Art – 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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Color Train, Color Train by Martin Kelly
I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

Flannel Board

I Know the Colors of the Rainbow

I know the colors of the rainbow
Do you know them too?
If one color were missing,
Would you know which hue?”
Source: Abby the Librarian

Action Rhymes

Colored Shoes

Stomping in my red shoes, red shoes, red shoes,
Stomping in my red shoes, here at storytime.
Running in my blue shoes, blues shoes, blue shoes,
Running in my blue shoes, here at storytime.
Sliding in my green shoes, green shoes, green shoes,
Sliding in my green shoes, here at storytime.
Twirling in my pink shoes,  pink shoes, pink shoes,
Twirling in my pink shoes, here at storytime.
Sitting in my white shoes, white shoes, white shoes,
Sitting in my white shoes, here at stortyime.
Source: Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins

If You’re a Writing/Drawing Utensil and You Know It

Hey, I came up with it. I get to give it any title I want! This goes to the tune of If You’re Happy and You Know It.

If you’re a crayon and you know it, then scribble! (turn in circles)
If you’re a crayon and you know it, then scribble! (turn in circles)
If you’re a crayon and you know it, all your scribbling will show it,
If you’re a crayon and you know it, then scribble! (turn in circles)

Paintbrush…swish around (swish your arms over your head), Pencil…scratch around (shuffle your feet), Pen…Pop your lid (jump up and throw your arms up like you’re popping a lid off your head)
Source: Storytime Hooligans 

This Is the Way
This is the way we stir the paint, stir the paint, stir the paint
This is the way we stir the paint so early in the morning
(dip our brush, paint the paper, blow it dry, frame the picture)
Credit: Modified from several other sources. Primarily from Abby the Librarian.

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I laminated paper paintbrushes and had the kids do this song with them.

Painting

o Paint long straight lines on their legs
o Circles on their knees.
o Paint different parts of their bodies
o Ask them to paint zigzags
o Rainbows
o Straight lines on the floor in front of them
o Paint letters of the alphabet on the floor in front of them
Source: I found this on another blogger’s website and liked the idea of using my laminated paint brushes.

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

List of Dances by Jim Gill

Take Home Craft

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Source: Storytime Katie

I did modify. We just put out a bunch of foamies and the parents/guardians got choose the colors for their kids.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song.
Counting to 15.

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…

Art – 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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Cat’s Colors by Airlie Anderson
Color Train, Color Train by Martin Kelly
My Crayons Talk by Patricia Hubbard

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

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

Flannel Board

Rainbow Kittens

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

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Action Rhymes

Colored Shoes

Stomping in my red shoes, red shoes, red shoes,
Stomping in my red shoes, here at storytime.
Running in my blue shoes, blues shoes, blue shoes,
Running in my blue shoes, here at storytime.
Sliding in my green shoes, green shoes, green shoes,
Sliding in my green shoes, here at storytime.
Twirling in my pink shoes,  pink shoes, pink shoes,
Twirling in my pink shoes, here at storytime.
Sitting in my white shoes, white shoes, white shoes,
Sitting in my white shoes, here at stortyime.
Source: Artsy Toddler Storytimes by Carol Garnett Hopkins

This Is the Way
This is the way we stir the paint, stir the paint, stir the paint
This is the way we stir the paint so early in the morning
(dip our brush, paint the paper, blow it dry, frame the picture)
Credit: Modified from several other sources. Primarily from Abby the Librarian.

I laminated paper paint brushes and had the kids do this song with them. We then did the activity below with the paint brushes.

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Painting

o Paint long straight lines on their legs
o Circles on their knees.
o Paint different parts of their bodies
o Ask them to paint zigzags
o Rainbows
o Straight lines on the floor in front of them
o Paint letters of the alphabet on the floor in front of them

Source: A fellow blogger mentioned doing this own activity with their kids. Unfortunately, I did not write down who it was.

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Shake My Sillies Out by The Wiggles

Take Home Craft

 

Source: Storytime Katie

I did modify. We just put out a bunch of foamies and the parents/guardians got to choose the colors for their kids.

Closing Activities

The Alphabet Song
Counting to 10.

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