EMOTIONS – TODDLERS

IntroductionPut Your Little Foot By Miss Carole
Daily ReportDay and Weather Report
BookDuck & Goose, How Are You Feeling? by Tad Hills
Recognition RhymeBoo Boo
One, two I’ve got a boo-boo
Three, four, oh, it’s sore!
Five, six, blow it a kiss
Seven, eight, put the bandage on straight
Nine, ten now it’s better again!
Source: King County Library System

I handed out Band-Aids and the kids were able to put on it on their boo-boos.
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.
This is yes, yes, yes.
This is no, no, no.
Source: Melissa Depper, a children’s librarian in the Denver metro area

We do it twice. Once with our traditional hand movements and the second time with ASL.
BookGlad Monster, Sad Monster by Ed Emberley
Weekly RhymeClap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands with me.
Clap your hands let me see
Clap your hands with me.

Beep, beep, beep your nose.
Touch, touch, touch your shoulders.
Tap, tap, tap your knees.
Shake, shake, shake your feet.
Source: Found this on another librarian’s site years ago.
Action RhymeI Have Feelings
Tune: Frere Jacques
I have feelings;
I have feelings.
Look at me, and you’ll see.
Sometimes I feel _____,
Really, really ______.
Look at me, and you’ll see.
Source: Totally For Twos
Action RhymeCRY, CRY WHEN YOU’RE SAD
Tune:  “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”
Cry, cry when you’re sad.
Just between me and you.
Don’t be afraid to shed a tear.
It’s the thing to do.
Source: Preschool Express
Action RhymeI’ll Hug You
Tune: The Farmer in the Dell
I’ll hug you
When you’re sad
I’ll hug you
when you’re glad,
I’ll hug you
When you’re feeling scared,
I’ll hug you
When you’re mad.
Source: Busy Bees: Fun for Two’s and Three’s
Dance SongRun Baby Run by Casper Babypants
Dance SongIf You’re Happy and Know It by Blippi
Closing SongsABC, Count to 5
Goodbye songSay Goodbye by Miss Carole

Craft: A feelings light. Kids can help communicate how they are feeling by utilizing red, yellow or the green light.

SCHOOL- PRESCHOOL

Introduction Welcome by Miss Carole
Daily ReportMonth, Date, Day, Season, Weather
BookThe Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems
Recognition RhymeWhat’s in My Backpack?
What’s in my backpack on this first day of school?
I’ll definitely need a writing tool! (pencil)
If I want to draw a picture for my mother,
I’ll need something with different colors. (crayons)
When I need to cut in a straight line,
These will do the job just fine. (scissors)
The paper flowers need to stick on a background of blue,
What item do I need to choose? (glue)
I’ve worked all morning and my tummy rumbles,
If I don’t eat soon, I’ll surely grumble! (lunch)
Source: More Storytime Magic by Kathy MacMillan
BookTake Your Pet to School by Linda Ashman
Action RhymeGot a Pencil
(to the tune of Clementine)
Got a pencil, got a pencil,
got a pencil on my [nose, toe, etc.]
First I lost it,
then I found it
Got a pencil on my [nose, toe, etc.]
Source: The Buckeye Librarian

I changed it from feather to pencil. I gave all the kids a pencil die-cut.
Action RhymeMonster School
Participants will respond to all questions by waving their arms and shouting ‘Aarrgghh!”

Teacher: One plus one equals what?
Audience: “Aarrgghh!”
Teacher: What color is the sun?
Audience: “Aarrgghh!”
Teacher: How do you spell cat?
Audience: “Aarrgghh!”
Teacher: What is the nation’s capital?
Audience: “Aarrgghh!”  
Source: 200+ Original and Adapted Story Program Activities by Robert Reid
Activity with MusicWe worked on letter recognition with dot markers. I utilized some sheets from this source.
Dance SongRing Around the Rosie
Dance SongPut Your Finger in the Air by Carole Stephens
Dance SongStretching and Counting”
Touch the floor and count to four 1-2-3-4
Stretch up high and count to five 1-2-3-4-5
Now let’s sit and count to six 1-2-3-4-5-6
Source: Lady Librarian’s Literacy, Lifestyle, and Lookbook Log
Closing SongsABC’s and Counting to Ten
Goodbye song Skidamarink

