Storytime: Library / Books

Opening Story
Hello Friends (with sign language)
Hello friends,
Hello friends,
Hello friends,
It’s time to say hello
Source: jbrary

Book

Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

While I love the book “Library Mouse” and it went perfectly with our craft I will say that the book is a little longer than I typically use for story time. The illustrations are great and I ended up paraphrasing the story, the kids loved it!

Hickory Dickory Dock
Hickory, dickory, dock (walk fingers up arm)
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one (clap hands)
The mouse did run (walk fingers down arm)
Hickory, dickory, dock

Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck two (clap twice)
The mouse said “BOO”
Hickory, dickory, dock

Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck three (clap three times)
The mouse said “Whee”
Hickory, dickory, dock

Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck four (clap four times)
The mouse said “No more”
Hickory, dickory, dock

Let’s Take a Look at this Book
Let’s take a look at this book (palms together vertically)
Here is the cover (lay palms horizontally)
We open it wide (open hands)
Here are pages hidden inside (wiggle fingers with palms up)
There are words and pictures (sway hands)
We look and look
And when we are finished
We close up the book (clap hands together)
Source: jbrary

Book

We’re Going on a Book Hunt by Pat Miller

This is another book I paraphrased. “We’re Going on a Book Hunt” is a great tool to use to start a discussion on how to find a book.

If You’re a Reader and You Know It
If you’re a reader and you know it clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it clap your hands
If you’re a reader and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re a reader and you know it clap your hands
(stomp your feet, shout I am)

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
Teddy bear, teddy bear turn around
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the ground
Teddy bear, teddy bear reach up high
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch the sky
Teddy bear, teddy bear touch your knees
Teddy bear, teddy bear sit down please

Book

Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn

Flannel Board

IMG_6995 (1)Five Little Books
Five little books at the library
Five little books as great as can be
Along comes (child’s name) with their library card
To take one home and read!
(count down)
Source: What Happens in Storytime

Wiggle Worm
Wiggleworm, wiggleworm
Hiding in a book
Wiggleworm, wigglewom
Where should we look?
Source: Itsy Bitsy Mom

This is a fun guessing game where I hide the worm behind a book and ask children which color book the worm is hiding in. Children love coming up to the board (if it’s a small group) and picking a book or yelling out colors (if it’s a large group). Miss Mary Liberry made up a great song to encourage children to close their hides while I hide the worm.

Everybody Close Your Eyes (Tune: London Bridge)
Everybody close your eyes
Close your eyes, close your eyes
Everybody close your eyes
We’re not peeking
Source: Miss Mary Liberry

Closing Song
Goodbye Friends (with sign language)
Goodbye friends
Goodbye friends
Goodbye friends
It’s time to say goodbye

Craft:
IMG_6991
For a craft we made a book. Children (and some adults) were given sheets of cardstock stapled to a construction paper cover. The kids received crayons, stickers, foam stickers, old magazines and construction paper to use to create their books. Parents and children alike had a lot of fun talking about their stories.

 

 

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