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…

Two Little Superheroes Rhyme

While browsing for ideas for the CSLP 2015 Summer Library Program “Every Hero Has a Story,” I came across some adorable, printable superhero finger puppets from Hello Bee.  There are five different designs for the capes and all you have to do is print and cut!  Amazing!  Visit Hello Bee for the Superhero Template I thought that they would…

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…

Pumpkin Time

It’s that time of year again – time for pumpkins!  This is a storytime plan from the archives that was in need of a little updating.  I’ve included some new pictures and templates for you.  Happy fall! OPENING SONG: The More We Get Together OPENING RHYMES: Open, Shut Them Two Little Blackbirds (or Pumpkins!) Two…

Foxes

OPENING SONG: Mister Sun ACTION SONG: If You’re a Fox and You Know It… Credit: Library Village If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail. If you’re a fox and you know it, Swish your tail. If you’re a fox and you know, Then you’ll really want to show it. If you’re…

In the City

OPENING SONG:   Walking, Walking OPENING RHYMES: Two Little Black Birds Open, Shut Them BOOKS: All Through My Town by Jean Reidy City Animals by Simms Taback Subway by Anastasia Suen FINGERPLAYS/ACTION RHYMES: The Seals on the Bus The seals on the bus go arp, arp, arp arp, arp, arp, arp, arp, arp The seals on…