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. 😦

Buttons – 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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Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin

Flannel
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I read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons along with this flannel.

Finger Rhyme

Five Little Buttons

Five Little Buttons on my shirt
One popped off and rolled away….

Four Little Buttons on my shirt
One popped off and rolled away…

Three Little Buttons on my shirt…
One popped off and rolled away

Two Little Buttons on my shirt…
One popped off and rolled away

One little button on my shirt..
It popped off and rolled away

No more buttons on my shirt!
Oh no I need another shirt!
Source: My own creation.

Themed Rhymes

Big Button

One Push
Two Pushes
Three pushes
Jump!
Source: My own creation.

Where is Button

Where is button, (hid the stick behind my back)
Where is button,
Here it is! (revealed the button)
Here it is!
Put on my belly (put it on the belly)
Put on my belly
Belly Button
Belly Button
Source: My own creation.

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Action Play

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A fellow librarian blogger talked about playing a game called “Remote Control Says.” I thought it was awesome and decided to make a 2 foot remote control for this game. The kids really got a hoot out of it.

Remote Control

Remote Control Says…
Dance
Jump up and Down
Sit
Make a Silly Face
Turn in a Circle
Clap your hands
Stomp
Run in Place
Reach to the Ceiling

Activity Songs

Belly Button by Ralph’s World
Button Factory by The Learning Station

Take Home Craft

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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

Pete the Cat is always a hit. Don’t Push This Button was another popular book with the kids. I did this book for a school visit and we actually handed out “buttons” for the kids to push along with me.

Buttons – 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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We’ve All Got Bellybuttons!by David Martin
Where is Baby’s Belly Button? by Mo Willems

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

Dickery Dickery Dare

Dickery, dickery dare,
The pig flew up in the air.
The man in brown
Soon brought him down!
Dickery, dickery, dare.

Finger Rhyme

Five Little Buttons

Five Little Buttons on my shirt
One popped off and rolled away….

Four Little Buttons on my shirt
One popped off and rolled away…

Three Little Buttons on my shirt…
One popped off and rolled away

Two Little Buttons on my shirt…
One popped off and rolled away

One little button on my shirt..
It popped off and rolled away

No more buttons on my shirt!
Oh no I need another shirt!
Source: My own creation.

Themed Rhymes

Big Button

One Push
Two Pushes
Three pushes
Jump!
Source: My own creation.

Where, Oh Where are Baby’s Fingers

Where, oh where are baby’s fingers? (touch fingers)
Where, oh where are baby’s toes? (touch toes)
Where, oh where, is baby’s belly button? (tap belly button)
‘Round and round it goes (make circle around belly)

Where, oh where are baby’s ears? (touch ears)
Where, oh where is baby’s nose? (touch nose)
Where, oh where, is baby’s belly button? (tap belly button)
Round and round it goes. (make a circle around belly)
Source: King County Library System

Where is Button

Where is button, (hid the stick behind my back)
Where is button,
Here it is! (revealed the button)
Here it is!
Put on my belly (put it on the belly)
Put on my belly
Belly Button
Belly Button
Source: My own creation.

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Activity Songs

Belly Button by Joe Scruggs
Belly Button by Ralph’s World

Take Home Craft

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Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 15.

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

I had to create a lot of the rhymes. There were not a lot of button rhymes.

Eric Carle Storytime

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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Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? by Eric Carle
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Flannel

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I did this flannel along with the book.

Themed Rhymes

Zoo Animals

(tune:  If You Are Happy and You Know It)
If you want to be a monkey, jump up high!
If you want to be a monkey, jump up high!
If you want to be a monkey, if you want to be a monkey,
If you want to be a monkey, jump up high!
Parrot – flap your wings
Elephant – wing your trunk
Lion – roar out loud
Giraffe – stand up tall
Source:King County Library System

Let’s Hear You Roar!

Let’s hear you roar like a lion!
Let’s see you jump like a frog.
Let’s see you snap your jaws like a crocodile.
Let’s hear you woof like a dog.
Pretend you’re an elephant with a big, long trunk.
Pretend you’re a monkey; let’s see you jump, jump, jump.
And now you’re a mouse. Just let me see
How very, very quiet you can be.
Credit: Toddler Storytimes II by Diane Briggs

Caterpillar, Caterpillar
(tune: Motor Boat, Motor Boat)

Caterpillar, caterpillar, long and slow.
Caterpillar, caterpillar eat and grow.
Caterpillar, caterpillar close your eyes.
Caterpillar, caterpillar change your size.
Caterpillar, caterpillar where’d you go
Source: CanTeach

I’m a Litte Egg
(tune: Pop Goes the Weasel)

A little egg lay on a leaf
In the light of the moon
It wiggled and wiggled
What will it be?
Pop! A caterpillar
Source:Sing a New Song

Activity Songs

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Shoo Fly
The Shaker Song

Take Home Craft

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I thought it would be appropriate to make a baby kangaroo for Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?

