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Storytime: Halloween

Book – Where’s My Mummy? by Carolyn Crimi

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Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate (hold up 5 fingers)
The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late.” (put hands on cheeks)
The second one said, “There are witches in the air.” (shade eyes and look)
The third one said, “But we don’t care.” (shake finger side to side)
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run.” (move arms like running)
The fifth one said, “I’m ready for some fun.” (punch fist into air)
Then oooooh went the wind and out went the lights. (wave hands and clap them)
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight. (roll arms)

Little Ghost
Little ghost, little ghost flying through the air (wave arms)
Little ghost, little ghost tickling my hair (hands on head)
Little ghost, little ghost flying way down low (lower arms)
Little ghost, little ghost tickling my toe (touch feet)
Little ghost, little ghost circling all around (wave arms)
Little ghost, little ghost please sit down

Book – Trick or Treat Countdown by Patricia Hubbard

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Zoom, Zoom, Zoom (Witch Style)
Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
If you want to go at night
To spread around Halloween fright
Zoom, zoom, zoom
Climb onto my broom
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
BOOO!

Source: Jbrary

Ten Little Ghosts
1 little, 2 little, 3 little ghosts
4 little, 5 little, 6 little ghosts
7 little, 8 little, 9 little ghosts
10 little ghosts say BOO!

Tickle Monster Flannel Board

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I came across this on Thrive After Three and knew I had to make it! I have several story time kids that are obsessed with this book (to the point where I almost couldn’t check it out in time for the program). This book makes an amazing flannel board.

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Storytime: Garden

Books

“Up, Down, and Around” by Katherine Ayres
“Growing Vegetable Soup” by Lois Ehlert
“The Carrot Seed” by Ruth Krauss

Five Fat Peas
Five fat peas in a peapod pressed (hold up 5 fingers and intertwine hands)
One grew, two grew and so did all the rest (raise fingers up 1 by 1)
They grew and they grew and they didn’t stop (slowly separate hands)
They grew and they grew until they popped! (clap hands)

Something in My Garden
I downloaded an app to my phone that plays animal noises. I would play the noise and ask the children what animal they thought it was. Then I would hold up a corresponding puppet. The kids loved this but after they learned the puppets were in my bag they kept taking them out for the rest of the storytime. I should have waited until the end to introduce them.
There’s something in my garden, now what can it be?
There’s something in my garden that I can’t really see
Hear it’s funny sound
A (animal) is what I found!

Farmer and His Seeds (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
The farmer plants the seeds (pretend to plant seeds)
The farmer plants the seeds
Hi, ho the derry-o
The farmer plants the seeds

The sun comes out to shine (circle arms overhead)
The sun comes out to shine
Hi, ho the derry-o
The sun comes out to shine

The rain begins to fall (wiggle fingers down)
The rain begins to fall
Hi, ho, the derry-o
The rain begins to fall

The seeds begin to grow (slowly raise arms up)
The seeds begin to grow
Hi, ho the derry-o
The seeds begin to grow

The farmer picks the veggies (pulling motion)
The farmer picks the veggies
Hi, ho the derry-o
the farmer picks the veggies

Now we’ll have some soup (eating motion)
Now we’ll have some soup
Hi, ho the derry-o
Now we’ll have some soup

Out in the Garden (Tune: Down by the Station)
I bought this wonderful felt vegetables at Target in the dollar section and have been dying to use them! I originally planned to sing the song for each vegetable and have a rabbit puppet “eat” the veggies off of the felt board. The kids were a little crazed at this point and the rabbit was already bouncing around the storytime room.  Instead I have the children (who were already clustered around me) a veggie and asked them to feed the rabbit. They really seemed to enjoy it.

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Out in the garden early in the morning
See the red tomatoes all in a row
See the hungry bunny coming out to eat them
Crunch, munch, crunch, munch, off he goes

(repeat with other vegetables)

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Storytime: Boats

Books:
“Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen
“Busy boats” by Tony Mitton

Splashin Up and Down
Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat (lapbounce or pretend to row)
Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat
Splashin up and down in my little red rowboat
Won’t you be my darling

(repeat with)
Lookin out to sea in my little red rowboat (shield eyes)
Waving to a whale in my little red rowboat (wave)
Don’t stand up or you might tip over (lean to the side)

Motorboat
Motorboat, motorboat, go so sloooow (roll hands slowly)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so sloooow
Motorboat, motorboat, step on the gas (tap foot)

Motorboat, motorboat go so fast (roll hands quickly)
Motorboat, motorboat, go so fast
Motorboat, motorboat, CRASH (clap)

Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Row, row row your boat gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is but a dream

Row, row, row your boat gently to the river
If you see a polar bear, don’t forget to shiver

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream
If you see a crocodile don’t forget to scream

Row, row, row your boat gently to the shore
If you see a lion, don’t forget to roar!