Craft: Growing a Jeweled Rose

SCHOOL- TODDLER

Introduction Put Your Little Foot By Miss Carole
Daily ReportDay, Weather
Recognition RhymeWhat’s in the Yellow Box
What’s in the lunch box, lunch box
What’s in the lunch box? I don’t know,
Let’s find out!
Source: King County Library System

This was originally a color rhyme, but I changed it up for kids to recognize foods.
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.
This is yes, yes, yes.
This is no, no, no.
Source: Melissa Depper, a children’s librarian in the Denver metro area

We do it twice. Once with our traditional hand movements and the second time with ASL.
BookThe Pigeon Has to Go To School by Mo Willems
Weekly RhymeClap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap your hands with me.
Clap your hands let me see
Clap your hands with me.

Beep, beep, beep your nose.
Touch, touch, touch your shoulders.
Tap, tap, tap your knees.
Shake, shake, shake your feet.
Nursery RhymeMary Had a Little Lamb
Action RhymeThe Sharing Song
Tune: London Bridge
I am learning how to share,
How to share, how to share.
I am learning how to share.
This heart is for you.
Source:Totally for Twos by the Mailbox

I had hearts that kids held. They would then pass it to their caregiver or another child.
Dot ActivityWe did a dot marker activity that worked on letter recognition.
Dance SongHead Shoulders Knees and Toes
Dance SongWheels on the Bus by Cocomelon
Cool Down ActivityHigh and Low
Here’s my little hand. (hold out hand)
Watch me make it go
First up so high, (reach hand up)
Then down so low. (reach hand down).
Source: Busy Bees: Fun for Two’s and Three’s
Closing SongsABC, Count to 5
Goodbye songSay Goodbye by Miss Carole

Craft: School Bus

TEETH – PRESCHOOL

Introduction  Put Your Finger in the Air by Carole Peterson
BookBook-O-Teeth: A Wearable Book by Donald Lemke
Flannel BoardGood or Bad

I purchased a template set from Planning Playtime. The kids had
to tell what was good and bad for teeth.
BookHow to Catch the Tooth Fairy by Adam Wallace
ASLBrush Teeth
Toothpaste
Action RhymeFive Little Teeth
There were five little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth
I pulled and I twisted and one popped out
Now there are…one, two, three, four.
(count down)
Credit: What Happens In Storytime
Action RhymeSuzie Cleans her Teeth
Suzie cleans her teeth,
she cleans them twice a day.
She claps her hands and pats her head
As she goes out to play.
Source: Health
Action RhymeMy Toothbrush
I have a little toothbrush.
I hold it very tight.
I brush my teeth each morning, and then again at night.
I go brush, brush, brush.
And rinse, rinse, rinse,
And then when they’re all clean,
I will blow you a kiss!
Source: Doc Player
Dance SongBrush Your Teeth by JoJo’s Circus
Cool DownAlphabet Count to 10
Goodbye SongWiggle Finger! By Miss Carole

Craft:

TEETH – TODDLER

IntroductionPut Your Little Foot By Miss Carole
BookBook-O-Teeth: A Wearable Book by Donald Lemke
Flannel Board Tooth Fairy
Look and see, look and see
Can you find the tooth for me?
Is it under the (color) pillow?
Credit: SLC Book Boy
BookBrush Your Teeth Please by Leslie McGuire
ASLBrush Teeth
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.
This is yes, yes, yes.
This is no, no, no.
Source: Melissa Depper, a children’s librarian in the Denver metro area

We do it twice. Once with our traditional hand movements and the second time with ASL.
Finger RhymeUse Your Toothbrush
(Sung to: “Where is Thumbkin”)
Use your toothbrush.
Use your toothbrush.
Every day.
Every day.
Keep your smile shining bright.
Morning, noon and every night.
Brush, brush, brush.
Brush, brush, brush.
Source: 123 Learn Curriculum

Where’s your toothbrush?
Where’s your toothbrush?
Here it is!
Here it is!
Keep your smile shining bright.
Morning, noon and every night.
Brush, brush, brush.
Brush, brush, brush.

