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Feeling Sick Storytime

We all get sick once in a while. Help the kids know we will get through it and feel better!

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
Literacy Activity: Letter H for hot
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for more information on this fun letter activity!
Sign Language: Sleep, Mom

Book: Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

Bear gets help from his friends when he feels sick.

Action Song: Wash Your Hands
(Sung to: Row, Row Row Your Boat”)

Wash, wash, wash your hands
Play our handy game.
Rub and scrub, and scrub and rub.
Germs go down the drain.  HEY!

Wash, wash, wash your hands
Play our handy game.
Rub and scrub, and scrub and rub.
Dirt goes down the drain.  HEY!

Action Song: Cough or Sneeze
(Sung To: “Mary had a little lamb”)

When you have to cough or sneeze,
Cough or sneeze, cough or sneeze,
When you have to cough or sneeze,
Cover your mouth please! (COUGH, and cover with crook of elbow)

Songs above from on the post by https://www.handleyregional.org/blog/sniffles-and-sneezes-storytime.

Book: I Feel Sick by DJ Corchin

Non-fiction story about being sick.

Active Song

Felt Board: Seven Icky Germs

Seven icky germs, flew in the air
Along came the wipe and then one wasn’t there.

Six icky germs were going out to play, 
Along came the water and washed one away!

Five icky germs trying to have some fun, 
Along came the soap and one had to run! 

Four icky germs tried to make you sick, 
But along came the scrubbing and said “You’re not going to stick!” 

Then three icky germs got into a fight, 
Along came the rinse and washed one out of sight! 

Two icky germs, they wouldn’t stop.
Along came the hand sanitizer and made one go pop!

One icky germ thought it couldn’t be seen,
Along came a towel and your hand was nice and clean!

These germs look similar to real bacteria!
(I worked as a scientist with the pink ones!)

Based on the post by https://www.handleyregional.org/blog/sniffles-and-sneezes-storytime.

Book: Llama Llama Home With Mama by Anna Dewedy

Llama isn’t feeling so well…

Closing Song

Craft: Baby care. We are going to play with baby dolls. Dress them and check them with stethoscopes.

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“I Can” Storytime

Build confidence with toddlers with these stories.

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
See https://wordpress.com/page/libraryfun.home.blog/26 for opening, closing and wiggle songs.
Literacy Activity: Letter N for nose
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for literacy activity script.
Sign Language: Big, help

Book: Good Thing You Are Not An Octopus by Julie Markes

Life would be more difficult if you were some of these animals….

Feltboard: Five Little Ducks

Five little ducks went swimming one day.
Over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck Said Quack Quack Quack Quack!
But only four little ducks came back!

Four little ducks went swimming one day.
Over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck Said Quack Quack Quack Quack!
But only three little ducks came back!

Three little ducks went swimming one day.
Over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck Said Quack Quack Quack Quack!
But only two little ducks came back!

Two little ducks went swimming one day.
Over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck Said Quack Quack Quack Quack!
But only one little duck came back!

One little duck went swimming one day.
Over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck Said Quack Quack Quack Quack!
But only no little ducks came back!

No little ducks went swimming one day.
Over the hills and far away.
Mother Duck Said Quack Quack Quack Quack!
And all five little ducks came back!

Book: Preschool to the Rescue by Judy Sierra

Preschoolers work together to rescue some stuck trucks.

Song: I Can Do It  by David Kisor

Wiggles Song

Book: I Can Do It Too! by Karen Baicker

All the things toddlers can do!

Closing Song

Craft: Beading bracelet
Give the children large beads to make a bracelet.

Yarn Storytime

Stay warm with these yarn stories.

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
See https://wordpress.com/page/libraryfun.home.blog/26 for opening, closing and wiggle songs.
Literacy Activity: Letter K for knit
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for literacy activity script.
Sign Language: yes, no

Book: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

A girl uses an endless supply of yarn to change gloomy to colorful.

Game: Five Balls of Yarn

Five balls of yarn, sitting in a bowl
One fell out and started to…. ROLL.
It bounced on my foot and there it sits.
How many balls are left to knit?
(Count down to one)

Credit: Canton Public Library (MI)

Book: Knit Together by Angela Dominguez

A mom and child work together to make a beautiful knitted blanket.

