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STEAM Storytime- Space!

June 17, 2019

Books: 
A Moon of My Own by Jennifer Rustgi | Read by: Serena Aunon-Chancellor thanks to the Story Time from Space project.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star: I know exactly what you are by Julia Kregenow

Music:
Rocketship Run” by Laurie Berkner
Mr. Sun” by Raffi

Question of the Week: What do you know about outer space?
Each week we will ask a different question to get a discussion started about our STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) theme of the week.

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: The More We Learn with Science
(Using American Sign Language for the bolded words)
The more that we learn science, learn science, learn science,
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be.
We’ll know things and do things,
And explore many new things.
The more that we learn science the happier we’ll be!

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Using ASL
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Astronaut Guessing Game
Who is the astronaut with ears so long and funny?
It hops around the spaceship… (wait for guesses)
It’s a little bunny! (reveal bunny puppet)

Who is the astronaut leaping on the log?
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit… (wait for guesses)
It’s a frog! (reveal frog puppet)

Who is the astronaut with a long tail of course?
Neigh, neigh, neigh… (wait for guesses)
It’s a horse! (reveal horse puppet)

Who is the astronaut that likes to ROAR?
We rarely get to see one… (wait for guesses)
It’s a dinosaur! (reveal dinosaur puppet)

Exploration Time
During the last 30 minutes of storytime, have fun with guided play, sensory elements, and experiments! For today’s theme, we had the following activities:

Cloud Dough
Make your own or play with the mixture that’s already made.
Recipe: Mix 2 Cups flour with 1/4 Cup vegetable oil, stir until well mixed.

Sorting the Solar System
How many ways can you sort the solar system? Try arranging the planets by size, colors, planet order, and however else you can think to sort them.

Star Shapes
Make shapes with the paper star cut-outs. What shapes, letters, constellations, etc. can you make?

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June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Toddler Storytime- Pets!

April 25, 2019

Books: 
Pet This Book by Jessica Young
I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs

Music:
Silly Dance Contest” by Jim Gill (we danced with puppets)
I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner (we danced with shaker eggs)

Letter of the Week: Nn
Each week we will learn a new letter and ASL/Baby Sign Language word. We sing the following song signing the words in bold.

(Tune: The Farmer and the Dell)
O is for octopus/outside
is for octopus/outside
There are many words with the letter O
is for octopus/outside

Letter O.png

Signs from left to right: Letter O, Octopus, Outside

Songs, Rhymes, & Fingerplays:

Opening Song: Hello Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Hello friends, hello friends
Hello friends, it’s time to say hello!

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

Nursery Rhyme
Little Miss MuffetSat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Action Rhyme
Pitter patter pitter patter,
Listen to the rain!
Pitter patter, pitter patter,
On the window pane.

Drop, drop, drop, drop,
Dropping on the ground.
Drip, drip, drip, drip,
Listen to the sound!

Closing Song: Goodbye Friends
(Using American Sign Language)
Goodbye friends, goodbye friends,
Goodbye friends, it’s time to say goodbye!

April 25, 2019 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Sleepy Shadows

Books

Dormouse Dreams by Karma Wilson
Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas
Shadow by Deborah Underwood

Music

Shadow Dancing

Under a Shady Tree

Craft
We built animal shaped shadow puppets!

Rhyme

My Shadow by Robert Lewis Stevenson

I have a little Shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more then I can see
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

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Thanks For Visiting! Hope to see you all next week.

 

January 30, 2018 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

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)

 

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

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