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Valentine’s Storytime

Tuesday,  Feb 14th, 2017

Books

Love Monster and the Last Chocolate by Rachel Bright
The Perfect Gift
by Mary Newell DePalma
Valentine Mice
by Bethany Roberts

Music

It Takes Some Friends by Jim Gill- Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
Let’s Shake a Friend’s Hand by Carole Peterson -Stinky Cake
There’s a Little Wheel A-Turnin’ In My Heart by Laurie Berkner – Buzz Buzz

 Activities

Felt Board:
We
used felt hearts to play a game with the rhyme ‘Three Valentines’

Craft:
We made Valentine Mice

Songs & Rhymes

Songs:

Love, Love, Love
(Sung to: ‘3 Blind Mice’)

Love, love, love,
love, love, love
See how it grows,
See how it grows.

I love my friends and they love me.
We love each other that’s plain to see.
There’s plenty for a big family.
Love, love, love,
love, love, love.

Three Valentines (followed by felt board where you put a heart in the envelope)
(sung to: ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’)

Three valentines I have for you,
Have for you, have for you.
Three valentines I have for you,
Pink, red and blue.

I’ll put them in the mail for you,
Mail for you, mail for you.
I’ll put them in the mail for you,
Pink, red and blue.

Heart is its name-O (with felt board letters)

There is a shape and it means love,
Heart is its name-O
H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T, H-E-A-R-T,
Heart is its name-O !

 

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

Friends and Family Storytime

Tuesday, Nov 15th, 2016

Books

What a Family by Rachel Isadora
The Family Book by Todd Parr
North Woods Girl by Aimee Bissonette
The Grandma Book by Todd Parr

Music

It Takes Some Friends by Jim Gill
Wonderful Friends by Johnette Downing

 Activities

Craft:
We made a wreath after drawing around everyone’s hands and writing our names

Songs & Rhymes

Song: If You’re Happy and You Know It

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!) …

November 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music & Movement – Sept 23rd, 2016

Books

Can YOU make a SCARY FACE by Jan Thomas
Duck Sock Hop
by Jane Kohuth

Music

Stretch! by Dragon Tales Song- Dragon Tales
The Wiggle Song by Carole Peterson- Sticky Bubble Gum…and Other Tasty Tunes
Ribbons In The Air by Pam Schiller- Leaping Literacy
Come On In & Join the Game by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games
Hello My Friend (Puppet Pals) by Laura Johnson- Circle Time Songs & Games

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: 

Raise your hands above your head,
Clap them one, two, three,
Rest them now upon your hips,
Slowly bend your knees.
Up again and stand up tall,
Put your right foot out.
Shake your fingers,
Nod your head,
And twist yourself about.
Wiggle your whole body now,
Kindly take a bow,
Stand up straight,
Plant your feet,
And quietly take a seat.

Song: with props
 
Put a spiral over here and a spiral over there
Put a spiral on your ear and a spiral in your hair
Put a lot of little spirals in the air everywhere
It’s a spiraly kind of day.
Hurray!
Make a wave over here and a wave over there
Make a wave on your toes and a wave on your nose
Make a lot of little waves in the air everywhere
It’s a wavy kind of day.
Hurray!

Movement Rhyme:
Frogs jump, Sloths lump
Worms wiggle, Bugs jiggle
Rabbits hop, Horses clop
Snakes slide, Seagulls glide
Mice creep, Deer leap
Puppies bounce, Kittens pounce
Lions stalk, But I walk.

Movement Rhyme: Wave Goodbye
Wave high, wave low,
I think it’s time, we gotta go.
Wave your elbows, wave your toes,
Wave your tongue and wave your nose.
Wave your knees, wave your lips,
Blow a kiss with fingertips.
Wave your chin, wave your eye,
Wave your hand and say “Goodbye!”

September 23, 2016 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Doing the Penguin

Tuesday,  Jan. 19th, 2016

Books

Little Penguin by Jonathan London
Virgil & Owen by Paulette Bogan
Flight School by Lita Judge

Music

The Penguin Shuffle by Jack Grunsky – Exercise Party
The Beanie Bag Dance by Greg & Steve

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a Penguin Kite

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: (with finger puppets)

Two little penguins sitting on the ice.
One bows once, the other bows twice.
Waddle Little penguins.
Waddle away,
Come back penguins,
Time to play.

Rhyme: Six Little Penguins

Six Little Penguins
Their suits are black and their vests are white.
They waddle to the left and they waddle to the right.
They stand on the ice and they look very neat,
As they waddle along on their little flat feet.

Six little penguins off an iceberg did dive,
One bumped his beak, then there were five.
Five little penguins swam the ocean floor,
One saw a whale, then there were four.
Four little penguins spun around, whee-ee!
One spun off, then there were three!
Three little penguins, with nothing to do,
One went fishing, then there were two.
Two little penguins, having lots of fun,
One fell off, then there was one.
One little penguin, when the day was done,
Went home to sleep, then there were none.

 

January 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Thanks for Friends Storytime

Tuesday,  Nov 17th, 2015

Books

Penguin and Pinecone by Salina Yoon
What a Treasure by Will Hillenbrand
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Ten Thank You Letters by Daniel Kirk

Music

It Takes Some Friends by Jim Gill – Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
Wonderful Friends by Johnette Downing – Music Time

Activities

Craft:
We made some Thank You cards

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Let’s Be Friends With One Another
Let’s be friends with one another
Let’s be friends with one another
Let’s be friends with one another
Let’s be friends today.

You can sing with a friend
you can shout with a friend
you can hum with a friend
let’s be friends today!

You can jump with a friend
you can clap with a friend
you can jump with a friend
let’s be friends today

let’s be friend with one another
Let’s be friends with one another
Let’s be friends with one another
let’s be friends today

 

 

November 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Wonderful Friends

Tuesday,  Feb.10th, 2015

Books

What a Treasure by Jane and Will Hillenbrand
Bad Apple by Edward Hemingway
Peanut Butter and Jelly Fish by Jarrett Krosoczka

Music

It Takes Some Friends by Jim Gill – Music Play for Folks of All Stripes
Wonderful Friends by Johnette Downing – Music Time

 Activities

Crafts: 
We made a ‘Bad Apple’ puppet

Props:
We used fun puppets to read What a Treasure & Bad Apple

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: Friend of Mine (sung to “Mary had a little lamb”)

Will you be a friend of mine,
Friend of mine, friend of mine?
Will you be a friend of mine
and (choose an action) around with me?

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!

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


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