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Going to the Zoo

Tuesday, Sept 12th, 2017

Books

Zoozical by Judy Sierra
Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

Music

At The Zoo by Merry Music Maker -On The Move
The Animal Lunch by Caspar Babypants -Hot Dog!

 Activities

Craft:
We made a lion and an elephant mask with a fun blower.

Felt Board:
We did the story of the Mixed Up Chameleon

We played with puppets during ‘Animal Lunch’

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme

At the zoo we saw a bear
He had long, dark fuzzy hair
(pretend to walk like a bear)

We saw a lion in a cage
He was in an awful rage.
(pretend to be a angry lion)

We saw the big, long-necked giraffe,
And the silly monkeys made us laugh
(everybody laugh)

But my favorite animal at the zoo
Is the elephant–how about you?

An elephant goes like this and that
(stomp feet)
He’s terribly big
(raise arms over head)
And he’s terribly fat
(stretch arms to side)
He has no fingers
(wiggle fingers)
And he has no toes
(wiggle feet)
But, goodness gracious WHAT A NOSE!!!!
(make arm a pretend trunk in front of nose) 

 

 

 

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September 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Back to the Library Storytime

Tuesday, Sept 5th, 2017

Books

Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn
A Library Book for Bear by Bonnie Becker
Otto the Book Bear by Katie Cleminson
Music

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by the Wiggles Toot! Toot!
Rhythm in the Scarves by Johnette Downing – The Second Line

 Activities

Craft:
We made a book and decorated a pencil

Songs & Rhymes

Song: If You’re Wearing….[Red, Black, etc.] (Tune: “Happy and You Know It”)

(Do the moves along with the song)

If you are wearing red, shake your head
If you are wearing red, shake your head
If you are wearing red
Then please shake your head
If you are wearing red, shake your head
If you are wearing blue, touch your shoe …
If you are wearing green, bow to the queen …
If you are wearing yellow, shake like Jell-O…
If you are wearing black, pat your back …
If you are wearing brown, turn around…

 

 

September 7, 2017 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Planting a Garden Storytime

Tuesday, Apr 18th, 2017

Books

My Garden by Kevin Henkes
Anywhere Farm by Phyllis Root
Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayers
Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming

Music

In The Valley of Vegetables by Laurie Berkner
Rocks and Flowers by Caspar Babypants

 Activities

Craft:
We made garden ornaments and did a flower sorting activity

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: 10 Little Bunnies

1 little, 2 little, 3 little bunnies,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little bunnies,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little bunnies,
10 little bunnies hopping all around.

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Bunnies hopping all around.

10 little, 9 little, 8 little bunnies.
7 little, 6 little, 5 little bunnies.
4 little, 3 little, 2 little bunnies.
1 bunny hopping all around.

Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Hop, hop, hop little bunnies.
Do a spin and sit back down!

Song:  This is the Way We Plant Our Seeds
(tune: Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)

This is the way we plant our seeds,(Sprinkle seeds on ground)
Plant our seeds, plant our seeds.
This is the way we plant our seeds,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the wind does blow,(Blow and wave arms in front of you)
Wind does blow, wind does blow.
This is the way the wind does blow,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the rain comes down,(Flutter fingers down)
Rain comes down, rain comes down.
This is the way the rain comes down,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the sun shines bright,(Make circle with arms above head)
Sun shines bright, sun shines bright.
This is the way the sun shines bright,
Early in the morning.

This is the way the flowers grow,(Stand fingers up from fists)
Flowers grow, flowers grow.
This is the way the flowers grow,
Early in the morning. 

Rhyme:

I’m a seed that’s in the ground
I get sunshine and water
I grow a stem, two leaves and then
Pop! I’m a flower!

 

April 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Chicken and Egg Storytime

Tuesday, Apr 11th, 2017

Books

The Featherless Chicken by Chih-Yuan Chen
Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
P. Zonka Lays an Egg by Julie Paschkis

Music

I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner – The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band
Put a Chicken on Your Head by Mr Eric and Mr Michael – Groovy Green

 Activities

Craft:
We made a cute chicken and filled it with eggs that we found on a scavenger hunt in the library.

Felt Board:
We did the rhyme ‘Hunting for Eggs’ on the felt board

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme

Hunting for eggs
Under my bed,
I found one in a slipper,
And the egg was colored red.

Hunting for eggs,
Now I have two,
I found one in the closet,
And the egg was colored blue.

