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Snow & Love Story Time (Outreach)

I visited my outreach kids today and since it’s Valentine’s Day I knew I had to read at least a couple books about hugs and love. ❤

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: The Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus round and round
All through the town

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish //
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep //
The doors on the bus go open and shut //
The driver on the bus goes move it on back //
The people on the bus go up and down //
The babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah //
The people on the bus go shh, shh, shh

Book: Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker

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Song: Row Row Row Your Boat
I do three verses of this classic:
Row row row your boat (the traditional way) //
Rock rock rock your boat, sway from side to side
Merrily merrily merrily merrily what a bumpy ride (bump hands on lap) //
Row row row your boat, gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile (crocodile snap with arms)
Don’t forget to scream (*AH*)

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Itsy Bitsy Spider (sung normally)
Teeny Weeny Spider (sung in falsetto)
Great Big Hairy Spider (sung deeply)

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Sung three times, getting faster each time.

Wiggle Rhyme: Watch Out for the Bugs (to the tune of Jingle Bells)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet
Wiggle all around
Throw your hands up in the air and now let’s touch the ground
Touch your head, touch your hips, give yourself a hug
Now sit down upon the floor
But watch out for the bugs!! (stamp out the bugs)

Book: A Really Good Snowman by Daniel J. Mahoney

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Jack wants to build a snowman with his two friends for the contest. But his sister Nancy is all alone and needs help. What will Jack do? These kids love long books and this one did the trick!

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: Snow Friends by M. Christina Butler and Christina Macnaughton

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Song: Snow on the Rooftops (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Snow on the rooftops (make pointed roof shape with arms)
Snow on the trees (hold arms out like tree branches)
Snow on the green grass (wave hands over the ground like you’re touching grass)
And snow on me! (point to self)

Snow on my mittens (hold up hands; wiggle fingers)
Snow on my nose (touch nose)
Snow on my head (touch head)
And snow on my toes (touch toes)

Twirling, swirling, whirling down (spin in circle)
Down and down and down and down (bring hands down and touch the ground)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid

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Flannel: Five Big Valentines
Five big valentines from the corner drug store,
I mailed one to my friend and now there are four.
Four big valentines, lovely ones to see,
I mailed one to my mommy and now there are three.
Three big valentines — shiny and new,
I mailed one to my daddy and now there are two.
Two big valentines, the best is yet to come,
I mailed one to my grandma and now there is one.
One big valentine, the giving is almost done,
I mailed it to grandpa and now there are none.
Source: SurLaLune Storytime

Song: Skinnamarink
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
I love you in the morning,
And in the afternoon
I love you in the evening,
And underneath the moon.
Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!
Source: Childhood

Book: Love Monster by Rachel Bright

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Monster can’t find a friend in Cutesville so he sets out to find someone who’ll love him just the way he is.

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to Miss Elena, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to Miss Elena, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye …
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to Miss Elena, “Goodbye!”
Adapted from Sunflower Storytime

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Penguins & Hugs Story Time (2018)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see, clap them now with me.
Wiggle your feet // Stretch your arms // Zip your lips

Book: Flight School by Lita Judge

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A little penguin dreams of flying and enrolls in flight school. But are penguins really built for flying?

Flannel: Six Little Penguins
Six little penguins off an iceberg did dive,
One bumped his beak and now there are five.
Five little penguins swam the ocean floor,
One saw a whale and now there are four.
Four little penguins spun around, wheeeeeeeeeeeeee,
One spun off the iceberg and now there are three.
Three little penguins with nothing to do,
One went fishing and now there are two.
Two little penguins having lots of fun,
One fell off the iceberg and now there is one.
One little penguin when the day was done,
He went home to sleep and now there are none.

A little girl started to grab the penguins off of the flannel board around penguin #3 so from there on out no one was really paying attention to the rhyme but we made it through. 😀 I’m not sure where I found this rhyme … I might have inherited it along with the flannel when I started the job.

Song: I’m a Little Penguin (to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little penguin,
Black and white. 
Short and wobbly, (hold up fingers close together)
An adorable sight. (hand over heart)
I can’t fly at all, (flap arms)
But I love to swim, (making swimming motions)
So I’ll waddle to the water, (waddle forward)
And dive right in! (jump)
Source: King County Library System


Song/Scarves
: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: Bob and Flo by Rebecca Ashdown

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I’d never read this at story time before but my husband and I read it to our son and we thought it was adorable and funny. The kids really liked spotting the bucket and how it was being used in the story.

Action Song: Waddling Penguins (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Penguins, penguins having fun,
Waddling in the shining sun. (hold arms over head)
Waddling fast and waddling slow, (waddle side to side fast and slow)
Waddling to and waddling fro. (waddle front and back)
Penguins, penguins having fun,
Waddling in the shining sun. (hold arms over head)
Source: Verona Story Time

Egg ShakersShake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid

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A little porcupine loves to give hugs but she doesn’t love how everyone gets ouchies from her quills. What can she do to help?