Song: Winter Hokey Pokey
Discuss where the children wear each piece of winter clothing.

You put your mitten in, you take your mitten out.
Put your mitten in and shake it all about.
You do the winter pokey and you turn yourself about.
That’s what it’s all about.

Repeat: boots, hat, scarf, coat (or snowsuit)
Credit: Step by Step – Winter Theme

Wiggles Song

Book: Cat Knit by Grant

Cat and yarn are best friends until yarn is made into a ……sweater!

Song: Mittens Up, Mittens Down

Put your mittens UP, put your mittens DOWN
Hold your mittens together, and turn around!
Put your mittens UP, put your mittens DOWN
Put your mittens flat down on the ground.

Credit: One Little Librarian

Closing Song

Craft: Mitten Yarn Wrapping
Cut mitten shapes from cardboard. Cut notches around the outside to catch the yarn and a slot to start the yarn. Give each child a small ball of yarn and allow them to wrap it around the mitten.

Monster Storytime

Not too scary storytime for Halloween!

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
See https://wordpress.com/page/libraryfun.home.blog/26 for opening, closing and wiggle songs.
Literacy Activity: Letter M
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for more information.
Sign Language: monster, play, eat

Book: Go to Bed Monster by Natasha Wing

Leaves form the shapes of lots of different animals.

Game: Feed The Monster
Use a monster puppet and the kids would come up and feed it cookies.

Look at this hungry monster,
He wants something to eat.
_________ come up and give them a treat

Book: If You’re a Monster and You Know It by Ed Emberly

Are you a monster?

Song: If You’re a Monster and You Know It  

If you’re a monster and you know it wave your arms.
If you’re a monster and you know it wave your arms.
If you’re a monster and you know then your arms will surely show it. 
If you’re a monster and you know it wave your arms.

Continue with:
…show your claws
…gnash your teeth
…stomp your feet
…growl out loud

Credit: Storytime Katie

Wiggles Song

Book: Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley

Don’t this monster scare you!

Song: Five Little Monsters Jumping

FIVE little monsters jumping on the bed (everyone jumps)
One fell off and bumped his head; (point to head)
Mother called the doctor (make pretend phone with hand)
And the doctor said:
No more monsters jumping on the bed. (shake finger)

FOUR little monsters jumping on the bed…..
THREE little monsters jumping on the bed…..
TWO little monsters jumping on the bed…..

ONE little monster jumping on the bed
He fell off and bumped his head;
Mother called the doctor
And the doctor said:
No more monsters jumping on the bed! (everyone falls down to ground)

Credit: Storytime Katie

Closing Song

Craft: Shape monsters- We put out eyes and a variety of shapes to build their monster.

Lois Ehlert Storytime

One of my favorite authors and great for the fall.

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
See https://wordpress.com/page/libraryfun.home.blog/26 for opening, closing and wiggle songs.
Literacy Activity: Letter E
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for more information.
Sign Language: tree, socks

Book: Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Leaves form the shapes of lots of different animals.

Action Rhyme: The Leaves of The Trees
Sung to: “The Wheels on the Bus” give children orange and red leaves.

The leaves of the trees turn orange and red,
Orange and red,
Orange and red.
The leaves of the trees turn orange and red.
All through the town.

The leaves of the trees come twirling down,
Twirling down,
Twirling down.
The leaves of the trees come twirling down.
All though the town.

The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish;
Swish, swish, swish;
Swish, swish, swish.
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish.
All through the town.

Book: A Pair of Socks by Lois Elhert

Matching socks is fun!

Felt Board:  Matching Socks
Give one sock of a pair to each child. Call the children up to add their sock to make a pair.

I have two feet on which I walk,
But I can only find one sock!
Here’s a Sock I like to wear,
But I need a matching pair.
Bring one up so we can see,
If it matches perfectly!

Wiggles Song

Book: Rrralph by Lois Ehlert

Ralph is one noisy dog!

Action Game: Pretend Puppy Simon Says
Simon says with puppy commands like:
Wag your tail.
Sit.
Beg.
Scratch.

