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Sock Hop Storytime

Tuesday,  Oct 20th, 2015

Books

Animals Should Definitely NOT Wear Clothing by Judi Barrett
Too Purpley! by Jean Reidy
This is the Baby by Candace Fleming
Pete the Cat I love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin
All Sorts of Clothes by Hannah Reidy

Music

Ain’t Gonna Wear My Shoes by Geoff Johnson

 Activities

Craft:
We made a Sock Puppet

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Five Pairs of Dirty Socks
(with Felt Board socks and Washing Machine)

Five pairs of dirty socks
On my bedroom floor
Mom washed the BLUE pair
And then there were four

Four pairs of dirty socks
They belong to me
Dad washed the PINK pair
And then there were three

Three pairs of dirty socks
What’s a kid to do?
Brother washed the RED pair
And then there were two 

Two pairs of dirty socks
I wear them when I run
Sister washed the YELLOW pair
And then there was one

One pair of dirty socks
One and only one
I guess I’ll wash the ORANGE pair
And then there will be none.

No more pairs of dirty socks
We washed them all today,
But wait until tomorrow
More are on the way!

(Hide a pair in the washing machine and have kids guess which color is missing)

Song: On My Head I Wear My Hat

On my head I wear my hat.
It is such a silly hat that my head will wiggle waggle to and fro,
Where else can my silly hat go?

(foot, elbow, knee…)

On my hands I wear my hat.
It is such a quiet hat that my hands don’t wiggle they just go clap.
Then I fold them in my lap.

Song: Mary Wore Her Red Dress

Mary wore her red dress
Red dress, red dress.
Mary wore her red dress
All day long

(Repeat, naming items that the children are wearing)

 

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October 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Farmers are Heroes Storytime

Tuesday,  June 30th, 2015

Books

I-Spy on the Farm by Edward Gibbs
The Enormous Carrot by Vladimir Vargin
Millie and the Big Rescue by Alexander Steffensmeier

Music

Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Hit Crew
Down on Grandpa’s Farm by Raffi

 Activities

Props:
We had so many puppets join us on the farm.
We danced with shakers.

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: The Farmer Plants the Seeds

The farmer plants the seeds. (put seeds in the ground)
The farmer plants the seeds.
High ho the derry oh,
The farmer plants the seeds.

The sun comes out to shine. (make big circle with arms)

The rain begins to fall. (hands flutter to the ground)

The seeds begin to grow. (children begin to rise)

The farmer digs them up. (pretend to use a shovel)

Now we’ll have some to eat. (pretend to eat)

 

 

June 30, 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

Row Your Boat

Tuesday,  Nov.4th, 2014

Books

Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck
Mr Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham
Splash! by Anne Jonas

Music

Fish Dance Johnette Downing – Music Time
Row, Row, Row Your Boat Caspar Babypants – I Found You!
Ribbons in the Air Pam Schiller – Leaping Literacy

Activities

Crafts:
We made our own wrist ribbons

Puppet Show:
We presented Mr. Gumpy’s Outing by John Burningham with puppets

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat
Gently up the creek
If you see a little mouse
Don’t forget to squeak!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile
Don’t forget to scream!

Row, row, row your boat
Gently to the shore
If you see a lion
Don’t forget to roar!

Rhyme: One Little, Two Little, Three Little Children

1 little, 2 little, 3 little children;
4 little, 5 little, 6 little children;
7 little, 8 little, 9 little children;
10 little boys and girls.

They rowed and they rowed then the boat tipped over,
They rowed and they rowed then the boat tipped over,
They rowed and they rowed then the boat tipped over
With 10 little boys and girls.

They swam and they swam till they got to the shore,
They swam and they swam till they got to the shore,
They swam and they swam till they got to the shore,
Those 10 little boys and girls.

1 little, 2 little, 3 little children;
4 little, 5 little, 6 little children;
7 little, 8 little, 9 little children;
10 little boys and girls.

