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…

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…

Superheroes!

If you are participating in the 2015 Collaborative Summer Library Program, Every Hero Has a Story, then this great-big-super-hero post is for you!  I’ve put together a list of books, songs, rhymes, recorded music, flannel stories, and movement activities all about superheroes. Prop Stories FLANNEL STORY: The Best Superhero Suit This flannel story comes from…

Feelings Faces

I’ve used these feelings faces in storytime  for years, so I figured that it was finally time to make a printable. This version of “If You’re Happy and You Know It” is great for helping young learners express emotions.  I use “feelings faces” to add a visual for the children.  I pull each face out, one…

Bathtime and Bubbles

Here’s an updated ‘Bathtime and Bubbles’ storytime plan for you.  I can’t believe that I first posted this theme four years ago…wow.  I’ve included some new books that I love for storytime, as well as an updated flannel for Who’s in the Tub, aaannd I made you a new Elephants in the Bathtub printable! OPENING…

Shark Week

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME So, you know when you just have a great storytime, and the kids are in to it, and everything works out as planned….that was this storytime.  Don’t you love it when that happens?  Hallelujah! I was so worried that Sharks were going to be too scary…children would cry…parents would complain….etc.  Nope.  They loved…

Berries and Bears!

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING FINGERPLAY: Two Little Brown Bears I purchased these cute little bear finger puppets came from Cheryl Smith’s Etsy Shop: Little Brown Bear & Dark Brown Bear. I added a little felt berry for each of them to hold to go along with this rhyme…. Two little brown bears eating…

Life-size Candyland

FAMILY PROGRAM It really doesn’t get much more fun than this friends! The “heavy lifting” part of this program is all of the preparation.  Actually running it is not too labor-intensive. Here’s how we set up…. THE GAMEBOARD We used pieces of taped-down construction paper for the gameboard. The other option – if you know…