Love, Friendship, & Kindness

This storytime was created in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, but it is a great one to use any time of the year since learning about friendship and kindness is always in season. ūüôā THINGS TO TALK ABOUT “Today we’re going to talk about love, friendship, and kindness. ¬†Can you think of some ways that…

Penguin Printable

I created these penguins for my Penguins and Polar Bears Storytime¬†and then decided to get some extra use out of them by making them into a color matching¬†activity board. ¬†Here’s the penguin printable:After printing and laminating the penguins, I decided to dress them up with some felt hats and scarves. Then I made each a…

Penguins and Polar Bears

OPENING SONG:¬†See Favorite Opening Songs OPENING RHYME #1: Two Little Penguins Two little penguins sitting on a hill. (hold up two fingers) One named Jack and one named Jill. Waddle away Jack. Waddle away Jill. (place hands behind back) Come back Jack. Come back Jill. (bring hands back to the front) Two little penguins sitting…

Fall Trees Printable

Little Bird, Are You in the Green¬†Tree? This fun guessing game comes from Mel‚Äôs Desk, where you can read all of her instructions.¬†She recommends hiding little bird behind one of the trees, and then saying.¬†‚ÄúLook at all of the trees with different color leaves!¬† I wonder where Little Bird is?¬† Can you help me find…

Fall Leaves Fall

OPENING SONG:¬†See Favorite Opening Songs OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds¬† —¬†We added a new verse today for fall! Two little blackbirds in the corn crop, One at the Bottom and the other at the Top. Fly away Bottom.¬† Fly away Top. Come back Bottom. Come back Top. FINGERPLAY: Autumn Leaves Leaves are…

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…