Closing Song

Craft: Leaf rubbing. Take the labels off the crayons for fall colors like red, yellow and orange.
We had rubbing plates do do this craft, but you can also use natural leaves. For little ones stick them to paper so they don’t slide so much.

Lamb Storytime

A great storytime for spring.

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
See https://wordpress.com/page/libraryfun.home.blog/26 for opening, closing and wiggle songs.
Literacy Activity: Letter L
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for more information.
Sign Language: sleep, go, more (This week we focused on useful signs instead of signs that went with our theme.)

Book: The Sheep Follow by Monica Wellington

The sheep follow lots of different animals.

Song:  Lambada by Sesame Street
The Count counts lambs to go to sleep.

Action Rhyme: “Five White and Fluffy Sheep”

Five white and fluffy sheep (hold up five fingers)
In the pasture fast asleep (hands under head, lean over)
Their wool kept them cozy all night long (hug yourself)
Snore! Snore! (make snore sounds)
The farmer slipped away with one (hold up one finger)
And sheared the wool till he was done (clap)
Then there were 4 white fluffy sheep (hold up four fingers)
Baa! Baa! (baa!)

Count down to 0.
Credit: Hubbard’s Cupboard

Book: Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox

The green sheep has lots of adventures!

Felt Board:  Mary’s Many Color Lambs

Mary had a little lamb,
Little lamb, little lamb.
Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.
But Mary had more than one lamb! (Place a different color lamb on the feltboard.)

What color is this? (Blue!)
And what else is blue? (The sky!)
Mary had a blue lamb,
Blue lamb, blue lamb.
Mary had a blue lamb,
Its fleece was blue as sky…

Continue with other colors.
Credit for rhyme: Recipes for Reading. Pattern for felt: http://www.ericacatarina.com

Wiggles Song

Book: Baa Baa Black Sheep by Jane Cabrera

How much wool does the black sheep have?

Closing Song

Craft: Paper plate sheep

Pizza Storytime

Everyone love pizza!

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
Literacy Activity: Letter P
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for more information.
Sign Language: eat, pizza

Book: Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington

Sally makes pizza for her hungry customers.

Felt Board:  Pizza
Tune: BINGO
Start with crust on the felt board then add the toppings as you sing about them.

There is a pizza that I like
And it is very yummy.
P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A,
And it is very yummy.

On my pizza I like__________
And it is very yummy.
P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A, P-I-Z-Z-A,
And it is very yummy.

Add toppings:
Cheese
Pepperoni
Sausage
Mushrooms
Olives
Peppers
Pineapple

From: Jen In The Library

Book: On Top of Spaghetti by Paul Brett Johnson

A picture book retelling of the famous song.

Song: On Top Of Spaghetti

On top of spaghetti, 
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball, 
When somebody sneezed.

It rolled off the table,
And on to the floor,
And then my poor meatball,
Rolled out of the door.

It rolled in the garden,
And under a bush,
And then my poor meatball,
Was nothing but mush.

The mush was as tasty
As tasty could be,
And then the next summer, 
It grew into a tree.

The tree was all covered,
All covered with moss,
And on it grew meatballs,
And tomato sauce.

So if you eat spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
Hold on to your meatball,
Whenever you sneeze.

Traditional

Book: Pizza by Frank Asch

Baby Bear tries pizza at a restaurant for the first time.

Closing Song

Craft: Paper Pizza- Cut crust, sauce, cheese and toppings out of paper and allow the children to make pizzas with the toppings they like.

Owl Storytime

Whooo wants to learn about owls in October?

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
Literacy Activity: Letter O
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for more information.
Sign Language: sun, night

Book: Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

Owl can’t sleep so he experience all the bright colors of the day.

Felt Board:  Owl Is Hiding

Hide the owl behind one of the trees before starting the rhyme.

Owl, owl, where do you hide? 
Are you in the (color) tree? Let’s peek inside!

Based on a poem on Literary Hoots. Modified for more colors by Leslie.

Book: Hooray for Today by Brian Won

An owl wants to play, even though it is night and all his friends want to sleep.

