Body and Senses Storytime

I’m trying a different format for the website. We will see how much I like it. This was my first storytime for our summer reading program. I did it specifically for our Picnic Storytime.

Introduction Tickle the Sun

Tickle the Sun.
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.

Book I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

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Flannel Mr. Potato Head

Template Source: Oopsey Daisy

Mr. Potato Head, What Do You Need?
by Shawn Wolf

Mr. Potato Head, how will you see?
I’ll give you some eyes so you can see me.

Mr. Potato Head, how will you smell?
I’ll give you a nose so you can smell well.

Mr. Potato Head, how will you taste?

I’ll give you a mouth so you can eat cake.

Mr. Potato Head, how will you hear?

I’ll give you some ears so you’ll know when I’m near.

Mr. Potato Head, how will you touch?

I’ll give you some hands so you can feel much.

Mr. Potato Head, your head looks so bare.

I’ll give you a hat with some crazy black hair.

Mr. Potato Head, how will you run?

I’ll give you some feet so you can have fun.

Source: Read, Rhyme & Sing

Book Spunky Little Monkey by Bill Martin Jr.

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Stretch/Rhyme: This is Big, Big, Big/Clap Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them now 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

Traditional Rhyme  Toast in the Toaster
Nursery Rhyme This Little Piggy
Action Rhyme All of Me by Jessica McDonald

My hands are for clapping (clap)
My arms can hug tight. (hug)
My fingers can snap (snap)
Or can turn out the light. (cover eyes)

My legs are for jumping (jumping)
My eyes help me see (make binoculars)
This is my body, (show outline of body)
And I love all of me. (hug self)

Action Rhyme Peal The Banana
Form banana, form form banana. (Arms in banana shape.)
Form banana, form form banana.
Peel banana, peel, peel banana. (One arm down.)
Peel banana, peel, peel banana. (Other arm down.)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas! (Jump up and go bananas.)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas!Form an orange, form, form an orange. (orange shape.)
Form an orange, form, form an orange.
Peel an orange, peel, peel an orange. (Lower one arm.)
Peel an orange, peel, peel an orange. (Lower other arm.)
Squeeze an orange, squeeze, squeeze an orange. (Squeeze your body)
Squeeze an orange, squeeze, squeeze an orange.

Form the apple, form, form the apple. (Lift arms above head.)
Form the apple, form, form the apple.
Slice the apple, slice, slice the apple. (Slicing movements.)
Slice the apple, slice, slice the apple. (Slicing movements.)
Eat the apple, eat, eat the apple. (Act like your eating)
Eat the apple, eat, eat the apple.

Form potato, form, form potato. (Form potato)
Form potato, form, form potato.
Peel potato, peel, peel potato. (Lower one arm.)
Peel potato, peel, peel potato. (Lower other arm.)
Mash potato, mash, mash potato. (Stomp, jump on floor)
Mash potato, mash, mash potato.

Form the corn, form, form the corn. (Lift arms above head)
Form the corn, form, form the corn.
Shuck the corn, shuck, shuck the corn. (Lower one arm.)
Shuck the corn, shuck, shuck the corn. (Lower other arm.)
Pop the corn, pop, Pop the corn. (clap hands)
Pop the corn, pop, Pop the corn.

Form banana, form form banana. (banana shape)
Form banana, form form banana.
Peel banana, peel, peel banana. (One arm down.)
Peel banana, peel, peel banana. (Other arm down.)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas! (Jump up and go bananas.)
Go bananas! Go, go bananas!

Dance Song Popcorn Barenaked Ladies
Dance Song Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Traditional Song ABCs
Goodbye Song Tickle the clouds
Tickle your toes
Turn around
And tickle your nose
Reach down low
Reach up high
Storytime’s over
So wave goodbye!
Source: Storytime Katie
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Crazy Hair – Preschool

Opening Song

We Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello…
We stomp and sing hello…

Books

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Book-O-Beards by David Lemke
Cowlick by Christin Ditchfield
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
Mo’s Mustache by Ben Clanton

Flannel

Mustache Flannel

There once lived a man named Mr. Lou,
He had a mustache that grew, and GREW!
By Monday, it was as tiny as his nose,
By Tuesday, on and on it grows!
By Wednesday, it stretched as far as his ears!
By Thursday, it looked as if it had grown for years.
But on Friday Mr. Lou caught the flu…
ACHOOOO!
and off went the mustache—it flew and FLEW!
Source:PPL Kids Blog

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I did something different with this flannel. Instead of making a face, I just made flannel mustaches that I put up to my face.