 

November 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Under the Sea

Tuesday,  Apr. 8th 2014

Books

The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Sharkby Ken Geist
Hooray for Fish!” by Lucy Cousins
Barry the Fish with Fingersby Sue Hendra
Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle

Music

5 Fish Swimming in the Sea -Dr Jean -Dr Jean Sings Silly Songs
Seahorses – Johnette Downing – Fins and Grins
Most Fish Swim –Johnette Downing – Fins and Grins
All the Fish –Caspar Babypants – I Found You
Fish Dance – Johnette Downing – Music Time

Activities

Puppets: Finger Puppets


S
ongs & Rhymes

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.

The shark in the sea goes snap, snap, snap,
snap, snap, snap, snap, snap, snap
The shark in the sea goes snap, snap, snap,
All day long.

The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish,
swish, swish, swish,  swish, swish, swish,
The fish in the sea go swish, swish, swish,
All day long.

The crabs at the beach crawl back and forth,
Back and forth, back and forth,
The crabs at the beach crawl back and forth,
All day long.

The jellyfish go wibble, wobble, wibble,
wibble, wobble, wibble, wibble, wobble, wibble,
The jellyfish go wibble, wobble, wibble,
All day long.

 

 

April 9, 2014 at 4:17 pm Leave a comment

April Silly Day

Tuesday,  Apr. 1st 2014

Books

“The Mixed Up Caterpillar” by Annie Kubler
“The Mixed Up Chameleon” by Eric Carle
The Mixed Up Roosterby Pamela Duncan Edwards
Spike the Mixed Up Monsterby Susan Hood
“Do Pigs Have Stripes” by Melanie Walsh

Music

Silly Dance Contest – Jim Gill – Sneezing Songs
The Silly Song -Dragon Tales
Yes & No – Caspar Babypants – I Found You!

Activities

Felt Board: The Mixed Up Chameleon

Puppets: Sock Puppets


S
ongs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Sleeping Caterpillars

Let’s go to sleep, the little caterpillars said,
As they tucked themselves into their bed. (fold fingers into palm)
They will awaken by and by (open fingers, one by one)
And each one will be a lovely butterfly! (wiggle fingers)

Rhyme: Caterpillar

There was a little caterpillar crawling all about.
He worked and he worked without a doubt.
(Index finger wiggling)

Wrapping himself in a snug cocoon.
Waiting and waiting, will it be soon?
(Cover index finger with other hand.)

Look, he’s coming out, my oh my!
For now he’s become a beautiful butterfly.
(Cross thumbs and let fingers be fingers be butterfly wings.)

 

April 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Music and Movement – February 28, 2014

February 28, 2014

Books

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
One Fish Two Fish by Dr. Seuss
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss

Music

“You’re an Animal Too,” by Anna Moo, Anna Moo Crackers
“Old McDonald Had a Farm,” by Hit Crew, Drew’s Famous Kids Camp Songs
“The Goldfish,” by Laurie Berkner, Victor Vito [2001]
“Circle Songs: The Mulberry Bush, Ring Around the Rosy, Hokey Pokey,” by Hap Palmer, Early Childhood Classics
“Parachute Bop,” by Michael Plunkett, Shakin’ the Chute
“Macarena [Circle Dance],” by Various Artists, A World of Parachute Play

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Movement Rhyme: Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side,
Then behind 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 them in my lap.
Now they’re quiet as can be,
Because it’s listening time, you see.

Fingerplay: Five Little Cats
One little cat on a sunny day
Put on his hat and went out to play
Two little cats when the sky turned dark
Put on their hats and went to the park
Three little cats when the sky turned blue
Put on their hats and went to the zoo
Four little cats by the kitchen door
Put on their hats and went to the store
Five little cats on a sunny day
Put on their hats and they all ran away.

Movement Rhyme: We Can
We can jump, jump, jump,
We can hop, hop, hop,
We can clap, clap, clap,
We can stomp, stomp, stomp.
We can nod our heads for yes,
We can shake our heads for no.
We can bend our knees a tiny bit,
And sit down slow…

February 28, 2014 at 11:00 am Leave a comment

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