IntroductionWelcome By Miss Carole
Opening Action RhymeCan You Nod Your Head? (with puppets)
From Nancy Stewart; see .
Can you nod your head like kitty cat
Can you nod, nod, nod your head
Can you wag your tail like kitty cat, wag your tail
Can you wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like kitty cat,
Can you wiggle wiggle, wiggle all around
Can you stand up just like kitty cat, and then fall down!
Book Ah-Choo! by Lana Koehler
Nursery RhymeSoft Kitty
Soft kitty,
Warm kitty,
Little ball of fur,
Sleepy kitty.
Happy kitty,
Purr! Purr! Purr!
Book I did a second book, but I can’t recall which one I did.
Weekly RhymeThis is Big, Big, Big
This is big, big, big
This is small, small, small
This is short, short, short
This is tall, tall, tall
This is fast, fast, fast
This is slow, slow, slow
Source: Melissa Depper, a children’s librarian in the Denver metro area
Finger RhymeWhere Is Big Cat (Tune: Where is Thumbkin)
Before starting I introduce the kids to Big Cat (my thumbs) and Little Cat (my pinkies). The cats give a little meow and the kids show me their Big Cat and Little Cat. Where is big cat, where is big cat (hide thumbs)
Here I am, here I am (bring thumbs out)
How are you today cat (wiggle one thumb)
Very well I thank you (wiggle other thumb)
Meow, meow, meow (put thumbs behind back)
Meow, meow, meow
Action RhymeFish, Fish
Tune: Skip to my Lou
Fish, fish, swim up high.
Fish, fish, swim down low.
Fish, fish, swim so fast.
Fish, fish, swim so slow.
Action RhymeSome Dogs Bark (make appropriate noises)
Some Dogs Bark.
Some dogs growl.
Some dogs yip.
Some dogs howl.
And some dogs just wag their tail. (wiggle bottom)
Source: Storytime Katie
Dance SongWag Your Tail by Super Simple Songs
Dance SongRing Around the Rosie by Baby Casparpants
Cool DownABCs, Count to 10
Goodbye SongSkidamarink

Our library is finally getting back into storytimes! Here was the craft that I picked for my pet theme. It was inspired by No Toy Gifts!

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