At this point about half of my attendees (I had a young group today) were off playing already so I skipped my usual Snow on the Rooftops song. I also bagged Skidamarink as well. I thought it would be a cute Valentine’s Day song. I also thought singing Baby Shark would bring some of them back. Nope. Blocks and puzzles are officially more fun than Miss Elena.

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Grandpa Shark (shark mouth like daddy shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

 

Library Displays

E-A-G-L-E-S Eagles!!

Our beloved football team went to the Super Bowl this year so we knew we had to acknowledge the event somehow. This was my tribute!

This is what the bulletin board looked like at the beginning of the week.

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This is what it looked like at the end:

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And a lot of kids took players home! The kids looooooved this craft. We had kids making two or three at a time, giving us one and taking the others home to give as gifts to parents or to watch the big game with. I combined ideas I got here and here.

Here’s my player example:

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He was the only one on the field at the start of the project but was soon surrounded by teammates.

Here are the Football Player Craft Instructions. We put out a big basket of pieces along with the instructions and kids sat at the table and constructed their dude (or dudette — we have several with eyelashes and red lips which I loved).

As you may have heard, the Eagles went on to win (for the first time!) so we left the bulletin board up for one week after the game to celebrate. (If they had lost I was prepared to come in early on Monday to tear everything down!)

Fly, Eagles, Fly!

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Snow Story Time (2018)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see, clap them now with me.
Wiggle your feet // Stretch your arms // Zip your lips

Book: Snow Friends by M. Christina Butler and Tina Macnaughton

snow-friends

Little Bear wakes early from hibernating. He can’t find anyone to play in the snow with so he makes a snowman to be his friend. This book is fun and sparkly and has great friendship themes.

Flannel: Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen all in a row
Each with a hat (touch head)
And a big red bow.
Out came the sun (arms over head in a circle)
And it stayed all day
And one of those snowmen melted away.

But then the next day it snowed and snowed and snowed….
And, one snowman came back!  Then 2, 3, 4, 5…all five snowmen came back!
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Song: Snowflakes Dance Around (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around, (flutter fingers)
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground. (flutter fingers to the ground)
Snowflakes, snowflakes in the air, (raise hands up)
Snowflakes, snowflakes everywhere. (swirl hands around)
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around, (flutter fingers)
`Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground. (flutter fingers to the ground)
Source: Perry Public Library

Song/Scarves
: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

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Simple. Classic. Perfect for a snow story time.

Action Rhyme: I Built a Snowman
I built a little snowman, (make large circle with arms)
He had a carrot nose. (point to noise)
Along came a bunny, (make bunny ears with fingers)
And what do you suppose? (shrug shoulders)
That hungry little bunny, (make bunny ears again)
Looking for his lunch. (make bunny hop)
Ate the snowman’s nose, (pretend bunny is eating carrot)
With a nibble, nibble, CRUNCH!
Source: Storytime Katie

Egg ShakersShake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: 100 Snowmen by Jen Arena; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin

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Song: Snow on the Rooftops (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Snow on the rooftops (make pointed roof shape with arms)
Snow on the trees (hold arms out like tree branches)
Snow on the green grass (wave hands over the ground like you’re touching grass)
And snow on me! (point to self)

Snow on my mittens (hold up hands; wiggle fingers)
Snow on my nose (touch nose)
Snow on my head (touch head)
And snow on my toes (touch toes)

Twirling, swirling, whirling down (spin in circle)
Down and down and down and down (bring hands down and touch the ground)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Grandpa Shark (shark mouth like daddy shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

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Winter Story Time

My very first story time in the new place! It’s going to take some getting used to but I had a great turn out and an enthusiastic audience. Very promising!

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands, clap them now with me.
Clap your hands, let me see, clap them now with me.
Wiggle your feet // Stretch your arms // Zip your lips

I got this song from the children’s librarian where I did my practicum for grad school and I don’t know where she found it. I added some verses of my own.

Book: Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker

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A little boy loves winter and snow. His sister is less enthusiastic. Even though this book mentions winter holidays that have already passed, I love it so we read it. Librarian’s prerogative.

Flannel: Five Little Snowflakes
One little snowflake with nothing to do,
Along came another and then there were two.
Two little snowflakes laughing with me,
Along came another and then there were three.
Three little snowflakes looking for some more,
Along came another and then there were four.
Four little snowflakes dancing a jive,
Along came another and then there were five.
Five little snowflakes having so much fun,
Out came the sun and then there were none!
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: Dance Like Snowflakes (to the tune of Where is Thumbkin?)
Dance like snowflakes, dance like snowflakes
In the air, in the air
Whirling, whirling, twirling
Whirling, whirling, twirling
To the ground, to the ground
Source: Laptime Songs

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner; pictures by Mark Buehner

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Adorable story that explains to children why their snowmen start to look a little funny after a day or two on the lawn …

Egg ShakersShake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Song: Snow on the Rooftops (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Snow on the rooftops (make pointed roof shape with arms)
Snow on the trees (hold arms out like tree branches)
Snow on the green grass (wave hands over the ground like you’re touching grass)
And snow on me! (point to self)

Snow on my mittens (hold up hands; wiggle fingers)
Snow on my nose (touch nose)
Snow on my head (touch head)
And snow on my toes (touch toes)

Twirling, swirling, whirling down (spin in circle)
Down and down and down and down (bring hands down and touch the ground)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Book: One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George; illustrated by Maggie Smith

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An imaginative little girl explores with her one yellow mitten.

