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…

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 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.…

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…

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…

Rainy Day Storytime

Spring has finally arrived and so have the April showers! The kids really had fun with this one! BOOKS: BOOM! Big, Big Thunder and One Small Dog by Mary Lyn Ray Peep and Ducky Rainy Day by David Martin Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie SwensonSplit! Splat! by Amy Gibson FINGERPLAY: Rain is Falling Down The…

St. Patrick’s Day

Sometimes it can be a¬†challenge to find good read-alouds for St. Patty’s Day, so this time I decided to go with a combination St. Patrick’s Day/Green theme. OPENING SONG: Mister Sun THEME: Do you know why we are going to talk about the color green today?¬† What holiday is coming up soon? FLANNEL RHYME: Five…