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

Sooooo it has been over three months since I did this storytime. This translates into my mind is super fuzzy, and I cannot remember the exact CD I used for all the songs. I will update it if I ever remember them.

Overall, the storytime went extremely well and the kids loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar flannel. I also wore this sweet baby kangaroo for Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?

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Pizza – 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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Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington
“Hi, Pizza Man!” by Virginia Walter
Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig

Clapping Rhymes

P-I-Z-Z-A…
I had a pizza big and round
And all of it was mine-O
P-I-Z-Z-A…
And all of it was mine-O!
(Clap out each letter)
Source:Jbrary

Themed Rhymes

Pizza Man, Pizza Man
Pizza man, pizza man, turn around
Pizza man, pizza man, touch the ground
Pizza man, pizza man, reach up high
Pizza man, pizza man, touch the sky
Pizza man, pizza man, find your nose
Pizza man, pizza man, touch your toes
Pizza man, pizza man, find your knees
Pizza man, pizza man, sit down, please!
Source:Awesome Storytime

Pizza Man
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, pizza man (clap hands)
Make me a pizza as fast as you can (shake finger)
Roll it (roll)
Toss it (pretend to toss in air)
Sprinkle it with cheese (sprinkling motions)
Put it in the oven (pushing motion)
And bake it fast, please!
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime

I am Hungry
I am Hungry
I am Hungry
Yes, I am (Nod head)
Yes, I am
Rumble, Rumble, Rumble (rub tummy)
Rumble, Rumble, Rumble
Yum Yum Yum (Act like your eating)
Yum Yum Yum
Source: I created this song while waiting in airport. I was hungry.

Pizza Song
(tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Pizza, pizza, it’s a treat.
Pizza, pizza, it’s fun to eat.
Ooey-gooey cheese so yummy.
Crunchy crust goes in my tummy.
Pizza, pizza, it’s a treat.
Pizza, pizza, is fun to eat!
~ Author Unknown

Pizza
We’re going to have some pizza.
Hurray! Hurrary!
We’re going to have some pizza.
Hurray! Hurray!
Pizza for our dinner,
Pizza every day,
And cheese, cheese in our belly.
Hip, hip, hip, hooray!
Source: Family Storytime: Twenty-four Creative Programs for All Ages by Rob Reid

Activity Songs

Toddler Can Can by Toddlerific
Move Fast, Move Slow by Jack Hartmann
Pizza, Pizza, Pizza by Ratatouille: What’s Cookin?

Take Home Craft

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Source: I saw several versions online and modified it to make it my own.

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 made both Pete’s a Pizza and “Hi, Pizza Man” more interactive. I would knock for “Hi, Pizza Man” and have the kids guess what animal was at the door. For Pete’s a Pizza, I had the kids do certain actions depending on what Pete’s dad was doing.

Pizza – 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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Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington
“Hi, Pizza Man!” by Virginia Walter

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

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
One, two, buckle my shoe;
Three, four, open the door;
Five, six, pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, lay them straight:
Nine, ten, a big, fat hen!

Clapping Rhymes

P-I-Z-Z-A…
I had a pizza big and round
And all of it was mine-O
P-I-Z-Z-A…
And all of it was mine-O!
(Clap out each letter)
Source:Jbrary

Themed Rhymes

Pizza Man, Pizza Man
Pizza man, pizza man, turn around
Pizza man, pizza man, touch the ground
Pizza man, pizza man, reach up high
Pizza man, pizza man, touch the sky
Pizza man, pizza man, find your nose
Pizza man, pizza man, touch your toes
Pizza man, pizza man, find your knees
Pizza man, pizza man, sit down, please!
Source:Awesome Storytime

Pizza Man
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, pizza man (clap hands)
Make me a pizza as fast as you can (shake finger)
Roll it (roll)
Toss it (pretend to toss in air)
Sprinkle it with cheese (sprinkling motions)
Put it in the oven (pushing motion)
And bake it fast, please!
Credit: SurLaLune Storytime

I am Hungry
I am Hungry
I am Hungry
Yes, I am (Nod head)
Yes, I am
Rumble, Rumble, Rumble (rub tummy)
Rumble, Rumble, Rumble
Yum Yum Yum (Act like your eating)
Yum Yum Yum
Source: I created this song while waiting in airport. I was hungry.

Activity Songs

Shake Your Sillies Out by The Wiggles
Toddler Can Can by Toddlerific

Take Home Craft

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Source: I found several examples and just modified my sample to my liking.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 15.

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

We had a pretty good time with this storytime. “Hi, Pizza Man” got the kids guessing. I would knock on the board and they would guess what animal would be at the door.

