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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Hats – 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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Book-O-Hats by Donald Lemke
Twelve Hats for Lena by Karen Katz

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

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Flannel

What’s Under My Hat

We worked on our colors and the kids guessed what hat the orange ball was underneath.

Action Rhymes

Tall Hat, Small Hat
Tall hat, (arms straight up on either side of head)
Small hat (hands cupped just above head)
Big hat (arms outspread) Cap (hands cover head)
Let me take them off again (repeat motions in reverse)
And put them in my lap. (fold hands in lap)
Source: readVirginia

Silly, Silly Hat

On my head I wear my hat. (place hat on head)
It is such a silly, silly hat that my head
Goes wibble wobble to and fro (wobble head like a bobble head)
Where else can my silly hat go?
Source:readVirginia

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Hat, Jacket, Pants and Boots by Miss Carole
I Love My Little Hat by Old Town School of Folk Music

Take Home Craft

A Johnny Appleseed Hat!

Source: Took the idea from Oriental Trading!

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

Ghosts – 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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Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette
My First Ghost by Maggie Miller
Spooky Shadows: Pop-Up and Play by Richard Fowler

Action Rhymes

Five Little Ghosts
Five little ghosts dressed all in white
Were scaring each other on Halloween night.
“Boo!” said the first one, “I’ll catch you.’” (Hold up pointer)
“Wooo said the second, “I don’t care if you do! (Hold up middle finger)
The third ghost said, “You can’t run away from me.” (Hold up ring finger)
And the fourth one said, “I’ll scare everyone I see! (Hold up little finger)
Then the last one said, “It’s time to disappear.” (Hold up thumb)
“See you at Halloween time next year!”
Source: Awesome Storytime

The Ghost
I saw a ghost (fingers circle eyes)
He saw me too (point to yourself)
I waved at him (wave your hand)
But he said “BOO!” (try to scare person next to you)
Source:Sunflower Storytime

The Haunted House
The ghost in the house goes “Boo! Boo! Boo!”
Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo!
The ghost in the house goes “Boo! Boo! Boo!”
On Halloween.

continue with:
The mice go “Squeak, squeak, squeak”
The cats go “Meow, meow, meow”
The witches go “ha ha ha”
The monsters go “rawr, rawr, rawr”
The bats go “ee ee ee”
Source: Preschool Education 

This Old Ghost
Tune: This Old Man

This Old Ghost, he played One (raise 1 finger)
He played “peek-a-boo” on the run
With a Boo-boo-boo, and a clap, clap, clap
This Old Ghost is a friendly chap!

This Old Ghost, he played Two (raise 2 fingers)
He played “peek-a-boo” on my shoe
With a Boo-boo-boo, and a clap, clap, clap
This Old Ghost is a friendly chap!

This Old Ghost, he played Three (raise 3 fingers)
He played “peek-a-boo” on the run
With a Boo-boo-boo, and a clap, clap, clap
This Old Ghost is a friendly chap!
Source: King County Library System

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Scooby Doo Theme Song
Witch Doctor
Monster Mash
Monster Spray by Duke Otherwise

Take Home Craft

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Source: My coworker and I ended up switch crafts, so I do not know the source of this craft.

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…

Ghosts – 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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Ghost Eats It All by Janee Trasler
If You’re Spooky And You Know It by Aly Fronis
Peek-A-Boo by Nina Laden

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
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.

Action Rhymes

Little Ghost
Little ghost, little ghost, turn around,
Little ghost, little ghost, touch the ground.
Little ghost, little ghost, make a scary face,
Little ghost, little ghost, run in place.
Little ghost, little ghost, count to two,
Little ghost, little ghost, now shout, “BOO!”
Source: Finger Frolics 2 by Nancy C. Allen

The Haunted House
The ghost in the house goes “Boo! Boo! Boo!”
Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo!
The ghost in the house goes “Boo! Boo! Boo!”
On Halloween.

continue with:
The mice go “Squeak, squeak, squeak”
The cats go “Meow, meow, meow”
The witches go “ha ha ha”
The monsters go “rawr, rawr, rawr”
The bats go “ee ee ee”
Source: Preschool Education 

All Around the Town Tonight
Tune: “Pop, Goes the Weasel”

All around the town tonight,
The ghosts chased their friends.
Everyone had lots of fun,
Boo! It’s pretend!
Source: Preschool Express

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Scooby Doo Theme Song
Pumpkin Patch Polka

Take Home Craft

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Source: My coworker and I actually switched crafts, so I am unsure of the source of this craft.

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

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

Dragons – 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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Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
It Came in the Mail by Ben Clanton
This Books is NOT About Dragons by Shelley Moore Thomas

Actions Rhymes

Swing Your Dragon Tail 

Turn around once and swing your dragon tail.
Turn around twice and flap your wings like sails.
Turn around three times, stomp your feet and roar.
Jump up high and then sit down on the floor.
Source: Jacksonville Public Library

Roar went the Dragon

Tune:Pop Goes the Weasel

In and out the castle gate,
the knight chased the dragon.
The knight thought it twas all in good fun,
“Roarrrrrr” went the dragon!
Source:Johnson County Library

How Do you Feed a Dragon?

How do you feed a dragon
Who is tall, tall, tall? (reach up high)
When you’re just a little kid
Who is small, small, small. (crouch down)
If you could stand on your tiptoes, (tiptoes)
Even though you are little,
The dragon could bend down (bend down)
And meet you in the middle! (do this a few times going faster each time).
Source: 1000 Fingerplays & Action Rhymes by Barbara A. Scott

I’m a Little Dragon 
Tune: I’m a Little Teapot

I’m a little dragon, strong and stout.
Here is my tail and here is my snout.
If you get me upset, you better watch out!
I’ll give you something to shout about!
Source: 1000 Fingerplays & Action Rhymes by Barbara A. Scott

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Let’s All Roar Tonight by More Silly Songs
Silly Illy Willies by Lolly & YoYo

Take Home Craft

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Source: One Little Project

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…

Dragons – 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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If I had a Dragon by Tom Ellery

Would You Rather be a Princess or a Dragon by Barney Saltzberg

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

London Bridge

London Bridge is falling down,
Falling down, falling down.
London Bridge is falling down,
My fair lady.

Build it up with sticks and stones,
Stick and stones, stick and stones.
Build it up with sticks and stones,
My fair lady.

Action Rhymes

Dragon, Dragon

Dragon, dragon, stomp around, (stomp in place)
Swish your tail up and down, (shake bottoms)
Unfold your wings, (open arms wide)
And fly so high, (flap wings)
And breathe your fire to the sky! (blow upwards)
Source:More Storytime Magic by Kathy MacMillan

Little Dragon

Little dragon counts to three,
Little dragon bends one knee.
Little dragon touches his toes,
Little dragon touches his nose.
Little dragon makes a funny face,
Little dragon runs in place.
Little dragon lays on the floor,
Little dragon starts to snore.
Source:Mishawanka-Penn-Harris Public Library

Roar went the Dragon

Tune:Pop Goes the Weasel

In and out the castle gate,
the knight chased the dragon.
The knight thought it twas all in good fun,
“Roarrrrrr” went the dragon!
Source: Johnson County Library

Activity Songs by Joe Scruggs

Let’s All Roar Tonight by More Silly Songs
Silly Illy Willies by Lolly & YoYo

Take Home Craft

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Source: One Little Project

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

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.