Monsters Don’t Scare Me!

This is a shiny-new update of a monster storytime that I posted about several years ago. This week’s storytime is all about monsters (but ONLY the friendly, cute and cuddly kind!)   If you are trying to avoid a Halloween theme, but are looking for something other than pumpkins, this is a fun theme to try out.…

Feelings Jack-O-Lanterns

Need a quick, last minute pumpkin activity?  Try out these Jack-O-Lanterns, which are a seasonal version of my Feelings Faces.  They are great for helping young learners express emotions. I suggest printing them onto cardstock and then taping them to wooden sticks.  Or you could laminate them, add velcro, and use them on your flannel board. For…

The Chocolate Chip Ghost Printable

Since it’s October, here’s a non-spooky, interactive story to tell this Halloween.  This is an adaptation of the book the Chocolate Chip Ghost by Meighan Peifer. It is a story about some little ghosts who should only eat things that are white, but when Mama leaves the house they get into some mischief.  They each try…

Storytime Music

We’ve put together a list of our all-time favorite storytime music for you!  We’ve included our favorite songs, as well as a few “can’t live without” albums.  After storytime, chill out with some of our recommended children’s albums that adults can enjoy too. Sunflower Storytime’s Top 20 Songs to use in Storytime* 1. Shake My Sillies…

Apple Matching Printable

Here’s a fun, fall-themed printable for you! Simply print and cut to make six pairs of matching apple cards.  I recommend printing onto cardstock or laminating your apple cards once they have been cut out.     You can add a bit of Velcro or magnets to the backs to use them on a flannel…

Apples

Today’s theme is juicy, crunchy, yummy apples! OPENING SONG: Click here for Opening Songs OPENING RHYMES: Click here for Opening Rhymes INTRODUCE THEME: Today we’re going to talk about apples!  What color is an apple?  Did you know that apples aren’t just red….they can be yellow and green too.  What does an apple taste like?  Can…

Ninja Night!

Summer Reading Program 2015 For our family night this summer we decided on ninja night! It was SO FUN! BOOKS TO SHARE Ninja! by Arree Chung Ninja Boy Goes to School by N.D. Wilson My Grandma’s a Ninja by Todd Tarpley Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Olson DRESS LIKE A NINJA! Headbands: Using scraps of superhero…

Hero Day- Police

Summer Reading Program 2015 For grades K-5 we host Hero Days twice a week. We do fun activities and have a special guest from the community come and visit. This week was police! Here are a few activities… Finger Prints This was SO simple but the kids enjoyed it and thought it was super cool.…

Ten Fluffy Chickens

The idea for this nifty, reversible flannel comes from Mel’s Desk.  I’ve used this multiple times for storytime (see our farm theme) and the kids always get a kick out of it.  Flipping the eggs over to reveal the chicks is such a surprise! Here’s the rhyme that goes with it: Five eggs and five…

A B C’s

OPENING SONG: Can’t Wait to Celebrate from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem album THEME & SONG: The Alphabet Song by Fisher Price We sang the traditional ABC song together to get ready for this alphabet storytime.  This is a fun one, because everybody knows the words and can sing-along 🙂 BOOK 1: Z is for Moose by Kelly…