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…

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…

A Halloween Event

This was a Saturday afternoon event at the library.  Children of all ages and their families were invited for Halloween stories, songs, crafts, and trick-or-treating in the library.  I know I do some version of this every year, but I just never get tired of it.  Seeing all of the kiddos in costume is always…