I believe the second verse is one I modified from the original. I gave out die-cut toothbrushes
and the kids used them for the song.
Action RhymeI Love To Brush My Teeth
Tune: The Farmer In The Dell

I love to brush my teeth,
I love to brush my teeth,
Up and down and all around,
I love to brush my teeth.

I love to floss my teeth,
I love to floss my teeth,
In and out and all about,
I love to brush my teeth.

Source: Preschool Express
Action RhymeBrush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth,
’til they’re shiny bright.
They’ll by healthy, they’ll be strong,
if you treat them right.
Source:123 Learn Curriculum
Action RhymeI Know How to Brush My Teeth
I know how to brush my teeth
I brush on top and underneath
Up like a rocket 
Down like a plane
Back and forth like a choo-choo train.
Source: Kids Soup
Group ActivityClean the Alphabet Cavities Away

I made a giant tooth on our blackboard and then put up our giant magnet letters.
The kids then removed the alphabet cavities as we sang the ABCs.
Dance SongI Brush My Teeth by Miss Carole
Cool DownABCs, Count to 10
Goodbye SongSay Goodbye by Miss Carole

Craft:

Ocean Storytime 2021

WelcomeWelcome by Miss Carole
Action RhymeBubble, Bubble, Pop
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!
Source: Jbary
BookSave Your Friends by Hyewon Kyung
Finger RhymeI Caught a Fish Alive
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 I caught a Fish Alive
6, 7, 8, 9, 10 I let it go again.  
Why did I let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
The little one on the right.
BookI’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
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.
This is yes, yes, yes.
This is no, no, no.
Source: Melissa Depper, a children’s librarian
in the Denver metro area

We do it twice. Once with our traditional hand movements
and second time with ASL.
Action RhymeDown in the Ocean
Tune: Down by the Station
Down in the ocean Early in the morning.
See the little lobster. Crawling around.
See the little lobster. Crawling in the ocean.
Crawl, crawl, pinch, pinch. Off it goes.  
Down in the ocean. Early in the morning.
See the little octopus. Waving around.
See the little octopus. Waving in the ocean.
Wave, wave, squirt, squirt. Off it goes.  
Down in the ocean. Early in the morning.
See the little dolphin. Jumping around.
See the little lobster. Jumping in the ocean.
Jump, jump, splash, splash. Off it goes.  
Down in the ocean. Early in the morning.
See the little diver. Looking around.
See the little diver. Looking in the ocean.
Look, Look, swim, swim. Off she goes.
Source: The Mailbox: Songs & Rhymes on Parade
Action RhymeI’m a Whale
Tune: I’m a Little Teapot
I’m a great big whale. (point to self)
And I can swim. (pretend to swim)
There is my tail. (point behind you)
And here’s my dorsal fin. (place one hand on hip)
When I want to show off with my friend,
I jump into the air, (jump)
And wiggle my rear end. (wiggle bottom)
Source: I believe I also snagged this from Mailbox since
I did not put adifference source in my notes.
Action RhymeThree Jellyfish
Three jellyfish, three jellyfish. (hold up hands by head)
Three jellyfish sitting on a rock.
One fell off. (drop one hand)
Two jellyfish, two jellyfish. (wave hand by head)
Two jellyfish sitting on a rock.
One fell off. (drop other hand)
One jellyfish, one jellyfish. (wiggle head)
One jellyfish sitting on a rock.
One fell off. (fall to the floor)
No jellyfish, no jellyfish.
No jellyfish sitting on a rock.
Source: I believe I also snagged this from Mailbox since
I did not put adifference source in my notes.  
Dance SongBaby Shark by Pinkfong
Dance SongRow, Row, Row Your Boat by Old Town School of Folk Music
Dance SongThe Goldfish by Laurie Berkner
Closing RhymesAbc, Count to 20
Goodbye SongSkidamarink
Craft Source: Caffeine and Classy

