Potty – Toddler

 

Introduction  Hello Hello!
Opening Rhyme Silly Underwear Song
On my foot, I wear my underwear.
It is such a silly pair of underwear
That my foot will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly underwear go?   On my knee, I wear my underwear.
It is such a silly pair of underwear
That my knee will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly underwear go?   On my elbow, I wear my underwear.
It is such a silly pair of underwear
That my elbow will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly underwear go?   On my head, I wear my underwear.
It is such a silly pair of underwear
That my head will wiggle waggle to and fro
Where else can my silly underwear go?
Adapted from SurLaLune Fairytales
I had a pair of underwear that I would put on my different body parts. At the very end, I put the underwear on my head.
Book  What Color is Your Underwear? by Sam Lloyd
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Nursery Rhyme One, Two Buckle My Shoe
One, two,Buckle my shoe;
Three, four, close the door;
Five, six, pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, lay them straight:
Nine, ten, A big fat hen!
Book  The Underpants Zoo by Brian Sendelbach
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Traditional Rhyme This 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: Mel’s Desk
Sign Language Potty
Action Rhyme Put Your Pants On
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3
Leg to the left,
leg to the right
Wiggle and jiggle and pull ’em up tight.
Leg to the left, leg to the right
Wiggle and jiggle and pull ’em up tight.
Baby put your pants on, pants on, pants on
Baby put your pants on, 1, 2, 3
Source:Jbrary
Action Song Where Oh Where Has My Underwear Gone?
(Tune: Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?)
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Oh where, oh where has my green underwear gone?
Oh where, oh where can they be?I’ve looked up high, and I’ve looked down low,
Did someone hide them from me?Pink, Orange, Blue, Yellow

The kids would come up and give me the right color underwear.
Source: Read Rabbit Read

Dance Song  Super Silly Tango by Mr. Eric & Mr. Michael
Dance Song  If You’re Happy and You Know It by Songs for Wiggleworms
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft: Somehow my craft went missing after storytime. My inspiration was taken from a Pinterest board. My sample was similar to this one.
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Wild Animals – Toddler

 

Introduction  Hello Hello!
Activity Zoo Noises
I’m a bear – hear me growl!
I’m a lion – hear me roar!
I’m a snake – hear me hiss!
I’m a zebra – hear me neigh!
I’m an elephant – hear me grunt!
I’m a monkey – hear me squeak!
I’m a giraffe – I don’t make a sound!
I’m really a child – Hear me laugh!!
Source: Librarian Lisa’s Storytimes 
Book Do Crocs Kiss by Salina Yoon
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Activity I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
And I don’t like it very much
Oh no! He’s got my toe!
Oh Gee! He’s got my knee!
Oh My! He’s got my thigh!
Oh Fiddle! He’s got my middle!
Oh Heck! He’s got my neck!
And I don’t like it very much
Oh Dread! He’s got my – GULP
Source: King County Library SystemThe kids and adults really enjoyed this activity. My tunnel is kind of pain to put back, so we talked about the kids’ favorite animals while I wrestled the tunnel.
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Book  If You’re Happy and You Know It by James Warhola
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Traditional Rhyme This 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: Mel’s Desk
Nursery Rhyme Itsy Bitsy Spider
The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain
and the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again
Sign Language Lion, Zebra, Elephant
Action Rhyme Alligator, Alligator
Alligator, Alligator, swim around
Alligator, alligator, don’t make a sound.
Alligator, alligator, if we tap,
You close your jaws with a big great snap.
Source: Storytime Magic with a slight modification on my part.
Dance Song  Wag Your Tail by Super Simple Songs
Dance Song  The Animal Hokey Pokey by Jack Hartman
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Skidamarin

Craft:
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Source: I Heart Crafty Things

Wild Animals – Preschool

 