Actions Rhymes

Ten Little Mustaches (I used mustaches on sticks and slowly added them with each phrase)
Tune: Ten Little Indian

One little, two little, three little mustaches
Four little, five little, six little mustaches
Seven little, eight little, nine little mustaches
Ten little mustaches under your nose
Source:Literary Hoots

Hands on Shoulders

Hands on shoulders, hands on knees,
Hands behind you, if you please.
Touch your hair,
Now your toes.
Hands up high in the air,
Down at your sides, now touch your hair.
Hands up high, as before.
Now Clap your hands, one, two, three, four!
Source: Toddler Storytime Programs by Dianne Briggs

Barber, Barber, Shave a Pig

(Sung to “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)

Barber, Barber, shave a Pig
How many hairs will make a wig?
Four and twenty, that’s enough
Then pat the pig with a powder puff
Source: Book Besotted Librarian

Charley Needs A Haircut

Charley needs a haircut, (make scissor fingers on hair)
Doesn’t want to go (shake head “no”)
Even though the barber
Has three chairs in a row (hold up 3 fingers)
One for Charley’s father (fold down one finger)
One for brother Ken (fold down second finger)
Another chair for Charley
Will he go, or has he been? (wiggle finger back & forth)
Source: Perry Public Library

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Walking Walking by Songs for Wiggleworms
Hokey Pokey by Songs for Wiggleworms

Take Home Craft

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A fellow blogger did something like this, but I decided to change it up and cut out the center so the kids could put their faces through it.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song.
Counting to 10.

Closing Goodbye Song

We Clap Goodbye Like This

We clap goodbye like this,
We clap goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap goodbye like this.

We wave goodbye like this…
We stomp goodbye like this…

Observations

Book-O-Beards is awesome! It’s short and funny. The kids also loved the flannel. They requested that I do it several times.

Crazy Hair – Toddlers

Opening Song

Well Hello Everybody, Can You Touch Your Nose

Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
Touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes,
touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your toes,
touch your toes?

Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy, rub your tummy?
Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy?

Books

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No Haircut Today by Elivia Savadier
Book-o-Beards by Donald Lemke

Flannel

Mustache Flannel

There once lived a man named Mr. Lou,
He had a mustache that grew, and GREW!
By Monday, it was as tiny as his nose,
By Tuesday, on and on it grows!
By Wednesday, it stretched as far as his ears!
By Thursday, it looked as if it had grown for years.
But on Friday Mr. Lou caught the flu…
ACHOOOO!
and off went the mustache—it flew and FLEW!
Source:PPL Kids Blog

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I did something different with this flannel. Instead of making a face, I just made flannel mustaches that I put up to my face.

Traditional Rhymes

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

Clap, Clap, Clap Your hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them now 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

Fuzzy Wuzzy

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy.
Was he?

Action Rhymes

Ten Little Mustaches (I used mustaches on sticks and slowly added them with each phrase)
Tune: Ten Little Indian

One little, two little, three little mustaches
Four little, five little, six little mustaches
Seven little, eight little, nine little mustaches
Ten little mustaches under your nose
Source:Literary Hoots

Hands on Shoulders

Hands on shoulders, hands on knees,
Hands behind you, if you please.
Touch your hair,
Now your toes.
Hands up high in the air,
Down at your sides, now touch your hair.
Hands up high, as before.
Now Clap your hands, one, two, three, four!
Source: Toddler Storytime Programs by Dianne Briggs

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Walking Walking by Songs for Wiggleworms
Hokey Pokey by Songs for Wiggleworms

Take Home Craft

 

A fellow blogger did something similar to this. If I recall correctly, we decided to cut out the center so the kids could hold it up to their face.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 5.

Closing Goodbye Song

The Goodbye Train is Leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving, the goodbye train is leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot

Observations

The kids LOVED the flannel especially when I acted like I was sneezing and had the flannel fly at them. The No Haircut Today was a meh read. However, the kids got a kick out of the Book-O-Beards. I actually had several parents who wanted to know who wrote it.

