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…

Storytime Music

We’ve put together a list of our all-time favorite storytime music for you!  We’ve included our favorite songs, as well as a few “can’t live without” albums.  After storytime, chill out with some of our recommended children’s albums that adults can enjoy too. Sunflower Storytime’s Top 20 Songs to use in Storytime* 1. Shake My Sillies…

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…

A B C’s

OPENING SONG: Can’t Wait to Celebrate from Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem album THEME & SONG: The Alphabet Song by Fisher Price We sang the traditional ABC song together to get ready for this alphabet storytime.  This is a fun one, because everybody knows the words and can sing-along 🙂 BOOK 1: Z is for Moose by Kelly…

Feelings Faces

I’ve used these feelings faces in storytime  for years, so I figured that it was finally time to make a printable. This song is great for helping young learners express emotions.  I use “feelings faces” to add a visual for the children.  I pull each face out, one at a time, and ask “Can you guess what…

Bathtime and Bubbles

Here’s an updated ‘Bathtime and Bubbles’ storytime plan for you.  I can’t believe that I first posted this theme four years ago…wow.  I’ve included some new books that I love for storytime, as well as an updated flannel for Who’s in the Tub, aaannd I made you a new Elephants in the Bathtub printable! OPENING…

Berries and Bears!

TODDLER PROGRAM OPENING SONG: Mister Sun OPENING FINGERPLAY: Two Little Brown Bears I purchased these cute little bear finger puppets came from Cheryl Smith’s Etsy Shop: Little Brown Bear & Dark Brown Bear. I added a little felt berry for each of them to hold to go along with this rhyme…. Two little brown bears eating…

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…