Introduction Good Morning
Action Rhyme Monkey See, Monkey Do
Monkey see, monkey do
The monkey does the same as you! (point to children)The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands (clap hands)
The monkey claps, claps, claps his hands (clap hands)
(Let the kids pick what the monkey does… stomp feet, cover eyes, jump up and down, etc.)
Source: Miss Meg’s Storytime
Book  Animal Soup by Todd H. Doodler
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Board Rhyme I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
I’m being eaten by a boa constrictor
And I don’t like it very much
Oh no! He’s got my toe!
Oh Gee! He’s got my knee!
Oh My! He’s got my thigh!
Oh Fiddle! He’s got my middle!
Oh Heck! He’s got my neck!
And I don’t like it very much
Oh Dread! He’s got my – GULP
Source: King County Library SystemThe kids and adults really enjoyed this activity. My tunnel is kind of pain to put back, so we talked about the kids’ favorite animals while I wrestled the tunnel.
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Book  Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
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Sign Language Lion, Zebra, Elephant
Action Rhyme Now I’m Up, Now I’m Down
Now I’m up (stand up)
Now I’m down (crouch)
See me waddle all around.
Put my hands behind my back…
Like a duck I’ll say “Quack, quack”. (waddle around room, quacking)
Source: King County Library System
Action Song I’m a Little Lion
I’m a little Lion, nice and brown
I’m in the field wearing my crown
When I feel like talking I will roar
It’s very loud want to hear some more?
Roar!
Source: The Storytime Handbook: A Full Year of Themed Programs, with Crafts and Snacks by Nina Schatzkamer Miller
I modified it slightly.
Action Song Great to be Wild and Free
I’m running with the zebras, I’m running with the zebras.
Isn’t it great to be wild and free? I’m running with the zebras.
I’m slithering with the snakes; I’m slithering with the snakes.
Isn’t it great to be wild and freed? I’m slithering with the snakes.
I’m howling with the wolves. I’m howling with the wolves.
Isn’t it great to be wild and free? I’m howling with the wolves.
I’m chomping with the crocs. I’m chomping with the crocs.
Isn’t it great to be wild and free? I’m chomping with the crocs.
Source: Artsy Toddler Storytimes: A Year’s Worth of Ready-to-go Programming by Carol Garnett Hopkins
Dance Song  The Animal Hokey Pokey by Jack Hartman
Dance Song See Ya Later Alligator by Laura Doherty
Closing Songs ABC, Count to 15
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft:
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Source: I Heart Crafty Things

American Girl: Luciana (February 2018)

Overview To kick off our 2018 American Girl program, we did Luciana Vega. I found a TON of space activities and crafts that I could do with my patrons. There were the ones I ultimately picked.
Introduction First order of business was to give a quick background on Luciana and why we were going into her world this month.
Group Activity Waning Moon with Oreos
Who doesn’t love Oreos? This was my first thought when I was researching activities for this session. I quickly found the moon phase project.I had a powerpoint that discussed the different phases of the moon. With each phase, the kids either licked or scraped off the filling of the cookie.28783431_1521245074591201_5423077596225902188_nThis activity was on several different websites. The worksheet came from Teachers Pay Teachers.
Group Activity Star Constellations
Our next activity was making a constellation out marshmallows. I guided the kids into making the big dipper.IMG_4079
Galaxy Jars Galaxy Jars
Our last activity, and by far the favorite was the galaxy jars. I set out a ton of paint for the kids to choose from. Pink and purple were the favorite of all colors. I would probably recommend skipping black paint. During the sample process, the black overtook the other colors.28783650_1521244634591245_641658170233454629_n.jpg

I would recommend writing out the rules, so the adults know the exact order on how to do the jars. I spent a good amount of time reiterating the sequence.

The second advice is not the SHAKE the jar, but rather, swirl it enough to mix the colors.
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The pink and purple jar was a jar that was fully shaken during the process. It eventually settled and did have some differences between the colors. The jar on the right was swirled.

Passive Activity Moon Walk
Our last activity was a moon walk replication. I bought some car sponges and had the kids attach it to their feet. I strongly recommend buying the thickest sponges for this activity. I unfortunately bought thinner ones, so the kids had to stack multiple sponges for their walk.IMG_3874 28783184_1521245584591150_3754129997395500038_n

Hippos – Toddler

Introduction   Hello Hello!
Book Kiss, Kiss by Margaret Wild
276554Seven Little Hippos by Mike Thaler
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Flannel A Hippopotamus Sandwich
A hippo sandwich is easy to make.
All you do is simply take
One slice of bread,
One slice of cake,
Some mayonnaise
One onion ring,
One hippopotamus
One piece of string,
A dash of pepper —
That ought to do it.
And now comes the problem…
Biting into it!
Source: Shel Silverstein

