Posts filed under ‘Tuesday AM Storytime’

All My Feelings

Tuesday, Oct 3rd, 2017

Books

I’m Brave by Kate & Jim McCullen
Sea Monkey & Bob by Aaron Reynolds
Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Jarrett Krosoczka
Now by Antoinette Portis

Music

Drive the Fire Truck by Rob Newhouse –Songs for Wiggleworms
The Fish Dance by Johnette Downing – Music Time

 Activities

Craft:
We made a fish from a CD and foam 

Songs & Rhymes

Song:

If you’re happy and you know it,
clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it,
clap your hands
If you’re happy and you know it,
then your face will surely show it
If you’re happy and you know it,
clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet…

If you’re happy and you know it, shout “Hurray!“…

If you’re happy and you know it, do all three(clap-clap, stomp-stomp, hoo-ray!)

Song:

If You Ever See A Monster (Tune: “Did You Ever See A Lassie”)

If you ever see a monster,
A big ugly monster.
If you ever see a monster,
Here’s what you do!

Make this face……

And this face…..

And this face…..

And this face…..

If you ever see a monster…
Be sure to shout…BOOOOO!!!!

 

Rhyme: with a crocodile puppet
Five little fishes,
Swimming in the sea.
Teasing Mr. Shark,
You can`t catch me,
You can`t catch me.

Along comes Mr. Shark,
As quiet as can be… Snap!

(Repeat with:) Four little fishes, etc…

 

 

 

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October 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Swaying With the Trees

Tuesday, Sept 26th, 2017

Books

Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
The Jelly Bean Tree by Toni Yuly
Tree by Britta Teckentrup

Music

Swaying with the Trees by Johnette Downing

 Activities

Craft:
We made a bird in a nest

Felt Board:

We made a tree of four seasons

Songs & Rhymes

Song: The Leaves on the Ground
(To the tune of: “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The leaves on the trees turn orange and red,
Orange and red,
Orange and red
The leaves on the trees turn orange and red
All around the town.

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish.
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish
All around the ground.

The leaves on the trees tumble down,
Tumble down.
Tumble down
The leaves on the trees tumble down,
Down to the ground.

We’ll rake the leaves in a pile and jump right in!
Jump right in,
Jump right in!
We’ll rake the leaves in a pile and jump right in!
All around the town. 

Rhyme
Spring is showery, flowery, bowery
Summer is hoppy, croppy, poppy
Autumn is wheezy, sneezy, freezy
Winter is slippy, drippy, nippy

 

Rhyme
A leaf is on your nose
A leaf is on your nose
Hi ho just watch me blow
this leaf right off my nose.

A leaf is on your knee
A leaf is on your knee
Hi ho just watch me blow
A leaf is on your knee.

 

 

 

September 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Talk Like A Pirate Storytime

Tuesday, Sept 19th, 2017

Books

I Love My Pirate Papa by Laura Leuck
Swap! By Steve Light
How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

Music

Down by the Ocean by Peter Allard
Going Over the Sea by Sharon, Lois & Bram -Elephant Party
A Sailor Went to Sea Sea Sea by Johnette Downing –Fins and Grins

 Activities

Craft:
We made a treasure chest with jewels

Magnetic  Board:
We enjoyed playing “Swap”

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme & Songs

Sail Your Ship

Sail, sail, sail your ship
Sail your ship with me.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
A pirate’s life for me.

Search, search, search for treasure…

Jump, jump, jump off the ship…

Swim, swim, swim to shore…

Sit, sit, sit on the beach…

Going over the Sea

When I was one,
I had some fun,
Going over the sea.
I jumped aboard a pirate ship,
And the Captain said to me…

“Going over, going under,
stand at attention, like a soldier,
With a one, two, three.”

When I was two I joined the crew…

When I was three I drank some tea…

When I was four I went to shore…

When I was five I learned to dive…

A Sailor Went to Sea

A sailor went to sea, sea, sea
To see what he could see, see, see
But all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea

 

September 25, 2017 at 2:45 pm Leave a comment

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) 

 

 

 

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

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