Little STEAMers: Colors

Introduction Tickle The Moon
Tickle the Moon
Tickle your toes.
Clap your hands
And tickle your nose.
Reach up high.
Reach down low.
Turn around,
And say hello!
Source: Storytime Katie has a closing version she found on pinterest. I wanted an opening song, so my coworker reworked it to make an opening song.
Action Rhyme I Spy
I found different objects around the room and the kids had to guess what object I was describing. 
Book  The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
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Action Rhyme Color Rhyme 
If your clothes have any red
Put your finger on your head
If your clothes have any blue
Put your finger on your shoe.
If your clothes have any green
Wave your hand so you’ll be seen
If your clothes have any yellow,
Smile like a happy fellow
If your clothes have any brown,
Turn your smile into a frown.
If your clothes have any black,
Put your hands behind your back.
If your clothes have any white,
Clap your hands with all your might.
Source: King County Library System
Dance Song The Color Game Song by Jim Gill
Goodbye Song Tickle the Stars
Tickle the Stars
Tickle your toes
Turn around
And tickle your nose
Reach down low
Reach up high
Storytime’s over
So wave goodbye!
Source:My own modification

Activities

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The objective is to move the buttons into their respective color box or circle.
Source: Hands On As We Grow

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The children are suppose to recreate the shape with LEGOs.
Source:Hands On As We Grow

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Play-Doh….enough said.

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This was a brilliant idea. The kids LOVED this station! Super easy and cost effective.
Source: Happy Toddler Playtime

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Little STEAMers: Food

 

Introduction Tickle the Moon

Tickle the Moon
Tickle your toes.
Clap your hands
And tickle your nose.
Reach up high.
Reach down low.
Turn around,
And say hello!

Source: Storytime Katie has a closing version she found on pinterest. I wanted an opening song, so my coworker reworked it to make an opening song.

Book Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

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Action Song Spicy Salsa

We did not have time for this song, but I have made a mental note to do it with the kids another time.

Song Table Manners
(Tune: Frere Jacques)Chewing quietly, chewing quietly
Do not slurp, do not slurp,
We must say excuse me,
We must say excuse me
When we burp,
When we burp.Source: https://jbrary.com/family-storytime-making-food/
Activity We made our own butter! I played a list of songs that involved shakes and wiggles (Shake it Off, Hot Potato, Milkshake). I would count to 10 and have the kids pass the jar to the next kid. It worked out great! We had butter by the third song.
Closing Song Tickle the Stars

Tickle the Stars
Tickle your toes
Turn around
And tickle your nose
Reach down low
Reach up high
Storytime’s over
So wave goodbye!

 

Activities

Craft  Taco Bar!

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Touch Rainbow Jello Soup

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This was the most popular station. It was also the messiest. Word of advice. Clean the big bin right away.

Sorting I printed off the different food groups and assigned each one to a bucket. The kids then sorted the food to the appropriate food bin.

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  Imaginary Play We have a play kitchen and I opened it up for the kids to play with.

Little STEAMers: Winter

Storytime Portion

Opening Song 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.
What is Winter? What Do we need for winter? I found simple Clipart pictures for discussion. My pictures included:

Snow, a person imitating cold, mittens, coat, and a hat with mittens.

Rhyme It Is Winter
Tune: Are You Sleeping?”It is winter,
It is winter,
Oh, so cold!
Oh, so cold!
Icy, snowy weather,
Long nights and short days,
Winter’s here!
Winter’s here!
Book Supertruck by Stephen Savage

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Flannel Where is Snowball

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I hid the two snowballs and had the kids guess which mitten the snowball was under. If they found the yellow snowball, we talked about why you don’t eat yellow snow.

Rhyme Jack Frost

Where did you get that little red nose?
Jack Frost kissed it I suppose.
He kissed it once.
He kissed it twice.
Poor little nose it’s as cold as ice!

Book  Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant

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Action Song We’re Marching in the Snow
Action Song I’m a Little Snowman
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

Activity Portion

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Source: A Little Pinch of Perfect

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Source:I Can Teach My Child

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I marked out 9 ft on a piece of duct tape. The kids had the option of either laying down and their grown up laying mittens next to them, or they could jump and see how many mittens it would take to measure the distance.

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The kids would take a handful of buttons and work on matching the number of buttons to the number on a mitten.

Source: Play to Learn Playschool