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Book Hippos go Berserk by Sandra Boynton
815985Hidden Hippo by Joan Gannij
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Traditional Rhyme This 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: Mel’s Desk
Nursery Rhyme It’s Raining; It’s Pouring
It’s raining; it’s pouring.
The old man is snoring.
He bumped his head when he went to bed,
And he didn’t get up til the morning.It’s raining; it’s pouring.
The old woman is snoring.
She went to bed and bumped her head,
And she couldn’t get up in the morning.It’s raining; it’s pouring.
The children are snoring.
They went to bed and bumped their heads,
And they couldn’t get up in the morning.
Sign Language Hippo
Action Rhyme The Feet of a Hippo Go Thump, Thump, Thump
(tune: “The Wheels on the Bus”)
The feet of a hippo go thump, thump, thump,
Thump, thump, thump,
Thump, thump, thump.
The Feet of a hippo go thump, thump, thump,
All day long.The nose of a hippo goes snort, snort, snort,
Snort, snort, snort,
Snort, snort, snort.
The nose of a hippo goes snort, snort, snort,
All day long.The tail of a hippo goes swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish,
Swish, swish, swish.
The tail of a hippo goes swish, swish, swish,
All day long.
Source: One Little Librarian
Action Song An Elephant Came to Play, Play, Play
An elephant came to play, play, play (repeat back)
He’s Big and fat and gray, gray, gray. (repeat back)A rhino came to play, play, play. (repeat back)
She’s big and fat and gray, gray, gray. (repeat back)A hippo came to play, play, play. (repeat back)
He’s big and fat and gray, gray, gray. (repeat back)
Source: More Family Storytimes: Twenty-Four Creative Programs for All Ages by Rob Reid
Dance Song Walking, Walking by Songs for Wiggleworms
Dance Song Dancing Feet by Miss Carole
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft: My source came from housingaforest.com. However, the picture was only available on pinterest. I could not locate it on the original site.

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Hippos – Preschool

 

Introduction Good Morning
Action Rhyme Harriet Hippo
Harriet Hippo just happened to sneeze,
And all of a sudden, she fell to her knees.
It’s hard to get up
When you’re built like a truck,
But Harriet did it with ease.
Source:King County Library System
Book Hippos are Huge! by Jonathan London
22747810It’s a Baby Hippopotamus by Kelly Doudna
10560656Hippospotamus by Jeanne Willis
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Board Rhyme A Hippopotamus Sandwich
A hippo sandwich is easy to make.
All you do is simply take
One slice of bread,
One slice of cake,
Some mayonnaise
One onion ring,
One hippopotamus
One piece of string,
A dash of pepper —
That ought to do it.
And now comes the problem…
Biting into it!
Source: Shel Silverstein
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Book That’s Not a Hippopotamus by Juliette MacIver
29066412Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! by Kristyn Crow
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Sign Language Hippo
Action Rhyme A Hippopotamus(tune of “If you’re happy and you know it”)

Oh, I wish I was a hippopotamus.
Oh, I wish I was a hippopotamus.
Oh I’d hop and I’d dive,
Do a happy little jive.
Oh, I wish I was a hippopotamus.
Source: DLTK’s Growing Together

Action Song The Hippopotamus Song
Stompin through the jungle is the hippopotamus.
Boom! Boom!
With sandpaper skin from top to bottom,
Oh, how I love that hippopotamus. Boom! Boom!Swimmin’ in the river is the hippopotamus.
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!
Oh, how I love that hippopotamus.
Splish, Splash
Boom! Boom!Chasing all the monkeys is the hippopotamus.
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!
Oh, how I love that hippopotamus.
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!

Eating all the mangoes is the hippopotamus.
Munch, munch
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!
Oh, how I love that hippopotamus.
Munch, munch
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!

Sleeping in the jungle is the hippopotamus.
Snore, snore
Munch, munch
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!
Oh, how I love that hippopotamus.
Snore, snore
Munch, munch
Eee, eee
Splish, splash,
Boom! Boom!
Source: Something Musical Happened at the Library: Adding Song and Dance to Children by Robert Reid

 Action Song  BusA hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on the city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said—you’re squishing me!A cow, a cow, a cow,
Got on, got on, got on the bus
And all, and all and all the people said—MOOOVE over!A snake, a snake, a snake,
Got on, got on, got on the bus
And all, and all and all the people said—Ssssssssit over!

