story time

Bear Story Time (2019)

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 tap and sing hello (tap knees) //
We stretch and sing hello (stretch arms up) //
We wave and sing hello (wave)
Source: Storytime Katie

Song: The Grand Old Duke of York

Song: Eeny Meeny Miny Mo
Eeny meeny miny mo,
Let me hear your hands go,
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap!

Sounds so good, sounds so fine,
Let me hear it one more time!
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap,
Clap, clap, clap-clap, clap!

Feet go stomp // Tongue go click // Mouth go shhh
Source: Storytime Outloud

Book: Bear Can’t Sleep by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman

bear can't sleep.jpg

Bear and his friends are trying everything: counting sheep; a cup of hot tea; a big, cozy fire … but Bear just can’t get to sleep! I usually read Bear Snores On for Bear Story Time but I decided to change it up this year and read this newer title. It was nice because I don’t think some of the kids had read it before. It’s always nice to introduce a new Bear book to them.

Flannel Board: Five Little Bears
Five little bears heard a loud roar,
One ran away and now there are four.
Four little bears climbing up a tree,
One slid down and now there are three.
Three little bears deciding what to do,
One fell asleep and now there are two.
Two little bears having lots of fun,
One went home and now there is one.
One little bear feeling all alone,
He went home to mama and now there are none.
Source: King County Library System

Action Rhyme: Little Brown Bear
A little brown bear went in search of honey, (shade eyes with hands)
Isn’t it funny, a bear wanting honey? (shrug shoulders)
He sniffed at the breeze, (pretend to sniff)
And listened for bees, (hold hand to ear)
And you wouldn’t believe it,
He even climbed trees! (pretend to climb)
Source: Perry Public Library

Book: The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland


Rhyming book about a cranky bear whose nap gets disturbed by zebra, lion, moose, and sheep. What can they do to make him feel better? One of my story time favorites!

Egg Shakers: Shake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier


Bear wants honey but he’s scared of bees! Bees are terrible monsters with large teeth and sharp claws, and they NEVER share their honey … Right?

Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Song: Skinnamarink

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