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Storytime: Winter

Mittens on My Hand (Tune: Wheels on the Bus)
The mittens on my hands
Keep me warm,
Keep me warm,
Keep me warm,
The mittens on my hands
Keep me warm
All winter long

Repeat with:
The boots on my feet
The hat on my head

Source: Teaching Mama 

Snow on the Rooftop
This can be done with or without the music.
Snow on the rooftops (make pointed roof shape with arms)
Snow on the trees (hold arms up like tree branches)
Snow on the green grass (wave hands over the ground)
And snow on me! (point to self)

Snow on my mittens (hold up hands)
Snow on my nose (touch nose)
Snow on my head (touch head)
And snow on my toes (touch toes)

Twirling, swirling, whirling down
Down and down and down and down

Source: Snow on the Rooftop by Kathy Reid-Naiman

10 Little Snowflakes (Tune: 10 Little Indians)
1 little, 2 little, 3 little snowflakes (count on fingers)
4 little, 5 little, 6 little snowflakes
7 little, 8 little, 9 little snowflakes
10 little snowflakes on my tongue! (stick out tongue)

Source: Teaching Mama

Snowflakes Snowflakes
This is another song that can be done with or without the music.
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground
Snowflakes landing on my nose
Snowflakes on my toes
Snowflakes, snowflakes dance around
Snowflakes, snowflakes touch the ground

Source: Carole Peterson

Five Little Snowflakes

img_0850One little snowflake with nothing to do
Along came another and then there were two
Two little snowflakes laughing with me
Along came another and then there were three
Three little snowflakes looking for some more
Along came another and then there were four
Four little snowflakes dancing a jive
Along came another and then there were five
Five little snowflakes having so much fun
Out came the sun and then there were none!

Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London

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Source: Kidzclub

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Storytime: Owls

Owl in the Tree (Tune: Skip to My Lou)
Owl in the tree says, who, who, who
Owl in the tree says, who, who, who
Owl in the tree says, who, who, who
Who, who are you?

There have been a lot of new faces at storytime, this was a great way to introduce the owl theme and find out some of the new names!

Wide-Eyed Owl
There’s a wide-eyed owl (circle your eyes with your hands)
With a pointed nose (touch nose)
Two pointed ears (make ears with hands)
And claws for toes (wiggle fingers)
He lives way up in the tree (point up)
And when eh looks at you (point to children)
He flaps his wings (flap arms)
And says, whooo, whoo (cup hands around mouth)

Flap Your Wings (Tune: London Bridge)
Flap you wings and fly around, fly around, fly around
Flap your wings and fly around, just like an owl

Open your eyes big and wide, big and wide, big and wide
Open your eyes big and wide, just like an owl

Land on the ground and hop along, hop along, hop along
Land on the ground and hop along, just like an owl

Turn your head and say who, who, who, who, who, who
Turn your head and say who, who, who, just like an owl

Five Little Owls
Remember – if you’re ever crunched for time you can always print out images, laminate them and put velcro on the back!

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5 little owls on a dark, dark night
5 little owls are quite a sight.
5 little owls, are you keeping score?
1 flies away and that leaves 4

4 little owls as happy as can be
1 flew away and that leaves 3

3 little owls calling who who who
1 flies away and that leaves 2

2 little owls having lots of fun
1 flew away and that leaves 1

1 little owl and we’re almost done
He flies away and that leaves none

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Storytime: Cookies

Books:

Pat-a-Cake
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can
Roll it, pat it, mark it with a B
And put it in the oven for baby and me

I’m Making Cookie Dough
I’m making cookie dough (hold out arms in a circle)
Round and round the beaters go (roll hands)
Add some flour from a cup (shake a pretend cup)
Stir and stir the batter up (make stirring motion)
Roll the, cut them nice and neat (rolling pin motion)
Put them on a cookie sheet (hold arms out flat)
Bake them, count them, 1-2-3 (count on fingers)
Serve them to my friends to eat (pretend bite)

Four Gingerbread Men
Four gingerbread men sat on a tray (hold up 4 fingers)
The firs tone said, “Let’s run away!” (pretend to run)
The second one said, “Where will we run?” (shrug shoulders)
The third one said, “We’ll have some fun!” (pump fist into the air)
The fourth one said, “We’ll be eaten if we stay,” (pretend to eat)
So the four gingerbread men all ran away (hold up 4 fingers and hide behind back)

Five Little Cookies
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Five little cookies with frosting galore
Mother ate the pink one, then there were four.
Four little cookies, two and two, you see.
Father ate the green one, then there were three.
Three little cookies, but before I knew
Sister ate the blue one, then there were two
Two little cookies, oh, what fun
Brother ate the orange one, then there was one
one little cookie, watch em run
i ate the red one, then there were none!

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party

To celebrate the new release of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Double Down” by Jeff Kinney we held a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party!! We try to hold one monthly drop-in program, this was by far the largest attended. Everyone that came to the party had a blast!

img_0576Manny’s Cereal Toss: Kids get the chance to toss mini cereal boxes into a toilet seat! All you need for this game is a toilet seat (preferably one that is not used), a garbage can and mini cereal boxes. The kids got a kick out of this one! They really enjoyed the oddity that is having a toilet seat in the Children’s Room and it was a fun game.

 

 

Make Your Own Comic: Kids (and some parents) had the opportunity to make their own comic. All you need for this is colored pencils and the comic strip (thanks Scholastic!). The kids got really into this, some even made Zoo-Wee-Mama comics!

 

img_0579Greg Mask: Children were able to transform into Greg with their very own Greg mask! All you need is the mask printed out on cardstock and string or popsicle sticks. We ended up using popsicle sticks because we thought it would hold up better than string.

 

 

 

 

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Egg Hunt Raffle: The big activity was an egg hunt. To make the egg hunt we printed out and laminated different patterned eggs. We hid the eggs around the Children’s Department. Each child received a scavenger hunt list with the picture of the eggs. When children found the egg they crossed off the picture on the list. Once they completed the hunt they were entered into a raffle to win the new book!

 

Have you held a Diary of a Wimpy Kid party? I’d love to hear what games and activities you had planned!

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