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…

FROZEN Family Night

What better way to bring in the cold winter than by having a Frozen Family Night!? This was one of the most popular family programs we’ve had! This would be a great summer program too,  “Beat the heat with a Frozen Night!”. A MUST to try at your library! FOOD Blue Cake Bars I knew…

Merry Grinchmas!

Our library hosted a Grinch themed family night in December and it was a hit! We had so much fun and had a great turnout. FOOD Whoville Cookies My awesome co-worker made this since I am not the best baker 🙂 Below is the recipe she used from Midget Mamma Ingredients: (Recipe makes 4 dozen cookies)…

Snow!

OPENING SONG: Shake My Sillies Out by Raffi IMAGINATION ACTIVITY: Playing in the Snow I started out by asking, “Is it snowing outside today?”  (It’s not.)  “Well let’s pretend then!” Let’s make some snow. (wiggle fingers like snow falling) The snow covers the ground (crouch down and spread snow over the ground) Brrr!  It’s cold out here!…

Snowmen

Here’s an update from the archive: We hadn’t had any snow here yet, but wouldn’t you know it – just a few days after this storytime…..it snowed!  I think our songs brought the snow to town! OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together BOOK 1: Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright This was the first…

Winter

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds (Soft and Loud) Open, Shut Them BOOK 1: All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle ACTON RHYME: Dressed for Winter I actually brought items to get dressed into- hat, scarf, gloves, boots, etc. The group used actions to pretend getting…

Holiday Caroling Family Night

  Everyone met at the library to pick up song sheets before we headed out to sing.  Having the words to the songs is important! Here are a few well-known tunes that celebrate the season, rather than a specific holiday. Let it Snow Deck the Halls Frosty the Snowman Jingle Bells The Most Wonderful Time of…

Merry Christmas!

TODDLER PROGRAM We celebrated Christmas a little early because this week was my last storytime for the year! 😦 I will begin again in January so be sure to check back for new posts! OPENING SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Blackbirds Open, Shut Them FINGERPLAY: Santa Here is the…

Christmas

OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds SONG: Let’s All do a Little Clapping Tune: We Wish You a Merry Christmas Let’s all do a little clapping, Let’s all do a little clapping, Let’s all do a little clapping, & spread Christmas cheer.      continue….. 2. Jumping 3.…