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Grandpa Shark (shark mouth like daddy shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

I had to add a Grandpa Shark verse because my baby boy asked specifically for it. 😀

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye,
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to all our friends, “Goodbye!”
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Alphabet Book

Letter Z

We did it!!!!!! Our zany, zealous Z!!

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Can you tell I’ve designed 25 letters and it’s the holiday season and I was looking for simplicity? 😀 I got the idea here. Here are the Letter Z Instructions.

And here’s our table:

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So that’s our alphabet project. It’s been a great success but now I have to think of something equally wonderful to do next year …

Our temporary location is officially closing it’s doors on December 31st and we’ll be moving into the new building in January! A very happy new year to us indeed!

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Bears & Christmas Story Time (Outreach)

Welcome Song: Clap and Sing Hello (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at story time,
We clap and sing hello!
We wave and sing hello // We stomp and sing hello
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: The Wheels on the Bus
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels on the bus round and round
All through the town

The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish //
The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep //
The doors on the bus go open and shut //
The driver on the bus goes move it on back //
The people on the bus go up and down //
The babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah //
The people on the bus go shh, shh, shh

Book: Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman

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Song: Row Row Row Your Boat
I do three verses of this classic:
Row row row your boat (the traditional way) //
Rock rock rock your boat, sway from side to side
Merrily merrily merrily merrily what a bumpy ride (bump hands on lap) //
Row row row your boat, gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile (crocodile snap with arms)
Don’t forget to scream (*AH*)

Song: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Itsy Bitsy Spider (sung normally)
Teeny Weeny Spider (sung in falsetto)
Great Big Hairy Spider (sung deeply)

Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Sung three times, getting faster each time.

Wiggle Rhyme: Watch Out for the Bugs (to the tune of Jingle Bells)
Clap your hands, stomp your feet
Wiggle all around
Throw your hands up in the air and now let’s touch the ground
Touch your head, touch your hips, give yourself a hug
Now sit down upon the floor
But watch out for the bugs!! (stamp out the bugs)

Book: The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland

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Action Rhyme/Flannel: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

I got my words and movement from this great video from Sophie’s World.

Song/Scarves: Popcorn Kernels (to the tune of Frere Jacques; sing each line twice)
Popcorn kernels, (wave scarves overhead)
In the pot. (make scarves ‘disappear’ by bunching them in their fists)
Shake them, shake them, shake them, (shake)
’til they POP! (throw scarves into the air)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: One Bright Scarf (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One bright scarf waiting for the wind to blow, (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high, (wiggle above head)
Wiggle it low, (wiggle by knees)
Shake it fast, (shake fast)
Shake it slow, (shake slow)
Put it behind your back. (put scarf behind your back)
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands; shrug)
Source: Jbrary

Song/Scarves: We Wave Our Scarves Together (to the tune of For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow)
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
We wave our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We wave them high, (sing/wave high)
We wave them low, (sing/wave low)
We wave them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
We throw our scarves together,
Because it’s fun to do!

We throw them high, (throw/sing high)
We throw them low, (throw/sing low)
We throw them in the middle,
Because it’s fun to do!
Source: Jbrary

Book: Corduroy by Don Freeman

corduroy

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

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I gave the kids a vote between this book and Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn & Mark Buehner.

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They chose the Grinch. And most of them hadn’t read it before. A few had seen the Jim Carrey movie (one little boy pointed out that the Grinch was supposed to be green) but I’m not sure many of them had seen the classic cartoon! Sacrilege!

Song: Baby Shark
Baby shark do do do do do do (shark mouth with two fingers)
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark do do do do do do
Baby shark

Other verses:
Mama Shark (shark mouth with hands connected at the wrists)
Daddy Shark (shark mouth with whole arms)
Grandma Shark (shark mouth like mama shark but with fists)
Shark attack (snap arms overhead)
Swim away (swimming motion with arms)
Safe at last (jazz hands)
Source: Adapted from Kindergarten Nation

Closing Song: It’s Time to Say Goodbye to All Our Friends (to the tune of She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain When She Comes)
It’s time to say goodbye to Miss Elena, “Goodbye!” (tap knees)
It’s time to say goodbye to Miss Elena, “Goodbye!”
It’s time to say goodbye …
Wave your hands and wink your eye, (wave, wink)
Now it’s time to say goodbye to Miss Elena, “Goodbye!”
Adapted from Sunflower Storytime