Bugs – Toddler

Opening Song

Well Hello Everybody, Can You Touch Your Nose

Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
Touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes,
touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your toes,
touch your toes?

Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy, rub your tummy?
Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy?

Books

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Snappy Little Bugs by Claire Nielson
The Big Bug Book by David A. Carter
Giant Pop-Out Bugs by Chronicle Books

Traditional Rhymes

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

Clap, Clap, Clap Your hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them now 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

Itsy Bitsy Spider

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

Action Rhymes

Spider Crawl

The spider’s crawling on my leg,
Where will he go?
There is no use in asking me-
Only the spider know! (jump the spider to a different body part)

Now the spider’s on my ____(identify body part)
Where will he go?
There is no use in asking me –
Only the spider knows! (repeat, jumping spider to other part)
Source:More Storytime Magic by Kathy MacMillan

Dragonfly, Dragonfly

Dragonfly, dragonfly, flutter around. (flap wings)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, land on the ground. (crouch down low)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, fly up high. (stand on tiptoe)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, touch the sky. (reach arms up high)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, fly down low. (crouch and flap arms)
Dragonfly, dragonfly, land on my toe. (point to toe).
Dragonfly, dragonfly, there is a fading light, (move hands in front of face).
Dragonfly, dragonfly, time to say goodnight. (wave)
Source: More Storytime Magic by Kathy MacMillan

A Bee is On My Toe
Tune: Farmer in the Dell

A bee is on my toe. A bee is on my toe.
Heigh-ho just watch me blow.
A bee is on my toe. (blow gently on toe)

(refrain: On my nose; On my head; On my ear)

Source:King County Library System

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

La Cucaracha by A World of Kids Mexico
Bumblebee by Laurie Berkner

Take Home Craft

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Children also received a fly swatter with this craft.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 5.

Closing Goodbye Song

The Goodbye Train is Leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving, the goodbye train is leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot

Observations

The books were more meh for this storytime. The one book they really responded to was The Big Bug Book. If you decide to read this one, I would skip all the little sayings in the flaps. It made the book way too long.

Ocean – Preschool

Opening Song

We Clap and Sing Hello

We clap and sing hello,
We clap and sing hello,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap and sing hello!

We wave and sing hello…
We stomp and sing hello…

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Books

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Please Don’t Eat Me! by Roger De Muth
I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen
Barnacle is Bored by Jonathan Fenske

Flannel

Five Little Fishies

There were five little fishes
Swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark
You can’t catch me
Along comes Mr. Shark
As quiet as can be…
SNAP!
Four little fishes
Swimming in the sea

No More Fishies Swimming in the Sea

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Actions Rhymes

Once I Saw an Octopus
Once I saw an octopus in the deep blue see (put hands over eyes, as if searching)
I called, “Mr. Octopus, won’t you swim with me?” (hands around mouth to call)
Then out came his tentacles, so very long and straight. (link thumbs with fingers out, as if making a bird shadow puppet, but make more of a circle for the head)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 (count eight fingers)
Credit: King County Library System

I’m a Little Octopus
Arm #1 goes swish, swish, swish (swing arms back and forth)
Arm #2 helps me catch fish (wiggle hand back and forth)
Arm #3 pats my head (pat hand on head)
Arm #4 makes sure I’m fed (put hand to mouth)
Arm #5 swims me to shore (move arms in swimming motion)
Arm #6 touches the ocean floor (touch hand to floor)
Arm #7 can grab and tug (open and close hands)
But all eight arms give me a hug! (cross arms and hug yourself)
Credit: Pubyac (Library listserv)

Critters in the Sea
Tune: The Wheels on the Bus

The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
Chomp, chomp, chomp!
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp!
All through the day!

The fish in the sea go swim, swim, swim…
The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch…
The octopus in the sea go wiggle, wiggle, wiggle…
The sea horse in the sea rocks back and forth…
The whale in the sea goes squirt, squirt, squirt…
The clam in the sea goes open and shut…
The crabs in the sea go click, click, click…
The jellyfish in the sea go bloop, bloop, bloop…
Source: Wisconsin’s Water Library

Bubble, Bubble, Pop
One little red fish
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water.

One little red fish
Swimming in the water,
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble…POP!

