Storytime has officially begun- wow it feels great to finally be back 🙂 We started off toddler storytime with bath time which was a HUGE success!
OPENING SONG: Can’t Wait to Celebrate
BOOK 1: Animal Baths by Bob Barner
I loved this book- lots of animals to talk about 🙂
ACTION RHYME: This is the Way We…
(Use scarves to pretend washing face, toes, etc.)
This is the way we wash our face, wash our face, wash our face.
This is the way we wash our face,
When we get ready for bed.
—Wash our toes
—Wash our knees
—Wash our tummy
Credit: Librarian Lisa’s Storytime
ACTION RHYME: Pretty Bubbles
Bubbles, Bubbles all around.
Bubbles, Bubbles, on the ground.
Bubbles, Bubbles, on my nose.
Bubbles, Bubbles, on my toes.
Bubbles, Bubbles in the air,
Bubbles, Bubbles in my hair
Credit: Preschool Express
SONG: Bathtime by Brett Band for Kids
FLANNEL STORY: Five Elephants in the Tub
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock (Clap twice)
Splash, Splash, (Slap knees twice)
Come on in! (Motion with both hands to come in)
(Repeat up to ‘Five’)
Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
They all fell in!
Click to Download Bathtub (pdf) – print on 8.5″ x 14″ paper
Click to Download Elephants (pdf) – print on 8.5″ x 11″ paper
BOOK 2: Way Down in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck
CLOSING RHYME: Tickle the Clouds
CLOSING SONG: Skinnamarink
CRAFT: Floating Sponge Boats!
The group decorated sponge boats to take home and play with in the bath tub!
What You Need:
1. Sponges ( I cut mine in half to make smaller boats)
2. Craft Foam
3. Small Popsicle Stick
First cut a triangle out of foam to make a sail for the boat. Make small cuts at top and bottom (just big enough for popsicle stick to fit through) -thread the popsicle stick through the sail. Then make a small hole in the sponge so popsicle stick will fit tightly. Let kids decorate with stickers!
Source: Make and Takes