Hunting for eggs,
What a lucky fellow,
I found one in a bucket,
And the egg was colored yellow.

Hunting for eggs
Where none could be seen,
I found one in a shoe box,
And the egg was colored green.

Hunting for eggs,
Quick as a wink,
I found one in the garden,
And the egg was colored pink

Red and yellow,
Green, pink, and blue.
I found five eggs–-
How about you?

And a Rhyme with puppets:

“Five Little Eggs” 

There are five little eggs
And what do we see
They’re about to crack open
“My goodness me,”
said Mother Hen.

The first egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a snappy little alligator
Looking at me.

The second egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a little purple dinosaur
Looking at me.

The third egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a long green snake
Looking at me.

The fourth egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a pretty red cardinal
Looking at me.

The fifth egg cracks open
And what do we see
It’s a little yellow chicken
Looking at me.

“My baby!”
said the mother hen,
as happy as can be.

“Mommy!” said the chick.
“Did you meet all my sisters and brothers?”
“What!” shrieked Mother Hen,
“My goodness me.”

 

 

 

April 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Let’s Go Fly a Kite Storytime

Tuesday, Apr 4th, 2017

Books

Sky- High Guy by Nina Crews
Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Music

Let’s Go Fly a Kite by Georgiana Stewart

 Activities

Craft:
We made 3 different styles of kite

Felt Board:
We did ‘Stuck’ on the magnet board

Songs & Rhymes

Song: My Kite (tune: Farmers in the Dell)

My kite is up so high,
My kite is up so high,
Oh my – – just watch it fly
My kite is up so high.

The wind has caught my kite,
The wind has caught my kite,
What fun – – I’m on the run
The wind has caught my kite.

My kite is falling down,
My kite is falling down,
Oh no – – it’s down so low
My kite is falling down.

Song:  I Like Kites (tune: 3 Blind Mice)

I like kites,
I like kites.
They fly high, they fly high.
They keep on spinning round and round,
Sometimes they even touch the ground,
They fly through the air without a sound.
Oh, I like kites!

 

 

April 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment

Robot Storytime

Tuesday, Mar 21st, 2017

Books

Boy and Bot by Amy Dyckman
Franky by Leo Timmers
Robots Everywhere by Denny Hebson
If You’re a Robot and You Know It by David Carter

Music

Robot Dance by Mr. Leebot

 Activities

Craft:
We made a paper bag Robot Mask

Magnetic Board:
We played Build a Robot with dice and recycled robot parts.

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: I am a Robot

I am a robot big and strong
Watch me as I walk along (pretend to walk like a robot with stiff arms and legs)
My head turns left, my head turns right
Both my eyes shine big and bright (point to eyes)
Push this button (point to belly)
I will say “How are all my friends today?”
Push this button (point to nose)
I will say “ I am doing very well!”

Song: 

The arms of the robot swing up and down,
Up and down, up and down,
The arms of the robot swing up and down,
All around the room.

The legs of the robot move back and forth,
back and forth, back and forth
The legs of the robot move back and forth,
All around the room.

The head of the robot turns side to side,
side to side, side to side.
The head of the robot turns side to side,
All around the room.

The buttons on the robot blink on and off,
on and off, on and off.
The buttons on the robot blink on and off,
All around the room.

The voice of the robot says
beep, beep, beep,
beep, beep, beep,
beep, beep, beep
The voice of the robot says beep, beep, beep,
All around the room.

 

March 21, 2017 at 2:29 pm Leave a comment

Cookie Mouse Storytime

Tuesday,  Mar 14th, 2017

Books

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
Lunch by Denise Fleming
Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Music

Animal Cookies by Pam Schiller- Leaping Literacy
The Little Mouse Goes Creeping by Carole Peterson- Tiny Tunes

 Activities

WE MET THE COOKIE MOUSE TODAY!

Felt Board:
We told a ‘Shapes’ story on the felt board then played with shapes like the mice in Mouse Shapes

We drew a mouse from Lunch by Denise Fleming and the children added color as we told the story

Craft:
We made a ‘Turn the Wheel’ craft to represent Cookie Mouse in the House

Movement: We used the tapping sticks for Animal Cookies

Songs & Rhymes

Rhymes & Songs:

Down around the corner at the bakery shop
Were five little cookies with sprinkles on top
Along came someone with a nickel to pay
And they bought the (blue) cookie …
…and they took it away.

(purple, yellow, green, red)

 

March 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

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