Green Trees

IntroductionWelcome by Miss Carole     
OpeningTall As a Tree
Tall as a tree
Wide as a house
Thin as a pin
Small as a mouse
Source: King County Library System: Tell Me a Story
BookIf Snowflakes Tasted Like Fruitcake by Stacey Previn
Nursery Rhyme ActionTwinkle Twinkle Little Star
The kids will stretch their arms and legs out like a star.
While singing the song, the kids will cross their midline and touch one hand
the opposite foot and then repeating on the other side.
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.
This is yes, yes, yes.
This is no, no, no.
Source: Melissa Depper, a children’s librarian in the Denver metro area

We do it twice. Once with our traditional hand movements and second time with ASL.                             
Finger RhymeGreen Says Go (with scarves)
Green says, “Go!” (hold up the color green)
Go! Go! Go! (march in place)
Yellow says, “Slow!” (hold up color yellow)
Slow…slooow…sloooow (march slowly)
And red says, “Stop!” (hold up the color red)
(freeze)
(Hold up green) Go! Go! Go!
(Hold up yellow) Slow…sloooow…slooooow
(Hold up red) STOP!
(everybody freeze)!
Source: King County Library System: Tell Me a Story
Action RhymeCupcakes The cupcakes are here, the cupcakes are there
The cupcakes, the cupcakes are everywhere!

The cupcakes are up, the cupcakes are down
The cupcakes, the cupcakes are all around

The cupcakes are in, the cupcakes are out
The cupcakes the cupcakes are all about.
Source: One Little Librarian
Action RhymeLet’s Make Jam!
Tune: Ten Little Indians
Let’s all squish and squash some berries.
Let’s all squish and squash some berries.
Let’s all squish and squash some berries.
Now we’ve made some jam!  
Let’s all spread it on some bread now.
Let’s all spread it on some bread now.
Let’s all spread it on some bread now.
And now we’ll eat our jam!
Source: Totally for Twos: Stories and Songs
Action RhymeAndy Spandy Sugar and Candy Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop up! (stretch tall)
Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop down! (crouch down)
Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop in! (hug yourself)
Andy Spandy, sugar and candy
All pop out! (jump up with arms outstretched) Source: https://kcls.org/content/andy-spandy-sugar-and-candy/
Dance SongTurkey Hop by Miss Carole
Dance SongJingle Bells and Stop by Miss Carole
Cool DownABCs, Count to 10
Goodbye SongSay Goodbye by Miss Carole
This craft was taken from several different inspirations, but we made it our own.

Wild Pets – Preschool

Introduction Put Your Finger in the Air by Carole Peterson
Opening RhymeThe Little Skunk
I stuck my head in a little skunk’s hole.
And the skunk said, “Well, bless my soul!”
Take it out (clap-clap)
Take it out (clap-clap)
Re-move it!  
Well, I didn’t take it out, and the little skunk said,
“If you don’t take it out, you’ll wish you had!”
Take it out (clap-clap)
Take it out (clap-clap)
Psss-ssst!
P- U…I removed it too late! (pinch nose with fingers as you say this line)
Source: Book Besotted Librarian
BookOne Cool Friend by Toni Buzzeo
Finger RhymeTen Little Chickens
Five eggs and five eggs, (hold up ten fingers)
That makes ten.
Sitting on top is the mother hen. (cover one hand with the other)
Crack, crack, crack, (clap 3 times)
What do I see?
Ten little chicks,
As cute as can be! (Hold up ten fingers)
Source: Teaching Mama
BookHello, World! Pets by Jill McDonald
ASLChicken                                       
Egg
Action RhymeThis is the Way the Chicken Moves
This is the way the chicken walks,
Bob the head, chin in front,
Bob the head, chin in the front.
This is the way the chicken stretches,
Flap, flap, flap your wings,
Flap, flap, flap your wings.
This is the way the chicken dances,
Move your tail feathers to the left,
Move your tail feathers to the right.
This is the way the chicken sits,
Fold your legs on the nest like so, Fold your legs on the nest like so.
Source: The Artsy Toddler
Action RhymeAlligator Elevator (parachute)
An alligator went for an elevator ride
Said the elevator operator, “Step inside”
First floor, second floor, up and down
It’s the only alligator elevator in town!
Group ActivityI’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor by Shel Silverstein (parachute):
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don’t like it very much!

