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Jungle Story Time (2018)

This is one of my favorite themes because I love these three books and I always read them for jungle story time. I know I should be looking for new and exciting books to introduce to the kids but they’re never as good as these three. 😀

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: Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

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Rhyming book about Gerald the Giraffe. Gerald is awkward and shy but he wants to join in the jungle dance. How will he fit in?

Flannel: Down in the Jungle
Down in the jungle where nobody goes,
There’s a big fat elephant washing his toes.
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way he washes his toes!

Down in the jungle when nobody there,
There’s a great big lion washing her hair.
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way he washes his hair!

Down in the jungle, if you look in the trees,
There’s a cheeky monkey washing his knees.
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way he washes his knees!

Down in the jungle, if you care to check,
There’s a very long snake washing his neck.
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way he washes his neck!

Down at the river if you look underneath,
There’s a great big tiger brushing his teeth.
With a rub-a-dub here, and a rub-a-dub there,
That’s the way he washes his teeth!

I don’t remember the source for this flannel rhyme so if it’s yours, let me know!

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)

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 Jungle Run by Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees

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Rhyming book about jungle animals competing in a race. They tell little lion she’s too young to participate. Or is she?

Song: Ten Little Crocodiles
One little, two little, three little crocodiles,
Four little, five little, six little crocodiles,
Seven little, eight little, nine little crocodiles,
Ten little crocodiles hatch from eggs.

Ten little, nine little, eight little crocodiles,
Seven little, six little, five little crocodiles,
Four little, three little, two little crocodiles,
One little crocodile swims away.
Source: Miss Christi’s Storytime Blog

Egg ShakersShake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Oh, No! by Candace Fleming & Eric Rohmann

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The animals get stuck in a hole. Then tiger offers to “help” them out. Oh, no!

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

Top o’ the Mornin’ to Ya

Our bulletin board for the next couple of weeks:

March 2018 Bulletin Board --resized

I’m pretty proud of it. Prep took a while but I think it was worth it! I combined ideas I found on Pinterest here and here.

And check out the leprechaun! Isn’t he cute??

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I based his design off an idea I got here. We’re having the kids color gold coins to add to the board. Here are the instructions. Hopefully he’ll bring us good luck (and gold!).

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Transportation 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: Where’s My T-R-U-C-K? by Karen Beaumont; pictures by David Catrow

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A little boy can’t find his favorite red truck. And even though his family tries to help by offering other toys and distractions, they’re just not the same. I thought this would be a little long (my kids skewed younger today) but they sat still.

Song/Flannel: Flying All Around …
Flying all around in my little red spaceship (arms out — flying)
Flying all around in my little red spaceship
Flying all around in my little red spaceship
Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom (slap knees)
Yellow // Green // Blue
Adapted from Storytime Katie

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/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: Cars Galore by Peter Stein; illustrated by Bob Staake

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Rhyming book about all sorts of silly cars. I really like this book but it didn’t work well for story time. The illustrated cars were small and the kids really couldn’t see each individual car as it was mentioned. It would be better for lap reading. Lesson learned.

Wiggle Song: The Wheels on the Bus

Egg ShakersShake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Amazing Airplanes by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

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Rhyming stanzas give fun facts about airplanes and air travel. I love this entire series of books. They only problem is the books themselves are small. But I use them anyway because they’re great. The pictures are large and bright and colorful so that helps with a story time crowd.

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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Dinosaur 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: The Littlest Dinosaur’s Big Adventure by Michael Foreman

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A little dinosaur follows his froggy friends, then finds himself lost in the forest. How will he get home?

Flannel: Five Enormous Dinosaurs
Five enormous dinosaurs letting out a roar, (roar)
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp) and then there were four.
Four enormous dinosaurs knocking down a tree,
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp) and then there were three.
Three enormous dinosaurs eating tiger stew,
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp) and then there were two.
Two enormous dinosaurs sitting under the sun,
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp) and then there was one.
One enormous dinosaur wasn’t having any fun,
He stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp) and now there are none.
Source: Sunflower Storytime

Action Rhyme: Dinosaur, Dinosaur
Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch the ground
Dinosaur, dinosaur, reach up high
Dinosaur, dinosaur, wink one eye
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your nose
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your toes
Dinosaur, dinosaur, slap your knees
Dinosaur, dinosaur, sit down please
Source: Storytime Katie

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 Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur by Richard Byrne

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A big dinosaur wants all of Jackson’s jelly beans. But Jackson knows he has an even bigger friend to defend him!

We were scheduled to do a dinosaur action rhyme here but they were SO WIGGLY today. So I pulled some wiggle songs out of my hat.

Wiggle Song: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Wiggle Song: 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)

Egg ShakersShake It by Sally’s Music Circle

Book: Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

dinosaur-kisses

A little dinosaur likes to chomp and stomp. Can she learn how to control herself enough for a kiss? This book is short and sweet, just what they needed!

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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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

a really good snowman

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

flight school

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

bob and flo

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!