Fly by Margaret Lewis
Higher! Higher! by Leslie Patricelli

Music
Reaching for the Stars by Kathy Reid-Newman
Take the Sun by Caspar Babypants
Rocketship Run by Laurie Berkner

Yoga Pose of the Week: Moon
Reach your arms up high over your head, bringing your palms together. Tilt your upper body to one side. Come back to center. Tilt your body to the other side.

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: We Wave Our Hands and Say Hola (Spanish)
We wave our hands and say hello,
We wave our hands and say hello,
We wave our hands and say hello,
We say hello together.

We wave our hands and say hola,
We wave our hands and say hola,
We wave our hands and sayhola,
We say hola together.

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.

Breathplay: Wake Up Your Face
Sit up tall, open your eyes wide and blink three times. Wiggle your eyebrows, wiggle your nose like a bunny, wiggle your cheeks, open your mouth, wiggle your jaw, stick your tongue out and wiggle. Can you make a fish face? Wiggle your head around and roll it around. Hold still. Sit up tall and one long breath, let it go.

Prop 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!
Fun/Sun, Far/Stars

Circle Time: Turbulence In Space (with Parachute)
We’re blasting off to space in our rocket ship. Hold on! Things may get a little bumpy!

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
(Tune: Frère Jacques)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Sing this tune, sing this tune,
It’s time to wave goodbye,
it’s time to wave goodbye
See you soon, see you soon.

Goodbye friends, goodbye friends
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Take a deep breathe in… (breathe in instead of repeating this line)
Now breathe out goodbye… (breathe out instead of repeating this line)

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June 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

PJ Storytime – Ocean – March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019

Books:
Hooray For Fish! by Lucy Cousins
Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen
The Blobfish Book by Jessica Olien

Music:
Baby Shark by Pinkfong
The Goldfish by Laurie Berkner
Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid

Yoga Pose of the Month:
Seahorse (From Yoga Whale by Sarah Jane Hinder)

Come onto your knees and lower your bottom. Breathe in and raise your arms out in front of you. Now, lift up your bottom and bob up and down in the sea like a seahorse!

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

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

Song: The Sharks In the Sea
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp
All day long!

The fish in the sea go swim, swim, swim…
The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch…
The clam in the sea goes open and shut…
The sea horse in the sea rocks back and forth…
The octopus in the sea goes wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…

Fish Puppet Prop Song:
One red fish was swimming in the water
Swimming in the water, swimming in the water
One red fish was swimming in the water
Bubble, bubble, bubble, pop!
Two blue fish
Three yellow fish
Four green fish
Five purple fish

Breathplay: Catch a Bubble With Your Mouth
When you breathe in, count to 1,2,3 and catch a bubble in your mouth. Now breathe the bubble out in 1,2,3,4,5.

Craft
3D Fish Ornaments

3d paper fish ornaments

March 14, 2019 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

PJ Storytime – Love! – February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019

Books:
Love by Matt de la Pena
Hands Say Love by George Shannon
Love the World by Todd Parr

Music:
I Really Love to Dance by Laurie Berkner
Shake A Friend’s Hand by Carole Peterson

Yoga Pose of the Week:
Flower

Come to sit on your bottom with a tall spine, lift up your legs, balance on your sitting bones, touch the soles of your feet together, and weave your arms under your legs.

S
ongs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

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

Fingerplay: I Have A Little Heart
I have a little heart, (sign language for heart)
And it goes thump, thump, thump (pat chest three times)
It keeps right on beating,
When I jump, jump, jump (jump three times)
I get a special feeling, when I look at you. (point to child)
It makes me want to give you a hug or two. (hug yourself)

Felt Story: Who Am I? Heart-Shaped Riddles
Clues:
1. I live in the water. I can swim. I have a tail. I also have fins and big eyes. (Fish)
2. I am a soft and furry pet. I have four legs and a long tail. I have sharp teeth and claws. I like to chase mice. (Cat)
3. I am small and colorful. I have big wings. I live in gardens and forests. I used to be a caterpillar. (Butterfly)

Shaker Prop Song: If You Love To Read Books, Give A Shake
To the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
If you love to read books, give a shake
If you love to read books, give a shake
If you love to read books, then let your shakers show it
If you love to read books, give a shake
Ask “What are other things you love?” and incorporate answers in the song
Other things: to sing songs, to dance all crazy, play together

Action Rhyme: I Can Hug
I can hug, hug, hug,
I can hop, hop, hop,
I can kiss, kiss kiss,
I can stop, stop, stop.
I can nod my head yes,
And I can shake my head no,
And I can sit down very slow.