Song: Just Like an Owl
(Tune: London Bridges)

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

From: Literary Hoots

Book: Hoot Owl Master of Disguise by Sean Taylor

Hoot disguises himself to try to find a meal.

Closing Song

Craft: Owl at Night- Children cover the night sky with stars with a cotton swab, paintbrush or golf tee. The branch, owl and moon are added to finish the picture.

Stars Storytime

Encourage the children to get outside and look at the stars with this star storytime!

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
Literacy Activity: Letter S
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for more information.
Sign Language: sun, night

Book: Twinkle Twinkle illustrated by Tina Macnaughton

Animals enjoy the stars in this light up version of the traditional song.

Felt Board:  Ten Little Stars

Ten little stars looking shiny and fine.
One shot off then there were nine.

Nine little stars staying up very late.
One shot off then there were eight.

Eight little stars way up in heaven.
One shot off and then there were seven!

Seven little stars doing their tricks.
One shot off and then there were six!

Six little stars blinking like they are alive,
One shot off and then there were five!

Five little stars begging for me to explore.
One shot off and then there were four!

Four little stars winking at me.
One shot off and then there were three!

Three little stars with nothing to do.
One shot off, and then there were two!

Two little stars afraid of the sun.
One shot off, and then there was one!

One little star alone is no fun.
It shot off, and then there was none.

Based on a poem on Storytime Katie. Modified to 10 by Leslie.

Book: The Sun is My Favorite Star by Frank Asch

A child investigates different things about the sun.

Song: Fruit Salad Salsa by Lori Berkner

Song: Tuning Up For Outer Space (Sung to: The Farmer in the Dell)

The sun is in the sky.
The sun is in the sky.
Hot and bright, it gives us light.
The sun is in the sky.

The moon is in the sky.
The Moon is in the sky.
Around and ’round the earth it goes.
The moon is in the sky.

The stars are in the sky.
The stars are in the sky.
Twinkly bright, they shine at night.
The stars are in the sky.

From Lessons For Learners.

Book: Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson

A quiet interactive story about dusk, night and sunrise.

Closing Song

Craft: Constellation Stickers- Supply constellation templates from the link below. Make sure to provide plenty of different sized stickers and encourage the use of the templates, but don’t require it. I also provided plain black paper if they didn’t want to do the constellations.

Constellation Printouts

Templates from JDaniels4Mom.

Shapes Storytime

Practice shapes in this storytime.

Opening Song
Wiggle Song
Literacy Activity: Letter T
See https://libraryfun.home.blog/literacy-activities/ for more information.

Book: Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Some mice use shapes to build to hide from a cat.

Song: Many Shapes by Anna Banana Band

Book: Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

Build a dinosaur while learning shapes in this cut out book.

Felt Board: Little Bird Playing Hide and Seek

In this version of Little Mouse, Little Mouse, the children look for a little bird under shapes. Rectangles and squares as well as ovals and circles help with learning similar shapes. It is also helpful to make the shapes in different colors so it can be for color identification. Lay out the shapes then hide the bird underneath one shape. When resetting, make sure to turn the board around so children can’t see where the bird is hidden. Chant the poem below with your choice of shape or take suggestions from the children. Take the shape off to reveal if the bird is there. Continue until the bird is found.

“Little bird, little bird, playing hide and seek. Are you under the (shape)?  Let’s take a peek.”

Book: Perfect Square by Michael Hall

The square like being perfect until he learns how much better it is to be creative.

Active Song: Draw a Circle, Draw a Square (Tune: Oh My Darling Clementine)

This song is a great active song and good for writing practice.

Draw a circle, draw a circle, draw it in the sky (draw a large circle in the air)
Use your finger, use your finger, make it as round as pie
Draw a square, draw a square, make lines so straight (draw a large square in the air)
Use your hand, use your hand, draw one or draw eight
Draw a triangle, draw a triangle, always start at the top (draw a large triangle in the air)
Make a tent, make a tent, use three lines and then stop!

From Storytime Bandit

Closing Song

Craft: Shape Duck We cut different size circles and half circles using our die cut machine and triangles using out Silhouette machine.