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Under the Sea by Disney’s Little Mermaid (used with scarves)
Shake Your Sillies Out by The Wiggles

Take Home Craft

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Source: Desert Chica

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song. We are learning it in sign language.
Counting to 10.

Closing Goodbye Song

We Clap Goodbye Like This

We clap goodbye like this,
We clap goodbye like this,
With our friends at storytime,
We clap goodbye like this.

We wave goodbye like this…
We stomp goodbye like this…

Observations

The kids enjoyed this storytime and got a kick out of my puppet. I named him Fred. Initially, I was not going to walk around with him, but the kids really wanted to touch his teeth.

Ocean – Toddler

Opening Song

Well Hello Everybody, Can You Touch Your Nose

Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
Touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes,
touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your toes,
touch your toes?

Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy, rub your tummy?
Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy?

Books

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Can You Say It, Too? Arf! Arf! by Nosy Crow
Big Fish Little Fish by Ed Heck
Giant Pop-Out Ocean by Chronicle Books
Peekaboo! in the Ocean by Cocoretto

Flannel

Five Little Fishies

There were five little fishes
Swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark
You can’t catch me
Along comes Mr. Shark
As quiet as can be…
SNAP!
Four little fishes
Swimming in the sea

No More Fishies Swimming in the Sea

Traditional Rhymes

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

Clap, Clap, Clap Your hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them now 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

I Caught a Fish Alive

One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive,
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
Then I let it go again.

Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
This little finger on the right

Action Rhymes

Bubble, Bubble, Pop

One little red fish
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water,
Swimming in the water.

One little red fish
Swimming in the water,
Bubble, bubble, bubble, bubble…POP!

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Under the Sea by Disney’s Little Mermaid (used with scarves)
Shake Your Sillies Out by The Wiggles

Take Home Craft

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Source: Desert Chica

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 5.

Closing Goodbye Song

The Goodbye Train is Leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving, the goodbye train is leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot

Observations

Pop-out books are always a hit with the kids. I found the mother load in our storytime room. Bubble, Bubble, Pop rhyme and anything with scarves is a guarantee win!

Dance – Preschool

Opening Song

Clap Everybody and Say Hello!

Clap everybody and say hello!
Clap everybody and say hello!
Clap everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Stomp everybody and say hello!
Stomp everybody and say hello!
Stomp everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Jump everybody and say hello!
Jump everybody and say hello!
Jump everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Books

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Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
One More Dino On the Floor by Kelly Starling Lyons
The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants by Eric Litwin

Finger Rhyme

Dance Your Fingers Up

Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed
Source: King County Library

Actions Rhymes

We Can Jump
We can jump, jump, jump
We can hop, hop, hop
We can clap, clap, clap
We can stop, stop, stop
We can nod our heads for yes
We can shake our heads for no
We can bend our knees a little bit
And we can sit down really slow
Credit: 1234 More Storytimes

An activity I did with the kids was challenge them to contort their bodies depending on what letter I gave them. Another storytime blogger mentioned this activity and it worked really well for this storytime.

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Silly Illy Willies by Lolly Hopwood
Jump Up! by Imagination Movers
Chicken Dance by Fisher Price: Fun in the Sun
The Twist by Disney Dancin’ Tunes

Take Home Craft

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song. We are learning it in sign language.
Counting to 25.

Closing Goodbye Song

See you later, alligator

See you later, alligator (Wave goodbye)
In a while, crocodile
Give a hug, ladybug (Hug yourself)
Blow a kiss, jellyfish (Blow a kiss)
See you soon, big baboon
Out the door, dinosaur (Point straight ahead)
Take care, polar bear
Wave goodbye, butterfly (Wave goodbye)

Observations

I think I will do more of these in the future. It gave me a breather and it gets the kids moving!

Dance – Toddler

Opening Song

Well Hello Everybody, Can You Touch Your Nose

Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
Touch your nose, touch your nose?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your nose,
touch your nose?

Well hello everybody can you touch your toes,
touch your toes, touch your toes?
Well hello everybody, can you touch your toes,
touch your toes?

Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy, rub your tummy?
Well hello everybody, can you rub your tummy,
rub your tummy?

