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Toddler Storytime- Garden

Books:
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
What Will Grow? by Jennifer Ward

Songs:
My garden” by Raffi
Fruit Salad Salsa” by Laurie Berkener

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

Songs & Rhymes:

Opening Song: Welcome, Welcome Everyone
Welcome, welcome everyone, (use sign language for “hello”)
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.
First we’ll clap our hands just so,
Then we’ll bend and touch our toes.
Welcome, welcome everyone,
Now you’re here we’ll have some fun.

Song Cube:
• I’m a Little Teapot
• ABC’s
• Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
• The Itsy Bitsy Spider
• B.I.N.G.O.
• Wheels on the Bus

Transition Rhyme
I wiggle my fingers,
I wiggle my toes,
I wiggle my shoulders,
I wiggle my nose,
Now no more wiggles are left in me,
So I will sit as quietly as I can be.

Movement Rhyme
Flowers grow like this (sit with hands together, then open hands)
Trees grow like this (stay sitting but reach arms up high)
I grow just like this (shoot up like rocket)

Movement Rhyme
Slowly, slowly very slowly creeps the garden snail
Slowly, slowly very slowly up the garden rail
Quickly, quickly very quickly flies the little bug
Quickly, quickly very quickly landed on a rug.

Closing Song: Tickle the Clouds
Tickle the clouds
and tickle your toes
Clap your hands
and tickle your nose
Reach down low
And reach up high
Story time’s over —
Wave bye-bye!

April 20, 2017 at 10:30 am 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

Music & Movement – April 22, 2016

April 22nd, 2016

Books
Counting in the Garden by Kim Parker
Up, Down and Around by Katharine Ayers
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

Music
In My Garden by Raffi
Rocks and Flowers by Caspar Babypants
Bean Bags by Hap Palmer
Beanie Bag Dance by Greg & Steve
Shake your Scarves by Johnette Downing

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: 

This is the way we plant our seeds
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,
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,
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,
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,
flowers grow, flowers grow.
This is the way the flowers grow,
early in the morning.

Movement 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!

 

Activities:
We had fun with the Bean bags
We danced with shakers
and  we danced with scarves

April 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

When Spring Comes Storytime

Tuesday,  Apr.5th, 2016

Books

Peck, Peck, Peck by Lucy Cousins
When Spring Comes
by Kevin Henkes
The Night Gardener
by the Fan Brothers
Little Bird Takes a Bath
by Marisabina Russo
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson

Music

Flitter, Flutter by Johnette Downing -second line activity songs
Bluebird by Milkshake – Bottle of Sunshine
Do the Bird by Jack Grunsky

 Activities

Craft:
We made foam birds to hang in the trees

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: 

Up, up in the sky, the little birds fly (fingers flying like birds)
Down, down in the nest, the little birds rest. (hands form nest)
With a wing on the left, and a wing on the right (hands on each hip)
Let the little birds rest all night. (head to one side, like tucking under wing)
“shhhhh!! You might wake up the birdies!“ (yelled, of course)
The bright sun comes up,
the dew falls away,
good morning, good morning
the little birds say.

Song: I See Robins
Tune: “Are You Sleeping”

I see robins,
I see bird’s nests,
Butterflies too,
Flowers too.
Everything is growing,
The wind is gently blowing.
Spring is here,
Spring is here.

 

April 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Stories in the Garden

 

Tuesday,  Apr.7th, 2015

Books

Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Jasper’s Beanstalk by Mick Inkpen
My Garden by Kevin Henkes
Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayres

Music

In the Valley of Vegetables – Laurie Berkner
Rocks and Flowers – Caspar Babypants

 Activities

Crafts: 
We made a Vase of Flowers from paper

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: I’m a Seed

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!

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

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

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

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

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

April 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Storytime: Fairies and Gnomes

Tuesday July 30, 2013

Books

Alice the Fairy by David Shannon
The  Mole Sisters and the Fairy Ring   by Roslyn Schwartz  
A Gnome Poem   by Susan Katz
Good Night Gnome by Jamichel Henterly  

Music
Heigh Ho by Disney

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Rhyme
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.
Fold your hands, fold your hands and let them quiet be.

Puppet Fairy Tale: Tulips and Parsely  

Finger Rhyme: Two Little Gnomes

Two little garden gnomes
Sitting on a leaf.
One named Kurt
And one named Keith.
Run away Kurt,
Run away Keith.
Come back Kurt.
Come back Keith!

July 31, 2013 at 2:04 pm Leave a comment

Under the Sea!

Thursday, July 2, 2013

Books

Zigby Dives In by Brain Paterson
Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins
Way Down in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck
Memoir of a Goldfish   by Devin Scillian

Music

Octopus’s Garden by Raffi
Disney The Little Mermaid   

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Rhyme
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.
Fold your hands, fold your hands and let them quiet be.

Song: The Waves on the Sea
The waves on the sea go up and down,
Up and down, up and down,
The waves on the sea go up and down
All day long.

Additional Verses:
The shark in the sea goes snap snap snap..
The fish in the sea go swish swish swish..
The crabs at the beach, crawl back and forth..
The jelly fish go wibble, wobble, wibble…

Puppet Rhyme: Five Little Fish 

Five little fishes
Swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark
You can’t catch me
Along comes Mr. Shark
As quiet as can be…
SNAP!
Four little fishes
Swimming in the sea

July 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm Leave a comment

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