story time

Rain Story Time

It’s cloudy and rainy so this was a very appropriate theme for today!

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: Peep and Ducky Rainy Day by David Martin; illustrated by David Walker

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The kids liked this one more than I thought they would! They particularly liked when Peep’s mom came to pick him up and Peep and Ducky hid under the couch cushions with their little bottoms sticking out. 😀

Song: The Rain is Falling Down (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell)
The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH! (clap)
The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH! (clap)
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter, (tap knees softly)
The rain is falling down, (flutter fingers down)
SPLASH! (clap)
Source: Perry Public Library Storytime

Song: Song cube (The Wheels on the Bus)

Song: Rain, Rain (to the tune of Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Rain, rain falling down (flutter fingers down)
Falling to the ground.
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter, (tap knees softly)
What a lovely sound!
Source: Perry Public Library Storytime

Flannel: Five Umbrellas
Five umbrellas stood by the back door,
The red one went outside and then there were four.
Four umbrellas stood pretty as can be,
The blue one went outside and then there were three.
Three umbrellas stood with nothing to do,
The green one went outside and then there was two.
Two umbrellas stood watching for the sun,
The yellow one went outside and then there was one.
One umbrella stood alone in the hall,
The pink one went outside and then that was all!
Adapted from SurLaLune Storytime

Book: BOOM! Big, Big Thunder & One Small Dog by Mary Lyn Ray; illustrated by Steven Salerno

boom.jpg

I asked the kids if they liked thunderstorms and some did but most did not. I told them I still don’t like them as a grown-up so we commiserated with this little doggie who was brave about everything else but thunder.

Song: Rain is Falling All Around (to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down)
Rain is falling all around, (flutter fingers down)
On the rooftops, (steeple arms over head)
On the ground. (touch the ground)
Rain is falling on my nose and head and hands and toes. (touch each in turn)
Source: GoodReads review for Soggy Saturday

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

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Action Rhyme: The Rain
Pitter patter raindrops falling from the sky, (flutter fingers down)
Here is my umbrella to keep me warm and dry. (circle arms over head)
When the rain is over and the sun begins to glow, (twinkle fingers in the air)
Little flowers start to bud and grow and grow and grow! (raise hands up over head)
Source: SurLaLune Storytime

Song: Song cube

I rolled I’m a Little Teapot but I called an audible and we sang the Itsy, Bitsy Spider instead since it went better with our theme. Librarian’s prerogative!

Book: Raindrop, Plop! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison; illustrated by Pam Paparone

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Song: Mr. Sun
Oh Mr. Sun. Sun. Mr. golden sun, (arms over head)
Please shine down on me. (move hands back and forth and down)
Oh Mr. Sun. Sun. Mr. golden sun, (arms over head)
Hiding behind a tree. (hide face behind hands)
These little children are asking you. (point to the children)
To please come out so they can play with you. (gesture ‘come here’ with hands)
Oh Mr. Sun. Sun. Mr. golden sun. (arms over head)
Please shine down on me. (move hands back and forth and down)

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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