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Whiskers & Wings

For this storytime, we focused on the letter “W.” And since it’s Halloween week, we talked about black cats’ whiskers and bats’ wings (you could easily add in some witches too!) OPENING SONG: Days of the Week (mp3) by the Magic Crayons Tune: The Addams Family theme song FINGERPLAY: Two Little Black Bats To make the finger puppets, I used…

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A Halloween Event

This was a Saturday afternoon event at the library.  Children of all ages and their families were invited for Halloween stories, songs, crafts, and trick-or-treating in the library.  I know I do some version of this every year, but I just never get tired of it.  Seeing all of the kiddos in costume is always…

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Gettin’ the Wiggles Out

Picuture this: It’s storytime morning and you have been working on the perfect storytime plan and have picked out the most spectacular books to match your theme. You are so excited to share this storytime with your group……but instead of being blown away by your storytime-awesomeness, the kids are antsy, and wiggly, and chatty, and…

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Pumpkin Time

It’s that time of year again – time for pumpkins!  This is a storytime plan from the archives that was in need of a little updating.  I’ve included some new pictures and templates for you.  Happy fall! OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds (or Pumpkins!) Two…

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Foxes

OPENING SONG: Mister Sun ACTION SONG: If You’re a Fox and You Know It… Credit: Library Village If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail. If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail. If you’re a fox and you know, Then you’ll really want to show it. If you’re…

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Raccoons

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME  OPENING SONG: Shakin’ Everywhere by Jim Gill from the album Irrational Anthem & More Salutes to Nonsense THEME:  Raccoons Ask: “Have you ever seen a raccoon before?  What do they look like?” (Striped tails, looks like they’re wearing a mask) Show: A picture of a raccoon from a non-fiction book Ask: “Do we…