story time

Valentine’s Day Story Time

Welcome Song: Hands Go Up and Hands Go Down
(to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)
Hands go up and hands go down
I can turn around and round
I can hop upon two shoes
I can listen so can you
I can sit, I’ll show you how
Story time is starting now

Song: This Old Man
This old man,
He played one, (hold up one finger)
He played knick knack on my thumb.
With a knick knack (slap knees)
paddy wack (clap hands)
give a dog a bone, (hand jive)
This old man came rolling home. (roll hands)
Two … on my shoe // Three … on my knee // Four .. on the floor // Five … on the hive

Book: Hug Me by Simona Ciraolo

hug-me

A Valentine’s story time favorite. The kids really liked it.

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

Song: Song cube (Row, Row, Row Your Boat)

Song: Song cube (The Wheels on the Bus)

Book: Hugs from Pearl by Paul Schmid

hugs-from-pearl

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

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

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

love monster.jpg

Song: Song cube (Itsy, Bitsy Spider)

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: You Are My Sunshine
You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are gray.
You’ll never know dear,
How much I love you.
Please don’t take my sunshine away.
Source: Childhood

Goodbye Song: We Wave Goodbye Like This (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
We wave goodbye like this.
We wave goodbye like this.
We clap our hands for all our friends.
We wave goodbye like this.

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