Ice Cream – 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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Just One More by Jennifer Hansen
Should I Share My Ice Cream by Mo Willems
Ice Cream Soup by Gail Herman
The Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger

Finger Rhymes

5 Little Ice Cream Cones
5 little ice cream cones so good to eat.
The first one said, “I’m a summer time treat,”
The second one said, “It’s such a hot day,”
The third one said, “I’m melting away.”
The fourth one said, “Don’t lose your top!”
The fifth one said, “Oh dear,”
KERPLOP!
Source:Library Goddess

One, Two, How Do You Do?
1, 2, how do you do?
1, 2, 3, clap with me
1, 2, 3, 4, jump on the floor
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, look bright and alive
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, I give my ice cream cone lots of licks
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, look up to heaven
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, turn around and wait
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, get in line!
Source: Miss Meg’s Storytime

Themed Rhymes

Ice Cream
Put your ice cream up high
Put your ice cream down low
Hold your ice cream & turn around
Put your ice cream up high
Put your ice cream down low
Put your ice cream on the ground.
Source: One Little Librarian

You can make ice cream cones or I used scarves.

Traditional Poem
I scream!
You scream!
We all scream for
ICE CREAM!

We started this rhyme off softly and progressed until we were shouting it.

Activity Songs

Chocolate by Songs for Wiggle Worms
Silly Dance Contest by James Gill
Get Yer Fiddle Out by Creepy Crawly Love

For the song “Get Yer Fiddle Out” I would stop the music and either holler “FREEZE” or “MELT”. I got this idea from Library Goddess.

Take Home Craft

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Source: The Measured Mom

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 did different books for my sessions. The kids always get a hoot out of yelling in the library with the “I Scream, You Scream” poem.

Ice Cream – 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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Just One More by Jennifer Hansen
Wemberly’s Ice-Cream Star by Kevin Henkes

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

Little Miss Muffet
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet.
Eating her curds and whey.
Along came a spider and sat down beside her,
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Finger Rhymes

5 Little Ice Cream Cones
5 little ice cream cones so good to eat.
The first one said, “I’m a summer time treat,”
The second one said, “It’s such a hot day,”
The third one said, “I’m melting away.”
The fourth one said, “Don’t lose your top!”
The fifth one said, “Oh dear,”
KERPLOP!
Source:Library Goddess

Themed Rhymes

Ice Cream
Put your ice cream up high
Put your ice cream down low
Hold your ice cream & turn around
Put your ice cream up high
Put your ice cream down low
Put your ice cream on the ground.
Source: One Little Librarian

You can make ice cream cones or I used scarves.

Activity Songs

Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream by Disney: Best of Silly Songs
Chocolate by Songs for Wiggle Worms
If You’re Happy and You Know It  by Indian Elephant Tea

Take Home Craft

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Source: The Measured Mom

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 15.

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 harder session to get through. Most of my kids had cabin fever and we barely got through the books. I decided up to amp up the music portion and dance like crazy. They really got a kick out of the Chocolate song.

Breakfast – 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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Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony
Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly DiPucchio
Jampires by Sarah McIntyre

Finger Rhymes

Five Fat Sausages
Five fat sausages frying in a pan (hold up 5 fingers)
All of a sudden one went BANG! (clap hands)
Four fat sausages…
Three…
Two…
One fat sausage frying in a pan (hold up 1 finger)
All of a sudden, it went BANG! (clap hands)
There were NO sausages left.

Themed Rhymes

Make a Pancake
Make a pancake, pat, pat, pat (pat hands together)
Do not make it fat, fat, fat (stretch hands wide)
You must make it flat, flat, flat(pat and press hands together)
Make a pancake just like that!

Toast in the Toaster
I’m toast in the toaster
I’m getting very hot
Tick tock, tick tock, up I pop!
Source: Jbrary

Mix a Pancake
Mix a Pancake
Stir a pancake
Pop it in the pan
Fry the pancake
Toss the pancake
Catch if you can.

Pancakes, What a Treat
Flapjacks (clap)
Flapjacks (clap)
Hot-on-the-griddle cake! (Throw arms in the air)
Pancakes (clap)
Pancakes (clap)
Flip-over-easy cakes! (turn hands, palms up, then down)
Blueberry(start to squat)
Buckwheat
Buttermilk
What a treat! (jump in the air)

If You Like Your Eggs Scrambled
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands
Yes, they’re yummy and they’re yellow
So you’ll be a happy fellow
If you like your eggs scrambled, clap your hands

Other verses:
If you like your eggs fried, jump up high…
If you want bacon with your eggs, wiggle your legs…
If you want toast instead, nod your head (mmm-hmmm)
Source: Storytime Source Page

Activity Songs

I Know a Chicken by Laura Berkner
The Donut Song by Laugh ‘n Learn

Take Home Craft

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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

The kids really liked the finger rhyme and making the “bang” sound. They also got a kick out of “The Donut Song.” We acted like we were running to the store.