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

*When doing this rhyme I brought out the bubble machine! It was a blast for the kids! The Gazillion Bubble Machine that we used can be found on Amazon

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.
Knock, Knock,
Splash, Splash,
They all fell in!

Five Elephants in the BathtubClick 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
4. Stickers

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


5 thoughts on “Bathtime

  1. Hi! Love your website–I’m a librarian in NJ and I come here a lot to get inspiration. We just got the bubble machine–do you always get the brand name bubbles to refill or is there a cheaper off brand you’ve tried? Thanks!


    • Hi Liz, thank you for visiting! I just used bubbles we had in our storage closet to refill the bubble machine so off brand bubbles definitely work just as well 🙂



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