Oh no, oh no, he swallowed my toe,
he swallowed my toe

Oh gee, oh gee, he’s up to my knee,
he’s up to my knee

Oh fiddle, oh fiddle, he’s reached my middle,
he’s reached my middle

Oh bleck, oh bleck, he’s up to my neck,
he’s up to my neck

Oh dread, oh dread, he swallowed my…. schlirppp!
Source: One For the Books

I used a tunnel as a snake. I slowly moved it up until the “snake” ate me.
Dance SongChicken Dance by The Hit Crew
Dance SongGalloping Country Style by Mr. Al
Cool DownAlphabet Count to 15
Goodbye SongWiggle Finger! By Miss Carole
Inspiration Source: Glued to My Crafts

Wild Pets – Toddlers

IntroductionPut Your Little Foot By Miss Carole
BookPiggies by Audrey Wood
Nursery RhymeThis Little Piggy
(with action rhymes)
This little piggy went to market, (shake one arm)
This little piggy stayed home, (shake the other arm)
This little piggy had roast beef, (shake one leg)
This little piggy had none. (shake the other leg)
This little piggy went …
Wee, wee, wee, (tickle belly)
all the way home!
BookPet the Pets: A Lift-the-Flap by Sarah Lynne Reul
ASLChicken
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.
This is yes, yes, yes.
This is no, no, no.
Source: Melissa Depper, a children’s librarian in the Denver metro area

We do it twice. Once with our traditional hand movements and second time with ASL.
Librarian Action RhymeI’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor by Shel Silverstein
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
I’m being swallowed by a boa constrictor
And I don’t like it very much!

Oh no, oh no, he swallowed my toe,
he swallowed my toe

Oh gee, oh gee, he’s up to my knee,
he’s up to my knee

Oh fiddle, oh fiddle, he’s reached my middle,
he’s reached my middle

Oh bleck, oh bleck, he’s up to my neck,
he’s up to my neck

Oh dread, oh dread, he swallowed my…. schlirppp!
Source: One For the Books

I used a tunnel as a snake. I slowly moved it up until the “snake” ate me.
Action RhymeGot a Feather
(to the tune of Clementine with a die-cut feather)
Got a feather,
got a feather,
got a feather on my [nose, toe, etc.]
First I lost it,
then I found it
Got a feather on my [nose, toe, etc.]
Source: The Buckeye Librarian
Dance SongI Know a Chicken (with shake eggs)  
Dance SongSuper Shaker Song by Culture Queen
Cool DownABCs, Count to 15
Goodbye SongSay Goodbye

We made hedgehogs!

Inspiration Source: Glued to My Crafts

Junior Favorites: T.O.T.S.

This was one of my last programs before we had to shut down for the pandemic. Disney T.O.T.S. was gaining popularity and I wanted to do it as a part of my Junior Programs. I made a variety of stations that was based off a Nursery Checklist.

Set-UpI had several stations based off the TV show.
Children also received a check-list that guided them
through the stations.

Station 1Kids picked their baby from a bin when they collected their Nursery Checklist.

Station 2Once the kids picked their baby, they would take the babies to the play area.
I had a ball pit, blocks, and stacking toys. Of course the kids played more with
the toys themselves.

Station 3The babies would be hungry after so much play. The kids had to make bottles and feed
their babies. This was a great sensory station. I had extra bottles that the kids would fill
with lentils. Be aware that this can be very messy!

Station 4The kids would then take their babies to the bathing station.
The water beads were another hit. However, they were super messy.

Station 5After giving their babies a bath, the kids would them swaddle up and deliver the babies
to their new homes.



CraftsOnce the kids completed all the stations, they could create their own T.O.T.S. badge
and a Baby Passport.


Photo OpOur super volunteer made me this great backdrop!