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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

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

Living Underground

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Books

No Place Like Home   by Jonathn Emmett
Holey Moley   by Marcus Pfeister
It’s Moving Day  by Pamela Hickman
One Dark Night by Lisa Wheeler

Music
The Mice Go Marching by Hap Palmer
Hole in the Ground by Yosi

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Clap Your Hands
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: Fingerplay: The Mole in the Hole
(The Wheels on the Bus)
The Mole in his hole goes dig, dig, dig, (use hands)
Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig,
The mole in his hole goes dig, dig, dig,
All day long.

The Mole in his hole slurps up his worm, (lick lips and make slurpy noises)
Slurps his worm, slurps his worm,
The mole in his hole slurps up his worm,
All day long.

The mole in his hole, likes to sleep (rest head on hands)
likes to sleep, likes to sleep.
The mole in his hole likes to sleep,
All day long, all day long.

  

Finger Play: Little Mousy
Here’s a little mousy, Peeking through a hole,
[Poke index finger of one hand through fist of the other hand.]
Peek to the left,
[Wiggle finger to the left.]
Peek to the right,
[Wiggle finger to the right.]
Pull your head back in,
[Pull finger into fist.]
There’s a cat in sight!

July 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm Leave a comment

In my Garden

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Books

My Garden  by Kevin Henkes
The Enormous Carrot by Vladmir Vagin

Music

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Clap Your Hands
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: Fingerplay: 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)   

Finger Play: 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!

Finger Play: 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!

Puppet Rhyme: Something in My Garden
There’s something in my garden – what can it be?
There’s something in my garden that I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….

Ribbit, ribbit – a FROG is what I found!
Buzz, buzz – a BEE is what I found!
Chirp, chirp – a BIRD is what I found!
Munch, munch – a RABBIT is what I found!
Wiggle, wiggle – a CATERPILLAR is what I found

June 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Thursday, June 20 2013

Books

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
One Mole Digging a Hole by Julia Donaldson, illus. by Nick Sharrat
I Have a Garden by Bob Barner

Music

“Ten Wiggle Worms” by Hap Palmer, So Big
“Flowers Grow Like This” by Rachel Buchman, Sing a Song of Seasons
Let’s Go to Market (Vegetables)” by Frank Leto, Time for Music, vol. 2
“The Valley of Vegetables” by Laurie Berkner, Buzz Buzz

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Fingerplay: Five Little Flowers
Five little flowers (Hold up five fingers)
Standing in the sun
See their heads nodding (Make fingers nod)
One by one. (Make fingers bow)
Out comes the sun
Down falls the rain, (Flutter fingers downward)
And the five little flowers
Lift their heads again! (Hold up five fingers)

Fingerplay: One Potato, Two Potato
One potato, two potato, three potato, four (Form hands into fists and stack one over the other)
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more!
Eight potato, nine potato, ten potato then…
Eleven potato, twelve potato, do it all over again!

Puppet Rhyme: Something in My Garden
There’s something in my garden – what can it be?
There’s something in my garden that I can’t really see.
Hear its funny sound….

Ribbit, ribbit – a FROG is what I found!
Buzz, buzz – a BEE is what I found!
Chirp, chirp – a BIRD is what I found!
Munch, munch – a RABBIT is what I found!
Wiggle, wiggle – a CATERPILLAR is what I found!

June 20, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Thursday Storytime – Gardening

APRIL 11th

Books

My Garden by Kevin Henkes
Bugs Galore by Peter Stein
Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Aryes

Music

In Our Garden by Peter Allard
Parts of the Flower by Dr. Jean

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Opening Song: 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!

Fingerplay: Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
then behing my back they hide.
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so.
Shake them fast, shake them slow.
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap.
Then I rest themin my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Song: Will Our Flowers Bloom?
(Tune: Wheels on the Bus)
The seeds from the pack go in the ground,
In the ground, in the ground,
The seeds from the pack go in the ground,
Will our flowers bloom?

The rain from the sky goes drip, drop, drip,
Drip, drop, drip; drip, drop, drip,
The rain from the sky goes drip, drop, drip,
Will our flowers bloom?

The sun above is bright and hot,
bright and hot, bright and hot,
the sun above is bright and hot,
Will our flowers bloom?

Our little seeds are sprouting fast,
sprouting fast, sprouting fast,
our little sees are sprouting fast,
Look! Our flowers have bloomed!

Finger Play: Dig A Little Hole
Dig a little hole (pretend to dig)
Plant a little seed (pretend to plant)
Pour a little water (pretend to pour)
Pull a few weeds (pretend to pull)
Chase a little bug (shoo with hands)
Heigh-ho, there he goes! (wiggle fingers away)
Give a little sunshine (arms circle over head)
Grow a little rose (smell flower)

Finger Play: Watch It Bloomstrong>
Here is a green leaf (hold out one palm)
And here is a green leaf (hold out other palm)
That, you see, makes two (hold up two fingers)
Here is a bud (cup hands together)
That makes it a flower
Watch it bloom for you (slowly open hands)

Finger Play: Here is a Beehive Them
Here is a beehive
Where are the bees
Hiding inside
Where nobody sees
They’re coming out now
They’re ALIVE!
1-2-3-4-5!
Bzzzzzzz Away they fly

Rhyme: Six Little Bumblebees
Six little bumblebees sitting on a hive
One flew away and then there were five

Five little bumblebees sitting on the floor
One flew away and then there were four

Four little bumblebees sitting in the tree
One flew away and then there were three

Three little bumblebees looking at you
One flew away and then there were two

Two little bumblebees sitting in the sun
One flew away and then there was one

One little bumblebee left all alone
He flew away, safe to his home

Closing Rhyme: Tickle the Clouds

Tickle the clouds.
Tickle your toes.
Turn around,
and tickle your nose.
Reach down low,
and jump up high!
Storytime’s over
so wave goodbye.

April 11, 2013 at 12:03 pm Leave a comment


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