Gnome and Fairy Storytime Ideas

As we have been planning for summer reading, we’ve found that there is not much out there on gnomes and fairies to use for storytime.   So here are some ideas to get you started.  (The first three are short rhymes that I wrote.) FINGERPLAY: Two Little Garden Gnomes This is a variation on “Two…

Superhero Storytime

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds (Soft and Loud) Open, Shut Them SUPERHERO OUTFIT: In order to prepare for this awesome superhero storytime, one must only dress the part! I had my cape, mask, and boots ready! Start out by asking the group what a superhero wears to…

Ahoy Pirates!

TODDLER PROGRAM ARGHHH!  Ahoy Mates! This week was Pirate storytime! I had so much fun with this and the group did as well 🙂 Don’t be afraid to dress the part! OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds (Soft and Loud) Open, Shut Them BOOK 1: Peg Leg Peke by…

Bedtime!

OPENING SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds Open, Shut Them BOOK 1: Fly Blankie Fly by Anne Margaret Lewis FINGERPLAY: Here is a Baby Here is a baby (index finger) Ready for a nap Lay her down in her mother’s lap. (place finger in palm) Cover her up…

Giddy-up Cowboy!

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds Open, Shut Them BOOK 1: Let’s Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy by Jan Thomas Can you tell we love Jan Thomas’s books? 🙂 The children do too! FINGERPLAY: Ten Little Cowboys Ten little cowboys standing in a…

Rhyming

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds Open, Shut Them BOOK 1: Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas PROP: Yarn Dust Bunny I found this little dust bunny prop on a storytime blog called Miss Alison is Blogging. It was just too cute I had to make…

Stars

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING RHYMES:  Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds THEME: Stars Start out by asking some “star” questions.  I asked: “Where do we find stars?”  If the children have trouble, you can say “Do we find them on the ground, or in the sky?”  Then ask, “When do we see…

Dance

TODDLER PROGRAM We had an action-packed storytime this week filled with silliness and giggles….oh yeah, and dancing!  I loved both books that we read and all of the songs.  I don’t know about the kids, but I was definitely ready for a nap afterwards OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut…

Outer Space

TODDLER PROGRAM I had a full house today!  Seeing so many happy faces is always a wonderful way to start a morning. : OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds The Grand Old Duke of York BOOK 1: I Want to be an Astronaut by Byron Barton…