story time

Pirate Story Time (2017)

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: Ten Little Bubbles (to the tune of 10 Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little bubbles,
Four little, five little, six little bubbles,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap)

Pop, pop, pop the bubbles, (clap hands rapidly)
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Pop, pop, pop the bubbles,
Ten little bubbles go POP! (clap over head)

Book: Pirates Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort

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Kids will never not be amused by the word underpants and any story that mentions them. I love the rhyming stanzas and bright, colorful illustrations. Because the writer is British the word “pants” is used occasionally instead of underpants but the kids role with it and there doesn’t seem to be confusion.

Flannel: Five Pirates Heading Out to Shore
Five pirates heading out to shore,
One jumped overboard and now there are four.
Four pirates heading out to sea,
One stole all the captain’s gold and now there are three.
Three pirates with nothing to do,
One was made to walk the plank and now there are two.
Two pirates having lots of fun,
One drank all the first mate’s juice and now there is one.
One pirate sitting in the sun,
He decides to abandon ship and now there are none.
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: Pirasaurs! by Josh Funk; illustrations by Michael Slack

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A little dinosaur pirate tries to prove his worth. I love that the T-Rex captain is female!

Action Rhyme: The One-Eyed Pirate
The one-eyed pirate, (cover one eye)
He’s fierce and he’s tough. (clench fist and scowl)
He digs for buried treasure, (digging motion)
But it’s never enough. (shake head)
He lives on a ship (hold up hand flat, thumb out)
Way out on the sea. (rock hand in curvy motion, other hand under it)
His parrot is his only friend, (perch hand on shoulder)
Except, of course, for me. (point to self)
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors by Danna Smith; illustrated by Valeria Petrone

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Two little buccaneers have colorful pirate adventures.

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 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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