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…

Whiskers & Wings

For this storytime, we focused on the letter “W.” And since it’s Halloween week, we talked about black cats’ whiskers and bats’ wings (you could easily add in some witches too!) OPENING SONG: Days of the Week (mp3) by the Magic Crayons Tune: The Addams Family theme song FINGERPLAY: Two Little Black Bats To make the finger puppets, I used…

Foxes

OPENING SONG: Mister Sun ACTION SONG: If You’re a Fox and You Know It… Credit: Library Village If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail. If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail. If you’re a fox and you know, Then you’ll really want to show it. If you’re…

Raccoons

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME  OPENING SONG: Shakin’ Everywhere by Jim Gill from the album Irrational Anthem & More Salutes to Nonsense THEME:  Raccoons Ask: “Have you ever seen a raccoon before?  What do they look like?” (Striped tails, looks like they’re wearing a mask) Show: A picture of a raccoon from a non-fiction book Ask: “Do we…

Horses

Everyone LOVED this storytime about horses! OPENING SONG:   Walking, Walking OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Black Birds Open, Shut Them BOOKS: Clip Clop by Nicola Smee Are You a Horse? by Andy Rash When the Leaf Blew In by Steve Metzger FINGERPLAY: 10 Galloping Horses Ten galloping horses, (hold up ten fingers) Came through town. (slap…

Birds

OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Black Birds (Soft & Loud) Open, Shut Them ACTION RHYME: Little Birds, Little Birds Little birds, little birds, jump up and down. Little birds, little birds, don’t make a sound! Little birds, little birds, tip-toe to me. Little birds, little birds, bend your knees! Little birds, little…

Pets!

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: Can’t Wait to Celebrate OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds Open, Shut Them BOOK 1: What Pet to Get? by Emma Dodd ACTION RHYME: Can You? Can you hop like a rab­bit? Can you jump like a frog? Can you wad­dle like a duck? Can you wag your tail like a dog? Can…

Underground Animal Fun!

Week 3 is all about underground animals! SRP PROGRAM: SCHOOL AGE OPENING Draw & Tell Hedgehog Story: I wanted the group to guess what they were learning about, so I did a “draw and tell” story about a hedgehog. By the time I was halfway done they all guessed it was either a porcupine or…