Five Sailboats
Tune: Five Little Ducks

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5 sailboats went out one day (hold up 5 fingers)
Over the waves and far away (move hand up and down)
With the wind they begin to rock (lean side to side)
And 1 little sailboat returns to dock

(count down)

Sailboats in the Water
Tune: Do You Know the Muffin Man

To make the sailboats I used a cut out machine we have and used different colors. The kids love this type of activity and get really excited when it is their turn.

If you have a (color) sailboat, a (color) sailboat, a (color) sailboat
If you have a (color) sailboat, put it in the water!

Craft
For the craft I cut paper plates in half and used a razor to make a slit near the top. Next I cut out boats. Children colored the boats and glued them to the popsicle stick. Then they colored the plate and some drew fish in their water. They can put the popsicle stick inside of the plate and move the boat around like it is floating on the water!

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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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Rhyme Time: Week 2

This week I had mostly two year olds and one 6 month old. I asked the mother of the 6 month old to either move the child’s body parts or touch the parts we were singing about. We used egg shakers this week because they are great for hands of all sizes!

Let’s All Clap
Let’s all clap cause (child’s name) is here, (name) is here, (name) is here
Let’s all clap cause (child’s name) is here, (name) is here today
YAY!!

Hello Everybody
Hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose, touch your nose
Hello everybody can you touch your nose, touch your nose today
(repeat with other body parts)

This is Big, Big, Big
This is big, big, big (hold arms out wide)
This is small, small, small (bring arms in)
This is short, short, short (lower arms)
This is tall, tall, tall (raise arms)
This is fast, fast, fast (roll arms quickly)
This is slow, slow, slow (roll arms slowly)
This is yes, yes, yes (shake head yes)
This is no, no, no (shake head no)

The Garden Snail
Slowly, slowly, very slowly creeps the garden snail (creep thumb up arm)
Slowly, slowly, very slowly up the garden rail
Quickly, quickly, very quickly goes the little mouse (scurry fingers up arm)
Quickly, quickly, very quickly all around the mouse

Book – I Went Walking by Sue Williams

I Went to Visit a Farm One Day

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I went to visit a farm one day
I saw an (animal) along the way
And what do you think that (animal) did say

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom (rub hands together)
We’re going to the moon
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We’re going to the moon
If you want to take a trip (hold arm up like an imaginary ladder, walk fingers up it)
Climb aboard my rocket ship
Zoom, zoom, zoom (rub hands together)
We’re going to the moon
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 (hold up fingers)
BLAST OFF! (raise arms in the air)

Where, Oh, Where
Where oh where are baby’s fingers
Where oh where are baby’s toes
Where oh where is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes
Where oh where are baby’s ears
Where oh where is baby’s nose
Where oh where is baby’s belly button
Round and round it goes

Egg Shakers

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Can You Shake Along with Me? (Tune: London Bridge)
Can you shake along with me
Along with me, along with me
Can you shake along with me
It’s as easy as can be
Place the shaker on your knee
On your knee, on your knee
Place the shaker on your knee
It’s as easy as can be
(repeat with other body parts)

Going to Kentucky
I was going to Kentucky, going to the fair
To see the senorita with the flowers in her hair
Oh, shake it, shake it, shake it
Shake it if you can
Shake it like a milkshake,
And do the best you can
Oh, wobble to the bottom
Wobble to the top,
And turn around and turn around
Until you make a stop!

Shake Your Shakers (Tune: London Bridge)
Shake your shakers in the air
Shake it here, shake it there
Shake your shakers in the air
Shake your shakers
Shake it high and shake it low
Shake it yes, shake it no
Shake it high and shake it low
Shake your shakers
Shake it up and shake it down
Shake your shakers on the ground
Shake it up and shake it down
Shake your shakers
Shake it near and shake it far
Drive your shaker like a car
Shake it near and shake it far
Shake your shakers
Shake it fast and shake it slow
Shake it stop, shake it go
Shake it fast and shake it slow
Shake your shaker

Twinkle, Twinkle

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