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Bears

Today we learned about bears, saying please and how to tip toe.

Books

A Den is a Bed for a Bear By Rebecca Baines
Please, Mr. Panda By Steve Antony
Tiptoe Joe by Ginger Gibson

Music

Bear to the Left

Dance with your Teddy Bear

Craft
We made fluffy bears with glue and puff balls.

Felt Story

Polar Bear, Polar Bear What do You hear? By Eric Carle

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February 27, 2018 at 1:18 pm Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- There’s A Bear!

January 11, 2018

Books:
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
There’s A Bear On My Chair by Donald Ross Collins

Felt Story:  Little Hungry Bears
1 little hungry bear getting ready for winter,
Eating lots of blueberries with a chew, chew, chew.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 2.

2 little hungry bears getting ready for winter,
Eating all the fruit that dropped from a tree.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 3.

3 little bears getting ready for winter,
They ate all the fruit and were looking for more.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 4.

4 little bears getting ready for winter,
Wandering around they spied honey in a hive.
Along came another friend who was hungry,
And then there were 5.

5 friends eating their fill of honey,
When the bees swarmed out of the hive.
5 friends started running,
The bees behind them buzzing “Good-bye!”

Music:
Going On A Bear Hunt” by Eric Litwin
The Bear Went Over the Mountain” by (We danced with shakers)

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

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends, hello friends.
Say hello with your hands.
Hello friends.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• If You’re Happy and You Know It
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Transition Rhyme
Snowman, snowman, turn around.
Snowman, snowman, touch the ground
Snowman, snowman, jump up high.
Snowman, snowman, make the snow fly.
Snowman, snowman, run, run, run.
Snowman, snowman, here’s the sun.
Snowman, snowman, sway, sway, sway.
Snowman, snowman, melt away.

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends.
Say goodbye with your hands.
Goodbye friends.

January 11, 2018 at 10:30 am 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

Underground Animals Storytime

Tuesday,  Nov 8th, 2016

Books

Underground by Denise Fleming
It’s Moving Day by Pamela Hickman
The Mitten by Jan Brett

Music

Ribbons in the Air by Pam Schiller – Leaping Literacy

 Activities

We danced with wrist ribbons and used puppets.

Craft:
We made masks from The Mitten by Jan Brett

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

The Bear

Here is a cave, (make a fist)
Inside is a bear. (put a thumb inside fist)
Now he comes out
To get some fresh air. (pop out thumb) 

He stays out all summer
In sunshine and heat.
He hunts in the forest
For berries to eat. (move thumb in circle)

When snow starts to fall,
He hurries inside
His warm little cave,
And there he will hide. (put thumb back inside fist)

Snow covers the cave
Like a fluffy white rug.
Inside the bear sleeps
All cozy and snug. (cover fist with other hand)

Song:Hibernation
Sung to: “Alouette”

Hibernation.  Time for Hibernation.
Hibernation.  Time to go to sleep.

In the winter where’s the bear?
Sleeping in its log or lair.
Where’s the bear?  Log or lair.  OH!

In the winter where’s the snake?
In the mud beneath the lake.
Where’s the snake? Mud or lake. OH!

In the winter where’s the frog?
Sleeping by a pond or log.
Where’s the frog? Pond or log. OH!

In the winter where’s the bat?
In a cave is where its at.
Where’s the bat? In a cave. OH!

November 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Bear Hugs Storytime

Tuesday,  Nov 10th, 2015

Books

Time To Sleep by Denise Fleming
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland

Music

Last Night I Had A Dream by Laurie BerknerWhaddaya Think of That?
Stompy the
Bear by Caspar Babypants Hot Dog!

 Activities

Craft:
We made a bear paper bag puppet.

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Hibernation
Sung to: “Alouette”

Hibernation.
Time for Hibernation.
Hibernation.
Time to go to sleep.

In the winter where’s the bear?
Sleeping in its log or lair.
Where’s the bear?
Log or lair.  OH!

In the winter where’s the snake?
In the mud beneath the lake.
Where’s the snake?
Mud or lake. OH!

In the winter where’s the frog?
Sleeping by a pond or log.
Where’s the frog?
Pond or log. OH!

In the winter where’s the bat?
In a cave is where its at.
Where’s the bat?
In a cave. OH!

Rhyme: The Bear

Here is a cave, (make a fist)
Inside is a bear. (put a thumb inside fist)
Now he comes out
To get some fresh air. (pop out thumb)

He stays out all summer
In sunshine and heat.
He hunts in the forest
For berries to eat. (move thumb in circle)

 When snow starts to fall,
He hurries inside
His warm little cave,
And there he will hide. (put thumb back inside fist)

Snow covers the cave
Like a fluffy white rug.
Inside the bear sleeps
All cozy and snug. (cover fist with other hand)

 

November 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Bear’s Bedtime

Tuesday,  Nov.11th, 2014

Books

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes
When my Baby Dreams by Adele Enersen
Ten in the Bed by Jane Cabrera

Music

Last Night I had a Dream by Laurie Berkner – Whaddaya Think of That?
Wake Up – Dragon Tales

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a seasons wheel

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Hibernation

Sung to: “Alouette”

Hibernation. Time for Hibernation.
Hibernation. Time to go to sleep.
In the winter where’s the bear? Sleeping in its log or lair.
Where’s the bear? Log or lair. OH!

In the winter where’s the frog? Sleeping by a pond or log.

In the winter where’s the snake? In the mud beneath the lake.

In the winter where’s the bat? In a cave is where its at.

Rhyme: The Bear

Here is a cave, (make a fist)
Inside is a bear. (put a thumb inside fist)
Now he comes out
To get some fresh air. (pop out thumb)

He stays out all summer
In sunshine and heat.
He hunts in the forest
For berries to eat. (move thumb in circle)

When snow starts to fall,
He hurries inside
His warm little cave,
And there he will hide. (put thumb back inside fist)

Snow covers the cave
Like a fluffy white rug.
Inside the bear sleeps
All cozy and snug. (cover fist with other hand)

November 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Hibernation

Books
Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Old Bear by Kevin Henkes

Music

Teddy Bear Playtime by Hap Palmer, So Big

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Clap and Sing Hello! (tune: Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello
We wave and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

We stomp and sing hello,
We stomp and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We wave and sing hello!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Hurry Squirrels (tune: Twinkle, Twinkle)
Hurry squirrels and don’t be slow,
Winter’s coming, don’t you know?
Scamper, scamper all around.
Bury treasures in the ground.
Hurry squirrels and don’t be slow,
Winter’s  coming, don’t you know?

Winter is Cold…
Winter is cold (Hug yourself and shiver)
There is snow in the sky (Flutter fingers above your head)
The squirrel gathers nuts (Pretend to gather nuts)
And the wild geese fly (Flap arms)
The fluffy red fox (Cup hands over head to form ears)
Has his fur to keep warm (Stroke arms as if stroking fur)
The bear’s in her cave (Form a cave shape with your arms)
Sleeping all through the storm (Fold hands under cheek and pretend to sleep)

Are You Sleeping?
Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Big brown bear, big brown bear?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a log, in a log.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Hanging bat, hanging bat?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a cave, in a cave.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Garter snake, garter snake?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In the mud, in the mud.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Little green frog, little green frog?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a pond, in a pond.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Meadow mouse, meadow mouse?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a field, in a field.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Turtle friend, turtle friend?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In the stream, in the stream!

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

If You’re Happy and You Know It
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands Clap! Clap

Stomp your feet
Blink your eyes
Wave goodbye!

November 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

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