A sheep, a sheep, a sheep got on the bus
Got on, got on, got on the bus.
And all, and all, and all the people said –BAAAAck up!
Source: Secretary of State

Dance Song Silly Dance Contest
Closing Songs ABC, Count to 15
Goodbye Song  Skidamarink

Craft: My source came from housingaforest.com. However, the picture was only available on pinterest. I could not locate it on the original site.
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Holi Storytime

Introduction Tickle The Moon
Tickle the Moon
Tickle your toes.
Clap your hands
And tickle your nose.
Reach up high.
Reach down low.
Turn around,
And say hello!
Source: Storytime Katie has a closing version she found on pinterest. I wanted an opening song, so my coworker reworked it to make an opening song.
Action Rhyme The Colors I See
Red, red is the color I see.
If you are wearing red then show it to me.
Stand up, turn around.
Show me your red then sit back down.
Yellow, yellow is the color I see.
If you are wearing yellow then show it to me.
Stand up, turn around.
Show me your yellow then sit back down.Blue, Pink, Green
Source: Johnson County Library
Book Festival of Colors by Kabir Sehgal
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Flannel Rainbow Kittens
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Six little kittens found a box of paint.
They jumped right in…their mother will faint!
The first little kitten came out all red.
“I’ll be orange,” the second kitten said.
The third little kitten turned bright yellow.
“I’ll be green,” said the next little fellow.
The fifth kitten said, “My favorite is blue.”
“Purple for me,” said the sixth with a mew.
Dancing home the kittens go
To show their mother a KITTEN RAINBOW!
Source: Read Rabbit Read

Book Holi by Rebecca Pettiford
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Action Rhyme One Bright Scarf
One bright(different color) scarf waiting for the wind to blow (hold in hand)
Wiggle it high (wiggle scarf above head)
Wiggle it low (wiggle scarf by knees)
Shake it fast (wiggle scarf quickly)
Shake it slow (wiggle scarf slowly)
Put it behind your back,
Where did it go? (bring out empty hands)
Source: Loons and Quines @ Librarytime
The kids really got a kick out of it when I made the scarves disappeared behind my back. They all wanted to know how I did it.
Action Song Color, Color up and Down (with scarves)
Color, color up and down,
Color, color all around.
Color, color knees and toes,
Color, color on your nose.
Color, color on your friend
Color, color we hope the fun never ends
Source: I have used this rhyme several times, but I no longer remember the original source. I did modify it for our Holi Storytime.
Dance Song  Holi Song
Goodbye Song Tickle the Stars
Tickle the Stars
Tickle your toes
Turn around
And tickle your nose
Reach down low
Reach up high
Storytime’s over
So wave goodbye!
Source:My own modification

Crafts:
Since I cannot throw colored powder in the library, I did the next best thing….wet chalk on paper.
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The second craft was done in honor of the elephant festival.

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Library Lover – Toddler

 

Introduction  Hello Hello!
Book  Book by Kristine O’Connell Goerge
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Don’t Push the Button!
by Bill Cotter
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Flannel Five Little Books
Five little books at the library
Five little books as great as can be
Along comes (name) with their library card
To take one home and read
Credit: What Happens In Storytime
Book  Z is For Moose by Kelly Bingham
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Traditional Rhyme This 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: Mel’s Desk
Nursery Rhyme Dickery Dickery Dare
Dickery, dickery dare,
The pig flew up in the air.
The man in brown
Soon brought him down!
Dickery, dickery, dare
Sign Language Library
Action Rhyme Wiggle Worm
Wiggleworm, wiggleworm
Hiding in a book
Wiggleworm, wigglewom
Where should we look?Clappingworm, clappingworm
Hiding in a book
Clappingworm, clappingworm
Where should we look?Jumpingworm, jumpingworm
Hiding in a book
Jumpingworm, jumpingworm
Where should we look?Dancingworm, dancingworm
Hiding in a book
dancingworm, dancingworm
where should we look?

Bookworm, bookworm
Hiding in a book
Bookworm, Bookworm
Start reading your book

Source: Itsy Bitsy Mom with modifications I made.

Action Song Read, Read, Read Your Books
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Read, read, read your books,
Read them every day.
Books are fun (jazz hands!)
And make us smart (point to your amazing brain)
In every kind of way (swoop arms around!)
Source: King County Library System
Dance Song  I Went to the Library by The Wiggles
Dance Song  No More Monkeys by Asheba
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 5
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft: I took my inspiration from Storytime Katie.