Books

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I Can Dance by Betsy Snyder
Toddlerobics! by Zita Newcome

Traditional Rhymes

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

Clap, Clap, Clap Your hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands
Clap them now 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

Wind Your Bobbin Up

Wind your bobbin up,
Wind your bobbin up,
Pull, Pull, Clap! Clap! Clap!

Wind your bobbin up,
Wind your bobbin up,
Pull, Pull, Clap! Clap! Clap!

Point to the ceiling
Point to the floor
Point to the window
Point to the door

Clap your hands together – 1, 2, 3,
Put your hands down on your knees.

Action Rhymes

Laugh A Little

Laugh a little, laugh a little, ha, ha, ha.
Sing a little, sing a little, la, la, la.
Clap a little, clap a little, clap, clap, clap.
Dance a little, dance a little, tap, tap, tap.
Spin a little, spin a little, round and round.
Rest a little, rest a little, all fall down!
Source: Author Unknown

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Got the Wiggles  by Bob and Lolo
Chicken Dance by Fisher Price: Fun in the Sun
Hot Potato by The Best of the Wiggles

Take Home Craft

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 20.

Closing Goodbye Song

The Goodbye Train is Leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot.
Oh the goodbye train is leaving, the goodbye train is leaving
Oh the goodbye train is leaving see you soon, toot, toot

Observations

This was a fun storytime. I’m always up for dancing. The kids enjoyed the change-up with more dancing than rhymes and books.

Naughty/Mischievous – Preschool

Opening Song

Clap Everybody and Say Hello!

Clap everybody and say hello!
Clap everybody and say hello!
Clap everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Stomp everybody and say hello!
Stomp everybody and say hello!
Stomp everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Jump everybody and say hello!
Jump everybody and say hello!
Jump everybody and say hello!
No matter what the weather!

Books

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I Am Bear by Ben Bailey Smith
Baa Baa Smart Sheep by Mark Sommerset
I’d Really Like To Eat a Child by Sylviane Donnio

Finger Rhyme

Don’t Touch the Baby

Mama says: “Don’t touch the baby.”
Papa says:  “Don’t touch the baby.”
Grandma says:  “Don’t touch the baby.”
Grandpa says:  “Don’t touch the baby.”
Little Sister says:  “Don’t touch the baby.”
Where’s the baby?  “Don’t touch the baby!”

Waaahhhhh! You touched the baby!?
Source: King County Library System

Little Bunny Foo Foo

Little bunny Foo Foo
Went hopping through the forest
Scooping up the field mice
And bopping them on the head

Down came the Good Fairy, and she said
“Little bunny Foo Foo
I don’t want to see you
Scooping up the field mice
And bopping them on the head.”
I’ll give you 3 chances!
And if you don’t behave, I will turn you into a goon!”

And the Next Day… (Keep going until he is on his last chance)

I gave you three chances and you didn’t behave so….POOF.
She turned him into a Goon.

Themed Rhymes

There Was A Little Girl

There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead (point to forehead)
And when she was good
She was very very good. (fold hands in lap)
But when she was bad
She was horrid! (make a face)
Source: Perry Public Library

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

No-No-No Dance Song  by Sesame Street
No More Monkeys by Asheba  (We used the parachute with this song.)

Take Home Craft

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song. We are learning it in sign language.
Counting to 25.

Closing Goodbye Song

See you later, alligator

See you later, alligator (Wave goodbye)
In a while, crocodile
Give a hug, ladybug (Hug yourself)
Blow a kiss, jellyfish (Blow a kiss)
See you soon, big baboon
Out the door, dinosaur (Point straight ahead)
Take care, polar bear
Wave goodbye, butterfly (Wave goodbye)

Observations

Baa Baa Smart Sheep is a really funny book. However, I was afraid some parents/guardians would not enjoy a sheep tricking an ostrich into eating poop. I made the kids promise that they would NEVER trick someone with this kind of prank.

Baby – Summer 2016

Here are my baby storytime outlines for 2016. My library normally does a separate Waddler and Walker storytime, but I decided to combine them for the summer. These are my outlines. I will add each storytime outline as I complete them with notes.

Monday, June 13

Introduction Song Well Hello Everybody, Can you Touch Your Nose
Nursery Rhyme This Little Piggy

For my baby storytimes, I have the parents gently touch/shake an arm or leg for each piggy. The last portion of the little pig running home…we tickle bellies.