Craft
Love Bug Puppets

February 14, 2019 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

PJ Storytime – Pizza! – January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019

Books: 
Hi, Pizza Man! by Virginia Walter
Pizza! by Lotta Nieminen
Pete’s A Pizza by William Stieg

Music:
Pepperoni Pizzaby by Dr. Jean

Yoga Pose of the Week:
Pizza Slice

Sit on your bottoms, with your legs straight out in front of you.
Bend your torso forward while keeping your spine straight.
Dangle your arms in front of you to fold our perfect pizza slice!

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

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

Pizza Man, Pizza Man
Pizza man, pizza man, spin around
Pizza man, pizza man, touch the ground
Pizza man, pizza man, reach up high
Pizza man, pizza man, touch the sky
Pizza man, pizza man, find your nose
Pizza man, pizza man, touch your toes
Pizza man, pizza man, find your knees
Pizza man, pizza man, sit down, please!

If You Want to Eat Some Pizza
To the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
If you want to eat some pizza,
clap your hands!
If you want to eat some pizza,
clap your hands!
If you like bubbly cheese then just say,
“Pizza please!”
If you want to eat some pizza,
clap your hands!

Prop Rhyme: Baking Pizza (with Scarves)
I can make a pizza! You can, too!
Listen and you’ll know just what to do.
Every little baker loves mixing, mixing
Every little baker loves mixing dough!
Every little baker loves kneading, kneading
Every little baked loves kneading dough!
Every little baker loves tossing, tossing
Every little baker loves tossing dough!

Prop Rhyme: Pat-A-Cake Pizza Man (with Scarves)
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, pizza man
Make me a pizza as fast as you can
Roll it
Toss it
Sprinkle it with cheese
Put it in the oven
And bake it fast, please!

Craft
Paper Plate Pizzas

January 11, 2019 at 12:46 pm Leave a comment

Evening Music & Movement Storytime – July 19, 2018

Books

Stretch by Doreen Cronin
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig

Music

“Hot Diggity (Warm Up)” by Georgiana Stewart
“Dance, Freeze, Melt” by Eric Litwin
“Twirl, Twirl, Twirl” by Mr. Leebot

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.

Fingerplay: Ten Little Fingers

I have ten little fingers
And they all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight.
Or open them wide.
I can put them together,
Or make them all hide.
I can make them jump up high,
Or make them go low.
I can fold them up quietly,
And sit just so!

Movement Rhyme: Bananas Unite!

Bananas unite!
Peel bananas, peel, peel bananas
Chop bananas, chop chop bananas
Mash bananas, mash mash bananas
Eat bananas, eat, eat bananas
Go Bananas!

See movements here.

Instruments Prop Rhyme: Play Your Instruments

Tune: Frere Jacques

Play your instrument, play your instrument
One, two, three, one, two, three
Can you play a song, can you play a song?
Just like me, just like me

Play your instrument way up high, to the side, play down low

Instruments Prop Rhyme: If You’re Happy And You Know It: Instrument Edition

If you’re happy and you know it . . .
Play your instrument
Play up high
Play down low
Play them quietly
Play them loudly

Tap your hand

Fingerplay: Let Your Hands Go Clap

Let your hands go clap,
Let your fingers go snap,
Let your lips go up and down,
But do not make a sound.
Fold your hands and close your eyes,
Take a breath and softly sigh.

Parachute Play: Popcorn!

Pop! Pop! Pop!
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Put the corn into the the pot.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Shake and shake it ’til it’s hot.
Pop! Pop! Pop!
Lift the lid and what have you got?
Pop! Pop! Pop! POPCORN!

This can be done with a parachute or a blanket. We used cotton balls and pompoms as popcorn.

July 21, 2018 at 10:53 am Leave a comment

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)

 

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

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