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…

Worms & Gardens

The second week of SRP is themed around soil & dirt! The soil conservation came to our library with a Soil Tunnel Trailer that showed what it looks like underground! We learned about composting, gardening, root vegetables, and worms. Storytime this week was all about wiggly worms and beautiful gardens! SRP PROGRAM: PRESCHOOL OPENING SONG: Shakin’…

Easter Bunnies

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds (Soft and Loud) Open, Shut Them BOOK 1: The Easter Bunny’s Assistant by Jan Thomas A hilarious book about Skunk, who is trying to help the Easter Bunny dye eggs for Easter.  But every time Skunk gets excited about Easter he…..well…..emits…

Butterflies

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING RHYMES:  Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds SIGN LANGUAGE: Butterfly Cross wrists, palms toward you, lock thumbs, and flutter fingers to represent the shape and movement of a butterfly.

MUD!

OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING RHYMES:  Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds BOOK 1:  Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clark FLANNEL RHYME: 5 Clean and Dirty Pigs I love this rhyme and flannel!  After printing the pigs (printable below), glue each clean pig to each dirty pig so that you can flip them over,…

Flowers

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING RHYMES:  Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds BOOK 1: What Does Bunny See? By Maggie Smith Bunny wanders through the garden finding different flowers…in all different colors.  I had the children name the color, and then I named the flower.  At the end, we tried to name as…

Bunnies and Chicks

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING RHYMES:  Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds Introduce Theme:  Bunnies and Chicks I brought out bunny and chick stuffed animals, and then we learned the signs for “bunny” and “chick.”

Hop Like a Bunny

TODDLER STORYTIME OPENING SONG: Mister Sun We practiced singing this song with sign language again this week. You can print my handout, with instructions and pictures, here. OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them The Grand Old Duke of York SONG: If You’re Hoppy and You Know It A bunny version of “If You’re Happy and You…

Ducks

TODDLER STORYTIME Here’s an entire duck-themed storytime without any 6, 5 or 4 little duck rhymes or songs.  They are great favorites and I’ve included them in the “Additional Rhyme Section” at the end of this post, but I wanted something different for this storytime.  Get ready to move, sing, laugh and waddle! OPENING SONG:…