Book Rainbow Zoo by Martina Hogan
Traditional Rhyme This is Big, Big, Big
Diaper Song Baby Put Your Pants On
Movement Little Bar of Soap
Movement Elevator Song
Dance Song Milkshake by Songs for Wiggle Worms
Dance Song Shake My Sillies Out
Calm Down Song Acka Backa Soda Cracker
Closing Song ABCs
Goodbye Song We Wave Goodbye Like This

Follow-Up Activities: Pots and Pans and toys.

Observations: I might have done just one too many rhymes for this storytime. I might ax one of movement songs. However, I’m really glad that I offered a sensory activity with playtime. I would almost say that the pots and pans trumped the toys.

Monday, June 20 (Children’s Activity Room)

Introduction Song Well Hello Everybody, Can you Touch Your Nose
Nursery Rhyme The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Book Jungle 123 by Little Bee Books
Traditional Rhyme This is Big, Big, Big
Diaper Song Wiggle Waggle Went the Bear
Movement Bouncing, Bouncing, Baby on My Knee
Movement Popcorn
Dance Song If You’re Happy and You Know It
Dance Song Shake My Sillies Out
Calm Down Song Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Closing Song ABCs
Goodbye Song We Wave Goodbye Like This

Follow-Up Activities: Bubbles, Toys, Baby Toys

Observations: My library’s AC is only running at half capacity, so I kept it fairly tame. It was too hot for all the rhymes, so I axed out Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to speed up the storytime. The room was getting very hot. Unfortunately, I could not locate where I found the popcorn rhyme, but these are the lyrics.

Popcorn, popcorn (bounce gently)
Sittin’ in the pot.
Shake it, shake it. (wiggle baby)
Pop! Pop! Pop! (bounce high 3 times)

Monday, June 27

Introduction Song Well Hello Everybody, Can you Touch Your Nose
Nursery Rhyme Humpty Dumpty
Book
Traditional Rhyme This is Big, Big, Big
Diaper Song Spots, Spots, Spots
Movement Bubble, Bubble, Pop
Movement Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Dance Song Toddler Can Can
Dance Song Shake My Sillies Out
Calm Down Song Bubble, Hop, And Stop 
Closing Song ABCs
Goodbye Song We Wave Goodbye Like This

Follow-Up Activities: Bubbles, Toys, Baby Toys

Observations: Bubble wrap was a hit! Little babies were focused on trying to pop it while older kids were super excited to step and jump on it. #WIN

Monday, July 11

Introduction Song Well Hello Everybody, Can you Touch Your Nose
Nursery Rhyme Patty Cake
Book  Let’s Have a Picnic by Hunter Reid
Traditional Rhyme Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Diaper Song Pizza Baby
Movement Somebody’s Hiding
Movement Color, Color
Dance Song I Know a Chicken
Dance Song Jump Up!
Calm Down Song We Wave Our Scarves Together
Closing Song ABCs
Goodbye Song We Wave Goodbye Like This

Follow-Up Activities: Scarves, Toys, Baby Toys

Color, Color up and Down

Color, color up and down,
Color, color all around.
Color, color knees and toes,
Color, color on your nose.
Color, color on your tummy,
Color, color on your mommy.

Observations: I incorporated sensory playtime into this storytime. We used the scarves for half of the rhymes.

Monday, July 18

Introduction Song Well Hello Everybody, Can you Touch Your Nose
Nursery Rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb
Book  Leap, Frog, Leap! by Douglas Florian
Traditional Rhyme Clap, Clap, Clap Your Hands
Diaper Song Changing Diapers
Movement Animal Moves
Movement Alligator Elevator
Dance Song Hokey Pokey
Dance Song Jump Up
Calm Down Song These Little Fingers
Closing Song ABCs
Goodbye Song We Wave Goodbye Like This

Follow-Up Activities: Parachute, Toys, Baby Toy

Animal Moves

This is the way the bunny hops:
hop, hop, hop, hop.

This is the way the horsey trots:
trit trot, trit trot.

This is the way the froggy jumps:
jump, jump, jump, jump.

This is the way the birdie flies:
fly away, fly away!

These Little Fingers Go

These little fingers go
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle.
These little fingers go
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
And now they’re on my
___________.

Observations: My iPod dock actually was not cooperating with me, so we did not dance this session. 😦