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Library Lover – Preschool

 

Introduction   Good Morning
Action Rhyme If You’re a Reader
(Tune: If you’re happy and you know it)If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it,
and you really want to show it
If you’re a reader and you know it, clap your hands
Source: Literary Hoots
Book Z is For Moose by Kelly Bingham
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I Will Chomp You by John Jory
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Finger Rhyme Here is My Book/I Love Books
Here is my book,
(hold hands together as if a book, then open)
I open it wide,
To see all the pictures,
that are inside.I love books, and they love me,
I get them free at the library.
Read them once, read them twice,
Library books are oh, so nice!
Source: Delta Township District Library
Book The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
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Sign Language  Library
Action Rhyme THE MORE WE READ TOGETHER
The more we read together, together, together
the more we read together, the happier we’ll be.
Read big books and small books, read short books and tall books
The more we read together, the happier we’ll be.
Source: Canton Public Library
Action Song This is the Way We Read Our Books
This is the way we read our books, read our books, read our books (open hands like book)
this is the way we read our books, at the library. (make “L” sign in circle motion)This is the way we turn the page, turn the page, turn the page (lift upper corner of page in turning motion)
this is the way we turn the page, at the library. (make “L” sign in circle motion)This is the way we listen to stories, listen to stories, listen to stories (cup hand to ear)
this is the way we read our books, at the library. (make “L” sign in circle motion)This is the way we check out books, check out books, check out books ”(slide hands across table)
this is the way we check out books, at the library. (make “L” sign in circle motion)
Source: King County Library System
Action Song Wiggle Worm
Wiggleworm, wiggleworm
Hiding in a book
Wiggleworm, wigglewom
Where should we look?Clappingworm, clappingworm
Hiding in a book
Clappingworm, clappingworm
Where should we look?Jumpingworm, jumpingworm
Hiding in a book
Jumpingworm, jumpingworm
Where should we look?Dancingworm, dancingworm
Hiding in a book
dancingworm, dancingworm
where should we look?

Bookworm, bookworm
Hiding in a book
Bookworm, Bookworm
Start reading your book
Source: Itsy Bitsy Mom with modifications I made.

Action Song  Read a Book(Tune: Row, row, row your boat)
Read, read, read a book
Travel anywhere,
Worldwide, you decide
A book will take you there.
Read, read, read a book,
Beginning to the end,
What a way to spend the day,
A book’s a special friend!
Source: Delta Township District Library
Dance Songs  I Went to the Library by The Wiggles
Dance Songs No More Monkeys by Asheba
Closing Songs ABC, Count to 10
Goodbye Song  Skidamarink

Craft: I took my inspiration from Storytime Katie.

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Bubble Gum – Toddlers

Introduction  Hello Hello!
Book Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler
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Action Rhyme Bubble
Bubble, bubble, bubble, (Mimic blowing bubble)
Bubble, bubble, POP! (clap hands on POP)
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!
Source: Jbary with modifications. Last phrase of “I Have a Little Turtle”
Book  I tried a second book, but the kids were just too antsy and we quit only two pages into it.
Traditional Rhyme This 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: Mel’s Desk
Nursery Rhyme Jack be Nimble
Jack be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack jumped over the candlestick!
Jack be Nimble
Jack be nimble
Jack be quick
Jack run and get your
Bubblegum stick!
Source: Bubblmania by Lee Wardlaw but I Changed the last line a tiny bit.
Sign Language  Chewing Gum
Action Rhyme Three Bubbles
A small bubble (make a circle with your hands)
A medium sized bubble (make a larger circle with your hands
A great big bubble (make a large circle with your arms)
Now let’s count them, are you ready?
1 –2 – 3 (make 3 circles again)
POP! (clap hands loudly once)
Source: Perry Public Library Storytime
Action Song Bubble
Bubble, bubble, bubble, (Mimic blowing bubble)
Bubble, bubble, POP! (clap hands on POP)
Bubble, bubble, bubble,
Bubble, bubble, POP!
Source: Credit for both: Bubble Theme – Step by Step via Storytime Katie but I modified.
Dance Song She’ll be Coming Around the Mountain
Dance Song  Can Can Dance
Traditional Song ABC, Count to 5
Goodbye Song Skidamarink

Craft:

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Source: All Kids